Questions Non-Muslims Ask Women Wearing Hijab

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Women wearing hijab living in the western world often get asked strange, rude, weird, pretty adorable, and sometimes stupid questions. I wanted to share a humorous side to it by sharing some of them.

  • Do you shower with that thing on?
  • You must be really oppressed by the men in your family!
  • Will your dad beat you if you take it off?
  • Is your Hijab sewed to your head?
  • Don’t you feel hot in the summer?
  • How come you are a Muslim and stylish?
  • You are smart and beautiful why are you wearing the hijab?
  • Do you have ears?
  • Do you have hair underneath?
  • Do you have bad hair? Is that why you wear the scarf?
  • Do they make you wear it? Can I liberate you?
  • Are you wearing that because you have washed your hair today?
  • Is that a towel on your head?
  • Do you ever take your hijab off?
  • Do you sleep with the hijab on?
  • Are you a nun?
  • Do you have cancer?

And the list could go on and on…


Mariam Sobh came across some hilarious questions and being a polite person I think she generally didn’t answer as she wished to, but in her video she responds sarcastically to some of those questions, let’s find out what she has to say in her latest Facebook video below.

Covered Hair Don’t Care

Another day and another person has something to say about hijab. Ironically, I don’t have an issue with it, but everyone else seems to want to make it an issue. Let me know what you think of this latest sarcastic video and please like, share, subscribe, and all that good stuff 🙂 Wishing you all a blessed and Happy New Year!

Posted by Mariam Sobh on Sunday, January 1, 2017


In the video you’ll notice that the people who are asking questions are educated with university degrees and not ignorant! They don’t lack the ability to read and educate themselves about Muslim women if they want to be well informed. I think Mariam Sobh doesn’t have a problem with people asking questions, but she does have a problem with the accusations, judgment and discrimination some of these questions have.

I can’t blame the non-muslims for behaving like that and asking those questions, because of the predominantly negative media portrayal of Islam and Muslims, depicting Muslims generally as violent, fanatical, bigoted, or as extremists and terrorists. Let’s all be considerate when we are talking to people and it would never hurt to do some research and reading if we are curious about something.

Hijab & Hot

So, next time you see someone wearing a hijab, and are confused, please feel for the poor soul and spare her the questions she probably answers everyday.  

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4 thoughts on “Questions Non-Muslims Ask Women Wearing Hijab

  1. da-AL

    whew! people can be awful! so sorry. would love it you’d write a brief post on this for my blog – if you’re interested, type ‘call for writers’ in search bar on my site 🙂


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