Before I start, I think it is pretty clear from the hyper-glamorised photo that accompanies this column that I do not wear the hijab. If you spent as much on your hair as I do you probably wouldn’t want to cover it up either. Nor am I about to enter into a religious debate about the rules and regulations that do or do not govern the covering of the head – I do not profess to be a scholar of Islam, just a follower.
On the increase
Just as one might exert their fashion savvy with a directional hairstyle, now devotional divas can express themselves by choosing a directional scarf, whether it is a Louis Vuitton designer piece or a fun leopard print version from H&M piled high to mimic the hair that it covers.Ahlya Fateh