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Unveiling Choice

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
'What people need to understand is that the hijab can be both liberating and oppressive, depending on the situation and context. The problem is not the hijab per se, but the social conditions that compel a woman into or out of her hijab.'

'Muslim women, hijabi or not, in considering whether the hijab is compulsory in Islam, must agree that their common enemy is disingenuous
Paperback, 74 pages
Published 2019 by Gerakbudaya Enterprise
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Maisarah Mohd
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is not a light reading, however you can finish it in one sit.

This book is just like the title given, the Unveilling Choice. A personal journey of the author, when she choose to stop wearing hijab.

Personally, as a person who love to read history, especially about women, I was always curious about how Malay-Muslim in the past define what is aurat, why most of them didn't cover their hair and so on. I believe that this issue must be something related to the intrepratation of the nas.

Wai Kok
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not much of a non-fiction reader, but I felt like supporting a feminist and an unfairly demonised lady—but to my surprise, it ended up being an excellent read. It is short, and before I knew it, I finished it in one sitting. There is this notion that the author is a bit of a shit-stirrer; that she thirsts for attention and controversy, but between the covers of Unveiling Choice, you'll find the words of a woman who agonised long and hard on the subjects that courted her her undeserved infam ...more
Kiridaren Jayakumar
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before we even talk on the book's content, kudos to the illustrator for such a beautiful cover. Looks fantastic!

Although most can get the idea that it would be something to do with hood-or-scarf kinda book, where the cover is slightly means Little Red Riding Hood without her hood haha.

Although the book is on hijab and tudungs, it is not entirely on that. The author has done great research on capitalistic market , consumer power, patriarchy, sociology, policy and many aspects of just tudungs.

May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Succinct, powerful, revelatory, and relevant. Well-written and reasoned, it reads very easily and you can finish it in under 30 minutes.

Unveiling choice is a very powerful and empowering book about dehijabbing. In it, author Maryam Lee recounts her experiences growing up with the hijab, and her experience taking it off - she explains the indoctrination foisted on her and other Muslim girls and women like her, and the socio-cultural forces of Islam and patriarchy that impose modesty clothing on
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

DISCLAIMER: The novel is given by the author in exchange of an honest review. All the review written is not related to any personal issues or connection.

TRIGGER: This is a non-fiction book. Several discussions related to hijab and dehijabbing, Koran, hadith mixed with personal experience and personal opinions are included. 

“..Everything comes down to interpretation. Some would say that the religion wants what is easy for you. There was a time when shoes were not invented yet, so the feet could b
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