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Spunky Hijab by Acaciathorn Spunky Hijab by Acaciathorn
This picture is dedicated to :iconnayzak:, whose wonderful works encourage religious tolerance and defend a woman's right to dress according to her convictions. Two of my Muslim friends were recently treated with disdain because they choose to wear a hijab, and it saddens me deeply that some of my fellow Americans view all Muslims with suspicion simply because of the actions of a few violent extremists. I know that it is difficult not to fear people who are different than we are, but that's no excuse not to try. If we ever want to understand one another, we need to approach our differences with compassion and love, and keep an open dialogue rather than just judge a person based on the way he or she looks. I have not decided which religion (if any) I want to follow, but I believe that people should be able to express their peaceful beliefs without being scorned by others.

I deliberately chose to work from this reference image of a scantily clad cosplayer, [link] because I wanted to show that a woman's worth isn't based on her looks or the way she dresses. Sometimes we jump to conclusions about a lady because of her posture or her attire (i.e. flirty pose = promiscuous), when we really don't know anything about her. Really, it's her personality and the integrity of her character that matter, and we can't know this until we take the trouble to get to know her as a person.

Anyway, *Nayzak explained my feelings about the hijab far better than I ever could, so I will quote him here: Nowadays, many Muslim women are alienated , isolated from social life, and are oppressed by Muslim men and rulers who use the name of religion for their injustices. In this instance, the Hijab is used as a means of keeping many Muslim women away from society, with the misconception that it signifies isolation and weakness. But as many Muslim women come back into the fold of the untainted and true Islam, they are able to recognize the injustice of men who have for so long stripped them of their rights to be an integral part of society and "deserving the same dignity, honor, progress and prosperity as the men". Muslim women, regaining their true identity and role in society, are now wearing Hijab and embracing its concept of liberation for women, and are taking their rightful places that Islam had endowed upon them fourteen hundred years ago.
Islam believes that a woman is to be judged by her [virtuous] character and actions rather than by her looks or physical features. When she covers herself, she is noticed for her intellect, faith, and personality, not for her beauty. The western ideology of, "if you have it, you should flash it!" is quite opposite to the Islamic principle where the purpose is not to bring attention to one's self, but to be modest.


Thanks for looking!

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:iconlostgnosis:
LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I been watching far too much anime recently I saw this as a pink hair girl first not a pink hair hijabi (yes I have seen people wear their hair in such a way that it looks like a hijab from a distant they are interesting people to say the least).
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PesadillaCreciente Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece of art! :D
Well one I had read that muslim women have to wear hijab of course without showing even the smallest part of their body and hair, because for men that would be too hot (even the hair). And we know what would happen -rape. The raped girl would be even punished because of the rape... That's sick.
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yoyonah Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not a Muslim, though it is a lovely drawing :) . Well done. And it is awful how some Muslims are treated these days.
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MizzDorkyAnna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice one. In real life, I wear the hijab. I absolute LOVE pashminas!!! Btw, have u heard of a singer named Yuna?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yuna? I don't think so...
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:iconmizzdorkyanna:
MizzDorkyAnna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Well perhaps if u listened to the soundtrack of The Croods, probably u would cos collaborated with Owl City.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, I should! I liked that movie!
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:iconmizzdorkyanna:
MizzDorkyAnna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. I've considered wearing a hijab, especially since I'm asexual and it would reflect my personality more.

To me, the only purpose my hair serves is donating it to women who are forced to lose their hair through chemotherapy and would feel better with a wig.
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:iconxheartdrops:
xHeartdrops Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I Love Hijabs!
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:iconfechi:
fechi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You Should Work At Sims~
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They probably wouldn't hire me, considering I've never played ^^;
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:iconfechi:
fechi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They should though.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
3-2-13 - This piece was been showcased on my profile page as today's daily feature. Thank you for making such great art. :heart:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for featuring!
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   General Artist
Oh, how lovely. Some of my best friends here on dA make the choice to wear a hijab. I love this.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1:
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:iconpocky-japan-ai-epic:
Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work and great concept.
Oh P.S to all the people saying her pose is to 'sexual' why are you looking? doesn't that make you just as bad/ a pervert?
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WanderingSketch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I believe in dressing modestly, though I have to commend these women for even covering their hair {my most prized attribute! =3} in an attempt to prevent any sinful thoughts and to empathize their own inner beauty. Beautiful work for beautiful women. ^^

I almost want to point out that from my understanding, hijab is used to draw attention away from sexual/lustful misconceptions, while the first thing I noticed about the woman in the picture is the way her pose empathized her bust. ^^;; A bit hard to explain, but I don't think you meant for it to be suggestive, just as the dialouge says- simply a girl being herself.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you mean "emphasize"?
Yeah, as I said, I used a reference pic of a scantily-clad cosplayer, to kind of unite the two concepts - that you can wear a hijab, or you can show off your body, and still be a good person either way.
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NXMcupcakelover Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!!! i wear a hijab and am proud of it! thank you for being so open-minded=D your friends must be very lucky to have such an understanding friend like you =)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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NXMcupcakelover Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   General Artist
Very beautiful, I love the coloring and design, great work.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   General Artist
You're very welcome, hun!~
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's such a wonderful thing to understand. Beautifully done, this is gorgeous is such an emotional way, lovely work and expression and I really like your idea behind the pose and for using Nayzak's quote to further explain to so many who do not know the purpose of this garmet
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Atlya Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
That one is OK, the one covering everything is to be forbidden.

Lovely colouring!
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:iconkharabeesh:
kharabeesh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How sweet :heart: Thanx for being so open-minded.
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
There is a muslim girl in my year at school and I met her briefly while we were both in the sick bay.

She was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen inside and out and she was extremely proud of her beliefs and proudly wore her hijab with her head held high.

This amazing picture and wording below it really makes me think of her and smile :)
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KristyPwnage Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Cuuute. :3
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baradakarem Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
very very nice
she looks cute
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Frankinsense Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
See I think that provided it isn't going to cause you problems (such as tripping, crashing into objects, temporary blindness, etc) then you should be free to wear what you want. Come on, if Lady Gaga can wear a suit made entirely of Chantilly lace, I think Muslim women have the right to wear a hijab/burqua if they so choose. (Sorry if I spelled either of those two wrong).
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ostadlabo0 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
yes it is
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IndigoPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Well said! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconurvy1a:
Urvy1A Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very thought provoking description there.

I do not believe why France wanted to ban hijabs, I honestly don't know why the French government would do such a thing.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As a Muslim, you have no idea how much this made me smile.
I'm sure your friends appreciate you endlessly, thank you so much for being open-minded!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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LarissaFae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Gorgeous! :D
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garden-fairy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SO beautiful QwQ
Amazing art, I love it <<3333
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance:
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CyprusBeetle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your description. I am glad that we Muslims have you on our side :)
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TheLitanyofRa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
lovely
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innocent--angel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know why everyone is freaking out about her pose, it's very innocent and cute. But anyway, I love it and I feel sad that Muslims are treated badly because of their religious headdresses (which I find beautiful.) Oh and I love the coexist stamp! :3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1:
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:iconragdolls-and-robots:
ragdolls-and-robots Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece and an even better description! :clap:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconloonarhijab:
LoonarHijab Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
8D What a beautiful picture. I love the shading., :D
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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