Pregnant Muslim Woman Released a Video Rap to Encourage Women to Wear Hijabs Proudly [VIDEO]
Mona Haydar, a 28-year-old American-Syrian pregnant Muslim woman, who is in his eighth month, released a rap to encourage women to wear hijabs with a chin up -- loud and proud, despite the naysayers and catcallers.
Haydar released her rap video entitled, Hijabi, featuring fellow Muslim women and of course, her eight-month belly, with a chorus of songs, dance numbers, and rap. Rap is oftentimes associated with men on tattoos, surrounded by provocatively dressed women on bottles of wine and liquor; Haydar's video with a pregnant Muslim woman, turns it absolutely in a different direction.
The music video is all about Muslim women who chooses to wear their hijabs or headscarf, despite invasive questions that head scarf-wearers are facing on a daily and regular basis, the Daily Mail said in an article.
Its rap lyrics begins with the most common things that a catcaller would say when a Muslim woman wearing a hijab passes by; the chorus then praises women who still wears their hijab despite everything. With the song speaking about diversity and the power of Muslim women, Hijabi showcases modern, stylish women who choose to wear and use the traditional headscarf as part of self-expression in the modern day. Colors of reds, oranges, and pinks are featured in the video with a crew of other hijabi women posing for minimalist backgrounds.
Haydar hopes that a pregnant Muslim woman, who is creating art and speaking truth, could inspire people and ultimately make a change, the Huffington Post Canada relayed with a chat interview with Haydar.
As of April 4, the video has already reached a total of 325,000 views and is expected to still grow in view number as the days progress. The video about the rap to encourage Muslim women to wear hijabs no matter what has garnered a mixed reaction to praise and criticisms from netizens and Muslims alike.