Yesterday, while I was driving to my office, I stopped at a signal near a bus stop and saw many girls waiting for the bus and vans to go to their colleges, universities or workplaces. Almost all of them were wearing beautiful Hijabs, which pleased me. Generally the Mullah preaches against education for girls, but I could see that these were all educated girls who wanted to take the Hijab.

Hijab is a vital part of Islamic dress code for females and should be a part of their wardrobe. The increasing trend of nicely customized Hijabs among young girls must be welcomed as it portrays that Muslim women, along with being modest are also creative and innovative. They can look beautiful while following their religion at the same time!

AREEBA ARIF,

Karachi, April 26.