While it is quite surprising that such a common garment would stir up a controversy in different countries, wouldn't it be much easier if women removed it or didn't wear it altogether? At the outset, the issue seems fairly simple with a straightforward resolution. But it is not as easy as it may sound as there are various reasons why Muslim women all across the globe cover their head.
As mentioned earlier, since the verses from the Quran are open to interpretation and preference, we come across instances in the Islamic world itself where certain women wear the hijab, while some don't. If a woman is free to choose, then one may wonder as to why Muslim women choose to wear the hijab? Let us try to find out.