Amal Hegazy’s journey from “Your hijab is a crown” to “I did not remove my morals”

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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Lebanese singer Amal Hegazy sparked controversy after she appeared in video clips without the hijab, after 5 years of wearing it.

Amal responded to the attack she was subjected to after removing her hijab, and through her official account on the “X” website, she wrote: “To everyone concerned, I did not remove my morals, I did not remove my honor, I did not remove my closeness and love to God, and I did not remove my humanity towards the poor, the needy, and the sick.” I did not abandon my principles, which I am proud of, thank God. I did not remove my modesty, and this is my religion, and this is what God asked of us as human beings, and this is what I will meet God with, and nothing else. With my love and respect, I require clarification.”

The Lebanese singer’s removal of the hijab comes after 5 years of her leading a campaign that carried the slogan “No to removing the hijab.”

In 2019, after wearing the hijab, the Lebanese singer Amal Hijazi released the song “Your Hijab is a Crown” on her social media pages and YouTube, and in her comment, she wrote: “A controversy has arisen about the obligation of the hijab for women. Is it obligatory in the Qur’an or not? What do you think?! On the occasion of International Hijab Day, I dedicate to you my song (Your Hijab is a Crown), and I hope that it will have a positive impact on every veiled and non-veiled woman and everyone who is hesitant about her hijab.”

Amal Hegazy also coincided with the release of the song by launching a referendum on whether the hijab is obligatory in the Qur’an or not, through her Instagram account, and invited followers to vote yes or no.

Amal’s comment sparked controversy, between opponents and supporters, as most of her followers blessed her with the new song and called for her to be steadfast, while others criticized her, which made her respond to some comments, where she said, “The hijab is complementary to religion, and religion is not all about treating people, morals, accuracy, zakat, and reverence for God first and foremost.” She also wrote in another comment that she does not force anyone to wear the hijab, but rather that God guides whomever He wills.

During the period of wearing the hijab, Amal Hijazi turned to religious songs, the first of which was the song “The Day You Were Born Muhammad,” whose words were written by Mustafa Hassan, and composed by Mustafa Shukri, and arranged by Hossam Al-Seibi. Amal Hijawi added the song “The Full Moon Has Risen Upon Us” at the end of the second part of the song.

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