Human (Cultural) geography is the "other part of geography". It is the study of cultural diversities "found throughout the world" in relation with spaces and places "where they originate and travels" throughout the world "as people continually move across" different "areas"(web). Human geography studies "cultural phenomena" such as "language, religion, different economic and governmental structures, art, music and various cultural aspects" which will define "how and why people function as they do in the places in which they live" (web, Human Geography: An Over View of Human Geography).
The article is related to religious aspect of cultural geography. There is a mutual relationship between "religion and geography". Every individual studying geography with social science have "little interest in religion". This will provide knowledge about "how religion develops, spreads and impacts on people\'s lives are rooted in geographical factors and they can be studied from a geographical perspective". Here in the article which was previously written by Tom Gjelten has a discussion about hijab (headscarf worn by Muslim women) (Park, C.2004) Religion and geography. Ch. 17).
Hijab, or covering headscarf, "takes the center stage whenever there is battle between truth and falsehood". Those women who wear hijab with "religious conviction, the truth is clear". For others who has "limited knowledge" of it may be "confusing". It is essential to get into the realization of various clues related to "hijab and modesty". If one goes through the historical research of various time period, one would find "modest covering of women in almost every society". The other fact is that "modesty" is a part in almost "every world religion, particularly in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam". Besides religious aspects hijab represents woman\'s obedience, respect and her attachments towards faith. To elaborate this, Allah Almighty says: "That is more suitable that they will be known..." . More than religious importance there are other "purpose and functions of hijab" to explain these the following "purposes and functions of hijab" will explain this point. "Hijab is a test for the Muslim woman". It is "clear from the Qur\'an" that "hijab is a religious obligation, which a woman has to undertake" (Web, Wikipedia), This shows a devote to Allah and a belief of not exposing private parts of women.
In this article there is a story about a Muslim girl wearing hijabs in USA where majority of people are non-Muslim. Maryam Adamo talks about her professional life, social life in relation with her religious life. She further more explains her experience of wearing hijabs. Asma Uddin is another woman who is a devote of her religion also explains her religious identity being a burden despite her faith towards it. Another woman Asra Nomani (journalist and teaches journalism at Georgetown University and is co-director of the Pearl Project) in her article says non-Muslim woman wearing hijab "gives an interpretation to the rejection of Islam". She also elaborates "the headscarf has become a political symbol for ad ideology of Islam that is exported to the world by the theocracies of the government of Iran and Saudi Arabia"
There is much about who should wear hijabs? And much about how others interpret about Muslim girls wearing hijabs in countries where most of the people are not Muslim. Religion is a learned behavior, it is carried by medium of people who are the followers to the different part of the world, even it is evolved in certain part of the world. Actually not only religion but all the cultural dimensions such as language, art, music are also spread by the people, so it is natural to have people following others cultures knowingly or unknowingly. But there is much focus into hijabs in this article saying non Muslim who don\'t know about what it means to wearing hijab.
Todays world is much getting into religious controversies, in this situation we should maintain peace and harmony rather than arguing about religious topics. As I have realized there is nothing to go with religion being a human, in my perspective, nobody by birth came with a religion, it is a learned behavior, we learned form our society where we lived. Religion is a medium to bind human together to foster positive attitudes and to develop a human society. Our world needs a in-depth visualization on communal harmony maintaining