Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hijab Story Project Guidelines

Our goal is to present the human side story of Hijab. Basically, the purpose of the "documentary" is to understand why Muslims women wear or NOT wear Hijab.
You need to show the deep inner human reasoning behind this outward choice (wearing or not wearing Hijab).

To produce an audio story, beside the content, sound quality matters GREATLY (read the recording tips).

Everyone has a different story, so tell your story the way you want, but the following are some of the commonly Included Information
-My name is ... (say the name that they want to be known as)
-Age now and age when you practiced Hijab or stop practicing
-Are you a born Muslim and were you or your family practicing Islam?
-Are you are a revert/convert, how long it took you to practice Hijab?
-Do you live in a non-Muslim country, going to public school or Islamic one, working in “corporate America” or Muslim business?
-Born/raise in the west or Muslim country
-Do people wear Hijab in your family?
-How common is Hijab in your country?
-Why I didn’t want to wear it at the beginning, or why I don’t wear it now.
-Why are you wearing Hijab or why not?
-Was it difficult to wear Hijab, how did you start?
-Friends, family, co-workers, … reactions.
-Funny stories: positive or negative
-Any practical tips, like I started wearing Hijab after my sister encouraged me or after going to the Masjid more often...
-Are you going to raise your kids with Hijab? if yes, does that consider forcing them?
-What's your reaction toward media stories that Muslims girls are being forced?

Recording Tips:

When record, don't talk directly to the microphone that may create puffing sounds, talk to the microphone with an angle. But do talk close enough so your volume is loud and clear (best if u can wear a head phone to listen to your own voice while recording) or at least test your recording first.

You can record it using your computer and send the file to us (mp3 format best). Or you can record it on our Web site.


Your story will be public, so anything you don’t want to say it, or can’t say it…. THEN DON’T SAY IT.

Legal Note:

By recording and sending your story, you are releasing the copyrights to and granting the permission to use it in any current or future work. will also have the right to perform any production work that may include but not limited to editing and inclusion of other clips, or transmitting, regenerating the story in any other forms including but not limited to written and electronic formats.

Hijab Story Project



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