as salaam aleykum I keep coming across posts that suggest I am oppressed and I have no idea why. Please can you be honest and explain this to me. I do accept that some Muslim women are forced to wear clothing and behave in ways that would be classed as oppression but these things are not in the Quran, it is oppression by men, not by Islam. Please discuss, I would really like to hear your views and perhaps if you listen to mine we can rid ourselves of a few misconceptions. I wear hijab (a headscarf that covers my hair) and abaya (basically a long loose dress to cover the shape of my body. Why is this a problem for some people? Salaam My apologies if this is the wrong place to post this but I thought if I posted in the Islam board then mainly Muslims would read it - sort of defeats the purpose.