January 22, 2008
There have always been generational clashes between parents and their children.
Ibtissam Mustaq knows these struggles well. She has battled for years with her parents about how to observe her religious beliefs. Although she's a 21-year-old University of Toronto student, the clash still exists.
However for Mustaq, a devout Muslim who's lived most of her life in Toronto, it's not the battle you may think.
For Mustaq, she has been fighting to wear the hijab, or religious headscarf.
Traditionally, Muslim girls wear the hijab, which she has done since she was 15, but her mother disagrees with her decision.
"She doesn't want me wearing it because she's afraid that in this society it will hinder my progress, and she wants to be feminine and look pretty," Mustaq said.
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