Women who have previously worn a hijab have explained why they decided to remove the top of their heads in a series of revealing confessions.
Taking the Quora question and answer site, women around the world opened up their reasoning, and several admitted that they could no longer tolerate racist abuse.
A British woman who took her hijab two years ago explained: "Where I live, it is very Islamophobic and very racist. I realized that my life was turning into hell because of this fabric in my head.
Others said they had started using the head covering to meet other people's expectations and eliminated it when they realized that it should be a personal choice made out of a desire to please God.
And many of the women said they support other people who continue to use them, sincerely with a previous user and adding: I respect the hijab and the hijabis a lot and I'm not in any way saying that the hijab is not a thing or is completely useless & # 39;
Another added: "I am a very devout Muslim and I have a lot of respect for Muslim women who do use it, but this just was not for me."
The women have taken the questions and the answer site to Quora to reveal why they chose to stop using the hijab, and some admit that they lived in fear of racist abuse (stock image)
However, one admitted that she had to stop when she realized that the hijab was taking away her identity, while another disguised the argument that it was used to protect women.
"Even women who wear hijab and long clothes are still targets of harassment or even sexual harassment," he said. "So the problem is with men who can not control themselves, not women."
Another woman explained that she started using it as a protective shield after being sexually abused and feeling ashamed and that she was at fault.
Only when she left the religious environment of her home did she begin to deal with her traumas and realized that it was not her fault.
A British woman said she could not deal with the abuse she received while wearing her hijab and began to fear that it was not safe for her to continue
An Australian woman said she received poor medical treatment due to prejudice and was harassed and attacked in public.
"It is ridiculous and absurd to think that a woman's hair will tempt men who are too weak to resist.
"I'm not going to be feeling responsible for sexual predators," he explained.
Another explained that she used it automatically because her mother suggested it and all her friends were using one.
But then he realized that he should be doing it for God and not to satisfy other people.
She has since taken it off, but hopes that someday she wants to use it again because of her own desire to please God.
One woman explained that she felt embarrassed after being sexually abused, but she realized that it was not her fault and that she should not have to cover it up.
One woman explained how she realized that the responsibility rests with men not to harass women, and that women should not have to cover them up.
A former hijab user said that she realized that she was taking away her identity and that she could not bear the pressure of using it in the "right" way.
Anniada Aqiila said that she had originally used the hijab to please other people, but that she wants to use it again in the future because of the desire to please God.
One woman explained that she had stopped using the hijab, since she does not believe that it is her decision not to attract unwanted attention to dress modestly
A woman reveals that she takes off her handkerchief when she goes to her home in Scotland to visit her family, since she does not know that she has converted to Islam
When intimidated as a student, this woman thought that a hijab would offer her some protection by diverting attention, but then she realized that you should not use it for other people.
Malak explained that her hijab made her feel ugly all the time and began to hate her, so she made the decision to take it away based on what she wanted and not on the opinions of other people.