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Veiled Voices: Muhajabat in Secular Schools is based on ethnographic research that examines, questions and dispels assumptions regarding American, Muslim females that wear the Islamic headscarf (hijab) and attend secular schools. Prior to sharing the voice of the six females focused upon in this study, Dr. Jawairriya Abdallah-Shahid provides athorough explanation of what Islam, Sunnah and Shariah teach regarding hijab. What is unique about this work is the thorough explanation provided to readers regarding Islam's teachings pertaining to hijab. This allows readers to gain insight and understanding not usually provided when this subject is discussed. The purpose of sharing Islam's hijab perspective is to introduce the reader to the many variables and possibilities that encompasses why some Muslim females veil. An analysis of the social and psychological effects of difference forces readers to confront their own biases and misunderstandings regarding Muslim females that wear hijab and provides an opportunity for the re-examination of these views after reading and understanding the in depth information provided. The challenges, discrimination, joys, and tribulations faced by the muhajabat are shared by them and displays an array of experiences that are not homogeneous. The commonality of their experiences is rooted in their ability to continue in their efforts to complete their education. The final chapter makes an important suggestion regarding societies outlook regarding Muslim females that wear hijab and offers relevant research findings pertaining to muhajabat.