Khloe Kardashian disrespectful towards islam?

One of the Kardashian sisters, Khloe, happens to be in Dubai this week. Nothing too shocking here. But earlier today the young Kardashian posted a selfie that wasn’t really applauded by many people. It was a picture that showed her wearing a niqab, captioning it ‘Habibi Love’.

Habibi Love

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

Many Muslims take offence at Khloe for disrespecting the Niqab by using it as a fashion statement, while many Muslim women are often judged for wearing any type of veil.

She hasn’t responded yet to any of these remarks but some of the people are defending her by saying that she’s just trying to respect the ‘culture’ and uses of Dubai.

What do you think? Is Khloe Kardashian crossing lines?

Written by Latifa Saber

Latifa Saber

Latifa Saber is a 21-year-old student with strong opinions on pretty much everything. Feminism, literature and fashion are her main fields of interest.

  • Azeddine

    I think she just wanted to promote herself, and that worked. When I read comments on different websites, I’m like ‘okay, muslims do really get offended all the time! They’re never happy’. As muslims, I think we shouldn’t give such an importance to those things that happen like ‘famous people wearing the veil’. Who knows? Maybe she’ll wear it by feeling comfortable in it 😉
    Let’s be positive, we’re muslims!

    (And why is it shocking when it’s a Kardashian, while many other people post more shocking things on social media? I know, I was supposed to answer the question, not asking another one…)

  • Simpleguy

    I think we, including me, have the tendency to judge people too quickly. We should encourage her wearing it, and even make dua that Allah Almighy make her feel inner peace while wearing, and maybe in sha Allah, one day, steps firmly into Islam.
    As Azeddine mentioned, we’re muslims are should be positive
    Allah knows best

  • Fatima Bibi Sayed Moostafah

    Maybe by her promoting herself …it will encourage more girl to wear hihab and niqaab and less people will frown upon it. She is merely doing ” when in rome do what the romans do”

  • Hena

    I found her post rather empowering and something to be proud of. She did not make any statements mocking Muslims or the Hijaab and Niqaab, if she happens to look good which she did, does not mean shes mocking it by looking ‘sexy’. Furthermore, I find myself adapting and engaging in other culture and religious norms when I am travelling, I wouldn’t classify that as mockery rather gaining knowledge through experience. I just find the whole argument around this picture bizarre, the Muslim community have bigger issues to be discussing.

  • Maryam

    Maybe it would have been better if she had stated her intentions for wearing Niqab, but it is not my place to judge what she wears as it is not hers or anyone else’s place to judge whether or not a Muslim woman does.