A pregnant hijabi releases a rap music video … and it’s epic
Given the current rise of Islamophobia around the world, Haydar wanted to fight the hate. And what better way to do that than with music?
“This song is a party,” Haydar wrote in a Facebook post.
After the song went live, some people began shaming Haydar and the other hijabis in the video for having fun, as they sing and dance away.
“So even if you hate it – I still wrap my hijab!” the lyrics say in anticipation of the hateful remarks.
But, Haydar did not let the hate ruin the moment, and instead kept on celebrating.
And for those calling her video “haram” … she’s got something to say
Tune in, it’s super catchy!
This wouldn’t be the first time Haydar challenges stereotypes surrounding Islam.
Haydar alongside her husband Sebastian Robins, who converted to Islam in 2012 after meeting her, have been trying to “conquer fear through conversation.”
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the couple started the #AskAMuslim initiative, where they set up booths around Cambridge, Massachusetts to talk to people who have questions.
“We just wanted to talk to people and we didn’t see any harm in doing that,” said Haydar, according to the Boston Globe.
“We are just normal people. There is definitely fear [in America], and I want to talk about it, because it’s actually misplaced and misguided — I am really nice!”