The word hijab means to veil so, in my opinion, the face veil should be called a hijab. The burqa could also be called a hijab since it veils the entire body. However, why is the headscarf called a hijab?
Some girls wear the headscarf and along with it, tight pants and tight jeans. I am not trying to lecture girls about what they should wear. What they wear (or don’t wear!) is up to them. All I’m saying is that if a girl wants to wear tight clothes, she must not wear the headscarf. This is simply insulting the headscarf and Islam.
Some girls roam around with guys, including those who dress decently and wear a headscarf. They make a joke of themselves and the headscarf, making people wonder why they chose to wear the headscarf in the first place.
Some parents force their daughters to wear the headscarf. There is no such thing as force in Islam and more importantly, force doesn’t work. When a lot of girls go to school, they leave their house with the headscarf on and the moment they are outside, they take it off. After school finishes and they are about to enter the house, they put it back on.
Some girls who are forced don’t take the headscarf off and hang out with guys and/or wear tight clothes. The blame goes to parents for forcing their daughters to wear the headscarf. I’m surprised parents pay so much attention to the headscarf and not to the way their daughter dresses up. These parents have obviously not understood that it is more important for a girl to dress decently than cover her hair.
Not all girls are forced though. Many choose to wear the headscarf but they don’t have enough common sense to know that it is more important to cover the body than their hair so they must not wear tight clothing with it, and if they do, then they should not wear a headscarf.