The song is certainly catchy, but that's not even the best part.

My hijab my choice Muslim rapper on stereotypes about the Islamic attireMona Haydar/Facebook
Social Music video Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 16:53

That Muslims are seen with prejudice is no secret, and sometimes, just their attire is enough. Despite debate about the hijab (traditional headdress for Muslim women) being restrictive and a symbol of women's oppression in Islam, there is an increasing number of voices saying that wearing the hijab could also be a matter of choice.

And now, Mona Haydar, a Syrian-American Muslim poet and activist, has released a rap song called Hijabi and a quirky video to go with it, about the stereotypes that come with wearing the hijab.

The song is certainly catchy, but that's not even the best part - the video features women of various ethnicities, ages and an eight-month pregnant Mona too!

All the women in the video don the hijab and they do everything they'd do in a music video - they dance, they rap, they stare right at the camera, challenging you to question them.

Watch the video here:

The video, released by Mona on her Facebook page on March 28, went viral and has been shared over 16,000 times.

Speaking to Lamia Estatie for BBC, Mona said: "I'm only interested in growing a more kind and loving world and that is my goal and intention with any and all the work I do."

She also questioned why it was shocking for people that a pregnant woman could continue living her life as another grew inside her. She added that it made her happy to "dismantle societal structures which try to dictate to women what our bodies should look like."

The reactions to the video have been mixed. While some have shown support for the song, other have registered their displeasure.

One person commented on the video saying that "this music" did not "fit the culture". Another one said, "Is this how Muslims is becoming? Shame on you Muslim girls haram alaykum!"

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