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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

A Day in Her Hijab

Hope Schmid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Hope Schmid

TRIOTA, the Women's Studies organization at Penn State University, in conjunction with the university's Muslim Student Association, decided to organiz...

Meet The Girl Who Dreams Of Becoming The First Muslim Hijabi Ballerina

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts

Had such a fun photo shoot the other day!💙 A photo posted by sᴛᴇᴘʜᴀɴɪᴇ ᴋᴜʀʟᴏᴡ (@stephaniekurlow) on Sep 23, 2015 at 3:5...

Hijabi Fangirls -- We're Out There

Walaa Chahine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Walaa Chahine

Yup, that's me imitating Nick Offerman at BookCon 2015. As a fangirl, I was ecstatic that a photo of me made it to the official gallery of a convention. As a Muslim fangirl, I was proud. It's not every day that a hijabi is portrayed as part of the fangirl experience.

How Our Misguided Attempts at Tolerance Make Us Islamophobic

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Ria Chakraborty

There is no doubt in my mind that we are all trying our best to be accepting of others. As a student at a fairly liberal college campus, I can honestl...

The Difference Between the Hijab and Headscarf

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Hijab is not a term that is synonymous with the headscarf; it is a term that encompasses much more than an article of clothing.

David Cameron Is Right in Highlighting the 'Muslim Women' Problem

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

In the wider context of where our political discourse is, it is perfectly understandable that Muslim women would leap on an opportunity such as this, even if misconstrued, to vent their frustration.

Muslim Women and the Militant Atheists

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

It seems it is not only the far right that seizes the opportunity of every calamity that befalls us and every terrorist attack to unleash their exclusionary and hateful rhetoric towards Islam and Muslims. Self-proclaimed enlightened liberals do too.

'Hijabis Of New York' Gives Muslim Women The Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion

Activist and student Rana Abdelhamid hopes to dispel common misconceptions about the hijab -- a highly-politicized head covering worn by some Muslim ...

The Way Muslim Women Dress: First Oppressive, Now Fashionable

The Society of Young Muslim Women | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
The Society of Young Muslim Women

What these designers and the general public do not understand is that this "fashion" has been around for thousands of years. For these women, modesty is not the next trend, it is a choice and at times, a difficulty.

15 Fashionable Muslim Women To Follow On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion

When Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana Designers released its first collection of abayas and hijabs earlier this month, Forbes called it the c...

D&G Is Doing More Than Just Releasing a Hijab and Abaya Collection

Hassanah El-Yacoubi | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Hassanah El-Yacoubi

Dolce & Gabbana is setting precedence by disregarding the influence of bigotry inundating media outlets that is geared toward Muslims, by releasing a collection intended for a highly-scrutinized community during a very sensitive time.

Love Your Neighbor - But Don't Quite Love Your Muslim Neighbor, According to Wheaton College

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 01.09.2016 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Dr. Larycia Hawkins is loving her Muslim neighbors as herself at a time when I will admit - we can use some neighborly love. And Dr. Hawkins could be losing her job for it. Is it really necessary for Wheaton College to nitpick the nuances of the differences between Christianity and Islam?

The Hawkins Question: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

Saadia Faruqi | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Saadia Faruqi

As an interfaith activist, the question of God comes up frequently in my discussions. Who do we worship? As a Muslim, my belief is simple: there is one Creator, and He is the God everyone worships. But I realize that for many other belief systems, that answer is less simple.

Something's Off With Dolce & Gabbana's Line Of Hijabs And Abayas

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.08.2016 | Style

Legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabanna launched its first-ever collection of abayas and hijabs this week, debuting the line on Style Ara...

#NotInMyName

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 01.06.2016 | World
We Are Not Numbers

By Fatema Dabdoub, Lebanon, WeAreNotNumbers.org What comes to your mind when Hitler and the Nazis are mentioned? Killings, injustice, discriminatio...

Hijab Solidarity or Not?

Setareh Sabety | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Setareh Sabety

I could write a long thoughtful essay on ‪‎Hijab‬. How it is terribly confining and suffocating when forced but liberating when chosen. I could tell you how it is more a folk custom than a religious imposition in some parts of the world, kind of like the Sari or the headdress for Arab men or hats for cowboys.

To the Interfaith Women Wearing Hijab in Solidarity With Muslim Women

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Zainab Chaudry

Many Muslim women like myself recognize and appreciate that your intention is not to flaunt your privilege; nor is it to erase the experiences or trivialize the challenges that women like myself and I have encountered while wearing it.

The Real Reason I Don't Wear Hijab

Amina Fahmy | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Amina Fahmy

I am a half Egyptian, half white-American Muslim woman who was raised in a standard, middle-class suburb in The Middle Of Nowhere, USA. My mother and older sister wear headscarfs for various deeply personal reasons, and I do not. In truth, I don't wear a headscarf for one reason.

Tolerance and Truth(s)

Martin Marty | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Last Thursday a front-page Chicago Tribune (Dec. 17) story by Manya Brachear Pashman and Marwa Eltagouri awakened us locals to upheavals at suburban Wheaton College, which some--I among them--call the evangelical flagship in higher education.

A Christian College Placed A Professor On Leave For Wearing A Hijab

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.18.2015 | College

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Despite Having Absolutely No Relation or Connection to the Attack, the Muslim Population, as a Whole, Becomes Victim to the Strongest Blows

Dina Sayedahmed | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Dina Sayedahmed

Muslims and other minority groups have been denied the privilege of being individualized. Until attacks by groups like Daesh stop being attributed to an entire population, Muslims will never be safe from demonization.

Unspoken Thoughts Of An Average American Muslim Woman

Noor Wazwaz | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Noor Wazwaz

I'm also afraid of ISIS. I live in the capital that ISIS threatened to "strike."

Are You Afraid to Be Muslim in America?

Yasmin Hussein | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
Yasmin Hussein

I know how tired you are. I know how exhausting it is to hold the weight of an entire faith and group of people, regardless of whether or not the actions of a few are not part of the faith you love so dearly.

Who Wears Head Scarves?

Susan Perloff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Style
Susan Perloff

Bahiraa Abdul Rasheed is folding tall piles of scarves into perfect rectangles, preparing them to hang on a thousand hangers around The Islamic Place, a shop in Philadelphia. She's wearing a scarf - a Muslim head covering called a hijab - in a blend of greens, yellows and tans.