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In Iran Today Little Changes Mean a Lot

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
William O. Beeman

Iran is changing. The behavior of the people today would have not been tolerated 35 years ago in the immediate post-Revolutionary period. The cumulative effect of these behavioral and cultural changes is a transformation of Iranian society that will likely never be reversed.

Muslims Living Amongst Us!

Yasmin Khan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Yasmin Khan

Muslims are not a majority, but we're definitely here. We're your average Americans, getting educated, working and contributing to society...or not. You probably go to work or school with a Muslim whether you realize it or not. We don't all wear our religion on our sleeves (or heads).

Priscilla Frank

Step Inside The World Of A Muslim Beauty Pageant

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

Yes, there are a lot of differences separating Miss Muslimah, a Muslim beauty pageant in Yogakarta, Indonesia, from those broadcast across the...

'My Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Oppression. It's A Feminist Statement'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Not all Muslim women cover their bodies. Not all Muslim women who do are forced to do so. Like freelance writer Hanna Yusuf, who chooses to wear a hij...

Muslim Girls Design Their Own Culturally Appropriate Basketball Uniforms

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion

The Cedar Riverside girls’ community basketball team in Minneapolis had a big problem. Being of the Muslim faith, the middle-school students dres...

A Muslim Lawyer Refuses To Choose Between A Career And A Head Scarf

The New York Times | Rachel L. Swarns | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The apprehension usually hits the night before a job interview or a big court case, as Zahra Cheema, a young lawyer, looks at th...

A Headscarf, Religious Belief, a Supreme Court Decision, and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The Seventh-day Adventist Church -- with a more than century-long track record of defending religious freedom and the rights of religious minorities -- early on recognized the critical religious liberty implications central to this case.

A Headscarf, United Airlines, Mother Teresa and a Soda Can

Anya Cordell | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Anya Cordell

It is becoming increasingly acceptable to hold anti-Muslim prejudice, which, apparently, the flight attendant held, took for granted and felt a fair amount of comfort in publicly displaying, as did those passengers who turned on Ms. Ahmad.

Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

Gad Saad | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

In an 8-1 decision the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hijab-clad woman who had been denied a job by Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) based on its "look policy" (which has since been redefined by the company).

Making Modesty Acceptable

Attiya Latif | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Attiya Latif

When Kendall Jenner decides to wear pants with a dress, she makes a statement about the way modest apparel, and indeed cultural dress in general, is perceived based upon the wearer.

Dave Jamieson

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Muslim Job Seeker

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Monday that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch may have violated workplace discrimination law when it turned do...

This Girl's Yearbook Quote About Wearing A Hijab Has A Magical 'Harry Potter' Twist

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Teen

Add this to the list of awesome yearbook quotes we've seen this year. People always ask Fatima Abdel-Gwad, a 17-year-old from California, why she w...

Stop Policing Women's Bodies

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.

Khloe Kardashian Offends With Niqab Instagram Photo

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment

Khloe Kardashian came under fire after she wore a niqab, a facial covering worn by Muslim women, in a selfie she posted to Instagram on Tuesday. K...

The Yearbook Quote To End All Yearbook Quotes

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.15.2015 | Teen

Gamechanger. That's the only way to describe high school student Rafika Alami's senior quote in her 2015 yearbook. The 17-year-old, who goes to Sum...

Hijab-Wearing, Fearless, Educated: Sayida Ounissi Is The Face of Tunisia's Changing Political Identity

HuffPost Maghreb | Monia Ben Hamadi | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

“Managing to establish a dialogue and be taken seriously was a real challenge.” A young, modern and educated woman, Sayida Ounissi represe...

This Woman Wants To Be The First Hijabi Anchor On Commercial Television In The U.S.

OWN | Posted 04.10.2015 | OWN

As a Libyan-American growing up in southern Maryland, Noor Tagouri says that she often felt "ashamed" to be a Muslim outsider in her local community. ...

Hijab: To Wear Or Not To Wear -- Two Muslim Women's Spiritual Journey

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

This week's All Together features a conversation with two talented, ivy league educated, social justice minded Muslim women. Both were raised in rura...

Hijabi Porn and Mia Khalifa

Coming of Faith | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Coming of Faith

The depiction of a pseudo-Muslim woman in a pornographic movie might not be as bad as you think. I am not saying that to be cool or edgy. Rather, I want to offer some historical context and, with it, offer a different way to read the situation.

Abercrombie and Fitch Infringes on Religious Freedoms

Sam Lanevi | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Sam Lanevi

I believe that businesses have the right to promote their business models because that is how they make a profit and turn the cogs of capitalism. But, I also think that businesses cannot infringe on the rights of their employees to practice their respective religious beliefs.

"Raghead": A Hijabi with a Mission

Attiya Latif | Posted 05.16.2015 | Religion
Attiya Latif

To me, "raghead" will represent not a "dirty Arab," but an elegant, proud, empowered young woman with her faith upon her shoulders and her heart on her sleeve.

German High Court Overturns Headscarf Ban For Teachers

AP | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court on Friday struck down a state law banning teachers from wearing headscarves as unconstitutional, saying it vio...

Abercrombie & Fitch, The Supreme Court and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The Seventh-day Adventist church and those diverse organizations who joined our amicus brief hope and pray that the Supreme Court strikes down the Tenth Circuit Court's unreasonable ruling that the burden is on a job applicant to ask for a religious exemption for rules he or she doesn't even know exist.

Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Headscarf That Cost Muslim Teen A Job

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Feb. 25) will hear the case of a young Muslim woman who says the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store i...

I Used to Be a Muslim Fundamentalist. Here Is My Story.

Ladan Archin | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Ladan Archin

Ever since the Boston marathon bombings, the question I hear most often is "why would a Western-educated individual become so radicalized?" While everyone's path is unique, I wanted to share my journey, albeit from a female perspective, to help make sense of what has led -- for some -- to senseless acts of violence.