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Abercrombie & Fitch, The Supreme Court and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 02.25.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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.

Muslim Mom To Woman Who Harassed Her On A Delta Flight: I Forgive You

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion

A Muslim mom says she was harassed onboard a Delta Air Lines flight for wearing a hijab, and that Delta staff failed to come to her defense. Darlen...

This Is What It's Like To Wear A Hijab For A Day

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women

If you are a woman who chooses to wear a hijab, do people treat you differently? Does the experience impact the way you feel about yourself? In a new ...

Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab by police in Michigan claims her religious rights were violated, and she’s hoping a civil rights l...

How Abercrombie & Fitch Brought American Muslims And Jews Together

The Daily Beast | Dean Obeidallah | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Say what you want about Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), the chain has done something special. No, I’m not talking some dazzling new clothing line for ult...

Muslim 'Hijabi Hipsters' Fuse Fashion With Faith

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hija...

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

This eye opener book is definitely a must read for all Muslim women to acknowledge the true meaning of veil and the main reasons to wear the veil in the Islamic world.

Muslim Woman Denied Job At Abercrombie & Fitch

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store because she ...

Why Many Muslim Women In Britain Are Donning The Veil

Reuters | Belinda Goldsmith & Olivia Harris | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to w...

Female Anchor Appears Without Headscarf On Saudi TV, Ignites Outrage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women

A female anchor ignited a controversy when she appeared without a headscarf during a national news broadcast on a Saudi government-run channel. A clip...

The Elephant in the Newsroom

Noor Tagouri | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Noor Tagouri

Let's address the elephant in the newsroom: a Muslim woman with a headscarf. Yes, I am a news reporter. And yes, I keep this scarf on my head while reporting (though not always this particular scarf). There has yet to be a Muslim woman who wears the hijab anchoring American news in any commercial market. Needless to say I wanted (and still want) to fill the gap.

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

TIME's Muslim Facebook Fail

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

A powerful story about Iranian women using social media to defy government restrictions on dress has gone viral this week, highlighting the importance...

Iranian Women Not-So-Secretly Defy Mandatory Hijab Rules

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

For the past week, women from all over Iran have been posting Facebook pictures of themselves with bare heads and flowing hair. Though social media po...

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Unveiled: Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim. She now lives in the United States. Recently, from my vantage as a feminist and former Christian fundamen...

Video Art Piece Asks 'How Does Freedom Dress?'

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A veil is just a piece of cloth, but it often takes on enormous political and social implications that can fail to take the agency of the wearer into ...

The Awesome Lesson This Team Taught Us About Equality

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion

This is what being a team looks like. When Samah Aidah was prohibited by soccer referees in Aurora, Colo. from playing in a game due to her hijab, ...

Modesty Is My Liberty

Hana Malik | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Hana Malik

The belief of a headscarf driving oppression or restriction for Muslim women is taken from the misconception that Islam is a religion that promotes male dominance.

Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric.

I Took Off My Hijab...

Leena Suleiman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Leena Suleiman

...by adding more layers -- a knit hat and a scarf around my neck, to be exact. I didn't understand what was happening at first. Women would speak to me like I'd known them forever. Men would look at me like I was approachable. And I was made to feel like I was actually from this planet.

What Happens When Your Winter Clothes Cover A Hijab

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

A Chicago Muslim woman's essay detailing her accidental experiment of having her hijab concealed by winter weather clothing appears to have had a deep...

Uncovering the Hijab

KidSpirit | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

It's a natural instinct to be curious, but comments on the hijab are often born of ignorance.