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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.

Total Badass Goes On Fox News In Patriotic Hijab

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Can we stop associating an entire religion with terrorism? That's basically the gist of what was discussed Tuesday night on Fox News' "The Kel...

Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?

Humera Lodhi | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Humera Lodhi

I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.

Hijab Brand's Fashion Shoot Interrupted By Australian Police

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.05.2015 | Style

The Australian modest-fashion brand Hijab House was conducting a photo shoot near an army base in a Sydney suburb Sunday when it was interrupted by po...

Here's How Iranian Women Are Protesting Forced Hijab

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Fixers is a series from What's Working that profiles the people behind the most creative solutions to big problems.  In Iran, the...

Weirdest Ad Ever: H&M, Pseudo-Sustainability and Diversity Porn

Melody Moezzi | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style
Melody Moezzi

While I strongly support more and better media representations of Muslims, Sikhs, members of the LGBT community, older women and people of color, I'm not about to commend H&M here. For one, their most prominent ads still tend to feature unnaturally thin white women.

Becoming Un-American: Political Othering and Proving Carson Wrong

Attiya Latif | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Attiya Latif

I'm going to pursue my dreams in the hopes that some day soon, the world will not second-guess, doubt, or make judgments on my identity. I am going to own my complexity, my love of America, and my love of the religion that has been a guiding buoyancy in the toughest of times.

As a Journalist, I'm Ignoring the Producer Who Called My Head Covering 'A Distraction'

Noor Wazwaz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Noor Wazwaz

I discovered that I am to pay the price for expressing myself. I am to pay the price for following a certain religion. I am to pay the price for donning the hijab. I am to pay the price because Arab plus Muslim plus hijab does not equal a true "American" identity.

What Are You Wearing?

Jan Folkertsma Schichtel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women
Jan Folkertsma Schichtel

I was dressed for my usual invisibility: a pale pink, long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and brown sneakers that suggest, falsely, a hiker mentality. I'm headed to Meijer, and I'm certain that nobody's even going to see me.

In The World's Largest Muslim Country, Some Millennials Are Questioning Their Faith

Nick Street | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Nick Street

A few of the young men and women I met in Yogyakarta said they had experienced ostracism and even threats as a consequence of their questioning the faith.

The Magical Headspace Of Muslim Artist Noor Al-Mosawi

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.06.2015 | Religion

There's a lot going on inside Noor Al-Mosawi's head. As a wedding photographer, the 34-year-old from the greater Toronto area spends her days telling ...

Malaysian Women Face Rising Pressure From Muslim 'Fashion Police'

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

Women in Malaysia, long seen as a moderate Islamic nation, have been denied entry to government buildings on the grounds their skirts were too reveal...

Hijab-Wearing Teen Wins Best-Dressed Because 'Being True To Yourself' Is Always In Style

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News

This young woman honors her religion with style and grace.  Abrar Shahin, a Muslim teen who wears a hijab -- a symbol of modesty in her faith -- ...

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 | 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 | 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...