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Is It Safe For A Muslim Woman To Wear The Hijab In America?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

What is it like for a Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab in public? Does this particular religious attire render its wearers vulnerable to verbal and physical violence?

Flag Football Team Dons Hijabs To Support Player

Posted 04.23.2012 | Teen

A flag football team took a stand against discrimination by donning hijabs in support of their Muslim teammate. Members of the West Broward High Sc...

Racial and Religious Profiling: What Will Be the Toll on Our Children?

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Deepa Iyer

Our collective psyche has been shaped by the experiences of living in post-9/11 America, and future generations will be forced to wrangle with questions of identity, history, shame and our place in America.

Women's Bodies Are Still the Subject of Dispute

Leila Mouri | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Leila Mouri

The naked photos of Golshifteh Farahani emerged in the moment when Iranian youth are transforming the political and social language of their country, freeing themselves from any state-imposed discourse towards women in their "public" presence.

Women and Human Rights

Nina Burleigh | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

Are we losing cultural value when societies stop forcing women to cover their flesh for fear of inciting male lust and God's displeasure?

Does The French Law Forbidding Full-Face Veils Cover Up the Real Problem?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 01.18.2012 | Women
Nancy Graham Holm

What we need are public policies and personal practices that bridge gaps instead of creating them.

WATCH: 'All American Muslim' Explores The Hijab Dilemma

Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion

What's life like as a Muslim-American? A new eight-part series on TLC, which premiered Nov. 13 to 1.7 million viewers, tries to answer that questio...

Ibtihaj Muhammad May be the First U.S. Olympian To Compete In A Hijab -- Here's Why It Matters

Laura Tillman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Laura Tillman

Ibtihaj Muhammadshe is pursuing the goal both as an athlete who loves her sport and as a Muslim woman showing the world that a woman in hijab belongs anywhere -- including the Olympics.

Hijab is Not A Halloween Costume

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.29.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Don't think that a Muslim American women's chagrin is limited to Halloween. Ignorance about hijab is a year-around phenomenon in some segments of our society.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Ramadan Reflection Day 18: Being Mindful Of Our Words

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Fasting is about a lot more than not eating or drinking. It serves as an opportunity to become conscious of other habits and character flaws that we as individuals have and sets up an opportunity for us to try to overcome them.

A Living Faith Needs Critical Voices

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The desire to preserve and glorify faith is understandable, but when this desire becomes the central goal, it creates a lifeless version of the faith that is better suited for a museum.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up, June 27-July 4

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

America's Holy Day, Sacred Eating, Bible Author(s), Gay Marriage, God's Gender, Pope Tweet, America's Imam, and Mr. Rogers - It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Woman 'Shocked' Over Abercrombie & Fitch Headscarf Firing

South San Francisco, CA Patch | Drew Himmelstein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

Hani Khan, 20, of Foster City said she had never faced discrimination before being fired from an Abercrombie & Fitch subsidiary at Hillsdale Mall....

What It's Like Without The Muslim Headscarf | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

I have a secret. Not a dirty little secret. I'm not going to tell you those. A normal, short-lived secret as you soon shall see. And I'm going to tell...

Judging A (Holy) Book By Its Cover: Personal Appearance and Faith

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

While the Quran does not directly link piety with having a beard, many Muslim communities have developed a vague expectation that pious or devout Muslim men ought to have beards.

Demystifying the Burqa

Harris Zafar | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Harris Zafar

All eyes are on France this week, as their ban of Islamic veils went into effect on Monday. Extremists on opposite sides of this debate have engaged in a virtual tug-of-war, and Muslim women are the rope.

Telling Muslim Women What Not To Wear

Kari Ansari | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

France has now officially outlawed the Islamic niqab or burqa in public. Where's the liberté in that?

Muslim Women Face Choices As France's Veil Ban Looms

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion

TRAPPES, France — Karima has a plan. If police stop her for wearing a veil over her face, she'll remove it – then put it back on once they...

OC Woman's Lawsuit Over Forced Scarf Removal Reinstated

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court unanimously reinstated a lawsuit Tuesday filed by a Muslim woman who accused Southern California jailers of v...

On International Women's Day, Demand That Uprisings Throughout The Middle East Overturn Patriarchal Tradition

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Maryam Zar

It has been long ingrained in mythology and legendry that the good Eastern woman is to serve quietly and to live out her days subservient to the dictates of her master and patriarch.

Muslim Woman Fights Boulder Jail To Keep Hijab For Mug Shot

Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A University of Colorado student who started wearing hijab after converting to Islam is fighting the Boulder County Jail's insistence that she remove ...

Know Your Veils: A Guide To Middle Eastern Head Coverings (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion
Anne Sobel

Next time you are having dinner with a Bahraini dignitary, don't embarrass yourself by confusing the Queen's abaya with a burqa.

Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-12-31-neshat.jpgMore than any other artist I can call to mind, the impact of Neshat's work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.

Muslim Students Teach 'Hijab 101' | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

TAMPA - Layla Aysheh has heard a lot of questions about her hijab, the scarf she wears to cover her hair when she's around men. But this one was the w...