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Stranger On Bus Shuts Down Bigoted Man's Ignorant Comments To Muslim Mom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News

After a mother endured a hateful comment, a stranger came to her rescue in the most perfect way. Tom Bradbury recently took to Facebook and shared an...

Muslim Hip-Hop Dancers Break Down Stereotypes While Breaking It Down In Niqab

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts

The hip-hop group "We're Muslim, Don't Panic" was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as "a really tumultuous ...

The Beautiful Reasons Why These Women Love Wearing A Hijab

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion

The New York Times recently published a "guide" to Muslim headscarves. The article intended to illuminate an Islamic concept that promotes modesty, bu...

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.

What Women Wear Daily: Male Aggression

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Cathrin Hagey

A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.

Niqab or Red Herring?

Lynda Freeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Lynda Freeman

All my life I have been happy and proud to be a Canadian. The Canada of my generation has been liberal in its policies and with peaceful purpose for i...

'Covering One's Face Does Not Render One Silent Or Stupid'

Zainab bint Younus | Posted 06.12.2016 | Religion
Zainab bint Younus

We do not need other people to take their cameras and claim to know what the world looks like through our eyes. We do not need others to speak over us, pretending to tell our stories, when we have our own voices and our own cameras and are fully capable of documenting our lives.

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...

Behind The Niqab: A View From Underneath The Veil Worn By Some Muslim Women

The Associated Press | HASSAN AMMAR | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab. F...

Canadian Women Ridicule PM For Anti-Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

A tidal wave of social media ridicule engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after saying the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim...

Niqab & Kalachnikov

Myrna Nabhan | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Myrna Nabhan

"Al Khansa," ironically named after one of the greatest female Arab poets, is already a powerful brigade. Roughly fifty women strong, it was initially called into life to facilitate the personal search of women on ISIS checkpoints.

Paris Opera Cast Refuses To Perform Until Woman Wearing Full Veil Leaves Audience

The New York Times | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full veils in public places ...

Banning Burqas and Niqabs in Europe: The Politics of Full-Face Veiling

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Nancy Graham Holm

Progressive Muslims of both genders oppose a ban but most agree that it is a women's issue that relates to empowerment and agency.

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...

How People In Muslim Countries Prefer Women To Dress In Public

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

A visit to any Muslim-majority country will quickly reveal the variations that exist when it comes to appropriate female attire. But what do most resi...

Saudi Women Drivers: Threat to State Religion and Politics

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

For many women who want the driving ban lifted, the issue is a push toward wider reforms, supported by an increasing number of men. However, there are underlying religious and political potholes.

Pakistan's Islam: The Flaying of a Muslim Wife

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Today, the resurrection of violent punishments defines much of Muslim culture in both Diaspora and Muslim majority communities. This revivalist extremism is a deliberate, modern product of 20th century Islamists.

Single in the City: The Niqab and I

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.14.2012 | Style
Rym Tina Ghazal

By banning the niqab and burqa we are not really helping anyone. A truly repressed woman has far bigger problems than what she wears on her face.

The Evolution of an Anti-Islamist Muslim

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As a Muslim it is very simple to argue theologically against the Islamists. Islam is nothing if not justice. Any injustice committed or pursued in the name of Islam is anathema to the believing Muslim and counter to the ideal which is Islam.

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?

Liberation Through Assimilation: Burqa Ban Comes To Canada

Sonny Singh | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

This isn't about whether we think wearing burqas or niqabs is a good idea or not. The issue is whether a government should be able to impose its notion of national identity on its citizens

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.

Muslims Gain Freedom In Middle East, Lose It In Europe

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has approved a law that "benefits" more or less 2,000 burqa-clad women, who were subjected to patriarchal oppression. Much to my surprise, the law is being rigidly enforced.

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.