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Hijab

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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.

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...

Our Brother's Keeper

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

When one established right is weakened or worse, it's that much easier to erode additional rights. That is why cases like EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch -- despite the fact that no members of our own faith are involved -- motivate the Adventist Church to action.

These Muslim Hipsters Have More Style Than You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

"Somewhere In America," these fierce and fly Muslim girls rule the urban landscape on skateboards, in high heels, and in hijabs, to the beat of a Jay-...

The Hijab -- The Meaning of a Scarf

Rick Steves | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

To show modern Palestine both in its people and its institutions, we popped into Birzeit University. Its campus, at the edge of Ramallah, has an enrol...

No, Hijab Isn't My Halloween Costume

Kirstin S. Dane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Kirstin S. Dane

Yes, I can take it off whenever I choose, but the hijab for me is my identity. It is how I present myself to the world and it is a reflection of my belief that I am following a religious tradition. And that's something no costume can ever capture.

Abercrombie Scores Big Win In Hijab Case

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

TULSA, Okla. -- TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she was not hired by retailer Abercro...

Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Refusing To Wear Hijab

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion

Amira Osman Hamed, a Sudanese woman, will be tried on Sept. 19 for refusing to cover her hair with a hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women. If convi...

I Was Attacked For Wearing A Muslim Veil

Aissetou | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Aissetou

Then, he took a sharp object and started to scar my face with short and quick movements while the second guy was pressing his body against mine and he was blocking my head.

The Hijab Gets The Princess Leia Treatment

Posted 08.15.2013 | Style

Searching for unconventional ways to wear a hijab? You're in luck! We were excited to discover a unique tutorial on BuzzFeed that teaches viewers h...

The Winner's Circle: I Am a Muslim Woman Who Finds Freedom Behind My Veil

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

Because the Western world's expression of feminine beauty lends itself to the promotion of less clothing equating to more freedom, Muslim women and their fully covered frocks are often viewed as oppressive and diminishing.

This Women's Ventures Fund Is Helping the Islamic Fashion Industry Grow

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?

American Female Converts To Islam Facing Growing Scrutiny

Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service BOSTON (RNS) When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her,...

Coulter: ‘She Ought To Be In Jail For Wearing A Hijab'

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Rightwing pundit Ann Coulter seems to think freedom of religion is overrated. Launching another in a long series of criticisms of immigration refo...

Police Officer Apologizes For Offensive Hijab Costume

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion

A St. Paul, Minn., police officer apologized this week after a picture of him wearing a traditional Muslim hijab was circulated around the Internet. ...

World Hijab Day: Finding Myself Under A Veil

Natasha Scripture | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Natasha Scripture

On the occasion of World Hijab Day, I am reminded of the day I donned a veil for eight full hours, which made me realize that freedom from judgment is an underestimated luxury.

Muslim Feminists Visit Copenhagen

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"There is absolutely nothing in the Qur'an that supports or justifies forced marriage," says Tehmina Kazi, who has a law degree from the London School...