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Saudi Artist Photographs Daily Life From Behind A Veil

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

While the mandate that women should cover their hair is an tenet of Islamic belief, the act of wearing a veil that completely shields a woman's face i...

7 Creative Ways To Add Color To Your Wedding Day Look

Evey Rosenbloom | Posted 11.26.2014 | Weddings
Evey Rosenbloom

Color is the new white! Straying from the customary Queen Victoria inspired "white dress," brides are flocking to Pinterest, Rock N Roll Bride and Green Wedding Shoes for inspiration on how to make their day as vibrant and unique as they are.

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.

Burqah Ban, Multiculturalism and Secularism

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

As the globe becomes more cosmopolitan, it becomes even more important to get our balance right. And a correct balance is what underpins liberal secularism.

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...

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 ...

To Be or Not to Be Veiled

Bushra Alvi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Bushra Alvi

The garment worn compulsorily during my years in Saudi Arabia had found a permanent place in my wardrobe as I realized, on careful deliberation, that the benefits far outweighed its limitations.

Astoria Characters: The Wedding Gown in the Trash

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I'd like to tell you that I saw it shining in the light of the moon. That would be more romantic. But it was in the glare of the pre-dawn streetlight that it caught my eye. I was walking my dog on Crescent Street at 5:30 a.m. on trash day, and it was out at the curb with the cans.

Gaga, it need not be a bad romance with Muslims

Common Ground News Service | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

by Keziah Ridgeway Philadelphia - After a few appearances in public wearing a see-through burqa (a loose robe that covers the body, face and eyes), i...

Veiled Hostilities

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Richard J. Rosendall

We can respect religious diversity while disagreeing with particular practices. I criticize the French for prohibiting religious veiling, just as I criticize governments that require it.

Don't You See, I'm Trying to Protect You?

Samina Ali | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Samina Ali

Think about it. What other woman faces as much scrutiny or is the target of as much random violence - from both her own community as well as others -- as the Muslim woman?

WATCH: 6 Beautiful Ways To Decorate Your Bridal 'Do

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

When planning your wedding, choosing a hair accessory likely falls last on your to-do list. Once your best friend finishes blasting your half-up, half...

Australian Law Requires Women To Remove Muslim Face Coverings

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove veils to have their signatures officially witnessed under t...

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.

6 Women Fined Since April For Violating France's Islamic Veil Ban

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

PARIS -- France's interior minister says that since a ban on face-covering Islamic veils took effect in April only six women have been convicted and f...

Woman Charged For ATTACKING Veiled Woman In France

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A Paris court handed a French retiree a one-month suspended sentence Thursday for attacking a Middle Eastern woman who was wearing a fac...

Women and Style in Iran

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Religious women in Iran, whether they wear a chador or not, tend to at least some basic elements of beauty. Ahmadinejad's wife Farahi has belied even that.

Syria Bans Female Teachers From Wearing Veils

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Weller

While much attention is being paid to European countries considering banning the burka, which allows only the eyes of Muslim women to be seen, an Arab country is barring its teachers from wearing them.

Lies Hebbadj, Muslim Man, Says Mistresses Are The French Way Of Life

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A Muslim Frenchman at the center of a firestorm over polygamy said Monday that keeping mistresses is the French way of life. The man's ...

France vs. Burqa: Sarkozy Seeks Full Ban on Burqas

Sonya Rehman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sonya Rehman

Home to an estimated six million Muslims, the controversial burqa debate in France has been growing over the past five years. This year, a partial ban to be approved by the Parliament was proposed by French lawmakers.

Woman Wearing Islamic Face Veil While Driving Fined In France

AP | PIERRE-BAPTISTE VANZINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NANTES, France — A woman driver wearing an Islamic face veil has been fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision. The fine wa...

Sophisticated 'Sex and the City 2' Takes on the World

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Taylor Marsh

The reactions to Sex and the City 2 so far have been perfectly predictable. How could it be otherwise in a country that doesn't like to see women age,...

I See Belgium, I See France: I See the Burqa's Last Dance

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

For some governments, banning burqas about placing a legal element of moderation on public dress. Worldwide today, total nudity is usually illegal, these governments are simply saying that the other extreme is also not acceptable.

China, Syria, Censorship

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The bad news is that, unlike China or even Iran, countries like Syria are tightening their grip and getting away with it, or rather receiving world praise for a presumed effort to achieve peace with Israel.

Poetic Justice in a Pint Sized Pistol: Hissa Hillal, Live! from The Land of Invisible Women

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is why Hissa Hillal's poetry is such a colossal cultural moment: not merely because one Saudi woman has had the courage to speak out, but because of the cascading, tumultuous conversation this will certainly uncork. Like a gathering storm, a cloudburst of cultural rebellion is mounting.