Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Fights Congress Ban On Religious Headwear
One of the first Muslim women in Congress, Ilhan Omar, is challenging a 181-year-old rule that barres religious headwear in the House chamber.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Fights 181-Year-Old Ban On Religious Headwear In Congress
One of the first Muslim women in Congress, Ilhan Omar, is challenging a rule that barres religious headwear in the House chamber.
Muslim Student In Hijab Makes History By Competing In Miss England Finals
Sara Iftekhar is the first hijab-wearing beauty queen to appear in the Miss England pageant finals.
Salam Sisters / Zileej
These Dolls Were Created To Inspire Young Muslim Girls To Dream Big
The Salam Sisters dolls, which have rearrangeable hijabs, are loosely inspired by real-life Muslim women.
This Rapper Is Challenging Stereotypes Of Muslim Women Through Her Music
Most people are shocked when Mona Haydar reveals she’s a rapper. "I think people don’t expect it. They sort of want to put me in a box of like oppressed Muslim woman who needs liberating by some white male savior."
Screenshot from Delaware News Journal video
Delaware Mayor Apologizes After Muslim Kids In Shirts, Hijabs, Kicked Out Of City Pool
Camp director Tahsiyn A. Ismaa’eel believes city officials used a vaguely worded policy to keep her students out of the pool.
Courtesy of Suha Elqutt
I Was Denied Entry To A County Courthouse Because I Am A Muslim Woman
, Guest Writer
I no longer felt like a human being ― I was treated as a threat.
Model Halima Aden Has A Message For Those Who Try To Demonize Immigrants
Halima Aden knows immigrants can be "misunderstood" and is speaking out to make a change.
Stop Judging What You Don’t Understand
Halima Aden is only 20 years old, but she’s already on the covers of magazines as an international model. She was born in Kenya in a refugee camp, to escape the conflict in Somalia
These Converts Get Candid on Finding Their Religions
Two converts offer their perspectives on their spiritual upbringing and how it empowered them to embrace a new faith. They speak openly about how they found their new religions and what their decisions meant for their families. (Supported by Netflix)
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Austria Wants To Ban Kindergarten Girls From Wearing Hijabs At School
Austrian Muslims called the move "patronizing" -- especially since most girls don't wear hijabs until puberty.
yesimhotinthis / Huda Fahmy
These Painfully Hilarious Comics Capture Life As A Muslim Woman In America
“Muslim women don’t often get a platform to tell our stories or share the silly -- sometimes stressful -- idiosyncrasies of our day-to-day lives,” Huda Fahmy said.
icenando via Getty Images
Muslim Women Forced To Remove Hijab For Mugshots File Civil Rights Lawsuit
When New York police took a photo of her without a headscarf, plaintiff Jamilla Clark said, "I felt as if I were naked."
One Of The Largest Retailers In The U.S. Is Launching A Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line
Muslim and non-Muslim women will be able to purchase hijabs, tops and loose pants on the Macy's website.
Vincent Kessler / Reuters
Iranian Women To U.S.: Our Protest Isn’t About The Hijab. It Is About Freedom.
“We are fighting for freedom to choose to wear or not wear hijab. Our fight is against compulsion. Our fight is for freedom of choice.”
L'Oréal Claims To Champion Diversity. But Now Its Only Hijabi Model Is Gone.
Amena Khan stepped down after her old tweets criticizing Israel were uncovered.
Hijab-Wearing Model Shatters Misconceptions In This History-Making Hair Ad
L’Oréal Paris just made history by featuring YouTuber Amena Khan, wearing her headscarf. It’s the first time a major mainstream hair campaign has featured a woman in a hijab.
L'Oreal Paris Makes Historic Hire With Hijab-Wearing Amena Khan In Hair Campaign
“How many brands are doing things like this? Not many," Khan told Vogue UK.
Nike Just Came Out With Its First Sports Hijab
“It’s a reminder to us Muslim women that we can achieve anything in the world."
Meet The First Ice Skater In The International Circuit To Compete In A Hijab
Zahra Lari is the first professional figure skater to compete internationally in a hijab. And she’s got her sights on the Olympics.
ferlistockphoto via Getty Images
Common Misconceptions About The Hijab
Omaya Zein sets the record straight on what exactly a hijab is.
Barbie Gets A Hijab
Mattel will release a new hijab-wearing Barbie that’s inspired by Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Courtesy Leah Vernon
This Fashion Blogger Is Black, Muslim, And Feminist AF
Leah Vernon dancing through the streets of Detroit is goals.
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
FROM OUR PARTNERS
What's Working: Purpose + Profit
The Power of Humanity
Difference Maker 100
Expert analysis and commentary to make sense of today's biggest stories.
Sign up here to have the best stories delivered straight to your inbox.
First-person essays, features, interviews and Q&As about life today.
Get breaking news alerts
Download our app
Go to mobile site