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Female Musicians Are Taking The Veil
Why the garment with a rich symbolic history is popping up in pop culture thanks to artists like SZA, Bat for Lashes and Beyonce.
Burqa, Miter, Cowl, Veil
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.
Senior Lecture, History of Religious Ideas, U of CA Irvine
Might a person dress in style, perhaps even modestly, without Ready-To-Wear Piety, sans le Piété du Genre Prêt-à-Porter? It
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women
Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.
7 Things To Do Before You Say 'I Do'
For those brides-to-be who may still have a few steps to take before heading down the aisle, here are seven tips to help minimize unnecessary stress.
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Here's How Iranian Women Are Protesting Forced Hijab
"Facebook is our weapon," says their advocate, exiled journalist Masih Alinejad.
'Covering One's Face Does Not Render One Silent Or Stupid'
Zainab bint Younus
A goth, (steam)punk, wannabe-biker niqaabi feminist who may or...
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.
A Model for Moderate Muslims
Executive Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism
Continuing terrorism by Islamist radicals in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S has led numerous commentators to argue for solutions that nearly always involve revision of the foundations of the religion, especially the Quran.
Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Veils
The go-to guide for all things weddings
It all comes down to choosing the right veil. Think the waltz is just a dance step? The chapel only a place to say your vows? Could it really be that easy? Check our glossary to find out.
5 Wedding Veil Alternatives For Brides Who Think Outside The Box
Founder and CEO, Lover.ly
1. The crown Nothing says royalty more than a crown or tiara. This style is definitely for the hyper-feminine gal, and will
CULTURE & ARTS
Saudi Artist Photographs Daily Life From Behind A Veil
As Almaki's series progressed, the symbols associated with the veil changed shape. "When I started working on this project
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7 Unique Ways to Add Color to Your Wedding Dress
Fashion Designer, Artist, and Cruelty-Free Advocate.
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
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
A PhD Student and freelance writer
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 Discard Their Hijabs On Masih Alinejad's 'My Stealthy Freedom' Facebook Page
This page does not belong to any political group and the initiative reflects the concerns of Iranian women, who face legal
'Cloth' Video Art Piece By LSE Students Will Make You Question Your Assumptions About The Veil
Watch it above. c l o t h from Jacqui Sze on Vimeo. "cloth," a video art piece by London School of Economics students in
To Be or Not to Be Veiled
Writing & Editing Professional
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
Author of "Astoria Characters"
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
Independent News Source
She could create a video that expands on the song's lyrics by showcasing strong Muslim women, perhaps wearing a burqa or
Richard J. Rosendall
Contributor, Washington Blade
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.
CULTURE & ARTS
Don't You See, I'm Trying to Protect You?
Author & Activist
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?
STYLE & BEAUTY
Wedding Hair Accessories: 6 Ways To Top Off Your Bridal Hairdo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
From a studded barrette clipped into a side-part of loose waves to a flower headband that will dress up a simple ponytail
Women's Bodies Are Still the Subject of Dispute
Women's rights activist, journalist
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 Style in Iran
Independent TV & Radio Host, ex-BBC & Al Jazeera
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
Journalist and cyberflaneur
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.
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