--------- AMP -----------
Wednesday , November 21 2018

Tag Archives: hijab

Omar, Tlaib 1st Muslim women in Congress

More diverse as elections break barriers of race and gender CHICAGO, Nov 7, (Agencies): A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. Both women – Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, …

Read More »

Role distribution

THE recent campaign organized by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs prompted women to wear the ‘hijab’ (veil). It was countered by a fierce campaign by thousands of local activists — non-profit organizations and independent activists who took to social media to tell their side of the story. The …

Read More »

Saudi women need not wear the abaya – Not must, declares cleric

DUBAI, Feb 10, (RTRS): Saudi women need not wear the abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith — a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom’s efforts towards modernisation. On his radio programme, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the …

Read More »

Scottish police ‘latest’ in Britain to allow hijab

LONDON, Aug 25, (AFP): Scotland’s police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow the hijab as an optional part of the uniform in an effort to encourage more ethnic minority recruits. London’s Metropolitan Police gave Muslim women on duty the option of wearing the hijab in 2001. …

Read More »

EU top court split on headscarf bans – ‘Unlawful direct discrimination’

LUXEMBOURG, July 13, (AFP): The EU’s top court faced a dilemma Wednesday after a top legal officer said it was discriminatory for a firm to tell an employee to remove a Muslim headscarf, contradicting an earlier opinion in a separate case. The latest case concerns a woman, Asma Bougnaoui, who …

Read More »

Muslim women debate safety of hijab – ‘Your life is more important than your dress’

NEW YORK, Dec 11, (AP): On the night of the California shootings, Asifa Quraishi-Landes sat on her couch, her face in her hands, and thought about what was ahead for her and other Muslim women who wear a scarf or veil in public. The covering, or hijab, often draws unwanted …

Read More »

‘Felony child abuse’ in family hijab anger

 COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov 30, (AP): A University of Missouri graduate teaching assistant is accused of grabbing a teenage family member by the hair and pulling her out of school because she wasn’t wearing a traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 53-year-old Youssif Omar was …

Read More »
Translate »