Written by Husain Al-Qadi Egyptians often see themselves, understandably, as the hub of the ancient world and as the cultural and intellectual capital of the Arab and Muslim world. This sense of pride, in the last few weeks, was lifted into the clouds (and, for some, dipped in the mud) with the triumphant arrival of [...]
Posts Tagged ‘hijab’
This week’s Home Office review into the sexualisation of childhood makes grim but essential reading.
An Egyptian television presenter was allowed back on air after a six-year ban for wearing a hijab.
Who is more likely to suffer from depression, a teenager in shalwar kameez and a scarf, or the one in western clothes?
Muslim women are increasingly the subjects of study and scrutiny. Currently, we fascinate the world to such a degree that every fold in our hijab is recorded. How flattering!
The impending lifting of the ban on hijabs at Turkish universities has stripped bare the thinly veiled (apologies for the pun) hypocrisy which governs "democracy" in the Muslim world.
As the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments about “Sharia law” continue to grab all the major headlines, the Turkish government has approved two consituational ammendments which will allow women to wear “traditional” headscarves in universities.
All this talk about empowering women and giving them a greater freedom of choice to do as they please seems to be mere lip service when it comes to the freedom of choice women have over wearing hijab or niqab.
A hijabi as my neighbour? No thank you! said a third of over 600 Americans. They'd rather have us in another place. Thankfully, the other two thirds would be happier to have us living next door.
Gone are the days when the hijab was seen as a garb for strange, old aunty-gees. Surprisingly for some (and worryingly for others) in the past decade we’ve witnessed increasing numbers of Muslim women wearing head scarves, notably the educated and the young.