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World Hijab Day (Special Coverage)


On Sunday, February 1, thousands of Muslim and non-Muslim women from around the world will wear hijab to mark what is internationally known as World Hijab Day. The event, planned for the second consecutive year, is aimed to shed light on hijab as a human right for Muslim women. It also serves as a protest call against Islamophobia and targeted ...

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Muslim pageant in Indonesia aims to challenge the status quo

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An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in the finale of a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia on Friday, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. The women, who include a doctor and a computer scientist, are set to parade in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the contest in ...

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Muslim women strive against poverty in India

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By: Altaf Ahmad The 18-year-old Muslim helps support her diabetic mother, father and five siblings by working as a maid while also taking free vocational classes at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). “I can’t think of having a comfortable life until I graduate or learn some skills so that I get a good job to feed my family. ...

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Female Scholars and Preachers in Islam

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One of the biggest problems facing religion today is modern relevance. For many people of faith, this means coming to terms with reforming their religion to fit modern times by dismissing or “re-interpreting” scripture. The beauty of Islam among religions is in its universality, its compatibility with science, and its versatile legal tradition which remains relevant across times and cultures. ...

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Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament


OnIslam & News Agencies Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00 ATHENS – A hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming European Parliament elections, hoping to prevent anti-Muslim discrimination and ensure equality for the religious minority. "I have been nominated from the Eco Green Party Greece – the ecological political party that ...

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Abercrombie & Fitch Violated Federal Law by Firing a Muslim Woman for Wearing a Head Scarf, Judge Rules


Source: Company claimed the headscarf violated their "Look Policy" marketing strategy. September 9, 2013  |     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – Abercrombie & Fitch violated federal law by firing a Muslim woman for wearing a head scarf as her religion requires, a federal judge has ruled. As a Muslim woman, Umme-Hani Khan wears a head scarf, also known as a ...

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London, UK – The largest Muslim Women’s Conference in Europe took place on Sunday 23rd June 2013 in London, UK. “Seeds of Change”, organised by the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA). Giving some of the most influential Muslim women in the UK an unprecedented platform, this dynamic one-day conference – created by women for women – inspired, educated and energised ...

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