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Is H&M’s first Muslim model a positive move into the mainstream?

This post was written by guest contributor Shereen Malherbe (@malherbegirl).Mariah Idrissi is the first female Muslim model to feature in an H&M advertisement. The advert describes her look as ‘chic’ and Mariah definitely looks chic. Most are applauding this diverse and inclusive step from the world’s second largest retailer for representing Muslim women in the fashion world. The fashion industry is changing…or is it?Muslim women have their own views and as the global Muslim popul … [Read more...]

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Sara Niroobakhsh "illustrates with artistry the ongoing conflict between the desires and ambitions of Iranian women stripped of agency in a man’s world."Bake Off winner Nadiya has "done more for British Muslim women than politicians"Puteri Hasannah Karunia is a popular Indonesian fashion blogger trying to change stereotypes of muhajjabas.77 female lecturers sue Cairo University President, Gaber Nassar, for banning niqab among staffDeeyah Khan writes that "women in the Muslim wo … [Read more...]

Not Between Her and Allah: Hijab-shaming in Malaysia

Hijab-shaming is a favourite activity for some Muslims, both on-and offline. In fact, just last month I attended a religious class where the teacher spent a good half hour doing just that (I had to stop going for my mental health).While meeting up with a girlfriend last week, she regaled me with the details of a religious class where the female teacher showed examples of “improper hijab” from a selection of hijabi Instagram users – young women who were obviously oblivious to the use of their … [Read more...]

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In Montreal, teenagers knocked a pregnant Mulslim woman to the ground by grabbing her hijab. Some have linked the attack to anti-Muslim bigotry fuelled by the federal debate over the place of the niqab in Canadian citizenship ceremonies.Statistics released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) points out that "Muslim female participation in the workforce is significantly lower in comparison to that of their Jewish, Christian and Druze counterparts."How can a Muslim woman be a … [Read more...]

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A year after she was elected as the Female Muslim MP in Malawi parliament, Aisha Mambo has vowed to use her new role to advocate for a larger representation of Muslim women in the country.Leading Muslim Organization Campaigns for Women-Friendly Mosques, calling on mosques across the country to be more inclusive of women.Nearly all women in Egypt, whose population is 90% Muslim, wear a veil. So it would seem foolish for any Egyptian business to exclude covered women. Yet that is exactly … [Read more...]

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Muslim women in Morocco are demanding a female-only beach so they can enjoy the summer weather without having to worry about keeping their bodies covered.A progressive Mumbai-based Muslim women's group has published a survey whose findings are so stark that they should, finally, put an end to any further debate on the urgent need to reform the Muslim Personal Law in order to protect women from its continued abuse.Officials have told the BBC that contrary to recent announcements, the … [Read more...]

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A recent study has shown the number of Saudi women who do not marry young has shot up to four million, more than double the number five years ago, because apparently Saudi women prioritize employment and education over early marriage.A reader of The Arab American News, who had stopped at a traffic light with the Muslim biker, sent a photo to the newspaper. It was taken at an angle that did not reveal the woman's identity, but still captured the fact that she wore a hijab. The photo stirred … [Read more...]


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