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Despite Islamophobia, Modest Fashion Is Now More Popular Than Ever

“There’s no such thing as a feminist who supports the hijab”. This was the title of an article published by the International Business Times in 2016. No doubts. You’ve surely came across such headlines already once. Islamophobia has been on the rise these last years in the western world, may it be in the US …

Why Do Some Muslim Countries Ban Hijab

Why Do Some Muslim Countries Ban Hijab?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam Anon,  Thank you very much for contacting About Islam with your question.  Also, thank you for your concerns regarding freedom of faith and how Muslim women should exercise their rights in full freedom. I think that the misunderstanding comes …

Muslim Woman

Must a Muslim Woman Be Dressed in Black?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.  In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner! Thank you for this question, which reflects a true desire to learn more about Islam and its guidance and to live …

Hijabi Works Out to Clear Misconceptions

Hijabi Goes All Out to Clear Misconceptions

As many women see wearing a hijab in today’s America is a hard decision, Elhum Oskui is battling misconceptions about her hijab and religion every day when she goes to work out at Oregon State University’s Dixon Recreation Center.

Hijab Stuns Audience in NYC Fashion Week

Hijab Stuns Audience in NYC Fashion Week

For the second season, models walking on New York fashion week runway in hijab have dazzled attendants at the prestigious annual event, proving the success of Islamic fashion in the international market.

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When Hijab is Aggressively Taken Off

As-salamu `alaykum, sister. It must have been a very difficult situation for your daughter, may Allah protect and bless Muslim children everywhere. It is from difficulties that we hope to develop strength. A lot of children are bullied for so many reasons, but, al hamdu-lillah, the reason your daughter was bullied was an honorable one. …

I’m basically going to show you a character on the screen and you’re going to decide whether the character is mahram or not.

What is a Mahram?

Mahram is basically those relatives or family members that are so close to you that you are never ever allowed to marry them. So that could be by blood relationships, meaning people like your father, brother (I’m taking it from female point of view). Also it could be by marriage, people like your father in law…

Until I discovered Islam, I knew almost nothing about it. I say discovered because the “Islam” that I had always heard about through the mass media was not true Islam.

I Misunderstood Islam Due to Media Image

I was not yet a Muslim but the articles were so outrageous that I sent a letter to the editor in defense of Islam. I became curious about Islam. I re-read some articles I had picked up several months earlier from the MSA Islam Awareness Week display at my university…

Family Dislikes My Conversion and My Hijab

Family Dislikes My Conversion and My Hijab: What Should I Do?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear sister in Islam, thanks very much for your question, and we invoke the Almighty to grant you strong faith and to grant you happiness …



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