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Ethiopia Appoints First Hijabi Muslim Defense Minister

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including a hijabi Muslim defense minister. “This is to show respect to the women for all the contribution they have made to the country,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told lawmakers in the capital, Addis Ababa, Bloomberg …

Defying Odds, Visually-Impaired Hijabi Thrives as Boxer

‘I’m a Muslim woman, I’m visually impaired and I’m a boxer’ GLASGOW – Despite the fact that Sannah Hussain was born with weak muscles and serious visual impairment, the fit, strong Muslim woman has a steely determination to succeed in the boxing ring. “I’ve always been an active person regardless of my vision, regardless of …

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Hijab And Inferiority Complex: Setting Myself Free

When I first ditched the headscarf, the simplest way to describe hijab, I had a sense of temporary satisfaction for I believed I was entitled to freedom of choice. Nevertheless, it was a choice against my conscience, which at the same time was fighting, for its right.

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Why Does My Daughter Hate Her Hijab?

“Oh, God.” These were the words of one young girl when asked how she feels about the hijab. At the tender age of 15, she is fighting the uphill struggle most teenage girls face; her parents want her to wear the hijab and she doesn’t. It is the common battle of wills between teen girl …

The Ultimate Guide to Modest Swimwear & Hijabi Beach Essentials

Going to the beach as a hijabi? Here’s a guide for everything you need! From burkinis to lounge reading to breathable hijabs, we’ve got you covered (pun intended)! 1. A sturdy beach bag and towel Back to the beach for a little vit-Sea ⛱⛱⛱ #BeachBum #IslandLife #HHaroundtheworld #Bali A post shared by Haute Hijab (@hautehijab) …

Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat

Hijabi’s Guide to Surviving Summer Heat

It’s that time of the year again when the sun is shining and everyone is outside enjoying the gorgeous weather. But for hijabis, such a hot weather would be a challenge especially when it’s humid. It’s not easy to stay fully covered in hot Summer days we have to admit. However, we got some tricks to deal …

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An American Non-Muslim Hijabi Shares Her Story

I am an American non-Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab. Yes, you did read that correctly! I am not conducting an experiment on what the hijab is like or trying to explore the lives of Muslims. I have made a permanent life decision to only show my face and hands while in …

First Hijabi Referee Makes History in the UK

LONDON – As the football season draws to a close, Jawahir Roble has made history, becoming the first female Muslim referee in the UK, and she also wears hijab. “When I first turned up to the match you could hear some boys just giggling, “No way she is the ref?! no!”,” Roble, who is commonly …

Hijabi Woman Runs for Provincial Elections in Quebec

QUEBEC, Montreal – A hijabi woman has announced plans to run in Quebec fall provincial elections, making her the first Muslim woman donning the religious headwear to run in the eastern Canadian district. “For the past 10 years in Quebec, Muslim women have been a big part of the political discussion – somewhat against their …

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How to Get Your Daughter to Wear Hijab in 12 Steps

Recently I was at a ladies-only event, but since it was held in a public venue, many of the women remained covered just in case a random man walked in. At some point, I ended up sitting near a couple of older sisters whom I had never met.  For several minutes they sat silently and …



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