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Delaware City Apologizes After Muslim Kids Got Kicked Out of Pool

WILMINGTON, Delaware – The mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, has apologized in a public statement to two Muslim children who were kicked out of a public pool in what was regarded as discrimination. “We should be held accountable for what happened and how poorly we assessed this incident,” Mike Purzycki said in a statement cited by …

Can I Practice Swimming During Daytime in Ramadan?

Can I Practice Swimming During Daytime in Ramadan?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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. In this fatwa: If the swimmer thought that it wasn’t probable that water would reach his throat from the mouth, nose and ears then there is no harm …

Swiss Muslims Vow to Set Private Schools

Members of the Swiss Muslim community are rallying to create their own private schools a few days after Europe’s rights court ruling made mixed-gender swimming classes compulsory.

Court Forces Swiss Muslim Girls to Swim with Boys

Muslim parents will be forced to send their girls to mixed swimming classes with boys after Europe’s rights top court ruled against a Turkish-Swiss couple who argued the classes violated their beliefs.

Modesty, Swimming and the Burkini

Modesty, Swimming and the Burkini

I tested myself to see if I remembered different swimming styles. Once a swimmer, always a swimmer! It was an incredible afternoon, but one of the things I found so encouraging wearing my new burkini at the beach that day, was finding numerous other burkini wearers, too.

Why Can't Women Wear Something Revealing in Front of Other Women

Why Can't Women Wear Something Revealing in Front of Other Women?

Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam teaches an all-encompassing modesty, respect and bashfulness in thinking, speaking and acting. It is rather immodest for women to walk around nearly naked even in front of one another. That’s not modest. A woman’s full beauty and body are a …

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