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After Mixed Swimming Row, Swiss Muslims Vow to Set Private Schools

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

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.

Promoting Sports Among Your Children

The world today is running on ecstatic energy from watching the Olympic Games in Rio. People in their millions are switching on their televisions to watch an array of different sports. Rarely do we ever find the whole world with their eyes glued to the same activities as we see happening during the Olympic Games. …

Besides the clothing issue, I found that merging my Muslim identity with my American identity was much easier than I had thought it would be.

My First Summer as a New Muslim

Coming from the land of 10,000 lakes means that being on the beach or boating is a part of local culture. While all of my friends and family were in their summer clothing, I still covered my arms and legs, and I could never find a good answer to all of their questions.

I believe that if you choose with a clear understanding of moderation, that you can find a combination from available burkini styles that balances religious practices and modesty.

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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