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Switzerland Rejects Proposed Niqab Ban

Switzerland Rejects Proposed Niqab Ban

ZURICH – The Swiss government opposed on June 27 a grassroots campaign for a ban on facial coverings in public that will prompt a binding referendum, The Express Tribune reported. The Swiss cabinet said individual cantons should decide on the matter, which nevertheless will go to a nationwide vote under Switzerland’s federal system of direct …

Hijab OK’d for Muslim Barred from Call to Bar

Hijab OK’d for Muslim Barred from Call to Bar

LAGOS – A female law student barred from Nigeria’s call to bar in 2017 for wearing the Muslim head covering has been asked to attend the 2018 ceremony. Anadolu Agency reported on June 21. Firdaus Amasa was denied access to the call to bar ceremony in Abuja, the capital city of the Muslim West African …

Unveiled Women

Is Hijab an Insult to Unveiled Women?

Short Answer: Islam was revealed with a set of orders to its believers concerning their clothes, food, way of praying, places to go for pilgrimage, and so on. It is clear in the Quran that obeying such orders is the way to the kingdom of Heaven for the Muslims who received these orders in their book, …

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

I had been Muslim three months and I wore my scarf outside of work and then took it off for work out of fear of what they would say. I realize now that this was wrong, but it was how I coped with things at the time.

Helping My Non-Muslim Mom Understand Hijab

Helping My Non-Muslim Mom Understand Hijab

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you so much for this question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is very thoughtful of you to explain these issues adequately to your Mom. May Allah help you articulate matters clearly, and may He help her see the wisdom, beauty and peace that is in all the teachings of …

The Why of Hijab

The Why of Hijab

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 a lot for your question which reflects your care to have a clear view of the teachings of Islam. Allah commands Muslims to refer to people …

A Letter to the Culture That Raised Me

I’m a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So I won’t worship your beauty standards, and I don’t submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher.

How Important Is the Hijab

How Important Is the Hijab?

Salam Dear Saskia, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I also thank you for your trust and hoping that I can provide you with a suitable answer about hijab. I also assure you that I am ready to interact with you about this topic through my e-mail, which I will provide …

Balance between Fashion and Hijab

Balance between Fashion and Hijab

Salam Dear Hinna, Thank you for your interesting questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. Recently, hijab has been the subject of much controversy and debate, especially since the French government decided to ban hijab and other religious “symbols” from public schools. Everyone wants to know what’s hijab all about? Your questions bring up many important …

Praying and Fasting Enough... No Need For Hijab

Praying and Fasting Enough... No Need For Hijab?!

Salam Dear Sara, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. If I understand your question correctly, you are now living in an Arab country and have been wearing hijab for two years. Your mother is pressuring you not to wear hijab, even where you are now. And, of course, she doesn’t want …



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