UK Hijab

There's a Hijabi in the New Season of 'Orange Is the New Black' - And She Is Awesome

Hanan Issa | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hanan Issa

She wasn't shown to be a zealot constantly praying or sharing words of wisdom with her fellow inmates. She read books not exclusively about Islam and even participated in a money-making scheme some of the other African-American inmates organised. She. Is. Normal. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to see a 'normal' Muslim on TV.

See 100 Years Of Hijab Fashion In One Minute

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Style

A video series is chronicling different hijab styles throughout history. Website MuslimGirl has released two videos so far, showing 100 years of hijab...

If Muslim Women's Clothing Makes Them Consenting Slaves, who are Their Slave Masters?

Shohana Khan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Shohana Khan

So I have a final plea to such individuals - if we, Muslim women, decide to continue with our self-inflicted slavery, would you at least please let us be? As the only individuals trying to tug the chains on our supposed shackled necks it seems, has been you.

Your Bigotry Enslaves You

Fariha Khan | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Dear Rossignol With all due respect who gave you the right to speak on my behalf when you said There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], th...

Speaking To The Uniqlo Designer Bringing Hijab Fashion To The UK

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Style

Uniqlo's first range of hijab and headscarves launches in the UK on Friday 18 March. The new collection of modest fashion has been created in collabor...

Muslim Women Are Being Offered New 'Dignity Gowns' At Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

Female patients are being offered new 'multi-faith dignity gowns' following complaints that traditional gowns violate the rules of Islam. The Royal...

Artist Uses Makeup And Her Hijab To Transform Into Disney Characters

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Style

A makeup artist has combined artistic wizardry with her extensive hijab collection to transform herself into various Disney and comic book characters....

Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty? HijUp Unveiled at London Fashion Week

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Style
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors.

Muslim Teen Who Wants To Be First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina Just Landed A Scholarship To Dance School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager whose dream it is to be the first hijab-wearing ballerina has just landed a scholarship to go to dance school after trying to raise ...

Muslim Women Are Traditionally Submissive, Yes, But Only to God

Fariha Khan | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Yesterday saw a Twitterstorm with #TraditionallySubmissive trending. This was in response to comments made by a Downing Street adviser that the Prime Minister David Cameron thinks that Muslim women are traditionally submissive. It got Twitter going. It was good to see people reacting to this, both, Muslim and non-Muslim. There were some really funny tweets, which proved that submissive or not, Muslim women do have a very good sense of humour.

Response of an Immigrant Muslim Woman

Fariha Khan | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

I understand governments need to tackle radicalisation and extremism. I understand that they have a difficult task on their hands. But please try and find real reasons behind these acts instead of making a scapegoat out of an immigrant Muslim woman like me.

My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil

Rabina Khan | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

A long time ago, my father taught me that there is one identity that surpasses all others - the human identity. Both, in terms of us as individuals, and in terms of how we relate to one another as one people. If there is to be any leading British value, it should be the freedom to express that identity in the way we choose.

Dolce & Gabbana Launch Hijab Range For Muslim Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Style

Dolce & Gabbana has released its first ever collection of hijabs and abayas (the full length dresses often worn by Muslim women). The lookbook was ...

Myth-Busting Muslims: A Conversation With Professor Reina Lewis

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Style
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Fed up with being depicted as out-dated and oppressed, a group of young American Muslim women created a video. In which they painted a picture of a colourful, vibrant Islam. A picture of their reality.

A Hijabi Londoner in Calais: A Refuge

Ayisha Malik | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Ayisha Malik

Let's face it, it's a bit of a shit time for everyone: hijabi, non-hijabi, Muslim, non-Muslim alike. Everyone feels like they have to look over their shoulder for fear of some kind of knife-wielding, tube-pushing, bomb-blowing attack. We are living on the edge of social anxiety.

Muslim Student Punched In The Face In Birmingham City Centre For 'Wearing A Hijab'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager was punched in the face in broad daylight for "wearing a hijab", and the attack in Birmingham has left the student too scared to wal...

A Hijabi Londoner in Paris

Ayisha Malik | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Ayisha Malik

Since the horrific attacks last Friday I've seriously been thinking about what my hijab means. I first wore it because I believed it was the spiritual thing to do. After many years, a little more knowledge and a diverse group of friends I wonder how spiritual the practice actually is.

Visiting the Middle East as a Western Woman

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Having never traveled to the Middle East before, I was a little unsure about what to expect from a holiday to Jordan. My research findings ranged from women on their own being ignored (a woman in a cafe not being served for two hours) to people being incredibly friendly and welcoming.

7 Beautiful Modern Ways To Wear Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Style

Want some simple, yet stunning tutorials for wearing hijab? Buzzfeed are here to help with their latest video featuring one woman and seven gorgeou...

2015: The Year the Mainstream Woke Up to Muslim Fashion?

Professor Reina Lewis | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Style
Professor Reina Lewis

With Londoner Mariah Idrissi featured in a hijab on the H&M 'close the loop' recycling campaign video, it seems that everyone wants the Muslim fashionistas. Marketers have woken up to Ramadan as a potential parallel to Christmas - another festival that can be commercialised once brands realise that Muslim women often buy new clothes to wear or to gift at holiday time.

H&M's Muslim Model On Hijabs, Modesty And Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style

H&M's Close The Loop campaign made headlines for all the right reasons this month. The brand famously featured models of all ages, races, body types a...

Does The Hijab Have A Place At London Fashion Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Style

Watch All The London Fashion Week Shows Live-Streamed Here More and more people are speaking out about the issue of diversity at London Fashion Wee...

Distressing CCTV Footage Shows Brutal Attack On Woman Wearing Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

Shocking CCTV video footage has been released of an attack on a 16-year-old girl on an east London street. Tasneem Kabir was punched in the head a...

Muslim Schoolgirls Designed Their Own Amazing Basketball Uniforms

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Style

When religious custom meets basketball, traditional clothing can be a problem. A team of young Muslim women have designed new uniforms that allow t...

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.