UK Hijab

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 29.09.2015 | UK Style

More and more people are speaking out about the issue of diversity at London Fashion Week, and now one brand is keen to start a discussion about featu...

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 22.06.2015 | 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.

The World's First Workout-Friendly Hijab Is Here

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Kickstarter project for the world's first climate adapting hijab has raised £8,500 in just three days, smashing the original £3,270 target. Thr...

World Hijab Day 2015: Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

When I wore the hijab there was nothing unusual that happened to me and nothing very different that I experienced while going about my day - most of the time I forgot it was there. I realised that it was more of an experience for myself, rather than an experience to judge the reactions of other people towards me.

What It's Really Like To Wear A Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hijabs have been in the news yet again this week after Michelle Obama refused to cover her head on a visit to Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama...

Rich Kids Of Tehran Shows A Very Different Side Of Iran

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

A controversial Instagram account purporting to show the affluent lifestyles of young men and women in Iran's capital has emerged. Rich Kids Of Te...

Why I Wore a Hijab for a Week

Kate Leaney | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaney

I stand in solidarity with the Muslim community because some of the greatest examples of love, hospitality and compassion have been modelled to me by good friends who happen to also be Muslim, but unfortunately this is not the view of Islam or its followers that is championed through our media sources of late.

Louise Ridley

Iranian President's Tweet Has Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has made history by tweeting this image of an award-winning Iranian-born mathematician with her hair "uncovered" with...

Hijabs: University's Last Taboo?

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University has long had a reputation for being a diverse and tolerant environment, but when it comes to religious wear, and particularly the hijab, st...

Police Release Man Held Over Saudi Student Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

These are the haunting last images of tragic student Nahid Almanea, just minutes before she was brutally stabbed to death in what police fear was a ta...

Jessica Elgot

'Victim Blaming' Or 'Hijab Rethink'? Author Sparks Fury With Tweet About Murdered Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Campaigners have attacked suggestions from a prominent political commentator that Muslim women should not wear the hijab because of the threat of viol...