UK Hijab

Muslim Women Reveal What It's Like To Wear A Hijab In The US

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

American Muslim women have spoken out about the extreme reactions they’ve witnessed to wearing a Hijab in public, including being held at gunpoint a...

Muslim Fashion Blogger Creates Range Of Hijabs For All Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Style

A Birmingham-based fashion blogger has designed a range of hijabs catering to all skin tones. Habiba Da Silva (centre, in the image below) created the...

Woman Turns Her Hijab Into Amazing Harley Quinn Costume

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Style

Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’ is officially one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2016, but a new take on the Margot Robbie-inspired loo...

A Letter To Noor Tagouri

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sufiya Ahmed

The storm will eventually die down, InshaAllah, and by the time it does you will have gained new ideas that otherwise might not have crossed your path. It is within this perspective that I hope you will consider my reasons for entering this debate. I am writing to you not because I share your faith, but because I share your gender.

Noor Tagouri And Playboy: Through Another Lens

Khadija Ahmed | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Khadija Ahmed

What saddened me about this whole controversy is that most of the people criticising Tagouri's interview where ones totally oblivious to the actual content, of it which had nothing to do with what Playboy is famously known for. They were fuming at the mere fact that the word 'hijabi' and 'Playboy' were being used in the same sentence.

The Acceptance Of Hijab, Just Won't Happen Through The Catwalk

Shohana Khan | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Shohana Khan

New York Fashion Week's collection by Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan, did not just cause ripples of excitement in the fashion world, but in the perh...

Women's Running Magazine Features Woman In Hijab On Front Cover For First Time

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Rahaf Khatib is the first woman to grace the cover of Women’s Running magazine wearing a hijab. The six-time marathon runner and mum-of-three has ap...

NYFW Show Brings Hijabs To The Catwalk In The Most Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Style

Wednesday 14 September was a big day in the history of New York Fashion Week. Not only was it the first time an Indonesian designer had been included ...

Glasgow Dentist’s Hijab Set On Fire As She Shopped In New York City

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

A Scottish tourist wearing a hijab had the sleeve of her blouse set alight in New York, just hours before the city commemorated the victims lost in 9/...

France's Ban On The Burkini Is A Problem For Humanity Not Just Muslim Women

Hanan Issa | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Hanan Issa

Whether you agree with the concept of hijab, burkinis, or modest wear in general is beside the point. Every woman should be allowed to consent to reveal or cover her own body. Her choice. Not an armed police guard and not a town Mayor's.

Muslim Fencer Wears a Hijab - You Won't Believe What Happens Next!

Zubin Madon | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport
Zubin Madon

A Muslim woman made history by wearing a hijab at the Olympics, while representing (one of the) the greatest secular democracies on the planet, where nobody is whipped or imprisoned for immodest dressing.

The Hijab: More Than Just a Piece of Cloth

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The hijab worn by Muslim women is still regarded by many as a problematic ideological symbol; thereby making many women vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, and violence. Islamophobia that is spreading in some parts of the world should be scrapped because, as a religion, Islam is the same as other dominant religions in the world; namely, one that respects differences. Would it not be boring if everyone was uniform in their beliefs?

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 ...