UK Hijab

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 | 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 | 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...

My Hijab and I: One Year Later

Aemun Reza | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aemun Reza

The main thing I've loved about my Hijab is how people have managed to treat me both differently and the same. I say this mainly in reference to boys, I find that guys still treat me as the same old Aemun that they knew before and yet at the same time they have that bit of respect, to not touch me, to keep a slight bit of distance and sometimes, in extreme cases, to lower their gaze.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Comes Out In Support Of Pharrell. Sort Of

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has seemingly waded into the debate surrounding the arrest of a group of Iranians for recreating a tribute to Pharrel...

Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Arrested For 'Happy' Tribute Video

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Comes Out In Support Of Pharrell. Sort Of A group of Iranians have reportedly been arrested after creating...

PICTURES: Iranian Women Enjoy 'Stealthy' Freedoms By Removing The Hijab In Facebook Group

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Iranian women are posting photos of themselves without the hijab on a new Facebook page launched to share “stealthy” moments of freedom from the v...

Why I Created the #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist Hashtag

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...

Most Muslims Don't Like Women To Dress Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The burqa has little to no support in any Muslim country, with the vast majority believing women should only cover their hair and not their faces, a n...

The Hip-and-Happening Online Disagreement About the #Mipsterz Video

Nabila Pathan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

In trying to figure out whether the women depicted in the video are cool or whether cool is degrading/objectifying the Muslim female identity, we're clearly in a spin this week.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

Jessica Elgot

Women Most Likely To Be Targets Of Islamophobia | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Muslim women are more likely to be targets for Islamophobia than men, with 80% targeted for wearing the hijab, a new study has found The University...

Muslim School Claims Unfair Treatment Over Hijab Complaints

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school which discriminated against women and required staff to cover their hair has said it is seeking legal advice over the way it has ...

Blanket Ban of Niqab Not Necessary

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I am definitely against the niqab for a variety of reasons: Many people see it as a visual proof of subordination of females. People in the United Kingdom see it as a rejection of British culture and refusal to integrate. One is tempted to ask why they don't choose to live in an Islamic country and enjoy their Hijabs and Niqabs unhindered and unnoticed.

Teachers Protest 'Hijab Dress Code' At Muslim Free School

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school has reportedly insisted staff, including non-Muslims, sign new contracts insisting they wear hijabs. The Derby Telegraph repor...

#LFW Dominated by the Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

We're not always going to understand everything straight away and we don't always need to, celebrate difference and appreciate the fact that it exists in Britain. To live in a tolerant society is not to stamp down but it's to be able to accept those exact things when they're not harming you.

There Is No Compulsion in Islam to Wear the Niqab

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

If the accusation is that the banning of the niqab goes against religious freedom, the foremost question must be whether the niqab itself has any kind of theological basis. Until now there has been no compelling evidence to suggest that it has, and this is what appears to have got lost in the debate.

Calls For Nick Clegg To Wear The Veil In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy

A majority of Liberal Democrats support the wearing of the veil in public when it comes to Nick Clegg, a new survey shows. The poll of Lib Dem memb...

An Open Letter to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Like It or Not, Niqab Ban Is Racist

Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj

Dear Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to your recent article in the Independent addressing the topic of veiled Muslim women. The fact that such views were given space in the Independent is disappointing enough, but that they were made out as some sort of defence of Islam (the right kind of course, "progressive Islam") is even worse.

'Some Things Can't Be Covered': Saudi Arabia's First Anti-Domestic Abuse Advert

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first anti-domestic abuse advert. The advert features a hijab-clad woman – with just her eyes visibl...