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Un-Hijab - Hiding Identity or Adapting Change?

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Hijab 

shawlsA recent editorial published in Khaleejtimes.com fuels the debate again between those of us who respect the “hijab” as our identity and those of us who want to simply be our “normal selves”. The editorial by an American Muslim convert highlights the Ahadeeth (sayings) of the prophet (saws) regarding women who decide to chose an alternate path to modesty as prescribed in Islam.

The issue I believe is not that whether women who choose not to wear the Hijab or dress modestly understan...


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What does Islamophobia, Breast cancer and Hijab have in common?

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Hijab 

hijabEveryone knows that Muslims, especially those living in North American and European countries have faced a lot of discrimination after the events of 9/11. Muslim women for example have constantly been criticized in the media and elsewhere about the Hijab and their Islamic lifestyles in general. While Muslims have reacted and responded to such discrimination in many ways, the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) decided to take a different approach on October 26th, 2007.  

The Canadian Islamic C...


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Hijab Wars - Redefining Islam and Struggle of Muslim Ideologies

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Hijab 
20 Million — According to many estimates, that’s the number of Muslims in Turkey, who oppose the wearing of hijab by Muslim women in universities and schools.

Heeding to that support and in respect of the “secular principles”, Turkey today has a ban on wearing Hijab in universities and schools. The ban has been in place for a few years.

Very recently however, the Turkish government led by Prime Minister Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party in association with the Nationalist ...


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