Posts Tagged ‘hijab’

France is proud of its secularism. But struggles grow in this approach

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Secularism has been brought into the international spotlight by the ban on hijabs for French athletes at the upcoming Paris Olympics. France’s unique approach to “laïcité” — loosely translated as “secularism” — has been increasingly stirring controversy from schools to sports fields across the country. The struggle cuts to the core of how France approaches Read more

Malaysian singer Zizi Kirana ‘stressed out’ after getting bashed online for removing hijab

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Sabahan singer Zizi Kirana has politely requested for people to stop bashing her on social media after she decided to stop wearing the hijab. The 35-year-old had donned the headscarf during Ramadan this year but chose to remove it recently, telling mStar that she wasn’t ready for the commitment yet. She also admitted to feeling Read more

Five myths about hijab

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Hijab refers to a set of practices for a modest lifestyle. Some of these rules apply to women and some to men. When men wear tight T-shirts to show off their muscles, for instance, they are going against the Islamic notion of modesty. Read more

Playboy features woman wearing hijab

Friday, September 30th, 2016

For the first time ever, Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab. The magazine’s October issue includes an interview with 22-year-old journalist Noor Tagouri, who’s a reporter for online news outlet, Newsy. The accompanying photo shows a fully-clothed Tagouri wearing the traditional Muslim head scarf in front of a red, white and blue backdrop. Read more

Muslim schoolgirls in trouble for wearing headscarves

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A Methodist school in Fiji last week reprimanded a group of Muslim students for wearing religious headscarves to school. The  Church’s secretary for education, Waisake Ravatu, said the students were disciplined for breaking the school dress code rules. He said the school principal asked students to remove their headscarves last week Wednesday. Ravatu said all religious Read more

Catholic college won’t let Muslim students wear hijab

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

A Catholic college in the southern Philippines is refusing to allow its female Muslim students to wear a hijab veil. The school, run by the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, said: “Our origin is Roman Catholic and we cannot deviate from that origin. It is true we cater to students of different Read more