“Cute picture,” the since-deleted Facebook comment read, “should be on the cover of Camels are us.
"Beauty doesn’t have a definition, everyone is beautiful in their own way regardless of their weight, race, colour or shape."
" I was an ignorant bigot who believed everything the media said," says Kaya Gravitter, "since I’d never met a Muslim or went searching for what I believe the religion’s core values really are: peace, love, and generosity."
When Jennifer Hyatt told officers at a detention center that she was a practicing Muslim woman and, based on her faith, could not be seen by other men without her hijab, one of them allegedly said, “Not in here, you’re not.”
Talking about politics is a risky move for any celebrity but the Hadid sisters have always been open about their beliefs. Speaking to Elle straight after the protest, Bella Hadid explained why it was so important to her and her family: “I come from a really diverse background.
Did you know that a selfie containing zero nudity can be removed by Instagram? Muslim woman Miski Muse found out the hard way when a mirror selfie of her fully clothed was taken down by the photo-sharing platform. Instagram agreed with the “inappropriate” tag and subsequently removed the photo.
Tommy Hilfiger is clearly smitten with Gigi Hadid. In fact, the designer is so full of love for the 21-year-old model that he thinks she could be the key to peace between the US and the Middle East. Gigi has just appeared on the cover of Vogue Arabia wearing a hijab that evidently has caused a little backlash.
Last year, we paid particular attention to 22-year-old Muslim fashion blogger Habiba Da Silva for designing a hijab range suitable for all skin tones.And while her work and blog is truly refreshing and cutting edge, she’s far from the only hijab-wearing fashion blogger that we should be due giving attention.Here are some of the best out there to keep an eye on, in celebration of World Hijab Day on February 1.Muslim blogger designs hijab range for all skin tonesGirls, borrow clothes from the boys: How to wear stylish men’s clothing with a hijabThis Sikh Instagram star is changing the face of fashion blogging
Muslim women and their families have taken to Twitter to express fear for themselves and others, telling women not to wear the veil for their safety and recounting messages from others warning them to do the same.
Supposedly introduced to protect women from oppressive practices, the ban has resulted in women being ordered by police to remove their swimwear in public, and fined for wearing covering clothing on beaches. It shows how illogical it is that individual items of clothing can be worn (legally) individually by a woman, but how as soon as they’re worn in combination, the outfit is breaking the law.
An 18-year-old Muslim student in Germany can no longer legally wear the veil that aligns with her religious beliefs, according to the U.K.’s Independent. When her school, the Sophie Scholl Evening Gymnasium, prohibited her from wearing the garment to class, the teen tried to sue — but her appeal was struck down by a German court after the case was taken to an administrative court in Osnabrück.
France is known for its controversial attitude towards niqābs and face-covering veils designed for Muslim women. The burkini is basically body-covering (but not face-covering) swimwear for Muslim women who wish to cover up up while swimming. Its status in France has caused occasional debates before, but just recently, three towns (Villeneuve-Loubet, Cannes and Sisco on the island of Corsica) have banned it.
Hijab style is having a moment: In January Dolce & Gabbana became one of the first designer labels to release a collection of hijabs and abayas, earlier this year we reported on the ‘Hijarbie’ the hijab wearing Barbie making it big on Instagram and Saman Munir the fashion blogger creating a stir for her modern take on hijab styling. The High Street brand have teamed up with Muslim fashion designer and blogger, Hana Tajima to create a hugely wearable range of hijabs, tops, jackets, trousers, skirts, dresses, and kebayas (traditional dress-style tunics) in fun patterns and luxe fabrics with a slick modern twist. It’s about how someone interprets that for themselves,” Tajima said in an interview with Uniqlo.
With her big blue eyes and flowing blonde locks, Barbie’s long been the symbol of what an attractive woman is supposed to look like. Instagrammer Haneefah Adam, 24, is on a mission to inspire young muslim girls via her Hijarbie account, which sees modestly-dressed Barbie-style dolls donning the hijab.