Opinion

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

The latest ECJ ruling limits religious people - especially Muslim women - to being behind the scenes in the workplace.

Shelina Janmohamed

by Shelina Janmohamed

Shelina Janmohamed

Europe

Muslims decry EU court ruling banning religious symbols

Hijab targeted as court rules workplace bans on political and religious symbols are not discriminatory.

Hijab

Banning hijabs in the EU's workplace

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers may, under certain circumstances, ban religious clothing.

Banning hijabs in the EU's workplace

Middle East

Turkey allows female army officers to wear headscarf

In break from strict secular past, defence ministry allows female officers to cover their heads with plain headscarves.

Female officers allowed to wear headscarves

Human Rights

Czech court rejects suit over school veil ban

A Prague court rules in favour of a nursing school that banned a Somali refugee student from wearing a headscarf.

Czech court rejects suit over school veil ban

Hijab

What the hijab means to me

From Nigeria to Uruguay, women share their thoughts and feelings about the hijab.

What the hijab means to me

REWIND

The Veil

Why do some women decide to wear the veil, while others opt to keep their hair and faces uncovered?

US & Canada

Canada allows female mounted police to wear hijab

The iconic uniform is updated "to better reflect the diversity" in Canada and boost recruitment of Muslim women.

Canada allows female mounted police to wear hijab

Opinion

Hello and welcome to the hijabi Olympics

How about focusing on the sport instead of commenting on hijab-wearing athletes?

Rachel Shabi

by Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

France

French minister shocks with Muslim veil-slavery comment

Outrage as women's rights minister says those wearing Muslim headdress are like "Negroes" who accepted slavery.

French minister shocks with Muslim veil-slavery comment

Social media

Satire as wearing hijab is labelled 'passive terrorism'

Social media mocks US military research paper suggesting veil is linked to extremism following report.

Satire as wearing hijab is labelled 'passive terrorism'

Human Rights

Hijab-wearing women react to Bosnia court ban

Women employed in judicial institutions can no longer wear the hijab to work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hijab-wearing women react to Bosnia court ban

Arts & Culture

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Muslim fashion designers reflect on a rapidly growing industry.

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Islam

UK: Bake-offs, hijabs, and attacks against Muslim women

Headscarves have become more prominent in the UK, and Islamophobic assaults on women wearing them are on the rise.

UK: Bake-offs, hijabs, and attacks against Muslim women

International Women's Day

Sweden's 'hijabista': Selling Muslim fashion

Swedish fashion designer Iman Aldebe is leading a modest fashion revolution.

Sweden's 'hijabista': Selling Muslim fashion