Hijab

Nigerian Law School dress code prompts debate on hijab

Amasa Firdaus 'dress code violation' sparks fierce debate on social media, with many calling for #JusticeforFirdaus.

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

Human Rights

Dutch Muslim officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform.

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Europe

Norway to ban face veils in all schools

Hijab to be outlawed in all educational institutions across the Nordic nation in order to foster 'communication'.

Norway to ban face veils in all schools

Malaysia

Superheroes and hijabs: Malaysia's Muslim cosplayers

A growing number of Malaysian female cosplayers are merging their fandom with their religion in creative new ways.

Superheroes and hijabs: Malaysia's Muslim cosplayers

Opinion

When basketball does hijab, because it can

FIBA's decision to overturn its hijab ban demonstrates that the veil is not an obstacle for Muslim women athletes.

Adama Juldeh Munu

by Adama Juldeh Munu

Adama Juldeh Munu

Europe

How does the EU hijab ruling affect Muslim women?

Muslim women from four different European countries share their views on the European Court of Justice's ruling.

How does the EU hijab ruling affect Muslim women?

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