By Anees Teladia With Major Fatima Isaacs due to appear in Military Court today for the purposes of establishing a trial date, it is necessary to highlight the legality of the case against Major Isaacs and the impossible choice she has been commanded to make by the South African National[…]
THE SANDF has yet to act on an agreement allowing Muslim women serving in the armed forces to wear headscarves under their uniforms, in line with religious principles, as it awaits the outcome of a court case with a female Muslim employee. Fatima Isaacs, who works as a clinical forensic[…]
A move to boycott a popular Iranian ride-hailing application has gained momentum among social media users in the country after a controversy over a female passenger’s hijab, a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion. It all began last week when the woman was asked by[…]
Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government. To avoid charges that the law discriminates against Muslims, the text refers to any “ideologically or religiously influenced clothing which is associated with the covering of the head”.[…]
A prominent Iranian women’s rights activist has sparked heated debate online after she condemned Western women who wear the hijab when they visit Iran and slammed them for supporting a “discriminatory law.” Masih Alinejad, who is the founder of the White Wednesdays movement, which encourages Iranian women to remove their[…]
The Gauteng Education Department has launched an investigation into Jeppe Girls High. It follows reports the school was disciplining several Muslim pupils for wearing hijabs. This item of religious clothing is apparently in transgression of the school’s code of conduct. Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the school in principle agreed to amend[…]
Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday, a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm[…]
Muslim women face many barriers when it comes to keeping fit and upholding principles of modesty at the same time but thankfully Nike are working on a solution. Finally, female Muslim athletes are to be suitably represented in the world of professional sportswear as the brand announced today that it[…]
A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon[…]
A black Muslim student at the North West University’s Potchefstroom campus was allegedly told to remove her hijab (religious headscarf) before an examination on Monday, and then forced to sign an “irregularity” form when she refused to do so. “I entered my exam room and was pulled aside immediately and[…]
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