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Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection at New York Fashion Week

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 in an array of pastel colours. One stand-out garment included an …

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Haute History Made: First Muslim Designer To Showcase On New York Fashion Week Mainstage

It’s an interesting time to be a hijab-wearing Muslim woman right now. In between flashes of political turmoil on TV, hate crimes, burkini bans and endless condemnation posts on social media, there’s a lot going on in the life of a “hijabi” these days. Despite learning how to navigate this tricky landscape, I’m optimistic. At no other time in recent memory …

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Burkini ban in France sparks worldwide sales, including among non-Muslims, designer says

News that several French cities have recently banned the now infamous “burkini” has sparked sales worldwide, even among non-Muslim women, including cancer survivors and those wanting to protect their skin, the designer of the controversial swimsuit said. “It’s just been so hectic… I can tell you that online on Sunday, we received 60 orders [for burkinis] – all of them …

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Khan: Abusive Relations in the Name of Islam

Abusive relationships are common; it is not unusual to come across cases where parents abuse their kids or a husband harassing his wife. However, one particular way of abuse is special in that it is conducted in the name of Islam; in one story told by Ustadh Nouman Khan in this session, a mother would hasten to chant, “May Allah …

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Muslim Gets Doctorate At 19, One of the Youngest in UK

BRISTOL – Setting a record of brilliance, a Muslim teenager has become one of the youngest people in the UK to receive a doctorate degree, bagging this honor in recognition of her efforts  for campaigning for  an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). “I couldn’t believe it when the university told me,” 19 year-old Fahma Mohamed told Bristol Post. “I …

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Muslim Fashion Takes Brooklyn By Storm

BROOKLYN, NY – A young American Muslim woman has turned her frustration into inspiration, founding a clothing line for Muslim women struggling to find modest and fashionable outfit. “Finding an outfit for any occasion is always a nightmare — my peers, friends, young women, older women, they all had the same problem,” Sherihan Moustafa, Egyptian-born, Bensonhurst-raised founder of Urban Modesty, told …

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6 Ways the Qur’an Impacts the Muslim Women

The Qur’an is indeed a miracle that has withstood the test of time; not a single letter in it has changed over 14 centuries. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims memorize and preserve it in their hearts. It contains amazing scientific facts confirmed much later after their revelation. Allah, the Exalted, promised to protect and preserve it. He says, {Surely We …

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Hijabi Makes History in US Oldest Military School

An American Muslim woman has made history after she was approved as the first hijab-clad student in the US oldest private military college. “Yes I will be attending Norwich in the fall,” 17-year-old Sana Hamze told on Tuesday, May 31. Wishing to enroll in a military school while donning her hijab, Hamze was faced by rejection from South Carolina’s …

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Are Muslim Women Allowed to Wear Make-up?

Almighty says in the Quran that women shouldn’t “show off their adornment” to foreign men [al-Noor 24:31], the verse says (as translated in English): “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over …

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Muslim student holds head scarf high, graduates with honors, goals

Memphis, TN: She was born here. She grew up here. She went to school here. Saturday, she put her gold mortarboard over her hijab and graduated second in her class at Whitehaven High, proud if just slightly disappointed. “My goal was to be valedictorian,” said Fatimata Deme, a first-generation Muslim African American Memphian and Whitehaven Tiger. She came up a …

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