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The Myth of the 'Islamic' headscarf By Omar Hussein Ibrahim
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A book containing the fullest coverage as to why Islam does not oblige Muslim women to cover their hair. Compiled by Omar Hussein Ibrahim, based in London, using the best academic material and press... More > commentary available today.< Less
From Cartoon Crisis to Headscarf Row By Mogens S. Mogensen
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This book describes and analyses the conflicts of the cartoon crisis in 2005 and the headscarf row in 2007 in Denmark and the attempts at dialogue between Muslims and Christians in Denmark in this... More > period.< Less
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women Hong Tou Jin By Pinky Toky
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Due to extreme poverty in their hometown, Chinese women from Samsui came to Singapore in search of jobs as early as the 1920s. Most of them worked in the construction industry. As they were always... More > adorned with a red bandana when working at the construction site, they came to be known as “hong tou jin”, meaning red headscarf. As most of their hard-earned money was spent on supporting relatives back home, many of them lived in utter poverty in old age. As at November 2013, there are only two hong tou jin left in Singapore.< Less
Sending Religion to the Corner: Franco-Maghrebis and Islam in France By April Hawkins
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French laws banning the headscarf in schools and the niqab from public space have caused heated debates about French national identity and laïcité. Many non-Muslim French supported the... More > law, and claim that the headscarf “is just not French.” What is French, then, and what does it mean to be a Muslim in secular French society?< Less
Sending Religion to the Corner: Franco-Maghrebis and Islam in France By April Hawkins
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French laws banning the headscarf in schools and the niqab from public space have caused heated debates about French national identity and laïcité. Many non-Muslim French supported the... More > law, and claim that the headscarf “is just not French.” What is French, then, and what does it mean to be a Muslim in secular French society?< Less
Haya: The Loyal Student By Iman H. Siddiqi
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Haya is a Muslim girl who dreams about becoming a scientist one day. When she is accepted into a prestigious new school, Haya thinks her dreams are finally coming true. But as she puts on her... More > favorite headscarf and arrives at school to start fourth grade, Haya has no idea of the challenges that await her. Although she has heard stories about Muslim girls wearing hijab being teased, Haya is not prepared when her classmates harass her. Worse yet, her science teacher asks his students to leave their religions behind, and her new Muslim friend confesses she is too embarrassed to wear the hijab. Confused yet determined to honor her Islamic identity and her goals, Haya seeks answers in Islamic teachings and in the wisdom of a teacher who understands her challenges. Haya: The Loyal Student tells the story of a Muslim girl who must learn how to balance her loyalties to her religion and to her dreams, encouraging all children to embrace differences and shun prejudice.< Less
Haya: The Loyal Student By Iman H. Siddiqi
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Haya is a Muslim girl who dreams about becoming a scientist one day. When she is accepted into a prestigious new school, Haya thinks her dreams are finally coming true. But as she puts on her... More > favorite headscarf and arrives at school to start fourth grade, Haya has no idea of the challenges that await her. Although she has heard stories about Muslim girls wearing hijab being teased, Haya is not prepared when her classmates harass her. Worse yet, her science teacher asks his students to leave their religions behind, and her new Muslim friend confesses she is too embarrassed to wear the hijab. Confused yet determined to honor her Islamic identity and her goals, Haya seeks answers in Islamic teachings and in the wisdom of a teacher who understands her challenges. Haya: The Loyal Student tells the story of a Muslim girl who must learn how to balance her loyalties to her religion and to her dreams, encouraging all children to embrace differences and shun prejudice.< Less
Hong Tou Jin Samsui Women of Singapore By Pinky Toky
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In the early twentieth century, women from Samsui, China, came to Singapore in search of jobs. Most of them worked at construction sites and had contributed significantly to the construction... More > industry in Singapore. As the Samsui women were always adorned with their red bandana while working in the construction sites, they came to be known as “Hong Tou Jin”, which means red head-scarf.< Less
The Status of Women in Islam By Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem
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In the West, Islam is believed to be the symbol of the subordination of women par excellence. In order to understand how firm this belief is, it is enough to mention that the Minister of Education in... More > France, the land of Voltaire, has recently ordered the expulsion of all young Muslim women wearing the veil from French schools! A young Muslim student wearing a headscarf is denied her right of education in France, while a Catholic student wearing a cross or a Jewish student wearing a skullcap is not. The scene of French policemen preventing young Muslim women wearing headscarves from entering their high school is unforgettable. It inspires the memories of another equally disgraceful scene of Governor George Wallace of Alabama in 1962 standing in front of a school gate trying to block the entrance of black students in order to prevent the desegregation of Alabama's schools.< Less