Wearing the Hijab at Work

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (‘TAFEP’) is currently investigating an incident in which a hijab-wearing woman (‘hijabi’) working as a promoter at Tangs was asked to remove her hijab. Tangs had initially taken the position that this was a case of miscommunication regarding the company’s dress code and grooming standards to…

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How to throw a party in a hijab

By anonymous I. The Period Party The Muslim equivalent of the legal drinking age is when a woman has her period for the first time. It is when you become truly human, Woman so when I first had my period: I heard that God started a countdown. I heard there was a party involved. I heard…

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Moving Beyond Homogenizing The Hijab: Part 2

By Nurul Huda Rashid Of late, the term ‘hijab’ has been used pervasively across different contexts of discussion, from that of religion, ‘Islamization’, the symbolic, in movements and representation, and especially in relation to the discussion of women, ‘Muslim women’. The latter is a most contested term as it is often relegated a single identity…

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Moving Beyond Homogenizing the Hijab: Part 1

By Diana Rahim It seems like we never stop talking about the Hijab. Asra Nomani and Hala Arafa unearthed a storm of anger and debate recently with their op-ed in the Washington Post which went down bitterly for understandable reasons. Although well-meaning, they also came across as condescending and reductive, not particularly acceptable in a…

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