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The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and LGBT+ rights in the Middle East.

Valor Collegiate Prep freshman volleyball player Najah Aqeel was not allowed to play in a match because she didn't have a waiver to wear her hijab.

Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient Egyptian civilisations.

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Yousra Samir Imran

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Comment: Aden's choice to quit fashion unleashed a torrent of opinions on Muslim twitter about the hijab, showing a shocking lack of respect for ...

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Diana Alghoul

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her ...

Malia Bouattia

Macron reminds Muslims that French 'freedom' isn't for everyone

Comment: President Macron's war on Islam is putting France's Muslim community in very real danger, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

Berlin teacher headscarf ban is illegal, rules top court

The ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle brought by a Muslim woman who was banned from teaching in the city.

Gasia Ohanes

Hijabi Egyptian TikTok star arrested for 'inciting debauchery'

The Egyptian content creator was arrested on Tuesday and may face permanent suspension from Cairo University over a viral video.

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

The New Arab

Hijabi women stage protest outside famous Paris restaurant

Protesters pinned banners on the restaurant a day after the incident, vowing to 'name and shame' the Matignon for its racism and Islamophobia.

First <em>hijabi</em> appointed to 'anti-Arab' Israeli police

Diana Alghoul

First hijabi appointed to 'anti-Arab' Israeli police

Sabreen Saadi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has gone viral after a photo of her in an Israeli police uniform was released.

US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

The New Arab

US Air Force approves hijabs, turbans, beards on pilots

The US Air Force has updated its dress regulations and pilots will now be able to apply for a waiver to wear a beard, hijab or turban on ...

#WorldHijabDay must show more to Muslim women than headscarves

Mariam Khan

#WorldHijabDay must show more to Muslim women than headscarves

World Hijab Day is a well-intentioned attempt to raise awareness about the prejudices Muslim women face, but is the campaign misguided?

Why did Rihanna and her Saudi billionaire ex split?

The New Arab

Why did Rihanna and her Saudi billionaire ex split?

A rumour has emerged that Rihanna and Hassan Jameel split because he was trying to deliberately make her put on weight.

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

The New Arab

Hijabi doctor introduces disposable headscarves to UK hospital

Junior doctor Farah Roslan was inspired to design a disposable sterile headscarf after she had to leave an operating theatre due to infection ...

Sami Rahman

Meet Khadijah Mellah: The UK's first ever hijab-wearing jockey

Khadijah, from Peckham, London who only sat on a racehorse for the first time in April, is the first British Muslim female jockey to wear a ...

The New Arab

Outrage as Kuwaiti catering company says ex-hijabis 'deserve lashes'

Luxury catering business Lazurd wrote a post claiming social media stars who remove their hijab are part of an anti-Islam conspiracy.

Was Selena Gomez 'spotted in a hijab' in Turkey?

The New Arab

Was Selena Gomez 'spotted in a hijab' in Turkey?

American pop star and actress Selena Gomez has been pictured on a billboard in a small town in central Turkey.

Raya al-Jadir

Sannah Hussain: Disabled Muslim boxer fights against discrimination

Being a disabled Muslim woman may mean experiencing more discrimination and obstacles in your path but Sannah Hussain is changing and ...

First ever <em>hijabi</em> character set to appear in Spider-Man

Sami Rahman

First ever hijabi character set to appear in Spider-Man

The New Arab Meets: British actress Zoha Rahman, who plays the part of Peter Parker's Muslim BFF in the Marvel universe's latest movie ...

<em>Hijabi</em> woman wins Istanbul mayoral seat for first time

The New Arab

Hijabi woman wins Istanbul mayoral seat for first time

A veiled woman candidate has won a municipal seat in the Turkish city of Istanbul for the first time in the country's history, according to ...

Muslim women can jump: Defying stereotypes in sports

Sami Rahman

Muslim women can jump: Defying stereotypes in sports

Society: As more and more Muslim women take the sporting world by storm, seeing the hijab in a stadium, or even the ring, is quickly becoming ...

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