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On Saturday, September 28th, the Turkish-Muslim association known as (ICMG - Islamische Gemeinschaft Millî Görüş) led a number of events across 25 cities in Germany and the Netherlands to draw attention to what they alleged amounts to discrimination against Muslim women in their daily lives.
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...
For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
Minister of Civil Aviation Samīr ‘Imbābī ended a crisis between EgyptAir and flight hostesses after approving 21 out of 23 requests to wear the hijāb but declined to respond to any financial demands due to ailing financial conditions in the national carrier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misryūn, Nov...
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
During the past few days, Egypt has witnessed a wide-scale controversy because of calls sent by parliamentarians, artists and writers, to ban the niqāb in public institutions and entities. Female Students at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Alexandria University, launched a campaign under the title...
In an unusual and unprecedented approach by a public figure, the Minister of Awqāf (Awkaf or Endowments) Dr. Talꞌat ‘Afīfī has embarrassed an Egyptian reporter, when he refused to be interviewed by her at the conference, “Ministries beyond Barriers” because she was not wearing the hijāb. 
For nearly thirty years, Egyptian society has witnessed the encroachment of the niqāb, this questionable phenomenon, and the risk of national security it generates. Imposed by the Salafism hardliners, the niqāb, or rather its true meaning from the Arabic concealment – is alien to Egyptian Muslims...
Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, deputy of al-Azhar, said that al-Azhar would not infidelize any person (takfīr), stating that the appropriate description of terrorists is that they fight God and the Prophet and that they are corrupted. Their judgement in Islam would be death and crucifixion, and the chopping...
The author, Dr. Amānī Fūʾād, believes that niqāb represents in its deep meaning the purpose of obscuring women and veiling their whole existence. The denial of the body, despite its existence, leads to reducing it to the physical sexual aspect, and it marginalizes women’s potentials and roles in...

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