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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...
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...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that wearing the niqāb is left for women to decide, as such falls under personal freedom, and comes within the framework of the permissible [in Islam], explaining that “if the employer asks a female employee no to wear the veil at work, she should...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
A report published Friday in the Australian newspaper Sidney Morning Herald focused on the incident of banning an Egyptian woman wearing a burkini (the swimming suit for Muslim women) from swimming in the swimming pool of a resort located in Ras Sidr, Red Sea, last month.
In Egypt, everything related to femininity is criticized, regardless whether or not she wears the Niqāb.  
On The Center for Freedoms and Immunities Center for Human Rights (FICHR) in Minya called on the State's representatives Shaikh Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments, to intervene and stop the campaign to ban the hijāb and niqāb, claiming that such campaigns violate personal freedoms stated in...
The Islamic preacher and MP, Dr. Āmna Nosseir, said that the veil is a Jewish tenet, and not an Islamic one, pointing out that Islam came and took over this Jewish tradition which was rooted among tribes. “Islam never ordered or imposed the veil on women,” Nosseir said.
The "No to Religious Parties"campaign under the patronage of the President of Cairo University, Jāber Nassār, demands a law to be enacted by the House of Representatives prohibiting the wearing of the niqāb inside state institutions, amid a favoring media and political response.
In its latest Tuesday edition, the Egyptian weekly newspaper Al-Naba' presented in Arabic language on its front page the report of the American-based The Christian Times newspaper. [`Awātef al-Nassīf, Al-Naba', Nov. 8, 2016] read article in Arabic
President of the Association for Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), Īmān Beibars, praised the prompt action of the Education Committee to determine the hijāb obligation complaint submitted by a student in Zaqāziq against the school principal on forcing her to wear the veil.
Journalist Fatima Na`ūt said that Article 58 of the Penal Code on contempt of religions is unconstitutional, asserting that the Hijāb spread in Egypt without real awareness of its religious significance.
President of the Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU), Dr. Hoda Badrān, supported the decision of Dr. Jāber Nassār on banning the Nīqāb in hospitals, as first step towards expanding the ban to wear it in other public places, such as schools. The president of EFU confirmed that, besides being the cause...
In the past, we used to wear short dresses that were above the knee and no one was to opposed this. But now, despite the spread of the Hijāb and Niqāb, cases of harassment are rampant, reaching unprecedented levels. So let’s go back to short clothes, to force men to respect our bodies. That is the...
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Munā al-Tahtawī’s new book “Headscarves and Hymens” calls for a revolution in the Middle Eastern women’s mentality. The book begins with a discussion of the women’s body, asserting that the Middle Eastern woman is attacked by Arab culture and traditions which function as a prison to women not just...
Calls on women to protest and take off their hijabs are stirring up a broader debate surrounding the hijab in Egypt. Some women support the idea that women in Egypt should take off their hijabs while others outright refuse it. One woman said that she took off her hijab because of the importance of...

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