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The Egyptian writer, Farīda al-Shūbāshī [Farida El-Shobashy], said that some Egyptian women need to reclaim their humanity, pointing out that are some women who gave up their humanity; they accepted themselves as shameful and gave up their rights by wearing the Niqāb
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.
Dr. Alī Jumʿah, the former Mufti of the republic, said that we must distance ourselves from the polemics of the current times. He added that wearing the veil "hijāb" is an obligation (Farḍ) in Islam for women. He explained the purpose of hijab is to prevent anybody from seeing her hair without...
In a forum held on “Intellectual Encounter” in the main hall of Cairo's International Book Fair, Dr. Jāber `Asfūr, Egypt's former minister of tourism, said that the detention of Islām al-Beheiry and Fātma Nā`ūt are but indicators for Egypt's need for an awakening, which, according to him, will soon...
 Doctor ‘Alī Jum’a, the previous Grand Mufti of Egypt, said that wearing the hijāb is incumbent upon all Muslim women at all times, even during prayer. In an interview he said that not wearing a hijab is equivalent to refusing prayer and infidelity. He emphasized that it is required for Muslim...
Hundreds of salafists, including dozens of fully-veiled women, protested outside the Azhar offices in northern Cairo, urging the Muftī, a senior Muslim cleric in Egypt who issues religious edicts, to backtrack on his view on the head-to-toe veil. The protesters raised banners that went further...
This article outlines the issue of religious veils in Europe and the supposed danger they pose to the society.
This article deals with the issue of the burqa in non-Muslim countries, more notably, and the focus of this article, within Belgium. The burqa is said to be a security risk to many, because faces cannot be seen, but it is also a personal rights issue. Recently, there has been discussion of a draft...
Dr. Ahmad Sūkārnū writes about superficial religiosity in Islamic societies.
This article deals with the delicate issue of the wearing of the Niqab in France. Most in France disagree with the wearing of this certain veil because they fear it is a forced wearing by Islamic society, but is not actually the choice of the women wearing. The disagreements are fierce, and even...

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