Nike’s First Hijab for Athletes Is Finally Here

Nike’s First Hijab for Athletes Is Finally Here

  It’s finally here! Vogue Arabia has just announced that “Nike Pro Hijab” just officially landed. The global launch was highly anticipated, especially after it made its debut on Saudi designer Mashael Alrajhi’s runway during ‘Fashion Forward Dubai’ in October.   The @nike Pro Hjiab officially launched today! Get the exclusive scoop from @ibtihajmuhammad & Co. on Vogue.me […]

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

  Halimah Yacob, a Muslim Malay, will be sworn in today as Singapore’s eighth president after being one of the only candidates that could meet the stringent eligibility rules for the six-year post.   In this particular election, only candidates from the minority Malay group were able to qualify. Malays form just over 13% of […]

To Veil or Not to Veil: Why Won’t They Let Mama In?

To Veil or Not to Veil: Why Won’t They Let Mama In?

By Rana ElHawary   We all know my mother’s story; whether it’s your veiled friend, your veiled mother, and/or your veiled girlfriend, we can all speak of experiences of being explicitly told –after reserving at certain alcohol serving restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs- “Please be notified that there are no veiled women allowed”. This disclaimer […]

To All the Girls in Egypt Who Are Still Proudly Wearing Their Hijabs

To All the Girls in Egypt Who Are Still Proudly Wearing Their Hijabs

There was a time when every other girl in Egypt was veiled. When it was totally normal, totally cool and people were pretty much ambivalent about it. Like wearing a school uniform. But suddenly, it fell out of fashion, and what’s worse: Those who wear it are suddenly uncool at best and backwards at worst. […]

10 Problems Only Veiled Girls Will Understand

10 Problems Only Veiled Girls Will Understand

Every girl has her own set of problems and thoughts that drive her insane. But when you’re veiled, you constantly complain about the same stuff over and over again! So for all you veiled girls out there, you’re not alone! P.S.: If you’re not veiled, we know you have problems, too, so please let us […]

8 Muslim Women Whose Hijab Didn’t Stop Them

8 Muslim Women Whose Hijab Didn’t Stop Them

Being Muslim and wearing a headscarf meant you had to let go of all your dreams, at some point, but these girls have fought the fights for us and paved the way to make most veiled girls accomplish whatever the hell they want to. With Islamophobia on the rise, many veiled Muslim women have been […]

Why I’m Tired Of Hijab

Why I’m Tired Of Hijab

By Ethar El- Katatny

When I was 19, I stood on stage and talked about being propositioned by a university professor. I said he was a dirty old man and repeated some of the choice phrases women hear every day in the streets of Egypt. When I left the theater later that evening, I overheard two men: “Isn’t she […]

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Actually Easier

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Actually Easier

By Sherif Khalifa

Browsing through my Facebook feed the other day I came across an article published on Scoop Empire by a young woman. The article was entitled: “Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Becoming Extremely Difficult”. Considering the political upheavals and religious tensions in the country, I was curious to see how current events were interpreted by […]

Why Being Unveiled and Blonde in Egypt Is Extremely Difficult

Why Being Unveiled and Blonde in Egypt Is Extremely Difficult

Very recently, one of my colleagues wrote an article on how hard it was being veiled in Egypt nowadays. There were thousands upon thousands of veiled girls who completely took her side and then there was us – the unveiled “Western” girls who were confused and some were offended (no need to get angry people, […]

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Becoming Extremely Difficult

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Becoming Extremely Difficult

  In a country where the majority of the population is Muslim, you’d expect there to be an understanding of traditions, culture and religion. You’d think that displaying any form of cultural or religious act would be accepted because it would be somehow understood. It would be a reflection of your origins, something you took […]