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Feb24

Turkey’s modest fashion entrepreneurs

By: Dicle Eşiyok Source: Ahval A number of young conservative women in Turkey have turned their popularity on social media into business success in recent years, creating their own fashion lines and even working with multinational companies. Islamic fashion is a huge industry; there are more than 300,000 Turkish accounts on Instagram alone that provide advice and tips on wearing the hijab. Conservative women widely popular in social media have insisted that what they were promoting was not fashion, but what they called “measured attire”. “Hijab is not subject to fashion. Its principles, measures, and conditions are set and cannot be changed. We are interested in measured attires...

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Nov06

The meaning of modesty

By: jamiat.org.za Source: jamiat.org.za Modesty, or haya in Arabic, is a widely used term nowadays. It is often misinterpreted as just the feelings of shyness or shame one has. Everyone has their own opinion of what being modest is, and they try to brag about their levels of modesty while looking down upon others. Let us look what Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) have to say. The term modesty is referred to in the Quran in the following verses: ‘‘Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” (Surah...

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Oct24

UN: French ‘burqa ban’ violates human rights

By: Deutsche Welle Source: Deutsche Welle In a landmark decision on Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee found that a French law banning full-face veils in public violates the religious freedom rights of Muslim women. It is the first time the UN has ruled on full-face veil bans and could have implications for several other European countries that have implemented similar legislation. How the committee ruled: The UN body concerned itself with two cases brought by French women who were fined for wearing the niqab — which is a full-body veil that has an opening for the eyes. They found that the ban violated the religious freedom of Muslim women who wear such veils. The UN body...

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