Hijab maintains women positive image

A recent survey has found that veiled British Muslim women have more positive body image, less affected by beauty standards depicted in media and place less importance on appearance than women who don't wear hijab.

Malaysia airlines urged to allow Hijab

Members of Malaysia's largest political party United Malays National Organization have called for allowing hijab for Malaysia Airlines stewardesses and an alcohol ban, calls that were endorsed by state officials and MAS managers.

Norway Muslims take to capital's streets to protest

Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered outside the Norwegian capital’s Parliament building late Monday to show contempt for statements made by a spokesperson for a hard-line Islamist group who had defended decapitation "as a way of executing war criminals.”

Shia mosque attacked in Istanbul

A group of around 30 people have attacked a Shia mosque, called Imam Ali Mosque, which is under construction, in Poyok Chekmacha neighbourhood, chanting slogans “we don’t want Shia mosques to be constructed."

Mohammad, most popular name in Oslo

A new count of the population of Norway's capital city Oslo has revealed that Mohammad, the name of Islam’s Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, is the most common name for the first time ever in the European capital’s history.

.“Hindu” India sparks Muslim concerns

A far-right Hindu leader’s recent call declaring that India is a Hindu nation has triggered a political controversy and prompted angry rebukes from the country’s Muslim minority, liberal political parties and human rights activists. 

Russian police targets Crimean Hijab-wearing Muslims

Crimea’s veiled Muslim women have been complaining over being targeted by police for security checks ahead of a visit by Russian president to the black sea peninsula later this week, adding that they are usually treated as enemies on their Facebook profiles.   

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