The Veil: Banning the Face Veil in West Africa

While the word is focused on the Syrian conflict and Daesh, there has been a steady rise in West Africa concerning Islamic extremism and terrorism. The most well known of these groups is the Northern Nigerian based Boko Haram, also known as Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyyah (Group of the People of Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad) … More The Veil: Banning the Face Veil in West Africa

A Muslim American Woman about to Make History

The 2016 Summer Olympics (summer for the northern hemisphere) in Rio are a few months away but the US’s first American Muslim woman is about to make history. Ibtihaj Mohammad will be the first American Muslim to compete in the Olympics in hijab while supporting the US in women’s fencing. When Mohammad is not practicing or … More A Muslim American Woman about to Make History

The Veil:BBC World Service’s Look at Female Inclusion in the Saudi Workplace

While at work this past week I was listening to the BBC World Service radio when a segment on female inclusion in the Saudi workplace was aired. Both a Saudi woman and an American woman were interviewed for the segment and their perspective on the culture and perceived restrictions were different. I was also reminded … More The Veil:BBC World Service’s Look at Female Inclusion in the Saudi Workplace

The Veil: Overcoming Vanity

The wearing the mantilla to Mass has many benefits and one of them is overcoming vanity. I found a post written by the founder of Veils by Lily and how the mantilla has helped her to overcoming vanity. The post can be found on the Veils by Lily website as well as other posts concerning the mantilla.