This topic came up on my Facebook page when I posted a comment about men on the internet demanding that women veil in church without realizing how problematic their statements and actions are for women. I went on to stay that before men demand female veiling they should ask women why they choose or don’t … More A “Real Answer” for Veiling?
I was asked this question by the niece of a newly wedded friend after a Sunday Mass up in Kennesaw, Georgia. I was impressed that the girl new I was wearing a chapel as a few women in hear family wear one to Mass. I was equally impressed that she new the traditional veil colors … More Why Is Your Veil Brown?
While looking through the blog at Haute Hijab I came across this very insightful post about veiling written by a convert to Islam. As I read through the post I found that I had a similar experience and approach to veiling during Mass or Dive Liturgy (Eastern Catholic) as this woman did when she first … More A New Muslima’s Perspective on the Hijab
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
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
Only seven women in the world have been given the Privilege of the White when visiting the Pope. Women who have not been given this special privilege by custom wear black. The BBC explains the special privilege in their article before Princess Charlene of Monaco has a private audience with the Holy Father during her state visit.
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
While at work yesterday I came across an article on the Huffington Post about a Muslim woman’s reaction to some militant atheists calling for Muslim women to take off their hijabs after the November Paris attacks to “stand in solidarity” with the victims (funny thing because a number of the victims came from Muslim backgrounds). … More Militant Atheists & the Hijab
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.
For those who are interested, curious, want to learn more about veiling, or want to start wearing the mantilla to Mass, then this video on the mantilla by the Catholic News Service is worth watching. This was one of the first videos I watched before I started to veil during Mass and found the video … More The Veil: Video on Mantilla Theology