Top stories of this week:
Summary: Organizers at the London Fashion event wanted to make sure to deliver a particular message ‘we have a voice; we do not fit the stereotype,’
Source: The Gaurdian
Writer: Harriet Sherwood
Summary: A travelling show that highlights Muslim fashion recently opened at the National Archives in Canberra, Australia
Source: ABC News
Writer: Siobhan Heanue
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Summary: Mango just released its second Ramadan collection, one week before the Muslim holy month. But is the collection modest enough?
Source: Refinery 29
Writer: Zahra Aljabri
Summary: It is both a cultural phenomenon and a marketing play, but one researcher says that Muslim-inspired fashion is ultimately true to the faith.
Source: World Church
Writer: Nic Umi
Photo: Courtesy of Huffington Post
Swedish swimming pools introduce women-only sessions to accommodate rising number of Muslim population
Summary: An increasing number of swimming pools in Sweden are offering gender-segregated hours in order to encourage more women to visit.
Source: Daily Mail
Writer: Sara Malm
Summary: A South Africa-based group is fighting Islamophobia with simple message: Muslims aren’t just Muslim — they’re also American, French, English and German, among other nationalities.
Source: Mic News Network
Writer: Miles Surrey
Summary: An African American Muslim student at the North West University’s Potchefstroom was told to remove her hijab before an examination, and forced to sign an “irregularity” form when she refused to do so.
Source: News 24
Writer: Ahmed Areff
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Summary: The European Union have ruled that companies can refuse to employ Muslim women for wearing headscarves, in a landmark and heavily criticised case
Summary: Ramadan is coming, some people never get to break their fast because it’s their life, says Maffei, a cookbook author and Halal Kitchen blogger
Source: JS Online
Writer: Joan Elovitz Kazan
Summary: Brewing saffron is an art to master within few years. But here, Azadeh tells you how to achieve the mastery within 10 minutes
Writer: Azadeh Torabi
Summary: Ramadan’s start date changes every year because Islam uses a lunar calendar. Moon sighting committees in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will meet Sunday evening to look for the Crescent moon and determine the exact start date of the holy fasting month, probably Monday.
Source: International Business Time
Writer: Lydia Tomkiw
Summary: Ramadan is just a couple of days away, starting on June 6 until July 5.
Here are 8 things you’ll be thinking as you prepare for the month
- How many hours the fast is going to be
- All the specialty food that only gets made during Ramadan
- Stocking up your fridge and pantry
- Adjusting your schedule
- Goals for the month
- Gaining weight
- What to do during the day
- Think about the bad habits you want to break
Source: Metro UK