Saraswati, a make up artist from Malaysia, has captured the attention of thousands on Instagram, after using her hijab to help transform herself into popular Disney characters. Under the name Queen of Luna, Saraswati has shared over 300 posts with her 27,000 followers – each of them incredible and accurate recreations of different cartoons and heroes.
Manal Al Dowayan is a Saudi artist who uses her art to empower women in the kingdom. She had recently opened an art show in Jeddah, which she says has seen positive responses from authorities, and that’s, according to her, is “disappointing for Westerners.”
Why is Muslim fashion becoming so important? That’s because of the fact that “Muslim women looks is one of the most loaded social messages of our time, and when so much extra meaning is being placed on their appearance, Muslim women’s fashion has come into its own.
This presidential election season we’ve paid much attention to the anti-Muslim ideas some presidential candidates like Donald Trump spew — and rightfully so. Still, in the midst of the vitriol and alarming political rhetoric, an intriguing phenomenon has appeared: the emergence of American Muslim women.
Azzah Sultan, 20, has personally witnessed rampant Islamophobia since moving to America from her native Malaysia in 2013. The young Muslim artist arrived in New York City at the age of 16 to study fine arts at Parsons School of Design. She says: “I use art to express my feelings and frustrations toward society.”
Authorities are embroiled in an intense headscarf debate in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Muslim women who work in courts and wear headscarves for religious reasons may not be able to do so in the future.
The Soho Islamic Centre says it has become a mosque where only men can pray because of a lack of space. But five women have told BBC Asian Network they feel alienated by the mosque’s policy.
“Women Rebelling”, a series of six paintings by Kirkland-based artist Houri Ronasi, and they will challenge the way you think about the hijab.
A fashion blogger has won an army of online fans with her videos showing the hundreds of different ways to wear a hijab. Since setting up her social media pages in 2011, Saman Munir, 35, from Toronto, Canada, now has more than half a million followers across her accounts – all watching her tie her headscarf.