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Book Offers Varied Perspectives from Muslim Women on Wearing the Veil

(Above: L-R Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, co-editor of “Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling,” and essay contributors Rev. Nell Green and Saadia Faruqi. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) Should Muslim women be banned from wearing the hijab in the workplace? A recent ruling by the European court […]

Muslim Veiling Authors - MHagerty(Above: L-R Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, co-editor of “Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling,” and essay contributors Rev. Nell Green and Saadia Faruqi. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media)


Mirror on the Veil - Book CoverShould Muslim women be banned from wearing the hijab in the workplace? A recent ruling by the European court of justice says the answer is “yes” in that continent, as long as such a ban is part of a company’s policy barring all religious and political symbols.

Many have called such a ban an attack on Muslim women and a sign that certain faith communities were no longer welcome in Europe.

A professor at the University of Houston-Downtown has co-edited an anthology of personal stories about the practice of the hijab and veiling. It contains stories from Muslims and non-Muslims, including two from Houston.

Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi talks with us about the collection, called Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veilingand we hear from contributors Saadia Faruqi and Rev. Nell Green.

MORE: Mirror on the Veil Preface (PDF)

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