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India: Hijab row escalates further with school closures
9th Feb 2022

India: Hijab row escalates further with school closures

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): The government of India’s southern state of Karnataka on Tuesday announced the closure of all high schools and colleges for the next three days as a row continues over the wearing of the … Continued

Another Indian college bars Muslim girls wearing hijab
5th Feb 2022

Another Indian college bars Muslim girls wearing hijab

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): Another hijab row broke out in the southern Indian state of Karnataka after Muslim students were not allowed to enter a government college for wearing a headscarf. This is the second college in … Continued

French region cancels subsidy to art festival over mural of woman wearing hijab
29th Jan 2022

French region cancels subsidy to art festival over mural of woman wearing hijab

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): The French region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes suspended subsidies for a street-art festival in Grenoble because of a mural of a woman wearing a hijab. The region said in a statement that the mural was “provocative” … Continued

Nigeria: Kwara state reaffirms use of hijab in public schools
26th Jan 2022

Nigeria: Kwara state reaffirms use of hijab in public schools

By Adam Abu-bashal   ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s Kwara state on Tuesday reaffirmed its stance of allowing Muslim girls to wear the hijab in public schools, saying it will not tolerate any form of religious bigotry at educational institutions. In … Continued

France: Lawmakers vote to ban wearing of hijab at sporting events
20th Jan 2022

France: Lawmakers vote to ban wearing of hijab at sporting events

By Shweta Desai   PARIS (AA): French lawmakers have voted in favor of an amendment prohibiting the wearing of the hijab at sporting events, resulting in the exclusion of Muslim female athletes from competitive field sports. During a discussion on … Continued

Indian college bars Muslim women from classes for wearing hijab
18th Jan 2022

Indian college bars Muslim women from classes for wearing hijab

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): A group of Muslim students at a college in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have been prevented from attending classes for weeks after their principal refused to let them wear the hijab … Continued

France: Lawyers training school in Paris accused of Islamophobia
8th Jan 2022

France: Lawyers training school in Paris accused of Islamophobia

By Shweta Desai   PARIS (AA): A young Muslim student accused France’s foremost legal institution of Islamophobia after being threatened with expulsion from an oath ceremony for wearing a headscarf. Graduating lawyer Sara, who only revealed her first name, told … Continued

EU companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf, court rules
17th Jul 2021

EU companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf, court rules

By Busra Nur Cakmak   ANKARA (AA): EU’s top court has ruled that companies in the member states can ban employees from wearing a headscarf if they “need to present neutral image towards customers.” 
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) … Continued

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools
12th Dec 2020

Austrian court annuls headscarf ban in primary schools

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNE (AA): The Constitutional Court in Austria on Friday declared “unconstitutional”  and “discriminatory” the ban on headscarves in primary schools and annulled the decision taken by the far-right government in 2019. The law prevented girls younger than … Continued

Germany: Labor court upholds Muslim teacher’s right to wear hijab
29th Aug 2020

Germany: Labor court upholds Muslim teacher’s right to wear hijab

By Cuneyt Karadag   BERLIN (AA):The capital Berlin’s ban on teachers who are wearing headscarves is unconstitutional, a top German court ruled Thursday. A Muslim teacher who was not allowed to teach in Berlin state schools because she wore a … Continued

Canada: Muslim group challenges Quebec religious law
18th Jan 2020

Canada: Muslim group challenges Quebec religious law

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) filed on Friday a challenge to Quebec’s controversial religious symbols law with Canada’s top court. Also joining in the challenge were the Canadian Civil Liberties Association … Continued

Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada’s top court
19th Dec 2019

Canada: Muslims to contest religious law at Canada’s top court

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) announced Wednesday that it will seek to challenge Quebec’s controversial ban on religious symbols at the Supreme Court of Canada. This comes six days after the … Continued

Belgium: Court rules against headscarf ban
28th Aug 2019

Belgium: Court rules against headscarf ban

By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): A court in Belgium ruled in favor of a schoolgirl and against the headscarf ban in the Flemish Region of the country. The school which the student had filed a case against is affiliated … Continued

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves
6th Jul 2019

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s headscarf crisis festered Friday after footage emerged online of school guards and teachers ordering Muslim girls to remove their headscarves before entering a school compound in the southwestern town of Ibadan. The … Continued

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban
18th Jun 2019

Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban

By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada (AA): The Quebec province passed its controversial religious symbols ban and critics say the government stuck in an amendment that creates “secular police,” Canadian media reported Monday. Bill 21 contains a clause that calls for … Continued

French Senate votes to ban headscarf on school trips
17th May 2019

French Senate votes to ban headscarf on school trips

By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): France’s upper house of the parliament on Thursday adopted a bill that prohibits mothers from wearing headscarf while accompanying the students on school trips. The bill was presented in the country’s senate by the … Continued

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban
16th May 2019

Austrian MP wears headscarf to protest its ban

By Askin Kiyagan VIENNA, Austria: An independent member of Austria’s parliament wore a headscarf during her general assembly speech Wednesday to protest the banning of the religious head covering in primary schools as Austrian MPs approved a law aimed at banning … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab
4th Dec 2018

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. The case was … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … Continued

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court
5th Oct 2018

Canada: Appeal Court rules in favour of Muslim woman on hijab ban in court

By Seyit Aydogan   TORONTO (AA): A top court in Canada’s Quebec province has ruled in favor of a woman after a judge told her Muslim headscarf violated the rules of courtroom modesty. On February 2015, Rania El-Alloul was told … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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