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Model Halima Aden quits runway citing pressure to ‘compromise’ religious beliefs

Published 26th November 2020 By Jessie Yeung, CNN Muslim model Halima Aden is stepping back from fashion and quitting runway shows entirely after feeling pressured to compromise her religious beliefs, she announced Wednesday.Aden, the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, posted a series of Instagram Stories describing the […]
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Khadijah (RA)

by HOTD Staff Writer  Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid RA Umm-Al-Mu’minīn (Mother of Believers) Note: For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with her (RA)” each time Khadijah’s RA name or the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be […]
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This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor

“If you can touch people’s feelings that way … it’s like a hand extended in friendship,” says Annette Bellaoui. COPENHAGEN, Denmark ― Annette Bellaoui remembers the moment well. She was meeting a leading politician in the Danish People’s Party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. He stared at her, “seriously contemplating” Bellaoui in a way that […]
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Amirah Lateefat Modupe Okunnu

Lateefat Okunnu Lateefat Modupe Okunnu (December 3, 1939) is a retired Nigerian civil servant and administrator who was the Deputy Governor of Lagos from 1990–1992. Okunnu is a founding member of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN). She was born in Lagos and educated at Okepopo Primary School, Lagos Island, Methodist Girls’ […]