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…nor can we afford as Muslim women, in our communities, to be judged and awarded degrees and ranks of religiosity according to the level of the dress code we abide by.
Afra Jalabi, “To Veil or Not to Veil, That is the Question,” November 2001.
Known For: Columnist for the Saudi daily Al Yaum, Shura Council Member
Dates: Hijri 1389 – Present (AH)
Common Era 1970 – Present (CE)
Afra Jalabi is an Arab-Canadian journalist and peace advocate. She was born in Damascus in 1970 and was raised in Germany and Saudi Arabia. Currently, she is a weekly columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper Al Yaum and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, she worked as a weekly columnist for Al-Jadeedah magazine in London and wrote about cultural, social, and literary topics. Ms. Jalabi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa.
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