Tag Archives | Islamic dress

Iranian Women no longer face Jail for Dress Code Violations

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. One of the more notorious images that often comes out of Iran is that of chador-clad women with police armbands and male police officers rounding up loosely veiled, and often young, women into minivans to be […]

Air France Crew Allowed to Refuse to work Iran Route

By John Lee. Associated Press reports that Air France will allow female flight attendants to refuse to work the company’s new route to Iran, for which they must wear a headscarf on their arrival in Tehran. They must also wear the uniform’s long-sleeved jacket and trousers, rather than a knee-length dress. Employees who don’t want […]

Controversy Engulfs Multiple Iran’s Female Lawmakers

By Fereshteh Sadeghi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It has only been three weeks since Iran held landmark parliamentary elections, yet several controversies have already arisen over remarks made by both an incoming female lawmaker and a veteran member of parliament. Meanwhile, […]

More Veils Lift as Topic Loses Political Punch

By Mahmoud Pargoo, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Discussion of the Islamic veil took up a tiny part of books on Islamic law, or Sharia, before the beginning of the last century. Covering one’s head was mainly considered a precondition for women […]

Actresses Flee for not Wearing Hijab

Iran’s Ministry of Culture and lslamic Guidance has questioned the mental balance of a leading actress who released photographs of herself without a veil. Sadaf Taherian (pictured) was forced to flee to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week after being criticised for publishing pictures on social media showing her without a traditional Muslim head […]