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Brussels Muslim teachers fired over Hijab

 

Two female Muslim teachers in Brussels have been fired for refusing to take off their Islamic headscarf, or Hijab, Expatica reported.

 

Officials say the two Muslim teachers were fired after the Brussels public education system warned them against wearing the Hijab.

 

"In April 2005, the board of management of the Brussels school group decided that teachers, the same as students, were not allowed to wear noticeable religious symbols," said the director of the Brussels school group, Jacky Goris.

 

"The two Muslim teachers started the school year in September 2005 in acceptance with the regulation. But around the New Year, they suddenly started wearing a headscarf. That is a breach of contract."

 

Brussels Education Minister Guy Vanhengel backed the education system’s decision, and Flemish Education Minister Frank Vandenbroucke said schools are free to decide whether to ban the Islamic headscarf or not.

 

The two fired teachers are fighting their dismissal in the council of appeal, which is made up of a magistrate, backed by two public school staff members who aren’t part of the Brussels school group.

 

A final ruling is expected by the end of this month.

 

The Islamic headscarf is meant to cover a Muslim woman’s hair, neck, throat and the upper part of her chest to protect her from the eyes of men outside her family.

 

But the Hijab isn’t just about clothing, it is mainly to preserve women’s dignity and honor. In the Qur’an, Allah (SWT) instructs his followers on how to behave towards each other by saying in Surat An-Nur that all Muslim men and women should “lower the gazeâ€. Therefore, ordering a Muslim woman to remove her Hijab is like asking her to ignore one of her key religious obligations.

 

Unfortunately, the Hijab has been the subject of heated debate in several European countries for more than a decade. Several European states have banned Muslim civil servants, teachers and students from wearing the headscarf.

 

However, many Muslims in Europe succeeded in integrating themselves into their societies, while preserving their Islamic values and identities - following the basic governing Islamic rule in the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims: peaceful co-existence. The hard work has led to the recognition of Muslims in many European states, which has seen many Muslims entering the political process.

 

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Assalam Alaikum

May Allah (SWT) give muslim sisters strength to stand against this conspiracy - of not wearing Hijab - Ameen

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Assalam Alaikum

May Allah (SWT) give muslim sisters strength to stand against this conspiracy - of not wearing Hijab - Ameen

 

Ameen thumma ameen.

 

Wa alaykum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu

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