A Panel on the Muslim Custom of Hijab

with Nell Green, Saadia Faruqi, and Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

10:00 am - Noon


UBA Offices

Are you interested in exploring the Muslim custom of wearing the veil from both a Christian and a Muslim perspective? Nell Green, CBF Field Personnel in Houston, contributed to an anthology of essays on this topic and has invited a fellow-contributor and friend, Saadia Faruqi, along with the editor of the anthology, Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, to join her in a panel dialogue. Go deeper than the stereotypes and learn more about diversity in the understanding and practice of the hijab and veiling.

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American interfaith activist, cultural sensitivity trainer and author of the short story collection "Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan”. She trains various audiences including faith groups and law enforcement on topics pertaining to Islam, and has been profiled by Oprah Magazine in 2017 as a woman making a difference in her community. She is also editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her children's book series Yasmin will be published by Capstone Publishers beginning August 2018. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and children. 

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, PhD, has degrees in Communications, Education, and Psychology. She has worked as an international educator for almost 20 years focusing on language development and cultural studies with an emphasis on Muslim populations. Her articles have appeared in a number of professional journals including the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, Ethnicities and The Journal of International Women’s Studies. She is the author of The Colour of Mehndi, a novel that explores acculturation, family values and mental illness within the Pakistani-American community and the lead editor of Mirror on the Veil: a Collection of Personal Narratives on Hijab and Veiling. 

Learn more about the book, Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling, available on amazon.com

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