35. Last month Egypt’s high court upheld a dress code rule imposed by several universities. What is the rule?
Answer to Egypt Quiz #35
A university is authorized to ban the niqab during exams ruled Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court. Officials imposed the ban out of concern that the niqab, a veil that covers the entire face except for the eyes, might facilitate cheating.
It has been estimated that about 90 percent of Egyptian women wear a head scarf, or hijab, while roughly 3 percent choose to wear the more conservative niqab. Egyptian Grand Mufti Ali Gom’aa has stated that the majority of Islamic scholars view the niqab as a tradition and not a religious obligation.
- Egypt court upholds niqab ban, Bikya Masr
- Niqab in Egypt, Wikipedia
- Hijab, Wikipedia
- Salafists to protest court ruling banning niqab during exams, Ahram Online