Even female Christian students asked to send in pictures of them wearing traditional Muslim head covering for graduation ceremony. Faculty claims it is just 'customary,' but not compulsory
Al-Azhar University, located in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, is obligating female students to wear a hijab even if they are Christian, according to a report published on Saturday on the London-based website Elaph.
The report added that female students ahead of graduation were recently asked to send in passport-sized photos of themselves wearing the traditional Muslim head covering to the university administration.
The university denied that there is any such protocol at the campus. Head of acceptance and registration, Dr. Musa Maruf, told Elaph that there is indeed "an old custom" for female students to wear the hijab, but noted that the university does not
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