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Press Release

For immediate release: 1/13/17 World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its fifth year. On February 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. …

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Assemblyman David Weprin issues statement in support of ‘World Hijab Day’

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in support of ‘World Hijab Day’, observed on February 1, 2016. ‘With hate crimes against Muslim-Americans tripling in 2016, it is important we take this moment to stand together with our fellow Americans on World Hijab Day. Rooted in the American principles of religious freedom and liberty, the World …

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My transformation was a real shock!

By Sairana Mohd Saad (Malaysia) Because the attached picture was taken on the 1st of February 2013, it makes it exactly 2 years now since I have donned the Hijab. I clearly remember how excited I was and how painful it was to properly style the long shawl. It felt pretty warm too! One of the first questions people would ask …

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5 things I learned after wearing hijab for 365 days

By Samantha (USA) Recently my friend notified me that my story that I submitted last year for world hijab day made the rounds back onto the page again. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned in my one year of wearing hijab. While one year is a short time in comparison to the 24 years I’ve been on this earth, I …

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World Hijab Day – 1st February by Mufti Ismail Menk

With some countries having banned the hijab and others considering the same, World Hijab Day creates the much needed awareness in democratic societies of this basic right and educates the masses about the origins and reasons for the hijab. A large number of non-Muslims show great support for our sisters and get a first hand feel of the hijab by donning it for …

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