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Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

By  Priyanka Mogul (Non-Muslim, UK) When I put on the hijab and covered up, I wasn’t spending my day worrying about what I looked like. It gives you a sense of confidence that you can only gain through learning to appreciate yourself for more than just your physical appearance. It makes you feel secure in a way that is very …

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People looked me in the eyes rather than my body

By Nancy (Jewish-Nebraska, USA) Thanks to my dear friend Faouziya, I learned about and participated in my first World Hijab Day. It was a wonderful and eye opening experience! I received a few stares at the grocery store, however the majority of people I encountered were kind and acted normally towards me. The biggest difference I experienced was that when I …

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A token of acceptance

By Barbara Poley (Australia) We had a wonderful event in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia introducing many skeptical women to the joy of wearing hijab. After the event we received the following message from one of the participants: Dear friends, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for inviting us to learn more about you at your World Hijab Day …

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An eye-opening experience

By Neah Carney (Christian, USA) I was born into a relatively conservative Christian home and consider that as my Faith of choice. However, when I came upon an advertisement on Facebook for World Hijab Day, seemingly by chance, I decided to participate. I think Islam is a beautiful religion with beautiful people when practiced as it is meant to be (with …

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Wear The Hijab- Break the Stereotypes!

By Afeefah Binte Irfan (Pakistan) I am a born Muslim and the family that I am bred in is pretty inclined towards religion. So the idea of significance of Islam and the proper following was innate. The more I matured up, the more I started reading, thinking and well, worrying about the socio-political affairs of the world especially in relation …

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“Religion is in the heart, not in hijab”

By Linda (French, originally from Algeria, living in Dubai) I’ve decided to wear hijab about 10 months ago. I must say, it was a difficult step to take. As days passed by, the more I was feeling something in my Deen (religion) was missing. It was INCOMPLETE. The more knowledge I acquired about Islam, more I  gravitated towards the idea of Hijab. In my heart, …

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Being covered doesn’t limit us

By Fatima (Paris, France) Exactly one year ago, I shared with you my story on how being a Hijabi student in France was like on WorldHijabDay.com. Today, 365 and a few more days later, I have understood many things and wanted to share them with you. I understood that people don’t actually hate Hijab. They just don’t understand its meaning and …

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