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Today is the day of our queens, princesses and sultanas

By Sedina Pašalić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Today, women and men went out on the streets in several cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There were two reasons for this occasion. The first one was to celebrate the World Hijab Day and to show support for all Muslim women. As one man wrote: “Today is the day of our queens, princesses and …

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To each their own

By Alyson Core (Christian-USA) My husband, Andrew, and I ended up heading to Meijer after he got home from work to pick up a few things, and the trip solidified why I love living in Columbus. My daughter, Andariel’s fascination with my shiny scarf, and my husband’s support made me super confident leaving the house. Upon arriving, I received some …

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I got a better understanding behind the tradition of the hijab

By Mary (Christian-USA) Memphis Central High School gathered together to raise awareness for our hijab wearing sisters today! Our school’s international club came up with the idea to make this day a school wide event. As soon as I walked into the school I saw a huge group of ladies all getting help with their scarves. Seeing so many people …

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A misconception in the 21st century is that “The hijab is oppressing women”

By Ryane Fyith-Mcarthur (Canada) Wearing the Hijab for more than 5 years has allowed me to feel more empowered and beautiful than ever. At times, wearing the hijab was challenging and felt degrading to my confidence because I was always different and I never fit in. These challenges have made me feel stronger and have improved my Emaan(Faith). A misconception …

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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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Hijab – Reasons, Assumptions and Experiences

By Afreen Sheykh (India) People ask me why do I wear Hijab, my simple answer is – one I want people to see my true beauty rather than focusing on false diminishing worldly beauty. Two – I don’t believe in showoff but prefer being a pearl hidden in a shell, lying deep down beneath the ocean. Three – hijaab is …

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If Allah loves me then why doesn’t He want me to look ‘attractive’ like other girls?

By Yomna Tarek Abdelgayed (Egypt) My story started a long while ago; at a time when I put on the hijab and didn’t really get what it was all about. Why does a scarf on my head would please Allah? What’s the connection between covering up and being modest? If Allah loves me, why does He want me to not look …

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