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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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Thank you for letting me walk with you for a day

By Christine Smith (Christian-Canada) This was my second WHD but my first wearing a hijab to work. I was worried that upon entering a building filled with hundreds of people who know me without a covering, that I would be judged or stared at, or maybe questioned about my motives. I wasn’t sure. What struck me was the normality of it …

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My war against prejudice

By Veruska Mesquita (Brazil)  I have converted to Islam only recently . The first thing I decided was to observe my veil. I have faced a lot of discrimination because of it. I have lost my job and heard many bad things. I have been called out disparaging names  like “bomb woman” and a “terrorist.” I have always replied with a …

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Beyond the semblance

By Mari (USA) I was born and raised as Catholic. I am now a revert to Islam, Alhamdulillah. I started wearing my hijab in October of last year and I never removed it since then. At first it was tough, my family and friends were not very accepting of it, but sooner they respected my decision and accepted it. Our purpose …

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Our intention creates our reality

By Samela (Sarayevo-Bosnia and Herzegovina) It is in our nature to protect our bodies.  So what is the problem if a woman adds just one more piece of clothing besides regular outfit, a headscarf? I believe there is no reason to refute it.  It gives such confidence and pushes you harder to put more effort because you need to be twice …

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Why Hijab should be considered a basic human necessity

By Nihan Junaid The principle motive of wearing the Hijab being modesty and chastity, a few added benefits are noted in favor of us modern day Hijabis, a few of them being listed below: 1. Don’t leave anything to chance: Bad hair days? Not anymore! 2. Open new windows to change: Afraid to experiment with your hair? You can try whichever style you wish on …

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