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Muslim ban led me to Islam

By Kimberly A. (USA) In 2017,  I became a Muslim. To be honest,  prior to coming to Islam, I pretty much tried every belief underneath the sun except for Islam.  I was missing something deep inside and none of the beliefs I had tried prior, could fill in the space. I was originally raised as a Christian Evangelical by my …

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The day I walk out of my house without this scarf would not be a day to be celebrated

By Toqa Badran (New York) The hardest part about wearing a hijab, for me, is knowing that if I take it off, almost everyone would applaud me for being strong and courageous. No one would see that my willpower and pride had been broken. People would clap when I would actually need them to mourn with me and realize that …

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Would Muslims be offended if Non-Muslims wear the hijab for a day?

Through out the years, we received many questions. However, the most common questions we often get asked by non-Muslims are: “Would Muslims be offended if non-Muslims wear the hijab for a day? Would it be considered as cultural appropriation?” So, we asked these questions directly to Muslims on our social media. Here are the responses from Facebook:  Vanessa Mae: “I …

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My Hijab is the most empowering garment

Marcela Daza (Colombia) If you think hijab holds you from exploring the world, think again. My hijab is the most empowering garment I ever had. The hijab speaks for me, it tells the world that I’m a Muslim woman, that I believe in Allah (SWT) and I try to follow the prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) teachings. It’s also …

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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: 1/3/18 World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its sixth year. On February 1st of every year, World Hijab Day Organization asks global citizens of all faiths to wear the 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 …

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I have never felt more beautiful and confident

By Fatirah AbdelHalim (USA) I was raised as a Sunni Muslim all of my life, but living in the states after 9/11, I was very afraid to wear my hijab because I didn’t want people to dislike me or think I supported terrorism. For 12 years I hadn’t worn a hijab in public. And then Ramadan of 2014 came, and …

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If only they saw rape and murder as a bigger problem than hijab

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that the employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols. Our Facebook fans shared the following sentiments regarding the ECJ’s ruling: “If only they saw increased drug use as a bigger problem than hijab. If only the saw domestic violence as a bigger issue than hijab. If only they …

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Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism

By Katrisha Milligan  Today (World Hijab Day) was a beautiful day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else’s life, even for just one day. There are very few people that are indifferent to the hijab and I experienced both sides today. Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism. In …

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Sisters in America: World Hijab Day Photo Shoot Supports Marginalized American-Muslim Women

By: Shireen Hakim, MS, MPH, RDN, Writer in a Headscarf Touched by a stranger’s sincere and eager public Facebook post, on Wednesday February 1st I visited her house to help her and her non-Muslim friends style themselves in hijabs, in honor of World Hijab Day. Kim Mulligan’s World Hijab Day photo shoot was a beautiful, unique initiative by non-Muslim women …

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Kiara’s veil experience at her Church

Kiara Walker (Muslim, New York) I wasn’t a born Muslim.  I was raised as a Christian, Seventh- Day Adventist to be exact. And some things in Christianity that I found to be very similar to Islam were: We preferred eating halal/kosher, valued modesty and stayed away from alcohol, unclean meats (pork, etc.) and these were very relevant to me. So, …

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