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 a day.
Amongst other benefits from last years experience was that many non-Muslims have since actively supported the hijab and show greater appreciation and respect for hijabis.
The idea is also to support those of us shying away due to the incorrect perceptions of the hijab to take the steps we’ve been longing to take.
When the world understands what hijab is, where it comes from and why it is donned, it will appreciate that banning it would do more harm than good.
World Hijab Day is simply to create awareness and educate the world and because reminding is beneficial to all, World Hijab Day is held annually.
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