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World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special)

The world is celebrating World Hijab Day in recognition of millions of Muslim women around the world who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty.

Celebrated in over 140 countries, the event is aimed at fostering religious tolerance and understanding by inviting non-Hijabi Muslims and non-Muslims to experience the hijab for one day.

In its sixth version, the brainchild of New York-based Nazma Khan celebrates successful Muslim women who proved to be #StrongInHijab.

The following articles show how hijab made headlines over the past year, leading women to success while maintaining their modesty.

In a breakthrough in the 58-year company’s history, Barbie has released its first hijab-wearing doll, modeled after US Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

As more countries accept hijab as part of their police uniform, a growing number of Muslim officers are achieving their life dream of joining the career while preserving the tenets of their faith.

Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, following Elections Department (ELD) yesterday’s announcement she was the only candidate qualified to run for office.

A Muslim woman has become Australia’s first hijab-wearing councilor, declared victory in the race for Canterbury-Bankstown council along with other two Muslim councilors from the same Sydney multicultural suburb.

Fatema Karim Khaku, an inspirational young civil engineer, who has achieved great things in her role and not once feeling like Hijab has limited her in any way.

Overcoming her blindness since early age, a Bosnian Muslim hijabi woman has become a source of inspiration to others with her writings, advising her readers to be grateful for all the things they have and not to be sad about the things they do not.

Over the past few months, Muslim model Halima Aden has proudly donned her hijab while walking on fashion runways, debunking myths about Muslim women and Islam.

Defying misconceptions about Muslim women, Yusra Syed, a former University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) student, has become the first Peel police prisoner escort officer to don hijab.

When Rahaf Khatib, the first hijabi Muslim athlete to appear on cover of a fitness magazine, races in April’s Boston marathon, she will be making several records.

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