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First Hijabi Referee Makes History in the UK

LONDON – As the football season draws to a close, Jawahir Roble has made history, becoming the first female Muslim referee in the UK, and she also wears hijab. “When I first turned up to the match you could hear some boys just giggling, “No way she is the ref?! no!”,” Roble, who is commonly …

Hijabi Woman Runs for Provincial Elections in Quebec

QUEBEC, Montreal – A hijabi woman has announced plans to run in Quebec fall provincial elections, making her the first Muslim woman donning the religious headwear to run in the eastern Canadian district. “For the past 10 years in Quebec, Muslim women have been a big part of the political discussion – somewhat against their …

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How to Get Your Daughter to Wear Hijab in 12 Steps

Recently I was at a ladies-only event, but since it was held in a public venue, many of the women remained covered just in case a random man walked in. At some point, I ended up sitting near a couple of older sisters whom I had never met.  For several minutes they sat silently and …

Hijabi Scot Breaks Stereotypes, Excels in Basketball

GLASGOW – A teenage Scottish Muslim’s dedication to break down stereotypes and encourage fellow Muslim students to join the sports’ courts has earned her a Sunday Mail Young Scot nomination in the Equality And Diversity category. “Muslim women haven’t been given the opportunity to become great athletes. There could be the next Andy Murray or …

A Hijabi's Guide to Nailing an Interview

Job interviews can be so nerve-wracking! But if you do a little prep beforehand, it can actually be an enjoyable and confidence-boosting experience. I know it may not seem possible now, but trust me on this! As a hijabi, you might have some concerns about religious discrimination, but rest easy: the law is actually on …

First Hijabi Contestant Joins Masterchef Canada

TORONTO – A Ryerson biomedical engineering graduate will be the first hijabi Muslim contestant to join Masterchef Canada this season, which kicks off in April. “In order to clear these misconceptions, we have to fully integrate into our society and dispel those terrible misconceptions about Muslims in general, Muslim women specifically,” Reem Ahmed told The …

Egyptian Seeks to Be First Hijabi to Climb Everest

CAIRO – An Egyptian Muslim pharmacist is striving to become the first hijabi Arab woman to climb Mount Everest, overcoming social and cultural challenges to fulfill her life dream. “In every exploratory expedition I go to, I am often the only veiled Arab among all the women, and the reaction is like ‘Oh my God!’ …

Hijabi Fulfills Life Dream on US National TV

ILLINOIS – A hijabi American Muslim has made history in the US after she was hired as a full-time TV news reporter on a mainstream television news station, according to the western Illinois station. “I didn’t kind of have anyone who looked like me on TV, so I never really thought it was a possibility,” …

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On Hijab : Reflections, Fashion, Stories and More

Marking World Hijab Day, we bring you a collection of interesting reads about Hijab. We hope you’ll enjoy it! Why Does My Daughter Hate Her Hijab? These were the words of one young girl when asked how she feels about the hijab. At the tender age of 15, she is fighting the uphill struggle …



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