As the world marked the World Hijab Day on Wednesday, Feb 1, some well-known Muslim personalities and organizations worldwide commemorated the day with events held in masjids, cultural centers, and virtually on social media.
Below are some social media posts supporting the event and the choices of Muslim women around the world who decide to wear hijab.
“On a psychological note, the hijab means seeking internal validation, overcoming insecurities, liberating myself from shackles of society and having inner strength and confidence to stand for what I believe in.”
“In a world where many stand up for those being forced to cover, very few stand up for those being forced to uncover.”
Ashley Pearson Khan
Today is #WorldHijabDay. On this day, I stand in solidarity with all Muslim women who make the free choice to wear the hijab. Everyone’s story and journey is different. I stand with you whatever choice you make. @icna_sis_canada pic.twitter.com/SuCper84vk— Salma Zahid (@SalmaZahid15) February 2, 2023
World Hijab Day
“It’s not easy to govern critical thinkers who derive incredible mental strength from a faith founded in love of an Infinite Source.”
“As millions of women across the globe make the same decision daily, it’s easy to see why governments may feel threatened. It’s not easy to govern critical thinkers who derive incredible mental strength from a faith founded in love of an Infinite Source.”https://t.co/JlLf3qVSCD— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) February 2, 2023