Women of all faiths, colors, and communities across the world are invited to wear the hijab for a day on Tuesday, February 1, to celebrate the 10th edition of #WorldHijabDay and show support for Muslim women.
“On this day, sisters in humanity are cordially invited to wear the hijab (headscarf) in support of Muslim women who are being discriminated globally because of their Muslim identity,” organizers wrote in a statement.
“It is an all-inclusive celebration for non-Muslims and non-hijab-wearing Muslims alike to bring a greater level of cultural awareness and understanding, as well as international solidarity.”
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Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.
Coming each year on February 1, the World Hijab Day is marked across over tens of countries.
The event, a brainchild of New York-based Nazma Khan, aims at fostering religious tolerance and understanding by inviting non-Hijabi Muslims and non-Muslims to experience hijab for one day.
Stigma surrounding Islamic headscarf or hijab has always been the worst challenge facing Muslim women.
In its tenth version, the event comes under the motto, “Hijab is Our Crown, Not a Crime. #DressedNotOppressed”.
“At a time when hate crimes continue to rise, it is important for our community to come together and stand in solidarity in the fight against systemic anti-Muslim bigotry – and the only way we can achieve this is by working together,” the statement read.
Enthusiastic about the upcoming event, many women have already shared their photos wearing hijab and supporting Muslim women.
Yesterday, I was proud to offer SR 104, to proclaim February 1 as World Hijab Day in MI!#WorldHijabDay is a great opportunity to uplift the choice that many Muslim women make to wear a hijab, celebrate religious freedom, and promote cultural understanding. pic.twitter.com/lpzIMonMrE— Stephanie Chang (@stephanielily) January 28, 2022
“I decided to participate in #WorldHijabDay because I believe women should support women; especially with something as fundamental as how they decide to practice their religion.”-Kaycee #DressedNotOppressed pic.twitter.com/2qvL3fN8gW— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) January 29, 2022
Got a hijab? Take a hijab selfie and nominate 3 friends in support of #WorldHijabDay 2022.— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) January 30, 2022
Hold a sign with this text:⠀
Show the world we’re⠀#DressedNotOppressed⠀
on World Hijab Day ⠀
February 1, 2022⠀
(Name, Country)⠀ pic.twitter.com/kmvVo2BJG7