On Thursday, February 1st, women in over 150 countries will come together by donning the hijab to stand against bigotry, discrimination and prejudice faced by Muslim girls and women in hijab.
World Hijab Day, observed on February 1st, encourages women of all backgrounds to voluntarily experience wearing the hijab for a day. The initiative aims to foster understanding, tolerance, and solidarity, allowing individuals to step into the shoes of Muslim women and gain… pic.twitter.com/4QbNVPZJdb— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) January 30, 2024
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The annual #WorldHijabDay is observed by women of all faiths, colors, and communities across the world for the 12th year in a row.
“The initiative aims to foster understanding, tolerance, and solidarity, allowing individuals to step into the shoes of Muslim women and gain insight into their religious practices,” World Hijab Day wrote on X.
“It serves as a platform to promote awareness, challenge stereotypes, and create a dialogue about religious freedom and the diversity of personal choices regarding clothing and expression.”
This year’s event, #VeiledinStrength, includes a global virtual conference attended by a galaxy of female speakers trying to break down barriers and promote inclusivity for women embracing their choice to wear the hijab.
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.