UK Appoints First Muslim Hijab-Wearing Judge

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Raffia Arshad, 40, has become the first hijabi Muslim woman to become a judge in the UK

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Arshad was appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit last week after spending seventeen years working in law.

“It’s definitely bigger than me, I know this is not about me. It’s important for all women, not just Muslim women, but it is particularly important for Muslim women,” she told Metro.

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Arshad’s law career consisted of triumphant work in a variety of fields, including advocating for the rights of children, fighting against forced marriages and female genital mutilation, and being a prominent voice for Islamic law issues. 

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