World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special)

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It was an important colorful event yesterday, Feb 1, as the people around the world marked the World Hijab Day (WHD) in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear hijab and live a life of modesty.

Celebrated in over 140 countries, the event is aimed at fostering religious tolerance and understanding by inviting non-Hijabi Muslims and non-Muslims to experience wearing hijab for one day.

In its eights version, the brainchild of New York-based Nazma Khan celebrates successful Muslim women.

The following articles show how hijab made headlines over the past years, leading women to success while maintaining their modesty.

(These articles are from our archive, published on an earlier date and now highlighted for the occasion of World Hijab Day)

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

In a breakthrough in the 58-year company’s history, Barbie has released its first hijab-wearing doll, modeled after US Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

As more countries accept hijab as part of their police uniform, a growing number of Muslim officers are achieving their life dream of joining the career…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, following Elections Department (ELD) yesterday’s announcement…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

In a breakthrough in the 58-year company’s history, Barbie has released its first hijab-wearing doll, modeled after US Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

Fatema Karim Khaku, an inspirational young civil engineer, who has achieved great things in her role…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

Overcoming her blindness since early age, a Bosnian Muslim hijabi woman has become a source of inspiration to others with her writings, advising her readers to be grateful for all the things…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

In a breakthrough in the 58-year company’s history, Barbie has released its first hijab-wearing doll, modeled after US Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

Defying misconceptions about Muslim women, Yusra Syed, a former University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) student…

World Celebrates Hijab Day (Special) - About Islam

When Rahaf Khatib, the first hijabi Muslim athlete to appear on cover of a fitness magazine…

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