World Hijab Day 2024

Hijab is a veil that some Muslim women wear in the presence of men outside of their immediate family. The hijab usually covers the head and chest. World Hijab Day (WHD) is celebrated annually on February 1. It was first celebrated in 2013. New York resident Nazma Khan came up with the idea of WHD.

World Hijab Day is observed in the recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty. Many women wearing hijab go through a lot of difficulties and often are on the receiving end of rude behavior and comments. February 1 is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by hijabis. On this day non-hijabis can experience hijab as a means to foster religious tolerance and understanding.

World Hijab Day will be celebrated on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

World Hijab Day (WHD) Eventlas

Positive Quotes About Hijab

“If a woman could choose to wear a miniskirt, surely I could choose to cover my hair?”
― Mona Eltahawy (Egyptian-American journalist based in NYC, born in 1967)

“I dressed the way I did not because I was trying to be a nun, but because it felt good.”
― Tahereh Mafi (Iranian-American author, born in 1988)

“No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn’t request you to take it off in the first place.”
― Sheikh Omar Suleiman (American Muslim scholar, writer, and public speaker, born in 1986)

“The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual.”
― Roxane Gay (American Writer and social commentator, born in 1974)

“Some of us cover to protect our bodies
some of us cover to protect our souls
in both cases,
respect their choices.”
― Anjum Choudhary (Writer and poetess)

“I wanted to defy every stereotype out there about Muslim women.”
― Dr. Haneen Muhyeddin (Pharmacist residing in  Charlotte, NC)

“Hijab is a personal choice.”
― Yasmin Mogahed (Muslim scholar based in the USA, born in 1980)

“To me, hijab is empowering.”
― Dr. Tahreem Rehmat (Pakistani Doctor)

“We don’t get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves.”
― Roxane Gay (American Writer and social commentator, born in 1974)

“I wear it as a testament to my faith and to God, as a symbol of modesty and respect for myself.”
― Dr. Aisha Sindhu (Doctor residing in NYC)

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