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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Understanding By the Practice

Promoting Hijab at World Hijab Day 2013

LONDON, Feb 1: World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?


"Because I'm not very skilled I'm wearing what you could call a one-piece hijab - you just pull it over your head. But I've discovered the scope is endless. There are all sorts of options."


So says Jess Rhodes, 21, a student from Norwich in the UK. She had always wanted to try a headscarf but, as a non-Muslim, didn't think it an option. So, when given the opportunity by a friend to try wearing the scarf, she took it.



"She assured me that I didn't need to be Muslim, that it was just about modesty, although obviously linked to Islam, so I thought, 'why not?'"

Rhodes is one of hundreds of non-Muslims who will be wearing the headscarf as part of the first annual World Hijab Day on 1 February.

Originated by New York woman Nazma Khan, the movement has been organised almost solely over social networking sites. It has attracted interest from Muslims and non-Muslims in more than 50 countries across the world.

For many people, the hijab is a symbol of oppression and divisiveness. It's a visible target that often bears the brunt of a larger debate about Islam in the West.

World Hijab Day is designed to counteract these controversies. It encourages non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to don the hijab and experience what it's like to do so, as part of a bid to foster better understanding.


World Hijab Day Movement Official Website : worldhijabday.com

MashaAllah that was great sister ^,^
Setidak-tidaknya melalui usaha pergerakan 'World Hijab Day' ini telah mewujudkan penerimaan non muslim terhadap islam . Walaupun mereka tidak memeluk islam tetapi ia telah melahirkan tanggapan bahawa agama islam adalah agama yang baik dan indah kepada non muslim.