These Are Some Of The Most Touching Photos From World Hijab Day

These Are Some Of The Most Touching Photos From World Hijab Day

Women around the world donned headscarves to show their solidarity with Muslim women.

Yesterday marked the fifth annual World Hijab Day, an occasion which invites women around the globe to experience wearing a headscarf.

The event was founded by New York resident Nazma Khan in 2013, who came up with the idea as a way of fostering religious tolerance and understanding.

It’s just like the old adage: “Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes”. Except the shoes are, of course, replaced with a hijab.

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The day took on even more significance this year, with US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority MENA nations.

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In these troubling times, hijabi women have found themselves the victims of hate crimes and abuse.

But that wasn’t the case on February 1. Using the hashtag #iStand4Hijab, women shared photos of themselves wearing their headscarf with pride.

Here are some of our favourites.

Happy World Hijab Day! 😘 #IstandforHijab #hijab #hijabootd #hijab❤

A photo posted by Ohms Mindalano Barangai (@ohmsbarangai) on

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   February 2, 2017