The first thing a person notices about a covered Muslim woman is her Hijab (headscarf/veil). The Hijab is one of the most visual signs of Islam. It is a courageous act of liberation and freedom. To the Muslim woman, the veil is part of a journey that allows herself to build her identity and develop her relationship with her Creator.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the concept of Hijab, and "World Hijab Day" was initiated in an attempt to create awareness and recognize the many Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab.
This year, YM Sisters of Murphy, TX participated in #WorldHijabDay.
To celebrate World Hijab Day which was on February 1st, 2015, YM Sisters Murphy hosted an event that served as a platform to discuss what Hijab is and what it means for us as Muslim women. The sisters also created a video in which they got the chance to talk about their hijab experiences as well as share their perspectives on modesty.
Take a look at their uplifting video here: http://on.fb.me/1KfRoPk
To find out more about this initiative, visit the World Hijab Day website at http://worldhijabday.com.