Today is not only the first of a new month, but it is also World Hijab Day.

The first annual World Hijab Day was created in 2013 as a way to recognize Muslim women who wear the hijab, the Muslim headscarf worn as a symbol of modesty.

The idea behind the movement is to encourage religious understanding and tolerance, as mentioned on the World Hijab Day website.

However, not every one feels as strongly about World Hijab Day as its creators. Shireen Ahmed, in her piece for Coming of Faith, says she disagrees with World Hijab Day because “it creates a narrative that hijab is a dress-up experience when in actuality, wearing hijab is a very spiritual decision, extending far more than a simple cloth.”

We want to know what you think about World Hijab Day. Are you in support, or in disagreement? Comment below.

 

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