Twitter on Monday flooded with numerous posts citing the importance of ‘Hijab’ on account of World Hijab Day 2021.
With hashtag #WorldHijabDay2021, twitter users celebrate the day describing the beauty and grace of Hijab in their posts.
We stand in solidarity with those being forced to give up their choice of clothing. #WorldHijabDay
— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) February 1, 2021
World Hijab Day is an annual event that takes place on 1 February each year in 140 countries worldwide.
Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab.
— Umaima 🐼🇵🇰 (@U_Pandaa) February 1, 2021
The tag line for World Hijab Day 2021 is, “Don’t let our pride be your prejudice”.
On the other hand, the Philippines House of Representatives has approved a bill declaring the first day of February as National Hijab Day every year to promote a “deeper understanding” of the Muslim practice, as well as tolerance for other faiths across the country.
Congress unanimously approved the bill, which has yet to become a law, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, with all 203 lawmakers voting for the move.
We are live on Twitter for the coverage of the 2021 #WorldHijabDay2021 Press Conference organised by the Nigerian Coalition of Muslim organisations. Barrister Mutiat Orolu-Balogun of the @hijabnigeria is currently addressing gentlemen of the press. #Thread #WHD2021 @WorldHijabDay pic.twitter.com/8J2NrEnVXq
— Muslim News Nigeria (@muslimnews_NG) February 1, 2021
Anak Mindanao party-list Representative Amihilda Sangcopan, principal author and sponsor of House Bill No. 8249, thanked all lawmakers for passing the legislation and called on members of the Senate to espouse a counterpart measure.
— Poetious (@precioushaj) February 1, 2021
The bill seeks to promote a greater understanding among non-Muslims about the practice and “value of wearing the hijab as an act of modesty and dignity to Muslim women” and encourage Muslim and non-Muslim women “to experience the virtue of wearing it.”
On this #WorldHijabDay we must remember&stand with Uyghur Muslim women who r routinely checked by CCP officials to make sure they aren't wearing the Hijab or wearing long dresses.
Officials cut dresses of Uyghur Muslim women in East Turkestan because they are too long.#Uyghurs pic.twitter.com/ObwIO3efp9
— Ayisha Muhamad (@AyishaMuhamad) February 1, 2021
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