Every February 1st is about celebrating world hijab day! It is observed in over hundred countries around the globe including Nigeria (especially in Lagos State). The event serves as a means of creating awareness about the victimisation of Muslim women who wear hijab in Nigeria and elsewhere.
To celebrate the world hijab day, the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, today February 1st 2020, organised a hijab walk along with other Muslim organisations:
- The Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Nasrul-lahi-li-Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT)
- Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN)
- Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women Organisation)
- Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative (HRAI)
- Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)
- Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC)
- Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) and
- Pristine Cactus Foundation.
The Lagos hijab walk for this year’s edition of World Hijab Day (Unity in Diversity) was attended by thousands of Muslimahs who stormed the streets of Lagos in their lovely hijabs calling on government and other entities to stop the victimisation of Muslim women.
The walk for hijab also occurred at two other locations – Roundabout Bus Stop, Otto to Cele Bus Stop and Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School praying ground to Sango under-bridge in Otta.
According to Wikipedia, the purpose of World Hijab Day is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab.