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More than just cloth: Hijab is a state of mind and a means of liberation

Acknowledged by the UK House of Commons in 2017, February 1 of each year marks World Hijab Day; a movement set up in an attempt to normalise the hijab and its practise by Muslims around the world.

More than just cloth: Hijab is a state of mind and a means of liberation
selective focus photograph of person wearing blue headscarf

As a British Muslim woman, I have had the freedom to choose to wear the headscarf for the past 12 years and the privilege to practise my faith as I deem fit.

That said, it has not been smooth sailing for the veiled Muslim woman living in the Western world. In the spirit of World Hijab Day, I want to encourage an open discussion and mutual understanding of matters relating to the hijab and its significance for Muslim women.

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