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Hijab Day: Muslim groups distribute  hijabs to secondary school children in Kwara

Hijab Day

As part of activities marking this year’s Hijab Day, the Coalition of Muslim Women Associations in Kwara have  distributed hijabs (veils) to secondary school children in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria.

The Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Kwara State chapter, Hajia Nimat Labaika described wearing hijab as a fulfillment of the commandment of Allah.

She added that wearing hijab upholds the dignity of Muslim women and portrays them as conscious and morally upright Muslims and explained that wearing hijab is not for fun but a fulfillment of the commandment of Allah.

She said the celebration was to remind Muslim students of their responsibilities to always wear hijab.

The FOMWAN Amirah enjoined the students to be proud of wearing hijab because it portrays them as the good ambassadors of Islam.

In her lecture during the event, , Hajia Muslimat AbdulRazaq, the Secretary of Al-Muminat Organization, said wearing hijab was part of the total submission to the commandment of Allah.

She emphasized the need for people not to discriminate against anyone who wears hijab.

Hajia AbdulRazaq enjoined  female  to wear hijab because of Allah in order to earn the expected reward stressing that  students should not  limit wearing hijab to school environment alone but also at home.

She quoted Quran, as saying: “Tell the believing women to lower their gaze from looking at forbidden things” as one the basis for wearing the hijab.

She advised the students to let the purpose of wearing hijab reflect in their day-to-day activities.

“You should face your studies and avoid acts tht can jeopardize your future dreams. Avoid keeping bad company or friends that can mislead you”, she advised.

According to her, wearing hijab is not for fashion but a rewarding venture for every Muslimah, while enjoining them on good manners and avoid acts that could tarnish the image of Islam.

AbdulRazaq said: “Parts of the rules guiding the use of hijab is that we must use for the purpose of Allah and his Prophet. We should avoid transparent and flashy cloth too”.

Some of the schools visited to mark the day includes Government Girls’ Day Secondary School, Ipata Oloje, Barakat Community Secondary School, Ilorin and Anifowose Community Secondary School,

Some of the muslim groups include FOMWAN, Ansar-ud Deen Women Wing, Al Mu’munaat, Standard Bearers, Badrudeen, Al Harakar, The Criterion, and Virtuous Muslimah Forum, among others.

The theme of the 2024 World Hijab Day is entitled: “Veiled in Strength”, observed every year on February 1 to honor Muslim women who wear the hijab.

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