In an interview segment on an Islamic radio programmme, MSSN Lagos Half Hour on Star FM 101.5 last Saturday, Mallam Yusuf
Jimoh Aweda, Director of Centre of Human Rectitude, explained the essence of Hijab and that of World Hijab Day.
MSSNLagos Half Hour is sponsored by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit and aired every Saturday.
The social media activist explained that World Hijab Day was found by Nazma Khan, a Bangladesh lady in New York in 2013.
According to him, the day came into being over misconceptions and wrong interpretations of what Hijab truly represent.
Mallam Yusf said, “The concept of Hijab is not what people think that it is a cultural thing or to exclude the beauty of a
Muslimah, NO. It’s an ordinance from Allah in the Quran."
“On this day, we want people to respect the Muslimah behind the hijab. We want them to know that hijab is not oppression."
World Hijab Day will be celebrated in over 100 Countries of the world. Non-Muslims are also invited to wear the Hijab for a day and share their experience with the world.
The Hijab Day in Lagos, Nigeria will feature the Hijab Walk with hundreds of Sisters walking from Maryland through the streets of Lagos State.
It is organised by Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria Lagos State Area Unit.
For details call - 07043554356, 07026052706, or visit www.mssnlagos.net