The New Muslim comunity, together with Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center will held an event titled “A Day in Hijab.” The event itself is meant to celebrate the World Hijab Day, where participants will be given a chance to wear Hijab in one day. The event will also held an explanation about hijab, hijab styling workshop, and an event called “ocha to present”.
The event is an open invitation to friends of all races and religion, which means even non-muslims can participate. The event itself is aiming to support muslimah (muslim women) who wear hijab, to know more about the meaning of hijab, and to give awareness to the need for a more peaceful world. The event is also aiming to give a better understanding about Islam to the people, especially about hijab that muslimah always wear everyday.
Aside from a chance to wear hijab, it is stated on their official site that there will be a separate activities held for males. When registering, the participants will be asked whether they will bring their husbands, companions, or friends to the event. The organizers would like to plan an activity for them.
Hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is particularly worn by some Muslim woman beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family. In Indonesia, it is often called jilbab, kerudung, or mukena (used commonly in South East Asia for the purpose of praying only). It is stated in Quran 33:59 that muslimah were instructed to wear hijab as an identity to distinguish themselves from others, so that they are not harassed
The World Hijab Day itself is a day celebrated on February 1st every year all over the world. The day generally means to support muslimah who wear hijab.
A Day in Hijab will be held on Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM in Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. A same event organized by The New Muslim is also held in Singapore. To register, you can visit their official website.
The Indonesian Anime Times