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World Hijab Day 2024: Veiled in Strength

Today marks World Hijab Day, a global awareness day recognising millions of Muslim Women & Girls who choose to wear the Hijab (Muslim Headscarf) globally.

As Scotland’s leading Women Rights Organisation, we at Amina MWRC work hard to ensure that all women in Scotland have access to opportunities and resources to fight racism and Islamophobia, regardless of religion or ethnicity. In celebration of this year’s theme Veiled in Strength, we’re sharing what wearing the hijab means to some of the wonderful women in our Dundee Creative Wellbeing group, and different ways of styling the Hijab.

Amina MWRC World Hijab Day Chaddar

1. The Traditional “Chaddar” Style:

The “Chaddar” or “Chador” style has traditionally been worn by Muslim and South Asian women of different countries. The style comprises of a long piece of fabric that is loosely draped over the head and one shoulder. The chaddar is traditionally made of natural fibres such as cotton or silk, and is worn without an undercap or pins to secure the fabric in place.

2. The Undercap Style

Many Muslim women choose to wear an undercap under their Hijab, which is a small piece of fabric that is either stitched or can be tied in place. The undercap helps to keep the headscarf in place, while also keeping hair tucked away from the face. The undercap is commonly worn alongside many other hijab styles, and can be made of cotton or silk.

3. The Wraparound Style

The Wraparound style is one of the most durable hijab style, consisting of the headscarf being wrapped around the head, and either tucked or pinned into place. This style is often the choice for workwear or busy events, including weddings. This style can also utilise accessories such as brooches and hair bands for fancier occasions.

4. The Turban Style

The Turban Hijab is popular in many African and Middle Eastern cultures. Gaining popularity among many younger women, this style is a trendy one that allows for jewelry including earrings and necklaces to be on show. Many women also pair this style with high-collared tops to suit their modesty preferences.

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