In a symbolic gesture Principal Christine Harman of the Australian International Islamic College encouraged female staff and students to get involved in World Hijab Day, requesting a gold coin donation from students who wished to wear their favourite and vibrant hijab away from the standard white uniform hijab.
The hijab is a headscarf commonly worn by Muslim women and signifies modesty which is a core component in the Islamic faith for both genders. World Hijab Day at AIIC was a day to stand in solidarity with Muslim women all around the world.
AIIC renowned hijab stylist Sofia Ali managed to take great care of our non-Muslim staff members by demonstrating an impromptu hijab tutorial on the day.
World Hijab Day is an annual event occurring every 1st day of February, founded by Nazima Khan back in 2013. It’s a day to encourage and empower women from all different faiths and backgrounds to unite against being vilified and discriminated.
Collectively, AIIC raised $200 and all proceeds will go towards the bushfire appeal.