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MIMIKO, CHRISTIAN WOMEN, FOMWAN, AKURE IMAM SEEK COMPULSORY USE OF HIJAB

02/02/21
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MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN ONDO STATE HAVE ADVOCATED COMPULSORY USE OF HIJAB IN PUBLIC. MEMBERS OF THE FEDERATION OF MUSLIM WOMEN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA(FOMWAN), ONDO STATE CHAPTER ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021 JOINED OTHER MUSLIM WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE TO MARK THIS YEARS CELEBRATION OF WORLD HIJAB DAY. AT THE EVENT HELD AT THE AKURE CENTRAL MOSQUE AND WELL ATTENDED BY MUSLIM WOMEN ACROSS THE STATE, MUSLIM WOMEN WERE REMINDED ON THE NEED TO DRESS ACCORDING TO THE TENETS OF THEIR RELIGION AS HIJAB IS THE PRIDE OF ANY MUSLIM WOMAN. IN HER REMARKS, THE STATE AMIRAH, ALHAJA AMINAT AKINPELU SAID THE ANNUAL EVENT IS PUT TOGETHER TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT THE USE OF HIJAB AND TO ENCOURAGE MUSLIM WOMEN TO WEAR IT AS THEIR MODE OF DRESSING IS EXPECTED TO REFLECT THE TEACHINGS OF THE QURAN. WHILE NOTING THAT THE CELEBRATION WAS FIRST MARKED IN FEBRUARY 2013, ALHAJA AKINPELU ALSO URGED FEMALE MUSLIM STUDENTS TO WEAR HIJAB AS IT HELPS TO PROMOTE SOLIDARITY AND ACCEPTANCE INTO THE LARGER SOCIETY.

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