By Manal Museitef |A&E Asst. Editor|
Looking for a way to step out of your comfort zone and help break down misconceptions about Islamic women? Well look no further because Hijab Challenge Week is back!
After such high demand from last years successful run, CSUSB’s very own Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting another series of events throughout the week of October 15, to get the community involved, aware and knowledgeable about the real customs and experiences of a Muslim women who wears the Hijab, also known as a “Hijabi.”
This Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 5pm MSA members will set up tables in the Student Union fully equipped with a variety of scarves for participants to wear. The objective is for people to experience a day in the life of a Hijabi.
Before actually wearing the scarves partakers will receive a quick lesson on the purpose behind the religious attire in order to better educate themselves and the people that may be asking them questions later. Each participant will then borrow a scarf from the MSA tables where a member will help put them on to wear during the day.
Also featured on the tables are well knowledgeable MSA members who are willing to answer any (appropriate) questions and are providing free informational pamphlets about the faith.
In addition to the three days of wearing the hijab, the MSA will be holding a panel on Thursday from 12pm-2pm in the SMSU Theater where participants are invited to discuss and share their experiences.
This event is free and open to all CSUSB students and the campus community.
Join your fellow students in the effort to breakdown misconceptions and false stereotypes of hijabis.