Всесвітній день хіджабу в ІКЦ міста Києва

Activists of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League organized a number of events in different cities of Ukraine for Hijab Day. So, the event at the Islamic Cultural Center of Kyiv attracted about 80 people. The program consisted of: contests, quizzes, a lecture on hijab, and a master class on various ways of wearing a hijab.World Hijab Day in Kyiv


The present non-Muslim women had the opportunity to meet the followers of Islam and discuss the problems they face. Also, a Muslim fashion show was held: girls in the national clothes of Muslim nations paraded on an improvised podium. Each walkout was accompanied by applause from the audience.


День хіджабу в ІКЦ м. КиєваAccording to Amal Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League, some of the present non-Muslim women were quite well acquainted with the history of Islam and the essence of the creed, so it can be said that such cultural and educational events do have an effect.


In Odesa, activists of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League talked about the image of a woman in world art, the history of the hijab, and the tradition of veiling in different nations of the world – from antiquity to the present. After that, there was a quiz with prizes, and everyone who wanted, had an opportunity to try on hijab and traditional Muslim clothes.World Hijab Day in Odesa


According to World Hijab Day in Kyiv, a member of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League, they prepared presentations about the hijab and showed the guests fashionable ways to wear it, so that they could see for themselves how comfortable this outfit is:


День хіджабу в ІКЦ м. Одеса“Organizing such an event is an opportunity to tell people about our religion, about the hijab, about a woman in a hijab, and thus reduce the level of stereotypical thinking in Ukraine. Such information will help non-Muslims to better understand Muslims and the Islamic religion, and us, Ukrainians, to find a common language and be united.”


In Lviv, World Hijab Day in Lvivthe guests of the event organized by activists of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League were mostly non-Muslim women. This corresponds to the main goal of the day: to convey undistorted information about the hijab to followers of other religions, to disprove misconceptions, to talk about the rights of Muslim women. The attendees learned, in particular, that Islam actually gives a woman inner freedom.


As Dinara Amrullaeva, an activist of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League, reported, the program also included stories about the tradition of covering up, which women in Ukrainian society have long followed.день хіджабу у Львові


“The guests learned about the women’s clothing of the nations of the Muslim world. Competitions and quizzes also helped to consolidate knowledge about the rights and status of women in Islam. Those present enjoyed trying to put a hijab, painting [hands] with mehendi, and trying on the image of a veiled Muslim woman. The women were photographed in special photo zones, and they were treated to sweets and hot drinks,” said Ms. Dinara.


день хіджабу у Львовідень хіджабу у ЧернівцяхAccording to the head of the League, Niyara Mamutova, who took part in the organization of the event in Chernivtsi, the guests learned about the meaning of the hijab for followers of Islam, and Muslim women were once again reminded of their right to dress according to the precepts of the creed:


“This time we prepared a culturally educational program, we talked about different types of traditional clothing, which includes the hijab. The guests thanked us for the event, there were also new displaced sisters . The women did not know about the organization of the holiday in advance, but agreed to continue gathering.”день хіджабу у Чернівцях


Mrs. Mamutova noted that such events are of great importance to the non-Muslim community.


Ліга мусульманок України роздала понад 200 наборів побутової хімії

Islamic cultural centers of Ukraine continue their charitable actions.  This time, activists of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League, with the support of the international charitable organization Human Appeal, distributed 200 sets of household chemicals.


Ліга мусульманок України роздала понад 200 наборів побутової хіміїVolunteers of Ukrainian Muslimahs League in Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Lviv helped those who were most in need of support during this turbulent time.  Each kit contained laundry detergent, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tissues, detergents, trash bags, personal care products, etc.


The project consisted of three stages: the first took place in Lviv, where 50 sets were distributed, the second was implemented in Kyiv — 100 sets of household chemicals;  the last promotion was held in Vinnytsia, where people received 50 such sets.


According to the head of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League, Niyara Mamutova, the majority of aid recipients are immigrants from the eastern part of Ukraine:


“Now it was very important and necessary to distribute sanitary kits to women, because most of the families are immigrants from the eastern part of Ukraine, where they fled from the war, leaving all their belongings behind.  Certainly, no one, fleeing, took hygienic means with them.  They were also distributed to women who returned home.  In such difficult times, I wanted to help as much as possible.  The sets included the most necessary and useful things for the family.”


Those who received help sincerely thanked the organizers:

 “The war and the unstable economic situation in the country affect the situation of Ukrainians.  The Council of Ukrainian Muslims understands the importance of such actions to support those who need it the most”, says one of the parishioners of the Vinnytsia ICC.


нагорода За заслуги

The head of the League of Ukrainian Muslimahs, Niyara Mamutova, was awarded with a diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “For services to the Ukrainian people”.


нагрода від Верховної РадиThe awarding ceremony took place in the House of the Metropolitan of the National Reserve “Sofia Kyivska”.  The event was attended by Head of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko, Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar, representatives of churches and religious organizations, military chaplains, volunteers and public figures.


In their speeches, representatives of the state authorities emphasized the important role that religious organizations and public activists play in resisting Russia’s armed aggression and volunteering.


In accordance with the order of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League Niyara Mamutova was awarded for her significant personal contribution to strengthening the spirituality of the Ukrainian people, moral and psychological support of military personnel in the face of Russian aggression, educational and volunteer activities.


на нагородженніUnfortunately, the head of the Ukrainian Muslimahs League could not attend at the award ceremony.  Therefore, Susan Islamova received the certificate on her behalf.


At the same time, according to Ms. Niyara, she does not perceive literacy as a personal achievement:


нагороджені волонтери та громадські і релігійні діячі— Although the certificate is signed with my name, I believe that this award from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is given to every woman who cares about what is happening around her.  This is the achievement of all Muslim women working with us in the same team in different cities, implementing their ideas, donating their time to charity and volunteering, extending a helping hand to those in need.  They shared kindness before the war and continue today.  I know many women who may never receive a diploma, but they really do alot for Ukraine and society.  Therefore, I ask Allah to give the best reward to everyone who fills life with good deeds, and to our country – victory and peace.

International Women’s Forum “Harmony and Development” brings together more than one hundred participants

На Міжнародний жіночий форум «Гармонія і розвиток» в Києві зібралося більше ста учасниць зі всієї країни.On October 30, the International Women’s Forum, organized by Ukrainian Muslimahs’ League, took place. It brought together government officials, heads of public organizations, and volunteers from all over the country.  The event was supposed to inspire, motivate and fill women volunteers with energy for active work in different Ukrainian cities.


“It’s been so long since we’ve gathered like that – it’s a great happiness that everything worked out. I hope this inspiration will last for a long time ”, – participant Angela shares her impressions.


На Міжнародний жіночий форум «Гармонія і розвиток» в Києві зібралося більше ста учасниць зі всієї країни.The forum was attended by Ukrainian Muslimahs  who succeeded despite all the problems and stereotypes in the society. The speakers were also successful sisters from other countries, such as Great Britain, Kuwait, and Indonesia, who work in the public sector.


The chief specialists of the department of cooperation with religious communities of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience Vyacheslav Gorshkov and Victoria Kochubei also came to support Muslim women.


На Міжнародний жіночий форум «Гармонія і розвиток» в Києві зібралося більше ста учасниць зі всієї країни.The head of the Dana Volunteer Association from Kuwait Manal Al Musallam talked about how to love volunteering and not get tired of what you do. Anife Kurtseitova, a head of the public organization “Crimean Family”, inspired the participants by telling the story of the creation of a children’s school, where they work for the sake of preserving the culture and traditions of the Crimean Tatars. Gayana Yuksel, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people,  recalled Crimean women who were left without men, and how difficult it is for them to carry the weight of upbringing and providing children with everything they need. The participants could take out something interesting and useful from each presentation.


International Women's Forum "Harmony and Development" brings together more than one hundred participants“In our society, when a Muslim woman faces misunderstanding and prejudice against herself every day, it can be difficult for her to set high goals. Often, fear prevents them from believing  that something can work out, and everything remains in dreams. At the forum speakers help women, first of all, to believe in themselves and that everything is possible, and there is always a way out of any problem. They themselves and their achievements are wonderful examples and an important experience for each of us, – says the chairman of the UML Niyara Mamutova.


На Міжнародний жіночий форум «Гармонія і розвиток» в Києві зібралося більше ста учасниць зі всієї країни.The forum was held in a mixed format, that is, some of the presentations were live, and some were online.


Also as part of the event, there were photo exhibitions “Dad in the Family” and “Hijab Is My Choice”, as well as a fair of handicrafts from Ukrainian craftswomen, where you could buy toys, eco-bags and other goods. All money raised will go to the treatment of children with cancer.International Women's Forum "Harmony and Development" brings together more than one hundred participants