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.