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Muslim Students' Association teaches students about the meanings behind hijab
by Eleanor Dearman
Students of all races, genders, cultures and religions tried on hijabs — traditional headscarves worn by Muslim women — for an event the Muslim Students' Association (MSA) held Monday to celebrate World Hijab Day.
World Hijab Day was on Sunday, but the MSA delayed its event to better engage the UT community in raising awareness about Muslim customs. MSA students were available to provide information about Islamic culture and set up a table filled with a row of hijabs for students to try on.
"There are so many people on campus who wear one, and I think it's really important to see who these people are, why they wear it, why it empowers them and what it means to them," said Maryam Siddiqui, MSA outreach director and Middle Eastern studies and Arabic junior.
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