World Hijab Day

On February 5, the Islamic Center of Naperville celebrated World Hijab Day. The event included vendors and guest speakers. Five women of varying backgrounds and ages shared their stories including their initial experience of first wearing a hijab, finding a sense of identity, and gaining the confidence and perseverance they embodied which they each attributed in their own way as a strengthened relationship with God.


Lena Tleib is the regional development specialist at Zakat Foundation of America. Community recreational activities and short spiritual discussions piqued Tleib’s curiosity about the hijab and inspired her to start wearing it. She is now involved in community engagement and works to inspire other girls to have a better understanding of their Islamic identity.

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