Updated 01 February 2023
Arab News

World Hijab Day: 6 hijabi influencers to follow  

World Hijab Day: 6 hijabi influencers to follow  

In honor of World Hijab Day, celebrated on Feb. 1, here are six hijab-wearing influencers, models and athletes breaking the mold.  

  • Habiba Da Silva 

    In honor of the day, the Lebanese Brazilian influencer shared her experience wearing the hijab on Instagram, saying it makes her “feel empowered.” Da Silva owns a label that offers durable, non-slip headscarves. 

  • Zainab Al-Eqabi 

    The Iraqi para-athlete made her runway debut in 2022 walking at Boss’s show at Milan Fashion Week. She was the only hijabi on the catwalk at the event.   

  • Halima Aden 

    The Somali American model, who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp, made headlines as the first hijab-wearing model when she made her runway debut at the Yeezy Season 5 show in 2016. 

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad 

    The US fencer made history during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the first American athlete to compete at the games wearing a hijab. 

  • Soha Taha  

    With over 798,000 followers on Instagram, the influencer has been inspiring her fans with her chic, modest style. She also shares styling tips with her followers on TikTok.  

  • Omaya Zein 

    The US blogger shares fashion, travel and lifestyle videos with her supporters.