Auspicious birth anniversary of ‘Sayyida al-Zahra’ celebrated in Sweden / Photos

On the auspicious birth anniversary of Prophet Muhamamd’s daughter ‘Sayyidah Fatima’ a group of Muslims  In the city of Göteborg in Sweden at a booth called “hijab booth” asked non-muslims to try hijab for the first time and then write their feelings on a notebook. this might be the first encounter of some people with Islam. They also distributed 1444 pieces of cakes and 1444 roses.


“Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of Fatima al-Zahra every year but now we want to invite even non-Muslims to participate”, says Marjan Noory, who is involved in organizing the party. She hopes that even non-Muslims wish to participate in the festivities at Gustav Adolf Square.


“This is a great opportunity for non-Muslims to meet us and ask questions and doubts in their mind about Muslims believes and activities. Unfortunately there are still prejudices about the Muslim woman in western countries. I am a Muslim and the fact is that I choose to wear Hijab by my own decision and I am not forced to do that. Always my non-Muslim friends ask me that if I am forced to wear Hijab and is it not permissible for women to drive or have driving license?”

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This is an annual event in Göteborg. Here is some pictures from their last year party:

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