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