UK Appoints First Muslim Hijab-Wearing Judge

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Raffia Arshad, 40, has become the first hijabi Muslim woman to become a judge in the UK


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Arshad was appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit last week after spending seventeen years working in law.

“It’s definitely bigger than me, I know this is not about me. It’s important for all women, not just Muslim women, but it is particularly important for Muslim women,” she told Metro.

Arshad’s law career consisted of triumphant work in a variety of fields, including advocating for the rights of children, fighting against forced marriages and female genital mutilation, and being a prominent voice for Islamic law issues. 

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