Raffia Arshad, the first hijab-wearing district court judge in the UK, shared a piece of her journey on Facebook.
She wrote, “My family told me to remove my hijab for a scholarship interview. Otherwise, it would reduce my selection chances. That was my career’s defining moment. I took the risk & decided to keep the hijab on.
I not only got selected for the scholarship in a law school but today after 17 years of law experience, I am appointed as the 1st hijab-wearing judge in the UK.
Speaking with BBC, she mentioned that she hopes to impact young Muslim woman to succeed in law. She said, “”It’s taken a while to get here, but I’m so pleased. It’s not just a personal achievement. It’s a huge achievement for anyone from a diverse background.”
By Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana