No way we’re losing opportunities because of Hijab – Disqualified Muslim GMB contestant fumes
The never ending issue of the Hijab has resurfaced again after a young lady, Zainab Alhassan was disqualified from this year’s TV3 Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) auditions because she refused to take off her Hijab .
The Hijab, as prescribed by Allah in the Holy Qur’an, requires (girls, women, wives, daughters) to cover all over their bodies. Constantly, Muslim girls and women have complained of being discriminated against at school, even at workpalces and being denied opportunities they often deserved. Zainab’s case is just one of them.
Zainab Alhassan decided to enter into the competition this year, because she regarded it as “a good opportunity for anyone who wanted to make an impact in their community to sell themselves and open great doors of sponsorship for them in their future activities.”
She therefore wanted to tap into those privileges too. Little did she know that her Hijab would be a hindrance.
Recounting her experience via a Facebook post, she stated that she had exhibited her dexterity throughout the various stages of the audition until the issue of the Hijab came up.
According to Zainab, the judges disqualified her because she stated that she would, under no circumstance, remove her Hijab in the course of the competition. She therefore called for the need to relentlessly continue to fight against discrimination against the Hijab so that young Muslim girls do not continue losing opportunities.