All things Muslim - incredible stories & positive vibes

Madihah Haq is showing us that faith and passion can coexist

Whether it’s photographers or scientists, politicians or boxers, Ummahsonic we’ve covered a lot of women who have broken stereotypes and boundaries. Therefore, we were really happy to see that Madidah Haq, was wearing the hijab with pride as a finalist for Miss Lancashire.

Currently studying for a degree in bio-medical science at the University of Central Lancashire at the University of Central Lancashire, the Muslim teenager has harbored dreams of modelling all her life. Haq saw entering the competition as an opportunity to breakdown stereotypes, she explained; “Wearing a hijab defines me and my religion but it does not stop me from living my dream.” In fact, Madidah is only the second your woman to wear a hijab in the competition, “Many girls feel as though they cannot pursue their dream due to feeling restricted from wearing it…I am the same person with and without the hijab. My personality, my character, my attitude and mindset are still the same – a headscarf does not change who I am, nor does it stop me from pursuing my dreams.”

Madidah told us exclusively, “I feel like I want to get the message out to the other girls that wear the hijab as well because I know quite a lot of girls who feel they are restricted from taking part in beauty pageants because they think that the hijab is going to stop them.”

However, Madidah is not content at just acting as an inspiration, she has also raised more than £500 for Variety, a children’s charity which helps support children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. Her efforts were well received by the judges and she came away winning Miss Charity.

At Ummahsonic, we think that Madidah is an absolute inspiration and it’s great to see that she is able to combine both her passion and faith. We think she summed it up brilliantly when she says “I believe that you can still wear your hijab and still do whatever you want in life. As long as obviously you remember your religion. It shouldn’t stop you.”

If you want to find out more about Madidah make sure you check out our video.

Related Content

Fashion & Beauty
fashionable
Getting Fashionable in Britain’s High Streets

Finding modest and fashionable clothes for Muslim women – applicable to hijabies and non – used to be virtually impossible.

Fashion & Beauty
Erbil
Fashioning the Future With Mr Erbil: Iraq’s Sharpest Hipsters

50 miles from the Mosul conflict, a group of men have opened up the Mr Erbil Gentlemen’s Club providing a new and stylish vision for young people in Iraq.

Fashion & Beauty
Fashion Week
Revisiting Our Favourite Looks From London Fashion Week

We’ve scoured social media for some of our favourite looks from London Fashion Week.

Recent Posts

Magid Magid Is Stepping Down As Lord Mayor Of Sheffield
Magid Magid Is Stepping Down As Lord Mayor Of Sheffield
Gender Equality In The Qur’an
Gender Equality In The Qur’an
Three Of The Most Inspiring Muslim Women In History
Three Of The Most Inspiring Muslim Women In History
The Female Somali Comedian In Kenya Laughing In The Face Of Prejudice
The Female Somali Comedian In Kenya Laughing In The Face …
Maliha Abidi: The Artist Celebrating Inspirational Pakistani Women Through Her Work
Maliha Abidi: The Artist Celebrating Inspirational Pakistani Women Through Her Work
New Exhibition Charts The Rise Of Contemporary Muslim Fashion
New Exhibition Charts The Rise Of Contemporary Muslim Fashion

Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions