New Dallas Charity Helps Muslim Women Dress Modestly

November 7, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On November 7, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "as Muslims focus on charitable acts during the month of Ramadan, one local Muslim woman has created a gift she hopes will keep on giving all year round. Nadiya Iqbal, a recent convert to Islam, started a clothes closet to provide hijabs (headscarves), abayas (long robes) and other items of Islamic clothing for women who are new to the faith. It's called 'My Sister's Closet' and all of the clothing is free. Some converts come because they can't afford to buy clothing; others simply need a little guidance, such as how to tie a headscarf properly. 'When I converted, I did not have any modest clothes to wear and certainly nothing to cover my head,' said Ms. Iqbal. 'I had no idea where to get the clothes I saw everyone else wearing, and, once I found out, I really could not afford them.'"