Progress Is Slow But Inevitable – Muslim woman becomes Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

Another quiet positive development in the world of law.

London’s Evening Standard reports

A woman who is believed to the first hijab-wearing judge in the UK has said she hopes to use her success and platform to inspire young Muslims.

Raffia Arshad, 40, was appointed a Deputy District Judge on the Midlands circuit last week after years spent rising through the legal ranks.


Speaking about her new role, ?the mother-of-three said she now wanted to “make sure the sound of diversity is heard loud and clear” and described her elevation as “bigger than me”.




“It’s important for all women, not just Muslim women, but it is particularly important for Muslim women,” she told the Metro.

Ms Arshad added that the position was something she had been “working towards for a number of years”.

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