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First Hijab-Wearing Judge Appointed In New Jersey, US

Report from New Jersey says, US Attorney Nadia Kahf, has been appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court.

She becomes the first Hijab-Wearing Judge on the bench, local media reported.

Kahf, a Syrian-origin Family Law and Immigration Attorney from the township of Wayne, took the oath of office on Thursday with her hand on a copy of the Quran, the Muslim Holy Book, according to local news website North Jersey.

She will serve as a Passaic County Superior Court Judge after New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy nominated her a year ago, according to local media.

Though Kahf is not the first Muslim woman to serve as a State Judge, she is the first to wear a Hijab on the bench.

She is also the Legal Adviser to Wafa House, a nonprofit domestic violence and social services Agency based in the city of Clifton, and chairwoman of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. – Agencies


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