Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Hijab

There are many reasons to love or hate Angelina Jolie depending on your perspective. But I challenge anyone not to love her for her humanitarian efforts.

She has my appreciation for using her celebrity status to help shed light on some of the world’s forgotten children, and forgotten people. This year, Angelina Jolie went to Syria and Jordan where she visited Iraqi refugees living in harsh conditions to help bring the world’s attention to their plight. A few years ago every news channel carried news about Iraq. Everything that happened there was breaking news. Now, since the war is no longer popular with anyone, the war and it’s casualties are slowly being forgotten. The world has moved on, its attention firmly fixed on more interesting news items like Britney’s Circus tour, Michael Jackson’s death and the release of the Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Thanks to Ms. Jolie and Brad Pitt, a few more people are aware of the appalling conditions Iraqi refugees are in and reminding them that while for many countries the war is over when they switch off their TV sets or change the channels, for over 4 million Iraqi refugees, the nightmare is still very much on going.

I also thank Angelina for dressing in hijab while she visited not just Iraqi refugees but refugees in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Not only did she look good in it, she showed respect and appreciation for their culture and religion and made sure that the focus was not on her looks but rather her mission.


Nusrah Wali

NUSRAH IS THE EDITOR OF DAILY HIJABI AND UMMAH MAGAZINES. SHE IS A VORACIOUS READER WHO LOVES ALL THINGS PRETTY. OCCASIONALLY SHE LIVES IN A MOTION GRAPHICS, EDITING AND CSS BUBBLE. SHE LIVES AND BREATHES DESIGN, ADORES CATS AND WISHES EVERYONE WOULD ALL JUST GET ALONG.

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    1. I’ve awalys thought Brad and Angie’s shopping trips were more than just shopping for stuff’. They have 6 active kids who are limited to their home grounds and playing with each other, day after day after day. She just can’t walk them to the park, let them play in front of house.Even their shortest excursions have to be strategized and orchestrated and include an acompaniment of bodyguards and sometimes nannies. I awalys thought the shopping trips were, in someway, diversions for the kids, lets them get out of house, accept the craziness of the crowds as a level of normalcy (for them) and offsets the chance of the kids becoming stir crazy at home. Even though they travel and live in beautiful homes and hotels the kids need to get out and I think Brad and Angie do as much as they can under their circumstances short trips to toy stores, is just one example. She also appears to try and differentiate excursions which is why I think she sometimes lets Mad and Pax do things different from the others or when she just goes out with the Shi and Zee and now just the twins. We have also them with only one child at time.You can tell they are cognizant of quality time and different interests of her children.I admire her determination to expose her kids as much as she does and how she is creating normalcy. What other celebrity waits in line and towing 4 kids? Angie.So, I think the toys are secondary to the trips.

  1. Subanallah…Angie looked so beautiful and sacred. What a lovely and generous step from such a hollywood star….may Allah bless her, her children and her marriage.

  2. Its very nice and beautiful when i get older and have a work inshallah i will help afghanistan shukran Angelina for going to afghanistan you opened people´s eyes thanks for everything we all wish you a very happy life xxx

  3. lol the second to last photo with the lil boy in it actually looks like my older brother hhaha
    may god bless a.j for her work :)

  4. when a person still your bread never give you freedom.
    please ask of america send to afghanistan and pakistan bread,cloth,money,not anjelina joly.
    pleas aks of president obama stop killing pakistan’s people.
    please ask us army our country’s security.please stop killing our brothers,fathers and sisters.
    please angelina go back to your home.you can’t give us enything but tear.please go back madam.we don’t have your tear, we want our bread and our freadom.enshaallah.

  5. subhanAllah, this brought tears to my eyes and gave me goose flesh becos this is a non believer living like a believer and we have a lot of wealthy people amongst our ummah that turn deaf ears to our peoples sufferings, may Allah grant mercy on her and show her the light of islam, Amin

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