Nadia Kahf became America's first hijab Muslim female judge

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Nadia Kahf became America's first hijab Muslim female judge

Nadia Kauf, First Hijab Muslim Judge, America, Muslim,

Washington (Web Desk) U.S. Attorney Nadia Kahf has been appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court, becoming the bench's first hijab-wearing judge, local media reported.

According to the local news website North Jersey, Kahf, a Syrian-born family law, and immigration attorney, took the oath of office on Thursday with his hand on a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

She will serve as a Passaic County Superior Court judge after being nominated by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy a year ago, according to local media.
While Kahf is not the first Muslim woman to serve as a state judge, she is the first to wear a hijab on the bench.

Since 2003, she has sat on the board of the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights organization where Kahf now serves as chairwoman.

She is also legal counsel for Wafa House, a nonprofit domestic violence and social services organization in Clifton, and chairwoman of the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

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