Miss Nigeria, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola, 21, won the Miss Muslimah World contest which was organised by the World Muslimah Foundation in Jakartha, Indonesia on 18 September 2013.
The annual Muslim event was held exclusively for Muslim women, who are assessed not only for their appearance (in Islamic dress) but also for their piety, religious knowledge and understanding of the Quran. More than 500 Muslim women entered the contest online, with 20 finalists chosen by judges. Entrants were asked to talk people through their path to the religion and what wearing a headscarf meant to them.
About the Miss Muslimah World Pageant
The Miss Muslimah World is an Islamic beauty pageant held every year at Indonesia. The contest was launched as a response to the Miss World pageant.
This is an annual Muslim event which is held exclusively for Muslim women, who are assessed not only for their appearance (in Islamic dress) but also their piety, religious knowledge and understanding of the Quran.
The contest was first held in 2011 under a different name and was only open to Indonesians, but after the media began comparing it to Miss World, it was rebranded as a Muslim alternative to the world-famous show. Because of its popularity, organisers accepted foreign contestants this year for the first time, with Iran, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Nigeria and Indonesia represented.
Indonesia is the world's most populous Islamic country.
Nina Septiani- Miss World Muslimah 2012
Dika Restiyani- Miss World Muslimah 2011.
About the World Muslimah Foundation
World Muslimah Foundation (WMF) is a friendly Muslim women’s organization provides a conceptual model and specific techniques that guide the sisterhood among Muslim become more communicate and fun in ways that will enhance understanding of Islam and encourage members to be confident to find their essential skills.
Founded in 2011, World Muslim Foundation has emphasis to deliver effective ways to reduce poverty and creating better generation primarily on the core issues of educations, empowerment and appreciation.
When: 18 September 2013