Raffia Arshad who is a British Pakistani has made the whole Muslims proud by becoming British the first deputy district judge in the western world to wear a hijab. She is truly an inspiration for all the Muslims in the world.
She grew up in Yorkshire, North England and wanted to work in law since she was 11.
After gaining her law degree from Oxford Brookes University, she worked as a barrister at a firm specializing in law.
In one of her recent interview, the newly-appointed judge said: “My appointment is a celebration for all Muslim women. I am delighted that I have broken the glass ceiling for many more capable Muslim women. At a time when everyone is facing uncertainty and unprecedented challenges, I urge everyone to rekindle their dreams and pursue them.”
She is a mother of three kids and has been practising private law dealing with children, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and other cases involving Islamic law for the past 17 years.
“I am a court-appointed expert on matters of Islamic family law and have authored many publications, including a textbook that is used by other judges worldwide. I have been invited to Germany and America to speak on Islamic family law,” said Raffia.