In September, a girl named Rayouf Alhumedhi ,a Saudi teenager living in Germany raised a question for Hijab Emoji. She has got a view that there should be emoticon representing the women wearing head scarf.Rayouf Alhumedhi said:
“Roughly 550 million Muslim women on this earth pride themselves on wearing the hijab. With this enormous number of people, not a single space on the keyboard is reserved for them”
She submitted her idea to Unicode Consortium for approval and now her idea for Hijab Emoji is approved by the Unicode Consortium. The idea behind Hijab Emoji is not only an add up to the emoticons but it also represents the half a billion women across the world wearing Hijab. It shows the solidarity with the idea that everybody is free in their choices and to follow the teachings of their religion.
Related: Hijab emoji making people crazy on the internet.
As smartphones and technology is becoming a major part of our life.These emoticons are not only a part of keypad but people also want a representation of their daily life in it. Total 59 emoticons are added to the new list which will be updated in 2017.
The latest update introduces a breastfeeding mother, a person climbing a rock, a heavily bearded man, a “nude person in a steamy room”, a person doing yoga and mediation and a Muslim woman wearing a hijab- Hijab Emoji. And the other interesting one is a face with finger covering closed lips and palms up together representing prayer.