|World Muslimah 2012 Nina Septiani of Indonesia, |
right, crowns Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria
after being named World Muslimah 2013 during
the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta
The 20 finalists, who were all required to wear headscarves, put on a glittering show for the final of Muslimah World, strolling up and down a catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses and stilettos.
But the contestants from six countries were covered from head to foot, and as well as beauty they were judged on how well they recited Koranic verses and their views on Islam in the modern world. | Inquirer Lifestyle
Nigerian Woman Wins All-Muslim Beauty Pageant
Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola, a woman from Nigeria fell on her knees and tearfully recited verses from the Quran after winning a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta on Wednesday, as a sign of protest to the Miss World contest which is being held in the same country.
The 20 finalists from 6 countries were all required to wear head scarves and apart from beauty, were also judged on how well they recited verses from the Quran and their views on Islam in the modern world.