Below we have example after example of different sports Muslim women had excelled in WITH the hijab! often making history too 🙂
And also we have Ibtihaj Muhammad:
“When Ibtihaj Muhammad was 13 years old, her mother drove past a school and saw athletes training in full body covering gear. Her mother did not know what the sport was called, but she turned to face Ibtihaj and said; I do not know what that is but you are doing it. The uniform which they wear for fencing basically inspired her. This is the only sport in which your body is fully covered from head to toe. So, as for the Muslim girl it was the best chance to be an athlete.”
Read the full story here: http://worldstorytoday.com/?p=945
“Ground-breaking football coach Annie Zaidi has won a top accolade at the 2015 Sportswomen of the Year Awards.
She was awarded the Hellen Rollason prize for inspiration at the London ceremony on Friday night.
David Beckham told the star studded event in a video message that Annie was “an inspiration to so many people”.
Annie, is the only Muslim woman football coach in the region.”
And check out these mad skills:
As seen on FB: “Well done Azreen Nabila Alias. Not just for improving your personal best but also for breaking a long-held ridiculous myth that less cloth “reduces air drag” and “improves performance”. (A strange fallacy that’s only prevalent in women’s sports.) As much as clothes don’t define sportspeople, neither does religious belief. Despite being “fully covered”, she still outran her physically-superior competitors trying to fit into the sports clothing fallacy. Syabas Azreen and keep standing up for your beliefs. While flying our flag high.”
And finally, how cool are these shows of support 🙂