Thursday, August 25, 2011
Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable - a Tale of the Sports Hijab
VOANews: Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable - a Tale of the Sports Hijab
Female Muslim athletes who observe a strict Islamic dress code sometimes face the question of whether they will be allowed to participate in major competitions -- with their heads and most of their bodies covered. Now, one Iranian-Canadian woman is marketing a product to change that. It complies with the requirements of many major sports, and it's fashionable, safe and comfortable -- while still meeting Islamic requirements. VOA's Tala Hadavi has more from Montreal.