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sofia baig spoken word artist

a hijabi can…be a spoken word artist & poet

A Muslim poet gets political BY MISHA WARBANSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER AZIZ For Sofia Baig, putting on a Muslim headscarf for the first time was a political statement. She was 13 years old and the Twin Towers had just come crashing down. Raised in a secular suburban Quebec household by a Pakistani father and a […]

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hijabi auto mechanic

a hijabi can…be an auto mechanic

First UAE woman to work in car shop Defying all traditions related to jobs monopolized by men, Mariam Darwish became the first Emirati woman to work in a car maintenance shop and to gain the trust of clients who now ask for her by name. When she first decided to venture into the field of […]

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hijabi opens islamic school for women

a hijabi can…start an Islamic school for girls

An Islamic School for Girls Watch The Light in Her Eyes – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV. In 1982, when she was just 17 years old, Houda al-Habash opened the doors to her Koran school for women and girls at the Al-Zahra Mosque in Damascus, Syria. Houda is representative of a pioneering generation […]

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a hijabi can…compete in the Olympics (and win too)

Muslim sprinter wins Olympic sprint dressed head to toe in hijab Sprinters have long been squeezing their muscular frames into the most eye-wateringly skimpy, tight and revealing costumes imaginable. But one female athlete at this year’s Olympics is bucking the trend for bulging lycra and naked torsos. In 2004, Bahrain’s Ruqaya Al Ghasara, a devout […]

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YEMEN 10-12-11 KARMAN NOBEL PRIZE

a hijabi can…win the nobel peace prize

Tawakkol Karman won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her efforts in the Yemeni Revolution. When asked about the hijab, she responded “Man in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that […]

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hijab beauty pageant winner

a hijabi can…win a beauty pageant

Beauty queen glad to honor her faith Roanoke’s Anisah Rasheed represents North Carolina A&T State University. By Pamela J. Podger Excited and jittery, Anisah Rasheed of Roanoke pondered a fashion dilemma that few beauty queens have faced before: Matching her coronation gown with her hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women. Rasheed, 20, was crowned […]

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