The phrase ‘too bust being awesome to be oppressed’ comes to mind 🙂 Not only can hijaabis be anything they want, they excel in it too!
Pilot and airline crew:
Captain of Navy:
“WHEN Captain Mona Shindy climbed aboard HMAS Canberra to test missiles in the Pacific, a locker had to be converted into a sleeping quarters to accommodate her.
Never before had an active Australian warship carried women. But aged 23 and launching what would become a 26-year career with the Navy, this was just the first hurdle of a trailblazer.
Already she had a University degree in the blokey domain of engineering. Weapons engineer. And if this were not unusual enough, Captain Shindy happens to be Muslim, and for most of her career in the navy, has been a mother.”
Scientist and researcher:
Teacher (World’s Best One!):
Personal fitness trainer:
Like this one who was interviewed by Oprah!
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 finally, how cool is this 🙂
Here is some Friday inspiration for you and your children – Agha Panahiyan makes SO much sense!
The first part is especially poignant for teens living in the West – I remember something similar from my own teenage years where I would listen to friends talking about how drunk they got at a party, threw up in plant pots and made a fool of themselves in general and how they regretted it the next day, etc. Was (and still am!) so grateful to have such an amazing religion that stops us from going down that destructive path!
A great message to those in school – especially in the current age of Islamophobia:
A good one to watch with the kids to get them into the Hajj spirit!