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Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Being a disabled Muslim woman you are likely to experience discrimination and obstacles in your path, but Sannah Hussain is changing and challenging the status quo of disabled females. We talked to her about her extraordinary journey. Sannah Hussain is a 25-years-old Pakistani Muslim, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She has Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic …

Boxing Rules Rewritten for Hijabi Muslims

“I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf” LAUSANNE – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has amended their guidelines to allow female boxers to wear hijabs at international competitions “should they want to due to regligious reasons,” Harpers Bazaar Arabia reported on February 20. “I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf,” …

This Muslim Woman Is Changing Stereotypes Through Football

ABU DHABI – Assmaah Helal, the Egyptian Australian woman who fought to overturn an international ban on Muslim women wearing hijabs in football, says Muslim women are still fighting for their sporting talents to be recognized, The National reported on November 12. Helal spent the past decade promoting social change through sport by working with …



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