Black Fencer Athlete Ibtihaj
Ibtihaj Muhammad’s parents wanted their daughter to participate in sports, but it was a challenge.
They wanted to find something that wouldn’t hinder her from participating because of her Islamic faith.
Muhammad wears a hijab, a veil or headscarf worn by some Muslim women to cover the hair and neck. What sport could she do while still fully covered and without having to alter the uniform?
One day, Muhammad’s mom found an answer.