“Everyone thinks it is just a sport, but when I play basketball, I think about nothing. It takes me out of real life.” — Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to becoming the first Division I basketball player to play wearing a hijab. When a controversial ban on religious headgear ends her chances at playing professionally, she is forced to re-examine her faith and identity as a Muslim American. Abdul-Qaadir lost her dream of playing professional basketball because of the ban – but now millions of girls in Muslim-majority countries can play basketball because of her successful fight to overturn it.
Talkback with star Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, moderated by writer and sports activist Shireen Ahmed.
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