Hagerstown, MD – Nike recently released a line of work out hijabs at a time where many fashion designers have been including hijabs in their runway shows.
Yasmine has been wearing a hijab since she was in her 20’s. She says its now like her second skin and is simply a personal choice that takes a lot of strength
I think it’s the ultimate fashion statement. It says this body is mine and I choose who looks at it.” Sayed said.
Although she believes a hijab shouldn’t stop anyone from doing whatever they want to do, it’s not always that easy when it comes to working out but Nike has come up with a solution by introducing a performance hijab.
“I try to be active and for a while I was struggling to cover my hair running outside or whatever so this actually caters to the needs of those Muslim women that want to be active and still wants to cover,” Sayed said.
Some say it is a sign of solidarity, while others find it debatable.
“The debate was just is it just for fashion, and I totally disagree with that. I think because of the intention they wanted to do something and now they have a better choice to use it,” Dr. Sahab Siddiqui, a member of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland said.
Hijabs have also been hitting the runways in fashion shows, something locals say sheds positive light on the religion and lifestyle.
“It also improves the awareness, and cultural understanding as well as understanding of the faith,” Dr. Siddiqui said
Yasmine says the key is to keep it modest and beautiful and not mix in sexy. The religion advises keeping the clothes lose fitting, and head covered
“Beauty can also be when you’re dressed modestly. It’s very beautiful to see that’s not the only way to girls and women can be seen in the world. They can also be covered and still be beautiful,” Yusra Ahmed, a Muslim who does not usually where a hijab said.
Originally published on www.your4state.com