It's so exciting to watch hijabis compete in the 2012 London Olympics. As the world tunes in to watch different sports, they see a more positive and true image of hijabis. Whether they win the competition or not does not matter, what matters is that they show a strong presence and send a powerful message that unlike what the media portrays Muslim women are far from being oppressed.
Does she look oppressed to you? I think NOT. :-)
This girl can kick major asphalt. Hijabi Power!!!
Although there aren't any hijabis competing, my favorite sport to watch has been the Equestrian sports. Ever since I was little I wanted to be an equestrienne. On and off I dreamt about being the first hijabi equestrienne. I still dream about it, but I know that it's just a dream. I love horses and enjoy horse back riding. I could spend the whole day at a ranch riding and caring for horses. Another reason I love horse back riding is because it's sunnah. Every time I get on a horse, I'm reminded of our Prophet (P.B.U.H.). I wonder what kind of horses he rode, and how difficult it must have been to fight on horse back etc.
I hope and pray that we will inshallah see a hijabi equestrienne competing in the Olympics one day, even if it won't be me. LOL!
Here is a great video we recently saw and wanted to share.
Elif Kavakci for HijabiTopia