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Flag Football Team Wears Hijab To Support Irum Khan, Muslim Player, At Florida School

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A flag football team took a stand against discrimination by donning hijabs in support of their Muslim teammate.

Members of the West Broward High School team wore the traditional Muslim headdress during the final game of their regular season in order to support their 17-year-old captain, Irum Khan, who has often been the victim of name-calling and racial slurs because of her faith, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Players wore the the colorful scarves while performing their pre-game warm-ups, though uniform regulations forced them to remove the headdresses before hitting the field.

The gesture opened the eyes of teammates like senior Marilyn Solorzano, who said she admired Kham for sticking to her beliefs.


Posted by on April 23, 2012. Filed under Americas,Discrimination,Faith,Hijab,Interfaith tolerance,Islam,Religion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to Flag Football Team Wears Hijab To Support Irum Khan, Muslim Player, At Florida School

  1. Zubair Khan

    April 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    It remains debateable point. No compulsion to play a game in a particular scenario. However if agreed to join a football club then one has to observe the rules of the club. Merely putting a scarf on head while playing football in front of every body in a dress which other lady players also putting which ritual of islam the Muslim players has observed. Can some one reply?

  2. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    April 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Well, let us judge the action according to the intention. I think the intention was good: to show solidarity with the lady wearing the hijab.

  3. Amtul Q Farhat

    April 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Hijab has become a sign of identity of a Muslim woman. Identity is to avoid molestation as it is revealed in the following verse:

    O Prophet! tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers that they should draw close to them portions of their loose outer coverings. That is nearer that they may thus be distinguished and not molested. And Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful (33:60)

    Islamic dress code is modesty; the definition of which varies from one culture to another i.e from a simple Hijab to a full Shuttle Cock Burqa.

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