Nike Hijab

Nike just announced that they are creating an athletic hijab which will be available in 2018. The Nike hijab will be made of light weight material that women could wear to compete in a variety of sports. CNN Money posted a short video and article about the release of the hijab. The video features information about the Nike hijab and an advertisement played in the Middle East including five professional female athletes.The Nike hijab will certainly open doors to girls and women who want to keep modest, but also compete in athletics.

Teaching Tips

  • Discuss why some Muslim women choose to wear a hijab.
  • Discuss why a traditional hijab may not be advantageous for Muslim athletes.
  • The Nike hijab has faced some controversy since the announcement of its release. Discuss why some people may not view the Nike hijab in a positive light.
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