7 Incredible Hijabi Women Atop Their Field

Keep 'em on your radar

Via Harper Bazaar Arabia

On the 1st of Feb annually, falls World Hijab Day! Hijab-wearing women are celebrated everyday but since there is a day dedicated to the hijab and the women who wear it, About Her highlights some of the successful and globally renowned women who wear their hijab with pride.

Zahra Lari
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Zahra Lari

Zahra Lari is an Emirati figure skater and the first figure skater from the United Arab Emirates to compete internationally. She is a two-time Emirati national champion and as a practicing Muslim; she is also the first figure skater to compete in a hijab. Read our one-on-one here.

Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad made American history as she became the first American athlete to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, whilst wearing a hijab. The trailblazer was the face of the first hijab-wearing Barbie ever, is there anything she can't do?

Stephanie Kurlow
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Stephanie Kurlow

Russian born, Sydney based ballerina, Stephanie Kurlow, is the world’s first hijabi ballerina, after having converted to Islam at the age of 9 with her family. Check out our A to Z on the dancing icon.

Lisa Vogl
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Lisa Vogl

Verona Collection co-founder Lisa Vogl, became the first Muslim and hijabi woman to have a modest fashion clothing line in a major U.S. department store, Macy’s. Shop it here.

Halima Aden
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Halima Aden

A model in several major international fashion campaigns, this next one is simply unmissable. Somali-American model, Halima Aden, made her runway debut at the Yeezy Season 5 show in 2016. In 2020, she continues to model for major labels and is never seen without her signature hijab. Read more of our Halima Aden fangirling here.

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Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar is the first African refugee and hijab wearing woman to serve in American Congress, after she beat 5 other candidates in the running to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in 2018. Learn how this inspirational woman climbed up the ladder here.

Nura Afia
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Nura Afia

Muslim beauty blogger, Nura Afia, landed the post of ambassador to CoverGirl Cosmetics’ So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara in 2016, making her both the first Muslim figure and hijabi to feature in a major campaign for an international beauty brand. Check out awesome Youtube channel!

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