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Nike Is Releasing A Hijab Line That Muslim Athletes Helped To Create
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Nike Is Releasing A Hijab Line That Muslim Athletes Helped To Create

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Recently we brought you news of Nike’s new plus-size clothing line. Well, now the famous sports brand is rolling out the next phase of its inclusive clothing range by creating this smart line of sports hijabs for female Muslim athletes. The range is called the “Nike Pro Hijab,” and the garments are made from durable single-layer Nike Pro power mesh. The Nike hijabs are the result of about a year of work, and the design phase included feedback from both professional and everyday hijab-wearing athletes.

“The Nike Pro Hijab may have been more than a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back. It’s an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more Muslim women than ever embracing sport,” said Nike in a statement, according to Al Arabiya English. “This movement first permeated international consciousness in 2012, when a hijabi runner took the global stage in London,” referring to Sarah Attar, a Saudi Arabian athlete who ran the 800-meters at the UK’s 2012 Olympics. The hijab fashion line was also inspired by Amna Al Haddad, an Emirati female weightlifter who visited Nike’s Sport Research Lab and helped them to come up with a lightweight and breathable solution to the traditional version of the hijab style.

The modest fashion product was designed “as a direct result of our athletes telling us they needed this product to perform better,” said Global Nike Spokeswoman Megan Saalfeld, “and we hope that it will help Muslim religion athletes around the world do just that.”

The hijabs, which will come in dark, neutral colors, is expected to hit stores as soon as Spring 2018. (h/t: Al Arabiya English)

Nike has just created a smart range of sports hijabs for female Muslim athletes

The Nike Pro Hijabs are made from durable single-layer Nike Pro power mesh and will be released in Spring 2018

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Nike worked on the design in collaboration with both professional and everyday hijab-wearing athletes

It “was designed as a…result of our athletes telling us they needed this product to perform better,” said Nike

“And we hope that it will help athletes around the world do just that”

The internet’s response was generally very positive

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Not everybody was sold on Nike’s new idea however

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michael sky
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how awesome that Nike is trying to capitalize oppression of women ... makes me want to buy Nike child labour products even more....

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Agent B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oppression? Although I am a Muslim man,I respect women without hijab,even if she is a Muslim.If a Muslim meets a Muslim women who not wearing hijab,his/her "duty" in Islam is to tell her to wear a hijab.If she refuses,no problem,if this man is me, I'm gonna leave her.It is her choice.Sorry if my English is bad,I'm rarely study English.

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Miklós Nagy
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So we are celebrating the international woman day with the symbol of their oppression?

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selioraxemaia
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Quran clearly states that women are evil and must cover their bodies lest they incite pious men to lust. Quran (24:31) - "And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known." The woman is not only supposed to cover herself, except with relatives, but to look down, so as to avoid making eye-contact with men.

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Mick and Lee
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soo we are to celebrate the making of a garment from the most female oppressive religion in the world? No thanks.

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Sofia Bellavista
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remember that Christianity is equally oppressive: the Bible says women must be submissive and silent, we are just ignoring those parts.

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michael sky
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how awesome that Nike is trying to capitalize oppression of women ... makes me want to buy Nike child labour products even more....

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Agent B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oppression? Although I am a Muslim man,I respect women without hijab,even if she is a Muslim.If a Muslim meets a Muslim women who not wearing hijab,his/her "duty" in Islam is to tell her to wear a hijab.If she refuses,no problem,if this man is me, I'm gonna leave her.It is her choice.Sorry if my English is bad,I'm rarely study English.

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Miklós Nagy
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So we are celebrating the international woman day with the symbol of their oppression?

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selioraxemaia
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Quran clearly states that women are evil and must cover their bodies lest they incite pious men to lust. Quran (24:31) - "And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known." The woman is not only supposed to cover herself, except with relatives, but to look down, so as to avoid making eye-contact with men.

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Mick and Lee
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soo we are to celebrate the making of a garment from the most female oppressive religion in the world? No thanks.

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Sofia Bellavista
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remember that Christianity is equally oppressive: the Bible says women must be submissive and silent, we are just ignoring those parts.

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