The hijabi community has been having back to back wins this year! Yes, finally, we are being recognized, embraced and flaunted! This month, we had the first full hijab collection walk down New York Fashion with week thanks to designer Anniesa Hasibuan.
Now if you have not already seen it, Rahaf Khatib is the first hijabi to cover Women’s Running magazine. Rahaf is 32 years old and is a six-time marathoner who has competed in two triathlons and countless half marathons as a hijabi. She is a wife, and mother to three kids.
She “lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and began running in 2012 when she grew bored with her gym classes. She signed up for a 10K in pursuit of an even greater challenge” says Harper’s Bazaar.
Other than being asked if she is hot wearing the hijab (lol), she says, the running community has been welcoming — “one reason why she’s so into getting other Muslim women to run, and so proud of being featured on a magazine cover” Harpers Bazaar explains. “It’s something I can show to my kids in the future, my community and most importantly my parents,” she told Women’s Running. “It means that my sweat, tears, and training are worth it.”