Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir became legend when she shattered the 20-year scoring record for high school basketball in Massachusetts. She then went on to become the first hijabi in NCAA basketball. But for the last two years, she’s been prevented from playing professionally by a silly but discriminatory rule banning hijabs in the name of “safety.”
It’s a shameful ban—but one that FIBA, the international body that regulates professional basketball, could actually overturn as early as Sunday. That’s why we want to spread the word right now about Bilqis’s fight to overturn this rule and play basketball again.
Watch and share the trailer for her upcoming documentary, Life Without Basketball, and then sign our petition calling on FIBA to lift the ban.
Bilqis is a star on the court who deserves her chance to hoop—along with countless other up-and-coming hijabi basketball players.
Let’s give FIBA the public input they need before they meet to make a final decision.