Sports Hijabs for women
Earlier athletes and sports enthusiast girls in Middle East face the problem of finding the appropriate headwear which adheres to their religion, which requires them to cover their head and neck. The loose plain hijabs that they wear may easily slip and is not suitable concerning the safety issues.
This problem was solved by Cindy Van Den Breman, aDutch designer who created Capsters designs, hijabs especially for Muslim girls taking part in sports. She beleived that religious beliefs should not prevent girls from playing sports.The stylish and modern Capsters design sports hijabs are an apt alternative to the traditional hijabs and ensure that conservative Muslim girls are able to comfortably participate in sports without having to worry about their hijabs tearing apart or shifting .
The hijabs are made of stretchable material and can be easily worn by pulling it over the head. The sports hijabs can also be worn by girls during sports activities at school.
There is also the hijood (combination of words hijab and hood), that has been designed by the burqini creator Aheda Zanetti. Bahrain’s Ruqaya Al Ghasara was the first Muslim athlete to compete in Beijing Olymics wearing hijood. Hijood is shaped like a hood which covers the head and neck. Muslim women can wear hijood and participate in wide range of sports activities without having to worry that their hair might be visible.
Garments like hijood and Capster designs have helped athletes from the Middle East countries to participate in sports on competitive level without having to compromising their religious faith.