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Muslim athletes speak about Islam in annual LAMP Speaker Series

“I was at the peak of my dream, I was right there, about to grab onto it, and I was told I couldn’t play,” Abdul-Qaadir said. “I started to question wearing hijab, I started to question who I was. I felt like once basketball was taken away, I lost my identity. For years, I was a Muslim basketball hooper. When basketball got taken away, I was just a Muslim.”

Abdul-Qaadir, who played basketball from the time she was 4 years old, was stopped from playing basketball internationally because of regulations preventing the use of headwear by the International Basketball Federation…more:  thedaonline.com