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Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir (2016)

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a female Muslim American collegiate basketball player for the University of Memphis. She began playing varsity basketball in high school when she was an eighth grader and played for five years.

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About the Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Interview

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke Rebecca Lobo’s state scoring record in high school and went onto to becoming the first Muslim American to play college basketball at the Division 1 level. After being highly recruited her agent told her she couldn’t play professional basketball due to a FIBA rule banning headscarves. She is now fighting the rule and the subject of a feature length documentary film titled “Life Without Basketball.” More info available at: http://lifewithoutbball.com/

She has petitioned with more than 130,000 signatures to overturn the rule, but nothing has been done. FIBA said they would revise the rule in August of 2016, but now claim it will be announced at some point this year.

Bilqis has been featured in Time, the Huffington Post, Muslim Girl, and has spoken to colleges and organizations across the country. She began the first of its kind girl’s basketball program at an Islamic school where she currently works and continues to be an advocate for the Muslim American community.

Thank you for all of the questions! I appreciate the the interest...I am no longer answering questions.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/Rc6HHT4

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Oct 19, 2016