Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Victory through Sacrifice – Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir | Confident Muslim

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir knew she wanted basketball to be part of her life. But when the International Basketball Federation banned headwear and she was stopped short of playing professionally in her hijab, she sacrificed her dream career for her faith. She is a living example of someone striving to hold true to her principles in a place where that’s not an easy feat.

In her Confident Muslim talk, Bilqis talks about her early basketball career and her journey to choosing faith over everything.

This session took place at the 2019 ISNA Convention in Houston, TX.