Ibtihaj Muhammad


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Maplewood, New Jersey, The United States
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Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer, is a 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States. Ibtihaj is a 3-time All American from Duke University, with a dual degree in International Relations and African Studies. In 2014, Ibtihaj launched her own clothing company, Louella, which aims to bring affordable modest fashion to the United States market. This summer, Mattel will release their first hijabi Barbie doll, modeled in Ibtihaj’s likeness, as part of Barbie’s “Shero” line of dolls. Ibtihaj’s memoir, PROUD: My Fight for ...more

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“Don't carry around the hurtful words that others say. Drop them. They are not yours to keep. They belong only to those who said them.”
Ibtihaj Muhammad, The Proudest Blue

“Some people won't understand your hijab, Mama had said. But if you understand who you are, one day they will too.”
Ibtihaj Muhammad, The Proudest Blue

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