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Hijabi Walks the Blue Carpet

Posted on Dec 05, 2011
Melanie Elturk


While Rouba Houli walked the blue carpet in Australia back in September, we still feel this story is worth buzzing about. Below is Rouba Houli and her husband Bachar Houli, the only Muslim football player in the Australian Football League, at the Brownlow Medal Awards Ceremony, an award to the "fairest and best" player in the Australian Football League.

Amidst the sea of skin-baring gowns, Rouba beautifully graced the hijab with confidence and class. The Canberra Times reports, "While the talk all week was of the flesh that would be on parade, it was Rouba Houli who turned heads on the Brownlow Medal blue carpet with her modest hijab."


Not only do we love Rouba's sense of style, but we love her commitment to her faith and are reminded of Surah Al-Ahzab, where God speaks of a women's modest dress, "That will be better, so that they may be recognized (as women of faith) and not abused..." (Qur'an 33:59).

Thank you for being a source of strength and encouraging other Muslim women to be recognized as women of faith everyday!