A Boston-based Muslim girl's dribbling mastery went viral after she posted a TikTok video of herself on Feb. 18 skillfully handling a basketball on her social pages. Somali Jamad Fiin rocked the basketball moves to an instrumental version of Megan Thee Stallion's Sex Talk all while dressed in a hijab, long skirt, and flats.
In her post of the footage on Twitter, Fiin asked her followers "How y'all think I did?" In it, the 20 or so year-old can be seen doing a crossover and a foot dribble with such finesse that her long skirt goes completely unnoticed. The sophomore collegiate not only impressed mere mortal Twitter users but sports network accounts as well.
To date, her Twitter post has been viewed over 5.25 million times, retweeted 27,500 times, and has garnered 161,000 likes.
After her latest video upload this week, people began giving her nicknames that correlated her skills with her religion. The most trending of these include "Allah Iverson," "Mecca Jordan," and "Muslim Johnson."
However, some Twitter users including Muslim sportswriter Mohammad Islam believed these nicknames to be inappropriate and offensive to the Islamic religion.
"To have a nickname like that would be offensive to her and fellow Muslims," Islam commented.
Nicknames such as these convey shirk, which is not only frowned upon in Islam but is considered a sin. "Shirk" means the deification or worship of anyone or anything besides God; simply put, it is idolatry or polytheism.
Fiin has actually been going viral for her basketball dexterity since 2017 after just moving to the U.S. with her family at the age of 18.
"I don't want to go professional but if the opportunity is there that'll be amazing," Fiin told BuzzFeed in 2017.
At the time, there was a campaign aimed at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow players to wear hijabs, a movement to which Fiin commented on with: "I feel like wearing a scarf harms no one so it should be permitted."