The first healthcare facility-laundered hijab approved for use in sterile settings. For patients, surgeons, nurses, surgical techs, and everyone involved in healthcare


Designed to decrease barriers and promote comfort for Muslim women in healthcare settings. 

Medical Wear

Elevating healthcare fashion with functionality for professionals who prioritize both well-being and style.


Healthcare attire that ensures a positive impact on both individuals and the planet.

Our Vision

At Shifa Wear, we believe in the healing power of inclusivity. Shifa means “healing” in Arabic. As healthcare providers ourselves, we understand the unique challenges that Muslim women face in medical settings. That’s why we’ve created a reusable, health care facility laundered hijab (religious headscarf) that is designed to decrease barriers and promote comfort for Muslim women in healthcare environments. This includes physicians, providers, trainees, nurses, scrub techs, and patients. 

Co-founder Dr. Rajjoub

Wearing our facility laundered hijab at the University of Minnesota.

Our hijab is the first of its kind, made of tightly woven rayon and spandex, designed to be low-linting. It is available in one size fits all, and can be worn in designated areas in hospitals, including sterile settings like the operating room. 

Facility Laundered Hijab

Stylish, light weight, breathable fabric fits the majority of faces. Low-linting and designed to be facility laundered.  

The Data

In the era of diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is important to take into consideration challenges faced by religious and cultural dress codes that affect wellness in the workplace. We performed the largest US-based study examining hijab wearing female physicians' and medical students' experiences wearing hijab in the operating room (in press).

75 participants: 45 surgeons, and 30 medical students

Due to negative experiences, 33% of surgeons and 26.7% of medical students remove their hijab in the operating room

Our study shed light on the barriers that hijab-wearing women face in the operating room, and the significant dissatisfaction with current options.

In an effort to decrease challenges, we developed multiple prototypes and experiment with a variety of materials. We developed our current solution in the form of a health care facility laundered hijab prototype that was implemented at the University of Minnesota Surgery Center. (Survey was performed before and after the implementation and results are as presented below.)

On a scale of 1-5, how satisfied are you with the use of this Hijab?

How much does the availability of this Hijab improve your operating room experience?