This is a page listing Rashid's references in general pop culture since his debut in Street Fighter V.
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- Rashid is similar and has been compared to Shaheen from the Tekken series, as they are both Middle Eastern (Shaheen being from Saudi Arabia) acrobatic fighters. Rashid however speaks English fluently (as well as having a Japanese dub voice) while Shaheen speaks actual Arabic. The name of Rashid's Critical Art, Altair, is also the name of one of Shaheen's special attacks. Their personalities are somewhat opposites though, while Rashid is described as an easygoer with a laid back attitude, Shaheen can be described as a calm and collected person with a strong sense of justice.
- Both characters wear their modern outfits as part of their secondary outfits, Rashid wore a bandanna on his head while wearing his first alternate costume, Shaheen does not wear any hat while in his secondary outfit which serves as part of his customization as it reveals his hair.
- Both characters have friends who are involved in the enemy's territorries (Shadaloo and G Corporation respectively) which leads them to be killed at their hands. Rashid tries to find his missing friend who is later revealed to have been killed earlier by F.A.N.G while Shaheen is reluctant to investigate G Corporation after his friend was mysteriously killed by an unknown assailant which is later revealed to be Kazuya Mishima in his character ending. Both men also have different outcomes towards their enemies as Rashid takes revenge for his friend's death while Shaheen became humble and forgiving towards his enemy instead of avenging his friend's death.
- It should also be noted that Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada encouraged Yoshinori Ono to include a Middle Eastern fighter in the Street Fighter main games.
- His way of manipulating wind is similar to Jin from the manga and anime series, YuYu Hakusho and Fuko Kirisawa from another manga and anime series, Flame of Recca. Some of his special attacks resembles Jin's Shura Senpuuken and Bakufuu Shouheki and Fuko's Kamaitachi.
- Rashid's second alternate costume bears a slight resemblance to Aladdin's (specifically, the Disney company's interpretation of the character) outfit; his white turban has a little resemblance to Aladdin's turban as Prince Ali.