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Study Finds Muslim Sportswomen Denied Fair Media Coverage

WAIKATO – A new study from Waikato University in New Zealand has revealed that Muslim sportswomen are “misrepresented in the media as the oppressed “other” that needs “saving from their culture”, Stuff.co.NZ reported on September 7 In her Ph.D research, Nida Ahmad has maintained that mainstream international media coverage focuses on the veiled athlete, and that Muslim …

Iowa Group Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslim Girls

IOWA – An eastern Iowa non-profit group is offering sports hijab to Muslim girls to encourage them to play sports and stay active. “To have something that is more comfortable, that’s not moving around a lot, they’re not having to adjust it,” Kelly Teeselink, executive director of Girls On The Run organization, told Iowa Radio …

Paris Mosque Congratulates World Champions

‘Bravo les Bleus’, Paris Mosque Congratulates World Champions

PARIS – “Congratulations to the Blues”! This is the message which the Grand Mosque of Paris, France, has sent to the French national football team on Monday, July 16, to celebrate their achievement of winning the FIFA World Cup 2018, Saphir News reported. France beat Croatia 4-2 in the  on Sunday to win the tournament …

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

Mbappe Donates World Cup Earnings to Charity

PARIS – After achieving the World Cup 2018 title with France and scoring four goals in the tournament, the 19-year-old phenomenal player Kylian Mbappe has decided to donate his earnings from the cup to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee, Lad Bible reported on July …

Xherdan Shaqiri

World Cup 2018: Goal Celebrations Spread Joy and Controversy

KALININGRAD – Cross your palms to represent the feathers of the Albanian eagle. That’s how the Swiss duo, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, celebrated after scoring 2-1 winning goals against Serbia on June 22, symbolising the Albanian flag. This loss has put Serbia at the risk of an early exit from the tournament, given its …

Ramadan & Sports Challenge for Muslim Athletes

Ramadan & Sports: Challenge for Muslim Athletes?

Some sports events coincide with the month of Ramadan and Muslim athletes are worried about the possibility of having the games conflict with fasting. In an attempt to address this important issue and find an answer, let me start with the story of Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister. Athletes will probably know this man very well. …

Can We Wear Shorts in Sports

Can We Wear Shorts in Sports?

Wa`alykum As-Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It’s well-known that a Muslim should cover his awrah (parts of his body which should not be exposed in front of others). By doing …

Hijabi Scot Breaks Stereotypes, Excels in Basketball

GLASGOW – A teenage Scottish Muslim’s dedication to break down stereotypes and encourage fellow Muslim students to join the sports’ courts has earned her a Sunday Mail Young Scot nomination in the Equality And Diversity category. “Muslim women haven’t been given the opportunity to become great athletes. There could be the next Andy Murray or …

7 Great Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts

7 Great Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts

Muhammad Ali, Badr Hari, Mike Tyson and many more are known and idolized all over the world. Let’s get a closer look at the 7 most impactful Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts: 1.    Muhammad Ali The king of boxing and an activist. Ali, born as Cassius Clay in a Christian family, is without a doubt the greatest …

Exercise

Lack of Exercise Behind Women's Incurable Diseases

Though health experts recommend physical exercise for women to maintain their physique better and healthy, lack of resources, rigid culture and traditions confine women to their houses so they avoid worthy exercise.



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