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England Muslim Players Shun Champagne Celebrations

KENNINGTON, South London – After England’s dramatic win at the Oval this week, with a 4-1 victory over India, the team’s Muslim players Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid were seen leaving the stage just before champagne was sprayed, as both are practicing Muslims, IlmFeed reported.

The video was shot after England won the fifth Test against India at The Oval stadium. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.

Ali is an English international cricketer who joined England national team in 2017.

Rachid is also an English cricketer who previously played with England Under-19s, in December 2008. He made his Test debut on 13 October 2015 against Pakistan in the UAE.

Islam takes an uncompromising stand in prohibiting intoxicants. It forbids Muslims from drinking or even selling alcohol.

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The general rule in Islam is that any beverage that gets people intoxicated when taken is unlawful, both in small and large quantities, whether it is alcohol, drugs, fermented raisin drink or something else.

Muslim football stars in the Premier League are known to have  made clear their stance against Alcoholic awards, as reported in several occasions.

In 2012, Yaya Toure turned down the traditional post-match bottle of bubbly, saying: “I don’t drink because I am a Muslim, so you keep it.”

Last June, during the football world cup games, Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the Match award, following his incredible display against Uruguay, as the award was sponsored by beer maker Budweiser.