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Women Association Inspires More Young Muslim Girls to Play Sports

Launched five years ago, the Muslimah Sports Association (MSA) has been working to empower young sportive Muslim women, as well as overcome cultural barriers and funding problems, The FA reported. “The MSA was originally for Muslim women who wanted an outlet to play sport that catered for their religious or cultural needs,” Yashmin Harun, founder …

Philadelphia Street Renamed in Honor of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, being a legend and a universal figure loved by everyone, is still being showered with honors three years after his death Philadelphia has just renamed Philly’s 52nd Street after the late boxer, according to The Philadelphia Tribune. “I just think he was more than a sports icon,” said Faruq Abdul Ghaffar, executive director of …

Muslim Runner Completes Peterborough Marathon While Fasting

Marathon is tough for everybody under all conditions, but if you’re an amateur runner and observing fasting,  you’d be taking grueling to a whole new level. This is exactly the case of Tariq Mahmood as he raced 41.8 km across Peterborough on June 2, while fasting, Peterborough Today reports. “I like to train during Ramadan. I go …

Muslim Cricketer: 'Ramadan Really Boosts My Performance'

South Africa’s cricket player Hashim Amla revealed how fasting the holy month of Ramadan helps him streamlining his approach. “It really helps with my conditioning,” Amla said, quoted Independent Online. “Fasting is something I always look forward to. It’s the best month of the year for me. Physically yes, you do feel thirsty and hungry. …

How Muslim Athletes Compete in Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan began in May this year with several sports events occurring all over the globe; something which is challenging for religiously devoted athletes some of whom find blending exercise and fasting tough, while others say it helps them focus, The Guardian reported on May 15. One of these Muslim athletes is …

This Muslim Boxer Won World Title During Ramadan

American Muslim boxer Julian Williams achieved a life dream on Saturday after defeating Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, CBS Sports reported. “First of all I just wanna say Alhamdulillah. I am just so blessed,” tearful Williams said after winning the …

Los Angeles Football Star El-Munir Adjusts for Ramadan Fasting

As more than a billion Muslims all over the world prepare for Ramadan next Monday, Mohamed El-Munir of Los Angeles Football Club sees the holy month as a real challenge, as it coincides with an important stretch of his team’s Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign, Sports Illustrated reports. “Ramadan is one of the most special …

Boxing Rules Rewritten for Hijabi Muslims

“I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf” LAUSANNE – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has amended their guidelines to allow female boxers to wear hijabs at international competitions “should they want to due to regligious reasons,” Harpers Bazaar Arabia reported on February 20. “I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf,” …

Hijabi Parkour Athlete Sara Mudallal Jumps Because She Loves It

LA based parkour athlete Sara Mudallal says, “As a kid I always loved jumping on things….Everywhere I go I just see the world as one huge playground.” And now she’s starting to make a living out of her passion for jumping. When she first found a parkour studio and was the only participant wearing hijab, …

All Blacks: Muslim Rugby Star 'Blessed to Meet' UFC Champion Khabib

SYDNEY – New Zealand rugby Muslim star, Sonny Bill Williams, said he was blessed to meet UFC superstar and fellow Muslim Khabib Nurmagomedov at an event in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, News Hub reported on January 21. “Alhamdulillah. Blessed to meet and share the stage with the brother Khabib Nurmagomedov, may the most high …



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