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Fasting During Sports Competition: Can I Do It? - About Islam

Fasting During Sports Competition: Can I Do It?

With sports events coinciding with Ramadan, many studies are investigating the effect of fasting on athletic performance. Will fasting hinder or reduce athletes’ performance? A tough question, indeed. In April 2012, the international journal of sports medicine published a research examining the effects of Ramadan fasting on athletes’ body mass, composition, and muscle potentials. Results …

7 Reasons Why Muslim Youth Love Mohamad Salah

7 Reasons Why Muslim Youth Love Mohamed Salah

Salahis arguably one of the biggest Muslim sports stars in the world nowadays. Just listen to any football-related conversation in a British café and you’ll hear his name. Liverpool’s fans adore him, and Egyptians love him and celebrate his achievements. The 26-year-oldhas become an inspiration to Muslim youth worldwide. Here are seven reasons why people …

7 Great Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts

7 Great Muslim Male 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 Male 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 …

UFC Champ Khabib Hails Mo Salah as Muslim ‘Role Model’ - About Islam

UFC Champ Khabib Hails Mo Salah as Muslim ‘Role Model’

DUBAI – The world’s top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has hailed Muslim football star Mohamed Salah as a “role model”, admiring the “humble” Liverpool striker despite his huge fame. “I follow him but I haven’t met him before. He’s a great player, we want many role models like him,” Nurmagomedov told Al …


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”, reported on September 7 In her Ph.D research, NidaAhmad has maintained that mainstream international media coverage focuseson the veiled athlete, and that Muslim …

Iowa Group Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslim Girls - About Islam

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 goalsin 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. …

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