“Regardless of the struggles or the downfalls that you have, there’s going to be light at the end.”
Bilqis Abdul Qaadir talks about why she had to choose her faith over her love for the game:
Below we have example after example of different sports Muslim women had excelled in WITH the hijab! often making history too 🙂
And also we have Ibtihaj Muhammad:
“When Ibtihaj Muhammad was 13 years old, her mother drove past a school and saw athletes training in full body covering gear. Her mother did not know what the sport was called, but she turned to face Ibtihaj and said; I do not know what that is but you are doing it. The uniform which they wear for fencing basically inspired her. This is the only sport in which your body is fully covered from head to toe. So, as for the Muslim girl it was the best chance to be an athlete.”
Read the full story here: http://worldstorytoday.com/?p=945
“Ground-breaking football coach Annie Zaidi has won a top accolade at the 2015 Sportswomen of the Year Awards.
She was awarded the Hellen Rollason prize for inspiration at the London ceremony on Friday night.
David Beckham told the star studded event in a video message that Annie was “an inspiration to so many people”.
Annie, is the only Muslim woman football coach in the region.”
And check out these mad skills:
And finally, how cool is this 🙂
Competition can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but here are a few pieces of inspiration for our children to encourage them to do the right thing 🙂
Looks like a great documentary to watch with your teens!
Alhamdulillah, now more than ever we have some great role models in sport to show our children to be proud of our faith, no matter where or with whom – and people will respect you for it!
- There’s Mo Salah 🙂
- Here’s how the Tunisian team pray before a match:
- ‘Mesut Özil:
“I always recite from Quran before every match. I pray and my team-mates know that they cannot talk to me at this time.”
“At Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo always became happy to hear me when I read Quran or talk about my religion Islam.”‘
- And how about this example of how he treated food?
- How about this example of humility?
- The sujood celebration is even on Fifa!: https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/an-explanation–algeria-s-kneeling-goal-celebration-after-scoring-agiainst-belgium-173000185.html?guccounter=1
And after the final whistle in a World Cup final in 2018, Paul Pogba and Djibril Sidibe fell in prostration together to perform a prostration of gratitude (Sajdah Ash Shukr):
LOVE! “In our religion, we are taught to do everything with excellence.”
A recent conversation with my son about fasting sports people made me want to share this here… Maybe it will be a source of inspiration for your kids too!
England’s Moeen Ali: Ramadan fast makes me feel sharper: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33479503
And how about this:
‘“The first five days are difficult,” Kolo Touré, a Liverpool defender, told the club’s website last year. “After that, the body just starts to” adapt, he added, “and you feel really happy. You clean your body as well, and you feel even stronger after Ramadan.”’
An interesting article for the young world cup/footie fans in the house! May lead to a good discussion on “what would you do?”!