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 finally, how cool is this 🙂
These videos and stories are inspiring for our teenagers to watch, as they think about getting married…
“A Turkish bride and groom decided to share their joy on their wedding day by inviting 4,000 Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate in the southern Turkish city of Kilis.
Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, who got married in the province which is near the Syrian border last week, invited some of those refugees who have fled the country since the civil war which began four years ago.”
“We realized as we planned for our wedding that the average cost of a wedding is almost the same amount as the average cost of sponsoring a family of four,” says Jackson, a PhD student studying refugee health care policy who has been involved with the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge since July. “Seeing how far donations go and seeing how much the money fundraised really means to people who are going through the program both as sponsors and people being sponsored…it just seemed logical that we would switch gears and make our wedding a fundraiser instead.”
What a great start to their lives together 🙂
“A Muslim organization called “Who is Hussain?” donated 30,000 bottles of water to the Red Cross in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday to help alleviate the water contamination crisis that has gripped the city for months. The donation drive came on the heels of President Obama’s declaration of the situation as a federal state of emergency.
Who is Hussain? collected the water after a local campaign collected donations of cases of water bottles and online donations netted funds to purchase additional water.”
Subhanallah!! When we TRULY implement Islamic values, just have a look at the ripple effect we can have…
“Flood-ravaged Chennai witnessed many instances of humanity. Many people and groups helped or contributed in a big or small way. Amongst them, there was a Muslim man who helped a Hindu couple when calamity was looming over their head.”
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.storypick.com/hindu-girl-named-after-muslim/
More great role models 🙂
“THESE are the stars of Brilliant Bolton — giving up their time to feed and water young and old in the town.
Dozens of volunteers are this week making free packed lunches to feed youngsters during the school holidays
And last week — when 18,000 homes had their water supply cut — these four young men took it upon themselves to deliver 1,500 bottles of water to elderly residents across the borough.
Their kindness has been hailed by leaders in the town who said their actions are an example of Bolton’s cracking community spirit.”
Read the full article here: http://m.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/13505378.display/
And here’s another example of Muslims doing the same in Detroit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/muslim-group-detroit-water_n_6437506.html
How lovely to see Muslims in the news for such amazing reasons 🙂
This LITERALLY gave me goosebumps – Subhanallah, this is true humanity 🙂
“On February 2002 a tea vendor in Lucknow, Aiku Lal Sandil finds a boy abandoned at a park near his tea stall. The boy only remembers his name as Akbar. Aiku reports to police but the police were unable to trace the boy’s parents as there was no missing complain registered on missing of a three year old boy in any of the police station all over the state.
After losing hope police advice Aiku to shift the boy to an orphanage, Aiku refuses and brings up the boy on his own, Aiku has meager income but ensures the boy gets proper education and also retains Akbar’s religion by taking him to a Muslim cleric and making the child learn Quran and read Namaz daily. Soon a lovely relationship blossoms between a Hindu man and a Muslim boy and they both form a family of their own.They live very happily together.The boy considers the man as his mother and father both.
After 5 years in 2007, one journalist, who comes across this unique relationship, highlights this in a TV show where he interviews Aiku and Akbar both.They also show the childhood photo of Akbar when he was found in the park.
They did not know that this would turn their world upside down.
When the show was aired on TV the biological parents of the boy see it and recognize that it is their kid with the help of photo shown in the TV show.
The boy’s biological parents turn up and seek the custody of boy, but the boy refuses saying Aiku is his father-mother and wants to stay with Aiku, but boy’s biological parents go to court to claim Akbar’s custody. But court gives judgement in favour of Aiku and acknowledges Aiku’s upbringing of the boy by retaining his religion and providing education.
During court proceedings we get insights about the life of Aiku.
Aiku lal says during court proceedings:
“I am a Hindu, brought up by a Muslim man. When I found Akbar, it was like God telling me that it is time to return the love and care I got from His people. I was never forced to change my religion and, having got that education from my guardian, it was my duty to take care of the child and bring him up as per his own religion,”
A midst all religious differences raised by ourselves and self centred politicians, ‘Humanity’ is still prevalent in one form or the other.
– Shared on Quora by Gaurav Langwan.”
And here’s another article showing a similar situation, but in reverse! http://thelogicalindian.com/story-feed/get-inspired/delhi-hc-issues-order-naming-muslim-pilot-the-guardian-of-2-hindu-orphans/
Yep, if we don’t have something suitable out there for us, we need to go out there and make it 🙂
Love, love, love!
Yet another story of Islamic values in action 🙂