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):
If you’re ever trying to teach your children the wisdom behind the difficult times that Allah puts us through, this past week has so much to offer…
I tend not to share political posts here, but these seem to be so appropriate in sharing with our children that there is always a bigger picture out there, and when Allah says that there will be ease after difficulty, He means it!
Take for example, the story and picture you must have seen by now of the refugee carrying his son who was kicked down by the camera woman. His story was spotlighted because of that and it became known that he was a soccer coach, and has since been asked to coach a team in Spain, and his son not only met Ronaldo but accompanied him into a game!
Then there’s the story of Ahmed, who built a clock and got ARRESTED at 14. And yet, the world now knows and admires him and he has offers to the best universities and companies, inlcuding google, MIT, etc. Not only that, but his father buying pizza for the media camped outside made news as well 🙂
Dig a little deeper and there are such stories behind many, many of the sad ones that we see. Surely He does know best!