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Leicestershire turn to Wasim Khan

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Leicestershire have announced the appointment ofWasim Khan as their new chief executive officer. Khan, the first British-born Muslim to play county cricket, is currently CEO of the Cricket Foundation charity and will start in his new role in early January. Khan will again be breaking new ground, as the first British Asian to take up a county chief executive position. His ... Read More »

Fans rally to save India’s Muslim-rooted football club

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Taro Hasegawa (number 30) of Mohammedan Sporting jumps over Kinshuk Debnath of Mohun Bagan during a match on March 8 in Kolkata, India. Subhendu Ghosh / Getty Images NEW DELHI // Some late heroics from international supporters may have saved Mohammedan Sporting, a 123-year-old football club that was once a rallying point for India’s Muslims. Just two weeks ago the ... Read More »

History of the Hajj

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Hajj literally means ‘to set out for a place’. Islamicly, however, it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Hajj and its rites were first ordained by God in the time of the ... Read More »

Muslim NFL player Husain Abdullah penalized after prayer

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Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 41-14 victory over New England. He had no idea he would be penalized for it. But after sliding to the grass in the end zone at Arrowhead Stadium ... Read More »

Moeen Ali Condemns ISIS, Urges British Muslims to Stay Away

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England cricketer Moeen Ali has condemned the brutal beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The devout Muslim said that ISIS’ actions did not reflect Islam and condemned the killing of people from other religion. ISIS jihadists beheaded Haines in what they termed as “a message to allies of America.” The Briton ... Read More »

PCA sorry for saying England’s Moeen Ali should take abuse as a compliment

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The head of the Professional Cricketers’ Association has said sorry for suggesting that England’s Moeen Ali should take the abuse from India supporters at the weekend as a positive. Angus Porter, the chief executive of the PCA, admitted that his attempt to play down the incident at Edgbaston on Sunday only inflamed it further. In an interview on Tuesday with ... Read More »

Iran’s Crackdown on Women

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Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at rafizadeh@fas.harvard.edu. ... Read More »

Proud Muslim Moeen emerges as cult figure

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A proud Muslim of Pakistani descent featuring a luxuriant black beard has become a cult figure after performing heroics with the ball during England’s spirited fightback in the current series against India. England, in disarray after their traumatic 5-0 defeat in Australia this year, selected 27-year-old Moeen Ali for the two-test series against Sri Lanka as a batsman who could ... Read More »

Host Qatar confident of hosting 2022 World Cup

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The 2022 World Cup will take place as planned in Qatar and the country has nothing to hide over allegations of corruption during the bid process, the tournament communications director Nasser Al Khater said on Wednesday. “We’ve held ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We are confident of how we’ve behaved,” Al Khater said.. “We are not worried. The World ... Read More »

True jihad lies in books, not bombs, Khairy tells young Muslims

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Malaysia is facing a serious threat of jihadist movements actively seeking recruits among the country’s youths, putting the burden on the government to broaden the limited interpretation of jihad adopted by terror cells, Khairy Jamaluddin said today. But the Youth and Sports Minister reminded young Muslims that the “true jihad” lies in bettering themselves as individuals instead of taking up ... Read More »