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Ramadan could affect Muslim World Cup stars during Brazil tournament

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A number of players in this summer’s World Cup may have to juggle their playing commitments with their dedication to the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are supposed to refrain from all food and drink from dawn until dusk during Ramadan, which will fall during the tournament for the first time since 1986. The religious commitment is due to begin ... Read More »

Qatar: World Cup sponsors pressure FIFA after latest Qatar 2022 bribery allegations

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World Cup sponsors Sony and Adidas have voiced concern over new allegations that bribes were paid to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The controversy comes less than a week before the 2014 tournament kicks off in Brazil. Japanese electronics giant Sony said in light of the latest allegations on Sunday that it expected an “appropriate” investigation. Last week, Britain’s ... Read More »

Meet the Muslim cyclists riding for peace – and to combat Islamophobia

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A group of Muslims are riding from Glasgow to London to raise money for charity – and offset the negative attitudes and stereotypes of Islam, visiting mosques and war memorials along the way. One of the cyclists, heart specialist Dr Tauseef Khan, describes the humbling kindness the group have encountered along the way. Last weekend I travelled up to Glasgow ... Read More »

South Africa appoints first time Muslim player Amla as Test captain

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JOHANNESBURG: Hashim Amla, who was appointed as South Africa’s new Test captain on Tuesday, has had an uneasy relationship with leadership roles in cricket. Amla, 31, will have a tough captaincy baptism when he leads the side on a two-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month. South Africa lost both Tests on their previous tour of Sri Lanka in 2006. ... Read More »

Premier League: How Muslims are changing English football culture

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The growing influx of Muslim players has been fuelled by the internationalisation of football. Demba Ba praying after scoring for Chelsea at Wembley The Muslim Premier League Scouts have spread their nets wider in the search for new talent and the Premier League has become a much more diverse place. Young men with origins in remote villages of west Africa ... Read More »

Muslims ‘face barriers’ over sport

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The 2012 Olympic Games in London is expected to provide a big boost for sport in the UK. But there are still barriers to taking part in some communities, despite plenty of interest. The Olympic games, coming to the British capital in 2012, continues to have an enormous impact on east London. Huge areas of waste land have been cleared ... Read More »

Hamza Abdullah

Hamza Muhammad Abdullah (born August 20, 1983) is an American football safety. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State. Abdullah has also played for the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns. He is the older brother of NFL safety Husain Abdullah. On November ... Read More »