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Pogba says becoming Muslim made him ‘better person’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says being Muslim has helped him find inner peace and become a better person.

The French footballer hasn't always been religious. In an interview with British daily The Times' Life Times, Pogba said his mother practiced Islam but didn't raise her three sons as Muslims.

Pogba became interested in Islam as an adult through his friends, and after going through hard times, he decided to commit himself to practicing Islam. Last month he was pictured performing umrah pilgrimage to Mecca.

 

Demba Ba “Feels Free” as Muslim in Turkey

Moving from France, Belgium, Germany, and the UK teams before landing in Istanbul Başakşehir, Senegalese devout Muslim footballer Demba Ba says he is very happy to play in a Muslim-majority country where he has freedom to fulfill his religious obligations, Daily Sabah reported on July 17.

“I am a Muslim and work in a Muslim country. I’m very happy to fulfill my religious obligations. Turkey provides religious freedom. I can go to the mosque to pray whenever I want,” the Senegalese Muslim player expressed.

 

Muslim Tacko Fall Conquers NBA Fans’ Hearts

It’s not just because of his towering stature which goes up to 2.31m and allows him to dunk while standing on his tiptoes.

But basketball experts consider him to be the NBA’s brightest new star in 2019 due to his unique style of playing as well, Religion News reported.

Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall, the 23-year-old Senegalese Muslim, who was born in Dakar, went from an undrafted rookie to the most beloved basketballer in America’s premier NBA league.

 

Global study places UAE residents' sedentary lifestyles in the spotlight

Almost half of women and more than 40 per cent of men are not getting enough exercise in the UAE, new figures have shown.
 
Data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found the Emirates ranked alongside the UK and the US as having some of the most inactive populations in the world.
 
The study showed Kuwait to be the worst offender, where 67 per cent of the adult population fails to complete the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.
 

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity: WHO

More than a quarter (1.4 billion) of the world’s adult population were insufficiently active in 2016, putting them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time.
 
The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
 
 

A Wrestling Culture That Helps Keep Boys Away From Fighting

Dagestan, a mostly Muslim region in the south of Russia on the northwest coast of the Caspian Sea, is known for the stark beauty of its mountain landscapes, for its many small ethnic groups, for a violent and long-simmering Islamist insurgency — and for its wrestlers.
 
Thousands of young boys here dream of becoming famous and honored wrestlers, like the many lithe and muscly Olympic champions who came before them. Buvaisar Saitiev won three gold medals, for example, and Mavlet Batirov two.
 
 

Iranian women footballers to undergo gender tests

Source : Telegraph.co.uk / 12 Feb 2014

Iran's female footballers are to be given mandatory exams to prove that they are real women.

Footballers in Iran's professional women's league are to undergo mandatory gender tests to establish that they are fully female.

 

Sports and Entertainment in Islam

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani / 13 May 2013

Zuhayr ibn Harb narrated to me: ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Mahdi narrated to us: from Sufyan: from ‘Alqamah ibn Marthad: from Sulayman ibn Buraydah: from his father: that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said:

“He who played backgammon is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.” (Sahih Muslim)

 

Kids with one kidney can still play sports: study

By Frederik Joelving | Reuters | New York | 18 Jun 2012

Having only one kidney shouldn't deter healthy youths from playing sports, according to a new study that flies in the face of widespread safety concerns.

 
 

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