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Muay Thai is a sport that anyone can learn, you just have to try!

Trained by her husband, former European Champion Master Karim Safari, Khadijah has progressed on to teach other women the sport which has provided London’s women with the most energetic workout you could imagine! Her strictly women’s only gym allows the sister’s scarves to come off and the determined women let off steam just as much [...]

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Rounders International and Role Model

An outstanding sporting all-rounder, she was first spotted by national selectors aged just 13 during a match at her school, Sheffield High. “I was lucky to be at a school that encouraged the sport at a high level;” she said. “Then aged 19 I played for the England Under 21s and senior sides. Frustratingly, rounders [...]

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Great Confidence Building

Muslim weightlifter’s wish to wear modest clothing triggers rules debate By Josh Levs, CNN Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) – Kulsoom Abdullah is a 35-year-old with a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering. But it’s her passion outside of work that has put her at the center of a debate – one that could affect athletic competitions [...]

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Shinpads and Hijabs

AS DREAMS go, Yassmin Abdel-Magied has one that is peculiar and very particular – to be the first female, Muslim, formula one racing driver. “Everyone thought it was a phase,” she says with a laugh. It wasn’t. She got the bug for fast cars while watching a movie about six years ago and hasn’t stopped [...]

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Muslim Women in Sport

By Sister: Hikmat Beiruty The benefits derived from sport can not be denied. Not only do they have physical and social benefits, but also essential psychological consequences. Since sport is also a compulsory part of the curriculum in all schools, it is important to address the many Islamic conflicts that us sisters may face. The [...]

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Multiple Voices: Improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport

Authors: Symeon Dagkasa; Tansin Benna; Haifaa Jawadb Abstract This study reports on data from a larger-scale research project in one city in the West Midlands, England. The study was commissioned by the local education authority because of the rising incidence of parental withdrawal of Muslim girls from physical education. The aim was to provide evidence-based [...]

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The Role in Sports

By Ali Maki It seems today that many Muslims are struggling to integrate western culture with Islamic culture. For the most part, what is acceptable by modern culture and Islam are completely different, and trying to manage this fact is an issue for many. One example is sports, which some consider as a waste of [...]

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