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Mohamed “Mo” Farah, Olympics Gold Medalist 2012 and British Muslim Runner

August 8, 2012

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Source: Islamophobia Today It was a golden night in the Olympic stadium as both Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford picked up gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump before Mo Farah took to the track.   Please click here to watch Mohamed Farah win the 10,000 m Olympic race. And Farah admits that he had […]

Some Muslim Athletes Banned for Doping at the 2012 Olympics

July 25, 2012

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  Note from Rafik: I am disappointed by the lack of ethical behavior of some Muslim Olympians at the 2012 Olympics.   Allah is very clear in the Qur’an (5:2) about engaging in this type of behavior. “Help you one another in righteousness and piety, but help you not one another in sin and rancor: fear […]

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

July 22, 2012

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  Note from Rafik Beekun: I don’t see why it is a dilemma for these Olympians. Islam allows people who are working in very harsh conditions to postpone their fasts. As some of the Muslim athletes below indicate, they have received the Islamic opinion from some scholars that they can postpone their fast during the […]