The Muslim Post

Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah’s goal celebrations: a guide to British Muslimness

Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah’s goal celebrations: a guide to British Muslimness

Liverpool FC’s Egyptian-born forward Mohamed Salah is currently one of the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorers. This, his debut season with Liverpool, has seen Salah earn multiple accolades: most left-footed goals scored in a Premier League season, second-fastest player in Liverpool’s history to reach 30 goals, one of the top ten goalscorers in Europe, and […]

Salah named BBC African player of the year

Salah named BBC African player of the year

Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of […]

Kaepernick wins SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Kaepernick wins SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Football player Colin Kaepernick was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Thursday. The Legacy Award is given to sports figures who uses their platform to initiate change. Kaepernick hasn’t been affiliated with an NFL team this season, likely related to his stance of kneeling for the national […]

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics, after becoming the first female Muslim-American to earn a medal at the games, and the first American woman to don the headscarf at the competition. 

LeBron James Criticizes Trump Over Charlottesville

LeBron James has often shown himself to be an athlete unready to bury his head in the sand when it comes to social justice. James proved that again when he tweeted an apparent criticism of President Donald Trump’s actions and words regarding the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white nationalist protest resulted in violence […]

Pakistanis go wild after cricket triumph over India

Pakistanis went wild Sunday after a surprise sporting triumph over its archrival, India. “Cricket is the blood and heart of our nation,” says journalist Bina Shah, in the Pakistani city of Karachi. “We are so excited when we win and so devastated when we lose.” The Pakistani national team stunned the cricket world by beating […]

DC United’s Star Muslim Goalie Balances Faith with Soccer

DC United’s Star Muslim Goalie Balances Faith with Soccer

Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, poses unique challenges for professional athletes like soccer player Bilal Hamid. Ramadan is a time of reflection honoring the first revelation of the Quran to the prophet, Muhammad. It’s also a month of fasting during which able-bodied Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Hamid is a star […]

Muslim Teen Boxer Wins Right To Wear Hijab in Ring

Ted Nugent Says the Parkland Survivors 'Have No Soul'

Amaiya Zafar will earn her place in boxing’s history books Saturday. When the 16-year-old from Minnesota enters the ring next weekend, there will be no championship title to win, no grand arena to compete in, and no life-changing paycheck. But Zafar, a Muslim student, has already won her fight. Her successful campaigning will see her […]

Jose De Jesus Ortiz: Fowler doesn’t back away from comments on Trump travel ban

JUPITER, Fla. — If the detractors hoped to silence Dexter Fowler with their opposition to his remarks over the weekend, they were as misguided as their narrow-minded views. Fowler has been active on social media so long, he wasn’t even surprised by some of the hate he received after telling ESPN how President Donald Trump’s […]