Posts tagged Muslim
Posts tagged Muslim
I have been the partner of a basketball player for 16 years, Alhumdullilah.
I am the mother of basketball players, masha’Allah.
I do not play basketball.
But this picture (sent to me by my friend attending her daughter’s tournament in Toronto) MADE MY DAY.
Sports are for all of us.
Posts about Afghanistan Women’s Cycling Team written by Shannon Galpin
Very cool blog on Afghanistan Women’s Cycling Team. :D
muslim heroines of the marvel universe: sooraya qadir, faiza hussain, monet st. croix, monica chang, kamala khan
The birth of genius. #AsAMuslimWoman
When one writes a reductive piece on why they advocate ‘banning the burkha’ - which excludes and ignores the many voices of Muslim women by using “As a Muslim woman” to cement their perspective- be prepared to be mocked… BY MUSLIM WOMEN.
I have coached football since I was 15 years old. I have worked with kids as young as four and with women as old as 65.
I have coached with my babies on my back. So my children could see that fostering womens’ sports was a priority.
So that my daughter would know she could do anything she wanted.
That her father and I would teach, support and encourage anyway we could.
Five years ago, I committed to coaching a middle-school team of young Muslim women every year.
In the early Spring, before the frost is gone from the ground, we train.
Rain or shine. Through mud, in wind and in the hot sun.
I love running with my squad.
They plank. They sweat. They squat. They dive. They block. They control. They are explained what offside is. They dribble. They fall.
THEY GET UP.
They shoot. They shoot again. Then again, and again.Until I am convinced they are satisfied.
Looking at them expecting whatever brilliance they offer because they are brilliant.
Coaching is reminding them that every stride, every shot, every effort can contribute.
Their spirit and their love for the beautiful game keeps me motivated; as a player and as a person.
I work with them because they are often overlooked as athletes. And may not always seize opportunity to score on or off the pitch.
I am just reiterating that they can. And they will, insha’Allah.
I give them all I can. They deserve it. They deserve more.
They deserve everything.
They fight through assumptions, restrictions and they push hard. Harder.
So do I.
Their grins are gorgeous as is their panting and breathless joy after a goal.
I empathize with their frustration when we are losing.
I look to them to teach me and help me laugh.
They respect themselves and they respect me.
And they respect the game.
They constantly show me what friendship means.
They support and protect each other.
They are fantastic individuals with different personalities but they gel together beautifully.
There are bumps. We work it out.
I demand. They oblige.
We all triumph. Maybe not with gold but with pride and humility.
And they honour me with their participation.
Football is for all of us.
Iranian women on obstacle dirtbikes. They have no seat and are far more difficult to maneuver than regular bikes.
Ontario Colleges Athletic Association
A HIJABI FOOTBALLER!!!!!!
KUWAIT CITY — Muneera al-Shatti has loved playing basketball since she was a child but it wasn’t until Thursday that she had chance to show off her skills at a public arena in Kuwait. As part of a new initiative launching sports leagues for women, al-Shatti and her teammates from Salwa Al-Sabah club downed Qadsiya club 63-13 in a game that attracted several hundred men and female fans.
This is important.
It is providing access to opportunities for fitness, health and wellness.
Which leads to increase confidence in society, participation in community and general happiness.
"It felt like the first step toward a better future for sports for us here in Kuwait"
"When I turned up in person on their doorsteps, they realised that I am very serious, and I am willing to do anything. I was overwhelmed by how far people went in order to support me."- Shirin Gerami
Just love this.
Similar to the Burka Avenger (whom I adore) Qahera (the conqueror) is out and kicking ass on the streets of Egypt.
Clearly, she has played football in her awesome life. :D