We recently had the chance to sit down with Br. Husain Abdullah of the Minnesota Vikings. He and his brother Hamza are touring the country this Ramadan visiting different masjids. You can keep up with their progress on their website AbdullahBros.com.

In this interview we cover a number of relevant topics including life in the NFL, working out during Ramadan, and some pertinent advice for both youth and parents.

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  1. Umm Maryam

    JazakAllah khair for this interview. Very motivating for Muslim moms with sons, and may Allah reward the Abdullah brothers for putting Him first and making hajj instead of playing in the NFL this year.

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  2. NFL Admits Husain Abdullah's Penalty For Prayer Was Wrong - MuslimMatters.org

    […] Abdullah is the league's most visible Muslim player. He is known as much for his faith as he is for his skills on the field. Abdullah observes the Ramadan fast without fail, whether it falls during the season or not, and two years ago he received some mainstream media attention when he essentially risked his NFL career for his religion: Husain and older brother Hamza, also an NFL veteran, sat out the 2012 season so they could make the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and then travel the United States visiting mosques and Islamic centers. Players who spend a year out of the league often don't make it back. Husain was signed by the Chiefs after his sabbatical and had to prove himself again playing backup and special-team roles often reserved for rookies and fringe players. Hamza has not signed with an NFL team since the hajj. […]

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