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  1. Amad

    June 19, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    VERY positive mashallah!
    way to go brother

    We need to highlight him for muslim positives

  2. Sadaf Farooqi

    June 20, 2010 at 2:10 AM

    For such a young boy to stand up for his faith and practice it openly whilst playing ball in America is indeed commendable.

  3. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 2:15 AM


    Not only is he Hafidh, MashAllah, he is also the current appointed imam for ICF (Islamic Center of Fremont).


  4. Ismail Kamdar

    June 20, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    Awesome Video! Great Dawah! :)

  5. sister

    June 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    Subahanallah.May Allah bless him every step of the way.Jazakallahu khairaan for sharing the video.

  6. Ahmed B.

    June 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Too awesome!

  7. Sayf

    June 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Mash’Allah great stuff.

    Have you guys heard of the iSLAM tournament we have in Toronto?

    Clever name, I know =P}

  8. Arif Kabir

    June 20, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Nice Masha’Allah. Like the title, MR ;)

  9. Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 20, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    The news anchor has no idea what he’s talking about: “Because of the nature of the religion, you don’t see a lot of Islamic [sic] basketball players.”

    Not sure what nature he’s speaking of. He also must not watch too many NBA games, where indeed many Muslim (or “Islamic”) basketball players can be seen. :)

  10. Siraaj

    June 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Masha’Allah tabarakallah, this is an example of an excellent Muslim brother, and we hope and pray he continues to maintain this good example in the community – an athlete, imam, straight A hafidh who doesn’t make Ramadan an excuse for slacking.

    And check out the way he’s dressed – he’s styling isbal, wearing the traditional clothes, but he plays hard and doesn’t make excuses about obstacles, it’s like on the court, no matter how big they are, he rises above them, and he has the respect of all around, Muslim or not.


    • Adeeba

      June 24, 2010 at 1:33 AM

      Indeed brother Subhan’ALLAH!!!
      It’s time we help each other “CLONE” many of these who are interested in SPORT’S and neglect their FARDH making time and schedule an EXCUSE,not just by setting example’s but by helping them reaching their GOAL’S in PEACE and HARMONY,Insha’ALLAH.
      This way It would be free physical exercises(GYM) with free ILM doses for the the RUH(SOUL).
      What say???
      I pray DUA-May ALLAH (S.W.T) give us the wisdom and intelligence to work out on the same insha’ALLAH if it be BEST for Our DEEN,DUNIYA,AND AKHIRA.
      Ameen Suma Ameen.

  11. mystrugglewithin

    June 21, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    This is awesome and refreshing :>
    Jazakallah Khayrun for sharing bro.

  12. abu Rumay-s.a.

    June 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Allahu Akbar….some of our afghan boys got game, fame, and no shame about their flame (noble deen)!!!

    What an excellent role model for our youth!!!! May Bless him and his family….ameen…

  13. abez

    June 23, 2010 at 3:14 AM

    MashaAllah! A straight-A Hafiz Imam basketball star! In a Kufi! May Allah bless him and guide him and keep him upright, and guide others through his awesome example. :D Sisters, he looks single! :p

    • Zainab

      June 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM

      Yeah, he looks single AND too young lol :P.

  14. Adeeba

    June 24, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    As Sallam o alaikum wa Rehmatullahee wa Barkatahu……….
    This is to the brother in faith i have a small request if he could start coaching Muslim boys in football along with helping them to hifz the Holy Quran,it would work as “GREAT COMBO” services in the cause of ALLAH and the perfect remedy for the growing distracted children of today’s time Insha’ALLAH.
    It might take them away from gadget “””BOY’S TOY’S””” and help the UMMAH in strong and OPTIMISTIC solutions for UMMA UNITY , Insha’ALLAH…………..
    Wa Sallam……….

  15. shumaila siddiqui

    June 28, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Excellent !! inspiring one….Muslims should learn from him. really nice :)

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