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Muslim athletes Charter: Premier League clubs register to the ‘first of its type’ code

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When Paul Pogba recently released a bottle of Heineken from the table at a press conference, it attracted widespread attention.

Drinking, promoting, or advertising alcohol is prohibited in Islam and as obedient Muslims, Pogba may have felt the need to distance themselves from the situation, but should he enter the first position?

“The recent example of Paul Pogba hid the beer bottle highlighted the need for education,” said Ebadur Rahman, founder, and chief executive of Nujum Sports.

Saturday saw the official launch of “first type” Muslim athlete “first” – an idea designed by Rahman, who previously worked for the Football Association.

This charter tries to “challenge organizations” to make progress in supporting sportsmen and Muslim women, by signing an appointment to “make a positive change”.

There are 10 points contained in the charter, such as non-consumption of alcohol, including during the celebration, providing the right place to pray, halal food, and permitted quickly in the month of Ramadan.

“After working in sports, I am very aware of having trouble practicing my religion,” Rahman told the BBC Sport.

“After spending a lot of athletes and clubs, we felt it was the right time to have a Muslim athlete charter in England. We believe it is the first and the only one of its kind.

“Clubs and organizations join the positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of Muslim contributions made at clubs and their respective teams.”

Premier League Club supports ‘exciting’ charter
Nujum count, there are around 250 Muslim players on the first team and academy in the fourth English football league.

From here, Pogba Manchester United, Duo Liverpool Mohamed Mohamed is wrong and Sadio, and N’Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger who won the Chelsea League, and Antonio are the highest-profile players.

Even before his release, five Premier League clubs and the next 15 of EFL had promised to support the charter.

The campaigners kicked him and the football support association also provided their support.

A Brentford spokesman told BBC Sport: “Muslims are the second-largest faith community in the UK and the fastest growth, with around 70 Muslim players at the Premier League club.

“Help the club to support the players themselves both at home and at work are very valuable. This charter and support that matches it is something needed and will be welcomed by the club.”

A spokesman Watford said the club was “excited” to continue their partnership with Nujum, added: “We feel this charter will be a big benefit for us in supporting our first team, academy players.”

‘GameCechanger’
Nujum supports athletes with everyday practical requirements and spiritually, and individuals are given access to Islamic scholars for any questions or assistance needed on their faith.

The organization also sent a gift package to all 92 clubs during Ramadhan, with the recipient of Assal Ayoub – 19-year-old midfielder in the One Side League AFC Wimbledon – Calling Charter “Gamechanger”.

Assal, who scored four goals in 16 major team matches during his last breakthrough campaign, told BBC Sport: “Become a Muslim, your lifestyle is different. You have an obligation like five daily prayers within a certain period of time, and there are some things. which you can’t do like to drink.

“The charter will be very helpful because it ensures Muslim athletes what their rights are. They will get halal food, they don’t need to think twice about going to the canteen and wondering what to eat, which is very important.

“Religion for us is very important, it’s bigger than the world we live in.”

West Ham midfielder, Eve Cissoko said he had fully supported the time at the club where he was “loved”, but “happier and stronger” to be empowered by the charter.

“I feel now I have a supporting community

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