How difficult is observing Ramadan for an athlete whose day-to-day routine is so strict?
“Keeping in the best possible shape whilst observing Ramadan, for a boxer, isn't easy, you have to take that month or two months to one side, and I try to make sure I'm back to full strength as quickly as possible."
“It's also why I only fight once or twice a year – Ramadan literally falls right in the middle of the year. If it were very early or very late in the year I could maybe look at two or three fights per year but as a Muslim, you want to make the most of Ramadan and it's once a year."
“Although it isn't easy, it's still very manageable and although most boxers look at two or three fights a year once they reach world championship level, it's not a problem gearing towards two rather than three for me.”
This month sees the start of Ramadan - fasting month for Muslims
The holy month of Ramadan started on the 17th May, a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Volunteer Opportunities
Register your interest for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Volunteer Opportunities now Open!
Breaking Boundaries Apprentice Opportunity
Sporting Equals are working with Youth Sport Trust to deliver the 'Breaking Boundaries' project which uses the catalyst of cricket to bring different ethnic and faith communities together. This apprentice role will work with YST and Sporting Equals to help support this project across 5 cities.
Latest Active Lives Release
Headlines from the latest Actives Lives Data across ethnic and religious groups
Join our Head of Research at the 2018 Muslim Women in Sport Global Virtual Summit
Sporting Equals, Head of Research, Shaheen Bi will be talking about the empowerment of Black, Asian and minority Ethnic communities and in particular muslim women in sport and physical activity to enable greater access and inclusion. Her session will take place on Sunday 6th May at 6pm GB Time.
Using the Power of Sport to Build Good Inter Faith Relations
Summary of the learning and best practice from the November 2017 Symposium