“All praise is due to Allah (‘Azza we jall), the Creator of the universe and may His peace and blessings be upon the best of creation, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) Islam is a pristine and pure religion, offering guidelines for every aspect of human existence. With this in mind, together with the fact that sport has reached astronomical proportions in society, it was deemed necessary to explore the subject of sports and relaxation from an Islamic perspective. With special reference to the Muslim community, which has also been enveloped by the glamour and fascination of the sporting world, this publication will Insha-Allah serve as a guideline on the subject.
The Author Name(s) makes a fervent Dua unto Allah (‘Azza we jall) to accept this humble publication, to forgive any shortcomings and to make it a means of salvation for himself, his parents, family, teachers and his near and dear ones. May He also reward all those who assisted in whichever way in making this publication possible. Amin.
21 Rajab 1419
12 November 1998
Islam and Sport – (English) – (PB)
“Sports in Islam is a complex subject. Sport in the modern is vastly different from ancient times. The origins of modern sport indicate that sport has evolved and changed through the ages. The motivational factors for participation in sport have also changed through the years. Sport as a product of society has been shaped in order to meet the changes of a turbulent world. “”islam and Sport”” provides Islamic verdict about every aspect of sports from spectating viewpoint as well as participating in sports.