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Qatar 2022 World Cup Likely To Move To Winter

Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA, international soccer’s largest governing body, expects his executive committee to decide soon that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be moved from desert summer to winter

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August 29, 2013

Pakistani Snooker Champ Turns Pro

Pakistan’s world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif announced this week that he will turn professional next year

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August 29, 2013

Farah Considered for Knighthood After Latest Feat

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Somali-British runner Mohamed “Mo” Farah achieved a historic feat in Moscow last week as he added two world titles to his two Olympic triumphs from last summer. He became just the second man to achieve the “double double”, winning the 5000 and 10,000m races at the Olympics and […]

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August 22, 2013

Kabul’s 1st International Soccer Match In 10 Yrs

The country of Afghanistan celebrated its first international soccer match in Kabul in a decade with solid 3-0 victory over neighboring country Pakistan.

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August 22, 2013

New Pakistani Super Hero: Burqa Avenger

“ Burqa Avenger” is a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burqa to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

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August 12, 2013

Cisse Consulted Scholars Before Donning Jersey

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Newcastle’s Senegalese Muslim striker Papiss Cisse is now reporting that he consulted with Islamic scholars before accepting his team’s controversial new soccer jersey. The new sponsor of the team is payday loan company Wonga, which has been know to charge exorbitant interest rates. Cisse had been threatening to […]

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August 12, 2013

Pakistani Prodigy Tops In Asia

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Pakistan tennis prodigy Syed Nofil Kaleem continues to rule the roost in the under-14 category of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF). The latest rankings showed that the Islamabad native remains comfortably atop the continental rankings in his age group, making him the first Pakistani tennis player to become […]

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August 12, 2013

ISNA Convention 2013

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July 25, 2013

Rasheed Sulaimon Wins Gold at U19 World Championship

Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon is now a gold medalist in back-to-back summers.

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July 18, 2013

Arsalan Kazemi First Iranian Ever Taken in NBA Draft

University of Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian ever taken in the National Basketball Association Draft last week.

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July 3, 2013

Muhammad and Dieng Join Up in Minnesota

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Somewhere Keith Ellison must be smiling. The Muslim congressman from Minnesota saw his home state basketball team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, pick Muslims with both of their first round selections in the 2013 NBA Draft last week. Minnesota picked up UCLA small forward Shabazz Muhammad, followed by University of […]

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July 3, 2013

Amir Khan Gets Married

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Pakistani-British boxing star Amir Khan needed to go all out with his wedding if he was to outdo even the engagement party. Following his engagement to Faryal Makhdoom in January 2012, they held a gala engagement party for 1,000 people at Reebok Stadium in Khan’s home town of […]

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July 1, 2013

Istanbul Rated Highly By IOC

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com The International Olympic Committee has published its technical assessments of the cities that are seeking to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Istanbul, Turkey has rated farely well. The three competing cities are Tokyo, Japan, Istanbul, and Madrid, Spain. Tokyo received the highest marks, followed closely by Istanbul, […]

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July 1, 2013

Mouhammadou Jaiteh Pulls Out Of Draft

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened Pakistan with suspension because of political interference in their National Olympic Committees (NOC)

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June 20, 2013

Pakistan Threatened–Olympic Suspension?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened Pakistan with suspension…

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June 20, 2013

Bollywood Actress Mamta Kulkarni Converts to Islam

Former Actress of Bollywood Mamta Kulkarni has converted to Islam.

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June 20, 2013

Good Times Roll At E3, For Now

Few first-time participants at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this week would have realized that the $66 billion videogames industry is in steep decline.

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June 20, 2013

Advice Column:

Question: I cook using ready stock cubes and hear they are not so healthy. Is this true? Why? What can I replace them with?

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June 10, 2013

Ghazal 1

Poem by Allana Akhtar

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June 10, 2013

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