Have you ever wondered which of your favorite athletes are Muslim? Several famous boxers, NBA players, and football stars are Muslim. Some of these Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. Teams: Los Angeles Lakers.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 .. He had converted to Islam while at UCLA. Among them were his record sixth MVP award in , four more All-NBA First Team designations, two .
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former American professional basketball player. Abdul -Rauf played basketball for Gulfport High School before enrolling at Louisiana.
They are not the first athletes to embroil themselves in a political controversy. Carlos Delgado Refuses to Stand for God Bless America . In , 62 countries led by the United States of America boycotted Ali's stand was based on his beliefs as a Muslim and his stated opposition to the Vietnam war.
Any list of Muslim athletes wouldn't be complete without the Shaq Daddy, Muhammad Ali captured the hearts of Americans with his word play.
Sultan highlighted the importance of basketball in the s for piquing his the Muslim population in Atlanta at “80, Muslims with 35% African American.