It looks like these athletes have gone there prayers answered as they’re finding a whole lot of success in the sports of their choice.
This article is all about 10 athletes that prayed to Allah.
10. Aamir Khan
Amir khan was born on the 8th of December 1986, and his full name is Amir Iqbal Khan, and he’s an English professional boxer, his father’s from Pakistan but now lives in England, and Aamir Khan is a youngest British Olympic boxing medallist, because he want silver at the 2004 athletes Olympics at just the age of 17, this guy’s a legend big respects man, he’s also one of the youngest British world champions ever winning the WBA ( World Boxing Association ) light welterweight title at the age of 22 and his second British Asian world championship after Jawaid Khaliq.
9. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is one of the most known Pakistani cricketers in the entire world, everybody knows him around the globe, he’s also known as boom-boom Afridi by his fans as well as Lala amongst his team members, he’s most popular due to his aggressive batting style, and he actually holds a number of international records, and some of those records include one of the fastest centuries in ODI Z, 37 balls as well as the longest six in the history of cricket, and also one of the most number of sixes.
8. Ibtihaj Muhammad
Ibtihaj muhammad made history when she became the first Muslim woman to wear the hijab to represent the United States of America at the Olympics back in 2016, when it happened it was like historical, everybody was talking about it, she was also the first female Muslim American athlete to win an Olympic medal when she took home the bronze in the team Sabre event at the Rio Olympics.
Ibtihaj is often regarded as a symbol of hope and promise for the American Muslim community, her fame grew so much that even a hijab wearing Barbie doll was made based on her.
7. Laila Ali
Laila Ali is a daughter of the legendary heavyweight championship boxer Muhammad Ali, she a former professional boxer herself, she holds a record of 24 and oh through her boxing career, and she was just 18 years old when she started boxing, and before that she was a manicurist and she owned a nail salon, Drinker boxing career she was undefeated and she’s set an extraordinary example for female boxers, she’s appeared on TV shows, she’s been in music videos and she also co-wrote a book with David Ritz called reach finding strength spirit and personal power, Laila is a master of all trades because also in her entrepreneurial endeavors, she even owns a makeup and beauty line.
Like father like daughter, she remains undefeated that’s crazy how that happens.
6. Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu is an American football player, he’s a wide receiver for the New England Patriots and he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft and he played college football at Rutgers, he played for the Bengals from the years 2012 until 2015, and then for the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 until 2019, now the Falcons traded him to the Patriots in 2019.
Mohamed Sanu is originally from New Jersey, he was born to a Muslim family and he also lived in his parents native nation of Sierra Leone for some time as a child.
5. Nazem Kadri
Nazem Kadri is a canadian professional hockey player, and currently is playing for the Colorado Avalanche.
Nazem is a Muslim and he says that he has never had any problems on the ice with trash talking about his religious beliefs, Qadri was the first Muslim drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and he had a pretty good run with them.
Nasem is also the highest crafted Muslim in NHL history being surpassed though by the 2012 first overall pick Nile you Kappa.
4. Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba is a French professional footballer and now it’s hard to find any flaws with paul pogba, he’s football game because like he’s lightning fast on the field and he’s got master ball handing skills, he’s proven to be well worth the record-breaking a $120 million dollar transfer fee that it took for manchester united to get him from Juventus and Italy’s top league, so after helping Manchester United on their quest for another Premier League championship back in the year 2018 and since then he’s been crushing it over at Manchester United.
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artists, he’s a two-time combat Sambo world champion as well as a reigning UFC lightweight champion with 28 wins and no losses, he holds a longest active undefeated streak in MMA, khabib was actually on the verge of earning the title shot against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, he was scheduled to face Tony Ferguson on March 2017 for the interim lightweight title and Conor McGregor had stepped aside from UFC while he was preparing for his fight with boxing icon Floyd Mayweather jr. That fight was cancelled when khabib was unable to compete due to problems trying to cut weight.
2. Mesut Özil
Mesut Özil helped Germany win the FIFA World Cup back in 2014 when they wrecked Brazil, a a midfielder for Arsenal in the English Premier League, Özil regarded as one of the best passers in the entire world, he has set team and league records for assists and his move in 2013 from Real Madrid in Spain’s top league to Arsenal came with a reported 44 million dollar transfer fee and that made him the most expensive German football / soccer player of all time now when he’s not playing football he’s known a lot for his philanthropic works, so after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he donated all of his championship earnings to pay for 23 surgeries of children at hospitals in Brazil, and in the year after that he went back to Brazil to pay for surgeries of 11 more children.
1. Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali he goes down as a greatest boxer ever and he won every single big boxing title, Muhammad Ali defeated more champions and top contenders and any other heavyweight champion in boxing history, he was
beating like Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, Ernie Terrell a whole bunch of legends George Foreman he beat once and even the king of the British and Commonwealth Brian London sadly, Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3rd 2016.