Channel: The Deen Show
grateful always to allow golf allow me to come out here. So I'm just grateful see a lot of people have questions but yeah I am taking part in Ramadan with a lot of my brothers and sisters my Muslim brothers sisters and it's been an adjustment that's really what I can say just being committed to my service to God Allah and then continuing on with whatever I'm got it with so you know just happy to be part of my my community and doing the right things. So fasting is definitely part of it, obviously if you know anything about the Muslim community but yeah, I'm just just really blessed and grateful to be taking part. And then Kyrie he didn't really do do great at his time in Boston, but
now it seems like he's most of them so it's like Alright, fine, you know, I gotta like Kyrie and now Steven Jackson. Alright, good. I like Steven Jackson. You know, my love of my Muslims is stronger than I love my sports teams.
Tell me do you know this? This other basketball prayer player Irving, Kyrie Irving Yeah, that's who I just mentioned.
Okay, so that's the guy you're mentioning that's the guy he's not he's so he accepted Islam because I was I didn't know who he was before. But then someone was telling me he was quoting you know, Allah God and he was treating some things like that. So that's the one that's the guy you're talking about. That's the guy I'm talking about. You know, we we have a good opinion and sha Allah you know, he's he's in his tweets lately. He's been saying I said I'm Aleykum and Ramadan Mubarak and you know, calling people brothers. So
you know, there's, there's a lot of
within African American union, whether it's within the rap amongst rappers or basketball players, there's a strong pool towards Islam. And a lot of people, you know, kind of in that gray zone, we hope we they fall into the white zone and show love but it's, uh, you know, it's really cool to see and there's a lot of basketball players like that. It's not just Kyrie it's Jalen Brown, Carmelo Anthony, and we could go on and on. Even. I think I've heard Kevin Durant, like Who knows? Right, but there's just a lot of names out there. shacks. A famous one of course. Shaquille O'Neal. Ha, yeah, you hear him saying salaam aleikum one. You know what, that's the you at a young age of 16.
courageous, brave, you know, just kind of comparing it to many of these famous people out there. You know, the basketball players Didn't he gets some also some heat, like people start to like they love him basketball player. But as soon as you try to mention Islam or whatnot, then it's like, oh, yeah, they've tried to push you, but under a rock or something. Have you noticed that? Yeah. Yeah. You know, that's why it's so important that Muslims be cool, basically. Right? I mean, like, it's certainly when Muhammad Ali changed his name like he became Muslim changed his name from Cassius Clay and Muhammad Ali. You'd people saying, Oh, I'm not even, you know, what's his name? That box is
like, I'm not even gonna call him. Muhammad. His Christian name is cash. It says I'm gonna call him and Mohammed Ali whooped him right. And he says, What's, what's my name? is like, let's say my name, say my name. Sometimes you gotta be you gotta have that kind of bravado a little bit. to just let people know like, No, I'm a Muslim. I'm proud to be Muslim. There's no shame in it.
Nothing to apologize for you know, but then if you back it up with your game like Hakeem Olajuwon and when, you know back to back championships, like what are people going to say?