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14 Medals for Iranian Chess Players in Asian Para Games 2018

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SHAFAQNA- In 2018 Asian Para Games, Iranian men and women chess players grabbed four gold, six silver and four bronze medals. In women's individual standard VI - B1, Malihe Safaei collected a total of six points and pocketed the silver…

Iran, Pakistan must boost level of sports cooperation

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA : Former Pakistani volleyball star says that Iran and Pakistan being two neighboring and friendly states must enhance their cooperation in sports sector which will benefit both countries. In an interview with the Islamic…

How cool is this hijabi parkour athlete!

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Haya Wakil : Recently we have seen an increase in female Muslim athletes in the media, particularly those who wear the hijab. This is an attempt on their part to break the stereotypes about Muslim women and encourage…

Being Muslim in the NBA A roundtable of current and former basketball players discuss religion and career

SHAFAQNA - There is a new private room in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan that will be used only on nights the New York Knicks play. It is for Muslim prayer for one of their new players. And there is halal food available for his consumption…

American Muslim female boxer allowed to fight with hijab

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SHAFAQNA - Amaiya Zafar no longer will have to choose between her religion or the boxing ring. The 16-year-old from Oakdale, who is Muslim, recently won a battle that will allow her to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing.…

Muslim Olympians compete to fight Islamophobia in Rio 2016

SHAFAQNA - The Olympics in Rio may have started off with fears of a terror attack, but these were soon replaced by talk of the proficiency of Muslim athletes who are breaking stereotypes. Although many Muslim athletes from around the world…

Veiled Muslim Women to attend 27th Asian Weightlifting Champs in Tashkent

SHAFAQNA - Several Muslim women who are wearing hijab are attending the 27th Asian Weightlifting Championship, it was reported on Tuesday. Before the beginning of the competitions, the International Weightlifting Federation agreed the Muslim…

Afghanistan's female marathon runner defies danger to go the distance

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SHAFAQNA - Even if chasing her athletic ambitions were only a matter of physical ability, odds would already be stacked against Zainab*. For two months leading up to Afghanistan’s first official marathon in Bamiyan this month, her fitness…

Muslims Vs Vatican in Cricket Diplomacy

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SHAFAQNA - Extending bridges of interfaith relations, a Muslim cricket team will be travelling to Rome to play against Vatican next October 17. “We now have a trip to Rome to play the Pope’s team to look forward to in October. A brilliant…