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Muslim Boxing Exhibition

Following the success of  the first-ever UK Muslim boxing exhibition held in May 2007, the second event was again an exciting, adrenlin packed family affair, with over 350 people in attendance.

The event is organised by IPO and the Muslim Directory in conjunction with the West London Islamic Centre Sports Committee. The afternoon had 15 bouts (not fights ;) with boxers from gyms across London, congregating to showcase the excellent work being done in the community to provide both the youth and adults with recreational facilities to keep them fit and healthy and to encourage them to enjoy themselves in a Halal way.

As per policy all bouts were strictly refereed in accordance with ABA rules and additional safeguards included the mandatory wearing of head guards and heavier 16 ounce gloves. The special rules of the event meant that all participants boxed in a fraternal and brotherly environment, with compulsory end of bout hugs and no winners or losers, with everyone recieving a boxing cup.

Khalid Kadiri, one of the boxers at the event summed it all up, ‘I would just like to extend my congratulations at the great show the organisers put on, very professional, very well organised….definitely enjoyable for all that were present…’

One of those watching the event was Muhammad Abdullah who said, ‘As a boxer myself, I was inspired to be at an event organised in a Halal atmosphere with such decent brothers. This is just what the youth need to exert their energies, focus their minds and become instilled with a sense of respect and discipline. I look forward to next year’

A special thank you is extended to the events sponsors, May Allah (swt) grant barakah and posperity in their businesses.Sponsors included:

Greenleaf Catering
Quist Solicitors
Chicken Cottage
Tornado Sports
Khans Restaruant
Chaudhrys TKC
Amal Trust
Safron Dor Catering

View a clip of last years event below, please note that the Masjid played no part in the making of this promotional video:

The Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Allah the Almighty has said: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.' [Related in Bukhari]