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Why we should be paying attention to Linsanity


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

 Introduction

On February 4th 2012, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks scored 25 points to go along with 7 assists and 5 rebounds in a victory against the New Jersey Nets.  In his first career start 2 days later, he netted 28 points and dished 10 assists- without the help of All Stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire.  On February 14, with the opposing crowd on their feet, Lin calmly dribbled the ball at the top of the circle and hit a game winning three against the Raptors with less than a second left. Continue reading Why we should be paying attention to Linsanity

On Basketball


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates in Sahih Bukhari (Volume 8, Book 73, Number 135):

Allah’s Apostle said: “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”

The point of basketball is to put the ball in the hoop, and whoever does it the most wins.  Yet, beyond this simple premise, there is underlying complexity that might forever be obscure to those who don’t play or watch the game.  What’s the point of watching 10 people run around trying to put a ball in a hoop anyway? Continue reading On Basketball