Egypt’s Mosques: More than Just Prayers
07
December

Egypt’s Mosques: More than Just Prayers

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

in Egypt, Islam isn’t just about fasting and prayer. In fact, this mosque in Cairo has a workout gym. “Islam say we must do sport. We must everybody do sport.” Though childhood obesity probably wasn’t an issue the Prophet had to worry about. The mosque also offers archery and yoga, but by far the most […]


How Mustafa Ali Became A WWE Wrestling Celebrity | AJ+
02
September

How Mustafa Ali Became A WWE Wrestling Celebrity | AJ+

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

When I was growing up, I loved wrestling, I loved everything about it. One character that reached out through the screen and spoke to me was Brett “The Hitman” Hart. He was that classic good guy and despite his foes using underhanded tactics, he never compromised who he was. I was born in Chicago with […]


Take Your Hijab Off Or Quit Boxing: This Teen Boxer Chose To Fight | AJ+
17
August

Take Your Hijab Off Or Quit Boxing: This Teen Boxer Chose To Fight | AJ+

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I love boxing and I love my religion. They, they built me. To have somebody try and take away one of them, like, “You can have one or the other, take your hijab off or quit boxing,” I’m like, this is part of me, like, what if they told you, “Shave your head before you […]


Bully pushes around the wrong young boxer | MORAL COURAGE EP. 18
14
August

Bully pushes around the wrong young boxer | MORAL COURAGE EP. 18

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

The way people think is, “It’s not my problem, ” so why should I get involved? I got involved because I’m tired of bullies. My name is Kevin Santiago and I used to be bullied during my middle school years. I had a lot of stress in me, I was depressed… I had to prove […]


In the Ring with a Muslim Muay Thai Champion
07
August

In the Ring with a Muslim Muay Thai Champion

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

– I actually did feel very guilty I had a lot of inner conflict for many years when I first began the sport. I felt that maybe I was going against my religion and it really really used to tear me apart. At the same time I loved the sport and I couldn’t understand how […]