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Houston Respects Islam and Honors Hakeem Olajuwon

Organizers said they worked hard to ensure that the monument complied with Olajuwon’s Islamic beliefs. Rockets spokesman Nelson Luis told The Associated Press that details about the monument had not been released.Houston television station KRIV reported that it would focus on his jersey and accomplishments, but in keeping with the tenets of his Muslim faith, it won’t include a picture or likeness of him.

Alhamdulillah. “Hakeem the dream” was one of the greatest NBA players of all time. May Allah (swt) bless him and his family and accept their good needs rewarding them with jannat-ul-firdaus.

Source: The Canadian Press via SaqibSaab


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  • 3 Responses for "Houston Respects Islam and Honors Hakeem Olajuwon"

    1. southside jihad February 19th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

      salaam.
      i met him back in the mid 90’s. he is a great man and a devout muslim who had the respects of thousands. the man played while fasting during ramadan only rinsing his mouths out. i remember when they won the championship and the victory parade started late because the team was waiting for him to come back from jumaah. Alhumdulillah, i’st great to hear that he is being honored.

    2. Azeem February 20th, 2008 at 2:48 am

      Anyone who’s been to Houston’s Synott Masjid can catch him lounging in the Musala, not sure if hes around anymore, but once I was visiting and there was a youth halaqa going on and he was lying down stretching right next to everyone and they weren’t distracted by him at all because they were so used to him being there. Mashallah.

    3. Zahra February 29th, 2008 at 5:01 am

      This makes me happy every time I remember it. Integration at its best. :-)

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