Moeen Ali On Islam

Home » News » Moeen Ali On Islam

We share the sentiments expressed by English test cricketer and devout Muslim Moeen Ali in a recent interview with The Guardian newspaper. In the unlikely event that you, dear reader, are not a keen cricket fan, suffice it to say that after England completed a 3-1 win yesterday, in the test match series against South Africa, his opponents named him England player of the series, "for his consistency with ball and being devastating with bat".
On his faith, he said, "There is such negativity in the media round Islam, but when I play cricket for England I don't have to say anything. I'm hoping people will look at me and other Muslims and think, 'Actually, it will be all right. They're not too bad'."
On suffering, he said, "There is suffering in many Muslim and non-Muslim countries. We spend billions going into space and we can't even look after people. I find that hard to accept. We've let each other down big time regardless of our colour, faith or community. We should help people without a political agenda. It should be done out of compassion, without hesitation."
Well said that man and well played! To read the full interview about his life, faith and cricket, click here.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC Teresa May PMQs
Paul Morrison: Wed 18 Oct 5:00am

At Prime Minister's Questions Theresa May defended the roll out of Universal Credit by saying that the new benefit gets more people into work. Since July the Government has used the phrase, "with Universal Credit people are moving into work faster and staying in work longer than under the old system", time and time again.While it is...

AMC cost and value
Rev. Helen Kirk: Tue 17 Oct 5:00am

The Bible Study tomorrow, Wednesday 18th October, from 2.00 — 3.30pm in the Church Vestibule is about Cost & Value. If you are looking for some challenging discussion, some help to understand the nitty-gritty of the Bible, or you just want the opportunity to ask all the questions you've never dared to ask, please come along. You don't have to commit to all the sessions; just come to...

AMC London lights
Julianne Widlerspin: Mon 16 Oct 5:00am

Abbeyfield, Wendover, have spare seats on a coach going to London on 13th December. The coach leaves Dobbins Lane, Wendover at 3pm, tours the lights and returns to Wendover by 8pm (approx). Cost is £10, payable in advance. Take your own picnic tea.In the words of Time Our, "There's nothing like the twinkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive...