Abdullah Heading To Middle East Again

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah missed the 2012 NFL season so he could make a pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia that fall.

Abdullah is returning to the Middle East in just a few days. This time he’s not there for an extended stay. He’ll be back to join the Chiefs in training camp in late July at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

He will head to Doha, Qatar where Abdullah will take part in various activities promoting American football and how he balances his career as a player with his Islamic faith.

“Being chosen from an elite pool of professional athletes is humbling,” Abdullah said in a publicity release from the sponsoring group for the trip, the Aspire Zone Foundation. “I look forward to teaching, coaching and sharing my passion for American Football with participants in Doha.

“Nothing in this world is more important to me than worshipping Allah the way He has instructed us to do. With American football being a sport I love, I must find balance to make sure that my enjoyment of sport does not interfere with my worship of Allah. I continue to work towards a balanced lifestyle so I can continue enjoying the game I love, while keeping Allah first.”

Abdullah’s schedule will include training sessions for local flag football teams and a special coaching clinic for the youth of Qatar.

2 Responses to “Abdullah Heading To Middle East Again”

  • June 29, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Good for him. Far too many pro jocks waste their lives and fortunes supporting wrong things.

    But I do have to cringe on where he’s going. Abraham fathered two religions. One moved West and, at least by outward standards, flourished.
    One stayed in the East and grew without progressing. Like many siblings, they hate each other. From before the Crusades to 9/11 and far beyond.

    Some have said we all would be better off if Abraham had “kept it in his pants”.

    This Sunni/Sushi conflict goes back to the year 600 when Mohammed died and one group said the replacement had to be a blood relative and one said the best qualified could do it. I’m thinking only a Chief fan that lives in a desert and rides a camel named Warhorse could follow that.

    However, did Lenny Dawson have a son??

    Abdullah’s attempt to take American football to the heart of soccer is not as misguided as I first thought. However, I have a hard time getting rid of this vision of players wearing black face masks with AK-47′s slung over their backs while lined up over an IED.

    If somebody says “hike”, tuck and tumble or run like hell.

  • July 1, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Bob, your web site is not acting right.

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