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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Commission for Training, Learning and Higher Education organized a sports competition event last Friday which was attended by Commission officials, Scholars, Teachers, Students and ordinary countrymen.
The event opened with the recital of a few blessed verses of the Holy Quran followed by an official of Higher Education, Ustaz Habibi, giving a speech about sports and physical education and declaring that such events are beneficial from every angle. He also said that the Islamic Emirate has plans to continue organizing such events to improve the capabilities of athletes.
After Ustaz Habib, Mawlawi Sahib Sayyed Ahmad gave a speech under the title ‘Sports in the light of Shariah’. He said that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) always encourage physical education among his companions and added that swimming, archery and running are Prophetic Sunnah and commanded by the Prophet (SAW) himself.
At the end of the competition, the Commission for Training, Learning and Higher Education gave out trophies to the winners and participants of the competition and ended the event with prayers of thanks.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”