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Anti-Muslim Footballer describes Sajada as ‘Eating Grass’

Monday, 8 October 2012
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Hyderabad, October 08:

Gary Lineker, a former British footballer offended Muslim footballers performing ‘Sajada’ after a goal. Gary termed Muslim players as “eating grass”.

He later apologized on his Twitter account and said “I’m sorry but I’m not aware of every player’s religion.”

According to an Al-Arabiya report, Lineker was a guest speaker at the Doha-based Al-Jazeera television to comment on a football game between Schalka of Germany and Montpellier of France in the UEFA Champions League.

Karim Ait-Fana and Younes Belhanda scored for the French team and the game ended in a 2-2 draw, Al-Arabiya reported. Celebrating the goals, the two Muslim players prostrated to the ground.

On which Lineker marked his comments that they are eating grass.

"A terrific effort from Karim Ait-Fana, who scored from just outside the area and then ate grass...as you do," the retired footballer said.

The offensive remark made my Lineker sparked anger among viewers, with many writing angry comments on Lineker’s account.

Lineker is a sports broadcaster for the BBC and other sports channels, however, he was a guest commentator at that time.

Meanwhile the BBC distanced itself from sports presenter’s remarks, saying the matter only concerned Al-Jazeera, the channel he was working for at the time.

Muslim fans have criticized the British footballer for offending their religious sensitivities.

According to Muslim scholars, such type of sujud, one prostration only, is an aspect of thanksgiving.

With a growing number of Muslim players and converts in the UEFA Champions League, prostration is no longer a strange scene in the European fields.

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Siasat News with Al-Arabiya inputs

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Sincere Mistake & Misunderstanding

First of all he is not Anti Muslim, secondly this is his sincere mistake in understanding the prostration for thankfulness.

Satar

Yes satar requirement needs to be fulfilled.

But these are just young men who want to thank Allah swt. They are proud of being Muslim. So let us first applaud their noble effort. Than slowly let them learn about satar.

Best wishes

Wa Salam

Why perform sajda on the grass?

Why is it even necessary to perform Sajda on the grass? They could have gone to their hotel rooms, done Wuzu and performed proper namaaz or sajda to thank Allah. Muslims are supposed to behave with decency and dignity always. It is ridiculous to perform Sajda in shots(Chaddi) on the grass with everybody running around and not knowing where Qibla is? We should stop making a joke of our Ibaadaat. Sajda is an Ibadat and we are required to be with Wuzu and perform our Ibadat with decency in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Please stop this practice of degrading our own deen.

Please ignore such news.

Please don't even respond to such silly news. You may come across lots of such critics in future. It is like barking dogs. Don't respond to barking dogs other wise you will get hurt.

This has become a fashion

This has become a fashion for these fanatic Idiots.
First they comment abusive remarks and then say SORRY.
They are not child nor illeterates, they know all about Islam but purposely they commit to offending comments.

just misleading and destroying the sajda

These players are spoiling the meaning of sajda. Sajda cannot be performed with open satar(satar ka chhupana zaroori)It is haram to expose the body of man above the knees, so this kind of sajda is acceptable. The commentator is 100% correct it is just grass eating

Illiterate Gary Lineker

Gary You stupid, nonsense, basted shut your mouth…you are the most illiterate stupid person on the earth. You don’t know the creator/owner of this entire universe.. Allah is the one who created moon and Sun and this entire universe in his hand…….he is the one & only can give success. We must be thankful on all events and bow our heads in front of Allah, our creator and our owner… otherwise you are a devil.

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