Faith & Football: Being Muslim in MLS | The Movement

Home to over 500,000 Muslims, Calen Carr visits Los Angeles during Ramadan to explore how members of LAFC balance their faith and football. 

Mohamed El-Munir, Adama Diomande, Latif Blessing, and goalkeeper coach Zak Abdel each observe Ramadan in their own ways, however the club and head coach Bob Bradley ensure that however they choose to practice their faith, they are supported by their teammates and the staff.

Discover the distinct journeys that brought these individuals to Los Angeles, and the trials and hardships that they've endured along the way.

Music featured in this episode:

 

"Superhero" by Narcy ft. Talib Kweli and Hamed Sinno

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2YPIeSw

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2yOqFYp

 

"Only You" by Narcy ft. Merna

Album SpaceTime: https://bit.ly/2OP89Kl

 

Follow Narcy on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2MWzZSa

Check him out on Youtube: https://bit.ly/2YNO3UE

 

"The Coldest February" by Ajna

License Info: https://archive.org/details/Elusive_Spaces

 

"Blessed" (Instrumental) by DJ Haram

Label: Cairo Concepts - www.cairoconcepts.com

Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2dm6U0p

 

"Do You Hear Me" by ilkan Gunuc & Osman Altun

ilkan Gunuc Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2Thegpv

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2YU1a6x

Osman Altun Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2YTCFXi  

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2GUkvu7

 

"Manama" by Urus Squad

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Apple Music: https://apple.co/2yMubCv

 

Footage from the documentary “American Pharaoh” provided by Soura Films.

 

All photos were provided listed below were creative commons. Photos were used in animations throughout the episode.

ARAB SPRING SECTION

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LIBYA SECTION

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