20 Apr Nujum Sports Interview
Meet the Mainyarder Ebs Rahman! He is the founder of Nujum Sports and here’s his story on growing his organisation.
What is Nujum Sports?
Nujum officially launched in Aug 2020 as a non-profit CIC to help and support Muslim athletes.
Our key objectives and goals is to ‘promote a culture of educational excellence for the Muslim athletes, from within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond and in to the wider community’.
Combined with our mission ‘to see a world where Muslim athletes flourish and fulfil their potential’
Why did you decide to start Nujum Sports?
I decided to officially launch Nujum Sports in May last year, although unofficially we have been supporting athletes since 2018.
How do you support Muslim athletes?
Since the launch of Nujum Sports we have supported over 100 Muslim athletes directly from a range of disciplines and support structures including mental health, professional services, faith based services, legal services, and general advice and guidance all led, tailored, and personalised by each respective athlete.
Our underlying ‘golden thread’ has been to educate and portray the positive message of Islam and to work towards building tolerance, peace, and mutual understanding for all.
What are you doing during Ramadan to help Muslims throughout this time?
The holy month of Ramadan falls in April – May 2021 this year. Billions of Muslims around the world will fast from sunrise to sunset as an act of worship, reflection, and solidarity.
We have specially devised an educational gift box with items relating to Ramadan and a short booklet to explain the basics of Islam to help professional clubs, institutions, and support services to better cater for the growing Muslim athletes in the sporting world.
What message are you trying to convey with Nujum Sports?
One of love, understanding and equality.
What are your core beliefs at Nujum Sports?
Our work with athletes started by consulting and researching the various services and support structures required for a professional athlete in their respective sports. We based our research and plans on findings from mainstream organisations, professional athletes, and faith based organisations to create a road map and identify gaps where we can positively contribute the message of faith, sports, and health.
At Nujum Sports we want to empower all Muslim athletes to be positive and inspirational members of society with a proud connection to their faith.
Muslim sports personalities like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Mo Salah are positive examples of that work where they have been instrumental in advancing the conversation around equality and diversity and a shared value system that we can all contribute towards.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
We have our Iftar coming up for our athletes as well as a big partnership with a social media platform.
Where do you see Nujum Sports in 5 years time?
I see us being the go to organisation to support Muslim athletes in professional sports.
How has having an office and being part of the Mainyard Studios community impacted you and your business?
The office has played a major part in our work as it gives us stability.
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