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Tajik Muslim Leader Declares Boxing, Other Fighting Sports Forbidden

June 1, 2018           |                                       

The top Islamic official in Tajikistan has declared boxing and fighting sports “without rules” to be “haram” — forbidden under Islamic law. Saidmukarram Abdulkodirzoda, the head Tajikistan’s Ulema Council, said during Friday Prayers in Dushanbe’s central mosque on June 1 that such fighting sports were forbidden because they can “damage” a person’s health. “Especially boxing […]

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