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30 March 2021

The Bantams have joined forces with 71 other professional clubs in the UK to celebrate Ramadan this year. 
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. 
Nujum Sports is supporting professional football clubs to better understand how they can support their players during Ramadan, and celebrate the number of Muslims playing across various UK divisions. 
For the first time in British footballing history, Nujum Sports has brought together 72 professional clubs to celebrate and recognise the incredible contribution Muslim players make to the beautiful game, with City one of them.
Nujum Sports is a non-profit organisation which builds bridges of understanding, learning, and co-operation to help clubs better serve their Muslim players and understand their needs - especially during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Nujum has now completed scores of seminars and workshops with clubs from across the country, helping them better prepare for Ramadan as well as contribute to their commitment and work towards the equalities and diversity agenda.
They will be sending out an information and a gift box to over 200 Muslim players and their respective clubs, filled with gift items associated with the faith such as perfume, honey, and dates to break their fast with.
But, more importantly, Muslims will receive a guide that clubs can use as a reference, to help them on their journey to better understand the faith and how they can provide extra level of care and support to their players who will be fasting from dawn untill dusk.
Ebadur Rahman, chief executive offer and founder of Nujum Sports, said: "Nujum was set up to build a strong vibrant community of Muslim athletes, who not only contribute to their own success, but are a role model for all communities across the world.
"By working with clubs, players, and support organisations, we hope to build and contribute
to a landscape where Muslim athletes can flourish and fulfil their potential."
Anwar Uddin, diversity and campaigns manager at the Fans Support Association, added: "It is amazing to take part in such a brilliant initiative for the players and clubs.
"Ramadan is a special time for everyone. We at FSA hope to continue building our relationship with Muslims Football fans around the UK through Nujum Sports."
Nujum Sports services include mental health support, community engagement, and bespoke
training for professional clubs and organisations.
Nujum also initiates support groups for all Muslim Athletes who are sometimes away from home and without their family and friends.
Nujum would like to extend its gratitude to the Fans Support Association who have been instrumental in bringing this initiative together, and the main sponsor, National Zakat Foundation (NZF), which works across the UK in delivering initiatives for the needy and vulnerable.

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