Hello there people of Sciencess ! How was your Interbatch games ? Amazing ? Fun ? Unexpectable ? Whatever your feelings might be , we hope you guys know that we were doing our best to satisfy you all and we hope you guys did ! J
Back to our topic shall we ? As we all know , SCIENCESS is the most active Kuliyyah-based society in organizing programmes , and the most intriguing plus exciting is sports programme. We were called to give you guys some insight about what does sportsmanship is all about and how does sports can be Ibadah in our life . Check it out !
In every sport we watched , something will happen at the end of it . Or probably you yourself experienced it. Football players shaking hands after four quarters of knocking each other around. Tennis players leaping over the net to shake hands with their opponents after a hard-fought match. Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an intense 90 minutes. Even boxers touching gloves at the beginning of each round, then hugging each other after beating each other into a pulp for 12 rounds.
It seems like competitors in every event, from spelling bees to hockey, behave this way. What's going on?
It's all part of sportsmanship, a great tradition in sports and competition that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity .
So what is Sportmanship anyway ?
Sportsmanship is defined as playing fair , following the rules of the game,respecting the judgment of referees and official and treating opponents with respect
Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.
But sportsmanship isn't just reserved for the people on the field. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.
In Islam , sports is a way on how to build up our strength both physically and mentally . It is not only because it can maintain our health , make us easier to do Ibadah ,but this is important as to trigger fear in our rivals that always take us for granted and provoked us Muslims in any ways they can .There are few things that we should be aware when we are doing sports , something that I would say ‘common things’ that happened in any sport event .
The attire should cover the aurah . For men , the tracksuit should be a knee-length . For women , the veil should cover the hair ,and the shirt and the tracksuit should be lengthy enough and not too tight or transparent . Theres no ‘betting’ because it can be considered as gambling , which is Haram in Islam.Solah should be performed when its time .There is no mingling between brothers and sisters . They should sit in separate seats .
Eventhough we are having fun by playing our favourite sports , that shouldn’t deny our responsibility as a Muslim. Another aspect that should be given attention is , the mentality and attitude of the supporters . We shouldn’t be too obsessed with our team to the extend we are capable of saying harsh or rude words to the opponent or referees . We all know that the hardest things to do is to accept our loss with an open heart. Islam taught us patience , calmness as well as rationality and all of these are needed the moment we heard the final decision . We already gave our best , now let Allah do the rest.
Still , the most pathetic things that could happened is when the supporters or spectators are fighting with each other , becoming emotional and starting to argue about who is the best .
And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Surah al-Anfal, ayat 46)
Sport is not just a medium to make us healthy , but it has been seen as a medium to strengthen our ukhuwwah as a whole also .It is the fastest way to integrate with each other . It is not merely a place where you show who is the best in the field, who is the greatest in the court . It is all bout bonding , making the relationship even more closer . We shouldn’t be deceived by the shaytan’s whispering who likes to make us bickering with each other . All in all , let us all use this precious gift (health) given by Allah wisely and truthfully through His path . After all , what matters the most is His blessings and we can make sport as a tool to get to Him or another way around . Yes , everything is our choice .
P/S : We , from Interbatch’s committees behalf would like to apologize for any wrongdoings and misconduct through out the programme . And we hope all of you enjoy it ! J
“ This rules are made not because we are IIUM , but because we are all Muslims “- Exco SnR 11/12