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Aly Rafik
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Hello, I am eighteen years old and am currently studying Sports Management at a university in Wembley (I don't want to mention its name to cause it trouble). I decided to change my university, because I am the only practicing Muslim in the university and it is hard to practice your religion if no one else is supporting you.

So my question is that, what is the best university (which has a top sports management degree) is the best option for a practicing Muslim (preferably in the UK, but can still be anywhere else in the world)?
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Aly
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I believe all universities in the UK have prayer rooms and other such Islamic provisions. I also don't see you getting any overt hate or racism about your Islamic faith as English law is very strict in favour of Islamic ethnic minorities. At the end of the day you are not going to get a Saudu Arabia type of uni experience in the western world, universities are known for study alongside nightclub partying and fun etc. Some universities hAVE Islamic meetings with morons like Abdullah raheem green as speaker warning about sinning etc but I'm sure if you know your own religion you don't need all of that and a MI5 watch list record.
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Each university is going to be different. My undergraduate university had big islam society and they often held joint events with the Indian society. They also had a prayer room for all students to use and I had a couple of muslim friends who would use it often. I recommend trying universities in big cities... think Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester to name a few.
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Ok, thank you for your response. Do you know the best sports management universities as well?
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I believe all universities in the UK have prayer rooms and other such Islamic provisions. I also don't see you getting any overt hate or racism about your Islamic faith as English law is very strict in favour of Islamic ethnic minorities. At the end of the day you are not going to get a Saudu Arabia type of uni experience in the western world, universities are known for study alongside nightclub partying and fun etc. Some universities hAVE Islamic meetings with morons like Abdullah raheem green as speaker warning about sinning etc but I'm sure if you know your own religion you don't need all of that and a MI5 watch list record.
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I've heard Southampton is a good one for aports
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Ok, thank you for your response. Do you know the best sports management universities as well?
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Thank you for your response, so you don't recommend London or Southampton, for example?
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Each university is going to be different. My undergraduate university had big islam society and they often held joint events with the Indian society. They also had a prayer room for all students to use and I had a couple of muslim friends who would use it often. I recommend trying universities in big cities... think Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester to name a few.
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Southampton has a big Muslim community and I've heard good for sports uni
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Thank you for your response, so you don't recommend London or Southampton, for example?
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Great, I'll look into it. Thank you.
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Southampton has a big Muslim community and I've heard good for sports uni
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(Original post by Aly Rafik)
Thank you for your response, so you don't recommend London or Southampton, for example?
London will be good but I know you said you were studying in Wembley so I assumed you would want out of London but no London is very multicultural and if you transferred to a different university would probably have a completely different experience. I have never been to Southampton so I can't comment on that.
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Its hard to believe this person's post and I find it very ignorant. If you are in the UK you will rarely come across someone who discriminates you based on your faith, specially the Islamic faith as people in the UK are very sensitive to this subject so as not to offend this very specific minority. I feel like the OP is the one who is not accommodating of others beliefs. Besides, the UK is full of mosques and I am pretty sure you can find one in your area and attend it to socialise with your fellow faith members. You are in the uni for an education, that should be your highest priority.
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(Original post by Saa-E)
Its hard to believe this person's post and I find it very ignorant. If you are in the UK you will rarely come across someone who discriminates you based on your faith, specially the Islamic faith as people in the UK are very sensitive to this subject so as not to offend this very specific minority. I feel like the OP is the one who is not accommodating of others beliefs. Besides, the UK is full of mosques and I am pretty sure you can find one in your area and attend it to socialise with your fellow faith members. You are in the uni for an education, that should be your highest priority.
That's not true for everyone, you can't say that the OP isn't accommodating from what you have read on these posts. The only thing that was said was that they wanted to be around other muslim people so that they felt supported. There's plenty of psychological theories explaining why this happens. Also, there's plenty of racism and faith based discrimination that happens in UK universities, you might just not have heard about it. Just last year at a university varsity match racial slurs were shouted at towards a black person.
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Sorry if you had misread/misunderstood my post, I wasn't talking about racial discrimination against black minorities, I was talking about faith based discrimination.
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That's not true for everyone, you can't say that the OP isn't accommodating from what you have read on these posts. The only thing that was said was that they wanted to be around other muslim people so that they felt supported. There's plenty of psychological theories explaining why this happens. Also, there's plenty of racism and faith based discrimination that happens in UK universities, you might just not have heard about it. Just last year at a university varsity match racial slurs were shouted at towards a black person.
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No, I am completely open-minded. My issue is that I am starting to loose my faith, because of the pressures that I receive in this society, in things like drinking and smoking. I have friends from all kinds of cultures and religions, but what I meant was that I couldn't help myself if there is no one to help me out. You get me?
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Its hard to believe this person's post and I find it very ignorant. If you are in the UK you will rarely come across someone who discriminates you based on your faith, specially the Islamic faith as people in the UK are very sensitive to this subject so as not to offend this very specific minority. I feel like the OP is the one who is not accommodating of others beliefs. Besides, the UK is full of mosques and I am pretty sure you can find one in your area and attend it to socialise with your fellow faith members. You are in the uni for an education, that should be your highest priority.
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(Original post by Saa-E)
Sorry if you had misread/misunderstood my post, I wasn't talking about racial discrimination against black minorities, I was talking about faith based discrimination.
They are both discrimination against minorities and both happen frequently in UK universities. That was just an example of what I have witnessed. I personally haven't seen any faith based discrimination but I know that it occurs often enough through friends who have had it happen to them. Just because it hasn't happened to you or because you haven't witnessed it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
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