August 30th, 2011
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Watching Minnesota Vikings starting safety Husain Abdullah on the sun-drenched field during practice on a recent afternoon, you’d never guess he hasn’t had any food or drink since sunrise.

Abdullah is an observant Muslim, which during Ramadan – the Islamic holy month that ends Monday night – means no eating or drinking from sunup to sundown, not even water.

“My religion is very important to me," Abdullah said after practice. "I mean, it’s the basis of my life.”

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Filed under: Culture • Dietary Restrictions • Ramadan • Religion

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  1. Dick Sweht

    Love Ramadan noodles!

    August 30, 2011 at 10:45 am |
    • Fumundadeznutz

      Mehahaha! Does Dick Sweht have schwetty ballz?

      August 31, 2011 at 8:56 am |
      • Alec Baldwin

        No, but I do.

        August 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
      • Jerv


        August 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
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