- Mohamed Salah will face religious dilemma if Liverpool qualify for the Champions League final
- Salah is a Muslim and the 2018 Muslims Ramadan will start on May 15 which is 10 days to the Champions League final
- Salah, Sadio Mane, and Emre Can are the three Liverpool players that are expected to observe the Ramadan fast
Egypt international Mohamed Salah is now expected to face religious dilemma should his club Liverpool qualify for the final of the 2017/18 Champions League.
This is because Salah is practicing Muslim and the Islamic festival of Ramadan which requires fasting during daylight hours for a month begins on May 15.
The Ramadan fast will start next month which is 10 days to the final of the Champions League in Kiev, and Liverpool are on the verge of reaching the final.
They have defeated AS Roma 5-2 in the first leg of their semi final clash at Anfield.
Shawki Allam, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, has given permission to Salah and his international team-mates in the Egyptian squad to postpone their fasting in the days building up to the World Cup.
But it is not yet sure if Salah whose name means “worship” in Arabic will go against his faith during the Ramadan.
In 2014, the former Roma star admitted he found observing Ramadan difficult to combine with pre-season training at Chelsea.
“Ramadan was a bit difficult for me because we had two training sessions every day, the weather was very hot and I played in every game.
“I wasn’t even able to drink water until 9.30pm. Although I am used to it, it’s finished now and I can eat and drink as normal.
“When you train twice a day, your energy levels drop by the second session, but it means a lot to me so I’m very happy and I feel good.” Salah said according to UK Sun.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Mohamed Salah will be turning his superb performances on the pitch to his faith as he will be lighting up the Muslim world with dedicated ‘Mo Salah’ lanterns to mark next month’s Ramadan.
The tradition of such lanterns stretches back more than 1,000 years and they were first used to light the path for the Calish when he arrived.
Ramadan is a 30-day fast which is compulsory for all Muslims in the world according to the Holy Quran and also as mandated by Prophet Mohamed (S.A.W).
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