It is important for a sports team to realize the following, which is also exactly what every human being must realize:
Playing is about winning.
In Islam. And in life.
That is right. Always play to win. For, that is Islam.
I know, sports is supposed to be for fun; it is supposed to be in the name of sportsmanship; and, when it gets to the professional level, it is supposed to be all about money.
I am not denying any of that. In some ways, I have been a part of that all my life.
All I am doing is providing a perspective, if you will, that may help you to navigate the choppy channels of life with the light of Islam tightly strapped to your helmet.
It is God's promise that he will hand you a light that you will be able to use to walk on earth.
Wa Yaj'al Lakum Nooran Tamshoona Bihi!
So, keep in mind that playing is about winning. So, always, play to win.
And, of course, when you do that, you play to win I mean, you must always try to do it the right way.
That means following all the rules of Islam.
And, at the same time, respecting all the rules of honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship that human beings have pieced together over the years.
All that is part of what the Bible calls the Lord's Law.
And it is also what is known in Islam as the Shari'ah.