The Liverpool star sprained his shoulder in a tussle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos about 31 minutes into the game, which the Reds went on to lose 3-1.
Kuwaiti preacher Mubarak al-Bathali the next day claimed in a tweet that ‘God punished him’ for eating before the match during the Holy month.
He said that although Muslims are allowed to stop fasting for travel, eating so he could play in the final was ‘not a legitimate excuse’ and Salah had sinned.
Al-Bathali said Salah intended to break his fast for the match, rather than because he was travelling from Britain to Ukraine, and his intention was what mattered.
Liverpool physiotherapist Ruben Pons earlier confirmed Salah would break his fast for the match after discussions with a nutritionist.
‘Tomorrow and the day of the match he won’t [fast], so it’s not going to affect him,’ he told Spanish radio station Cadena SER last Thursday.
Al-Bathali said Salah, 25, was given bad advice and ‘unfortunately, [he will] bear the burden’ for it.
The Egyptian forward’s injury put him in doubt for the World Cup in Russia beginning June 14, which the preacher said would remind him everything happens by God’s will.
‘Do not think the Muslim believes that life is managed by reason and effort, but life is the hand of God comes to whom he will, whether hard or not diligent,’ he said.
‘Perhaps [the injury] is good for you.’
Egypt on Wednesday said Salah would be fit to play in some of the World Cup, as his absence ‘God willing, will not exceed the absence of three weeks’.
However, Al-Bathali said Salah was a ‘virtuous, good and respected man’ who was an ambassador for Muslims and was helping improve their image in the West.
He praised him for continuing to observe other Muslim requirements, like walking away from his teammates when they drank alcohol.
‘Do not grieve, the door of repentance is open,’ he said.
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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