Modern Sports as a Deviant Practice? How Not to Play Sports According to the Islamic Online Fatâwâ

  • Alberto TestaEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)


Sport is the subject of numerous research inquiries in relation to Muslim youth and can be a tool to promote their social integration within Western societies (Testa & Amara, Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities. Routledge, 2015). However, when the ‘deviant’ side of sport is investigated, it is often in relation to rule-breaking, violence or social control (Atkinson & Young, Deviance and Social Control in Sport. Human Kinetics, 2008). Very few studies have focused on modern sport as a form of deviant practice in relation to religion. This chapter aims to investigate how modern sport can be framed as a deviant practice and which, if any, principle in Islam can be used to define modern sport as a deviant activity for its believers.


Deviance Muslims Sport Cyber-Islam 


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  1. 1.University of West LondonLondonUK

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