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Female Students Opinion about Women’s Participation in Sports

Keywords: Islam , Sports , Muslim women , participation

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A research study was conducted to know about the participation of Muslim girls and women in sports and philosophy of Islam in this regard. The population of this study was all female students of Government Girls Degree Colleges of District Dera Ismail Khan. Total 100 respondents selected from within the population through convenient or available sampling technique. For the purpose of collection of data a structured questionnaire on three point Likert scale, ranging from disagree (DA= 1 point) to agree (3 points), was prepared and handed over to 100 respondents with the help of female lecturers in physical education of concerned colleges. The main objective of the study was to know about the participation of Muslim girls and women in sports and philosophy of Islam in this regard. The result of the study indicated that Muslim women like sports and she wants to participate in sports for overall development but their ethnicity, culture, physical and spiritual challenges, parents, family members, and society members discourage them to participate in sports. The result of the study further confirmed that Islam encourages the women to participate in sports for good health, fitness and healthy life style after observing the Islamic dress code.

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