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Husain Abdullah to fast for Ramadan

Updated: August 8, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. -- Husain Abdullah is approaching his most challenging month of the football season.

That's when the Minnesota Vikings backup safety observes Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer. As a practicing Muslim, Abdullah will not eat or drink at all during daylight hours for the 30-day period that begins Wednesday.

Even while sprinting in the heat and humidity during drills, sometimes in full pads, Abdullah is adamant about his faith. He will not allow himself ...

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