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A Historic AOBL Night!

Dear Brothers,

Assalamu-ailaikum Warahmatullah!

Alhamdulilah , the day was started after Brothers offered Fajr Salat, pondered over the Holy Qu’ran and it’s translation, then went to eat breakfast and finally played intense and great regular season games.

By the Grace of Allah, we held our second season games for AOBL on Sunday, 5th of November. Alhamdolillah, we had 2 intense season games to this week. 


There will be no AOBL games held the following week as it is Family Weekend but pick up games will be played after Fajr namaz.
The next AOBL game will be held on SundayNovember 19, 2017 in the morning after Fajr Namaz. 

 

To see individual statistics, go to "Standings" on the left hand side and then select "Statistics Leaders" beside "Category" (located above the wins/losses) 

 

Game 1 - Rafaqat vs Amanat
Rafaqat get their second win in double overtime as they are undefeated!

The game between Rafaqat and Amanat came down to the wire! The game was tight throughout. The scoring started out quick as Farzaan Chaudhry (filling in as an extra player for team Rafaqat) put up some quick buckets. He finished the game with an amazing 33 points and 21 rebounds. Qudoos Chaudhry also player very well for team Rafaqat as he finished the game with 10 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Team Amanat made a quick comeback with captain Hammad and Muneer Khan putting up some great scoring opportunities. Hammad finished the game with an amazing 30 points, 5 assists, and 13 rebounds along with 3 steals. Muneer Khan finished with a near triple double recording 16 points, 8 assists, and 11 rebounds. Team Rafaqat went into half time with a small lead. In the second half, the game came down to the wire. The game was tied with a few seconds to go as Fawad Khan came up to hit the winning shot but missed. He finished the game with a great 13 points, 10 assists, and 3 rebounds. The game went into Overtime but more of the same and went down and the game was forced to go to Double Overtime. With the game clock running down Farzaan hit a great shot to help Rafaqat go up by 2. With only a few seconds left in  the game, Brother Muneer Khan brought up the ball and passed to the captain, Hammad, who hits the shot to tie the game but unfortunately misses the game tying shot. In the end Rafaqat steal the win 56-54 and are undefeated in the new season.

 

Game 2 - Sadaqat vs Shujaat
A historical AOBL game!

The game between Sadaqat and Shujaat went down in the AOBL history books as it was the highest scoring AOBL game ever recorded. The game finished with a score of 111-86 as team Shujaat hit triple digit scoring! The game started out wih Shujaat dominating. Brother Raheel Ahmed and Zamad played amazingly well. Raheel finished the game with 27 points 11 assists and 6 rebounds and Zamad finished with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and a block (Leads League in BPG). Team Shujaat went in to half time a humongous lead and showed no signs of slowing down. In the second half, Team Rafaqat showed a little bit of progress they cut the lead to about 12 points. Brother Shayaan Ahmed finished with the second Triple Double ever recorded in AOBL (First one achieved by Musaver Ahmad) . He finished the game with 29 points, 18 assists (Leads League in APG), and 22 rebounds along with 6 steals (Lead League in SPG). Brother Noor (filling in as extra player for team Rafaqat) also put in an amazingly dominating performance as he finished with 45 Points and 12 rebounds in his rookie season!! Brother Saib and Brother Shahjehan also put up great stats as Saib Ahmad finished with 6 points and 9 rebounds ans Shahjehan Ahmed finished with 6 points and 6 assists. But team Shujaat's offense proved too much as the man of the day Farzaan Chaudhry dropped a record 51 points (Leads League in PPG), and 25 rebounds (Leads League in RPG) !!!! In the end, Team Shujaaat, won the game with a huge victory, 111-86.

 

JazakAllah to all those who came out! May Allah continue to shower his blessings on our works and may He make the best come from all our deeds- Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
Shayaan Ahmed 

 

 

 

 


New season Underway!

 

Dear Brothers,
 
Assalamu-ailaikum Warahmatullah!
 
Alhamdulilah , brothers offered Fajr Salat; pondered over the Holy Qu’ran and it’s translation; learned about the natural moral and spiritual states of man in a short 10 minute presentation by Murrabhi Sahib Farhan Iqbal Sahib; ate breakfast, played intense regular season games that went down to the wire.
 
By the Grace of Allah, we have started the regular season games for AOBL on Sunday, 29 October. Alhamdolillah, we had 2 intense first season games to start of this year. 
 
The next AOBL game will be held this Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the morning after Fajr Namaz at 5:45. Make sure to turn your clocks back an hour because of daylight savings
 

Please visit the following link for detailed updates:

www.leaguelineup.com/AOBL

To see individual statistics, go to "Standings" on the left hand side and then select "Statistics Leaders" beside "Category" (located above the wins/losses) 

 

Game 1 - Rafaqat vs Shujaat
Rafaqat with the first win of the season!
 
The match between Rafaqat and Shujaat was very exciting! Rafaqat started off well with an early lead made by some quick points through Qudoos Chaudhruy who finishedt the game great 16 points and 12 rebounds. But slowly team Shujaat started to pick up the pace as team captain Raheel Ahmed and Farzan Chaudhry put up 12 and 17 points respectively. Shujaat went into half time with the lead as Farzaan was playing exceptionally well also finishing the game with 13 rebounds and a Double double! He was also amzing on the defensive side finishing with 4 steals (Leads League). Brother Zamad finished with a respectful 8 points and 7 rebounds also recording 2 blocks (Leads League)! Brother Bilal Ahmed came off the bench with some hustle and gave team Shujaat agreat steal. But the second half was where team Rafaqat came out with a bang. As the the game clock was running down, Brother Valeed Malik and Muneer Khan who was filling in as an extra player for the team started of a great run for team Rafaqat as they finished with 11 points and 12 points respectively. The game was tight all around but the great efforts put in by Team Rafaqat eventually won them the game 39-37!
 
 
 
Game 1 - Sadaqat vs Amanat
Sadaqat steal a win in the clutch!
 
The match between Sadqat and Amanat was of great scale! Sadaqat started out strong with an early lead as Shahjehan Ahmed and Captain Shayaan Ahmed started of strong. Brother Shahjehan was very effective to start as he finished with 100% shooting. Brother Shayaan started of strong as well as he finished the game with a great 16 points. But slowly Team Amanat started to come back as captain Hammad Butter put up some great shots ending the game with an amazing 24 points along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals! Brother Musaver (Team Amanat) and Brother Saib (Team Sadaqat) had a great rivalry down in the post as brother Musaver finished with 16 points, 6 assists (Leads League), 13 rebounds, and 3 steals! Brother Saib finished with 8 points and 14 rebounds! (Leads league). Team Amanat went in to half time with a small lead as brother Noor Ahmad put up 7 points and 2 steals off the bench. Emad Ryan finished with 6 points and 7 rebounds and Brother Muneer put in work as he grabbed 6 rebounds along with a steal. The second half proved to be just as intense as the first. Both team went back and forth. Brother Taha dropped an astonishing 26 points (Leads League) off the Bench! The game went back and forth and brother Shayaan also put up 6 assists (Leads League) and 6 rebounds along with 3 steals! Brother Bilal also had effective momentum off the bench as he filled in as an extra player for team Sadaqat. The game came down to the wire as Team Amanat were only down 1. They got the ball with only 1 second left on the clock as Brother Musaver controlled the rebound and heaved a shot and in the process got a shooting foul. With the game clock expired and Team Amanat down 1, he had to hit 1 free throw to force Overtime and hit both to win the game. Unfortunately for Team Amanat he missed both and Team Sadaqat steal a win in a high scoring game, 56-55! 
 
 
 
 
May Allah continue to shower His blessings on this league and allow for brotherhood, friendship, and true peaceful comadarie to spread among our fellow brothers - Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
 
Shayaan Ahmed,

 


The New Season Awaits!


Assalamu-ailaikum!

 
By the Grace of Allah we held our first preseason game of the new 2017/18 season for Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League - Alhumdolillah! We had two amazing action-packed games with the excitement brewing since Fajr namaz. It is requested that all players make an effort to attend the Fajr prayer at 6:30 am which is the primary purpose of coming to the mosque. 
 
JazakAllah to all the scorekeepers, refs and everyone who helped make the games today successful and kept it friendly. 
 
The next AOBL game will be held this Sunday, October 29, 2017 in the morning after Fajr Namaz. 

It will be the first regular season games of the new season

Check out all the tabs on the left for the updated new look and record of the statistics - including standings, statistics, league leaders, a message board for posting, pictures of the evaluations last week and much more!
 
Game 1 - Amanat vs Shujaat
Amanat hit clutch shot to force OT and win!
 
The match between Amanat and Shujaat was of great scale! It was a close game with team Shujaat leading in the first half but team Amanat showed their true colors by making a comeback in second half! The game was tight throughout as both the Butter brothers (Hammad and Zamad) went at each other dropping 21 and 22 points respectively. Zamad was putting in work on the glass grabbing 16 rebounds for his team! Team Shujaat went into half time with the lead with both brothers Ethsham Arif and brother Bilal Ahmed putting up great stats. The game came down to the wire and with 15 seconds left to go, team Amanat came up with the ball down 2. They made a good play and got a shot away but it fell short, but brother Emad Ryan put in work and got the quick steal and put it in to force Overtime. Overtime came down to the wire as well Hammad made a beautiful pass in transition to Emad to put away the game. In the end, team Amanat came out with a hard fought victory, winning 40-38
 
 
 
Game 2 - Sadaqat vs Rafaqat
Rafaqat pull out a good win in the second half!
 
 
The match between Rafaqat and Sadaqat started out with a bang! With both teams scoring back and forth, the match was sure to excite. Both teams started out strong with brother Taha Ahmad and Daanish Malik going at it with bucket after bucket. Both of them had good games finishing with 22 points and 23 points respectively. The game was tight as team Rafaqat went into half time with only a 2 point lead. But in the second half, they went in strong and finished strong. Team Sadaqat help up well with some great defensive efforts. Tanzeel Qureshi had 2 steals and 3 blocks while Shayaan Ahmed finished with 5 steals! In the end, team Rafaqat's offense proved too much as Daanish Malik and Fawad Khan combined for 39 of the teams 51 points with Qudoos Chaudhry putting up a healthy 10 points. The game finished with team Rafaqat coming out with a great win 51-34
 
 
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JazakAllah to all those who came out! May Allah continue to shower his blessings on our works and may He make the best come from all our deeds- Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
Shayaan Ahmed 
 

AOBL: Second Season Game Stats and Highlights!

November 5, 2013 – 01:03 PM

Dear Respected Brothers,

Assalamu-ai-laikum!

By the Grace of Allah, we have completed the second official season game for AOBL last Saturday, November 2, 2013! As per usual, both games provided a thrill with one being a comeback victory in the second half. If you have any suggestions or comments that will help to improve AOBL, please share those with myself and Qaid Sahib and we will make changes to accommodate our fellow brothers. 

The statistics and standings can be seen on www.leaguelineup.com/AOBL

To see individual statistics, go to "Standings" on the left hand side and then select "Statistics Leaders" beside "Category" (located above the wins/losses)

The following are game highlights and individual statistics for both games:

Amanat snatches victory from Rafaqat! 

Amanat [50] - Rafaqat [43]

The first game between Rafaqat and Amanat was a rematch of the last preseason game held this season. Rafaqat had won the first game and it was up to Amanat to seek out and show they were capable of taking on the defending champions. The early lead came to Rafaqat with some fast points and devastating low-post moves from Qaid Sahib - Awais Mehmood. It seemed as though Rafaqat  had the game under wraps in the first half until fatigue kicked in and Amanat began to slowly pick away at Rafaqat's lead. The strong lineup of Amanat, consisting of - Muneer Khan, Saib Ahmad, and Naeem Chaudhary proved a deadly combination of offensive and defensive prowess. All three players scored 14 points or more and had a well balanced offence with each player packing on 3 or more assists. Tanzeel Qureshi provided much-needed offence for Amanat, going 3/5 and consistently showing he is an offensive threat that cannot be left unguarded. The end of the game was close with Amanat in a close lead while Faizan Khan and Emad "LockdownD" Ryan of Rafaqat continued to remain resilient on the defensive end of the floor and not showing signs of letting their man score. Despite a comeback attempt with some late buckets from Fawad Khan of Rafaqat , the attempt was short-lived when Naeem Chaudhary of Amanat sealed the deal with a pair of baskets down the stretch. Amanat is in the lead [2-0] in the AOBL Conference and maintains their standing as team with the best chemistry in the league. On the other hand, Rafaqat is last in the conference [0-2] and will need to get more players involved in the offence and work on building stamina if they wish to remain a challenger to the remaining teams.

BOX SCORE12F
Amanat 0 0 50
Rafaqat 0 0 43

Date: November 3, 2013     Time: 12:00am      Venue: School Property

AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Saib Ahmad 14 7 14 .500 0 2 .000 3 1 5 0 10 10
Shahjehan Ahmed 0     .000     .000            
Naeem Chaudhary 15 7 11 .636 1 5 .200 1 0 3 0 2 2
Luqman Dawood 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 15 6 13 .462 3 4 .750 3 2 4 0 12 12
Faraz Malik 0     .000     .000            
Amir Mehmood 0     .000     .000            
Tanzeel Qureshi 6 3 5 .600 0 2 .000 0 2 0 0 3 3
Total  50 23 43 .535 4 13 .308 7 5 12 0 27 27
 
RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Imtiaz Ahmed 0     .000     .000            
Syed Muhammad Anwar 0     .000     .000            
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Shayaan Chaudhry 2 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 0 0
Faizan Khan 1 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 1 0 2 0 1 1
Fawad Khan 25 11 24 .458 3 6 .500 3 3 2 0 2 2
Awais Mehmood 15 6 11 .545 3 6 .500 1 0 0 0 2 2
Emad Ryan 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0 3 3
Total  43 18 39 .462 7 14 .500 5 4 7 0 8 8

 

Shujaat wins over Sadaqat and takes convincing victory!

Sadaqat [40] - Shujaat [57]

The matchup between Sadaqat and Shujaat was one to watch with a couple individuals putting on a show. It was a close game at the start but Shujaat slowly built a lead and never looked backed. Both young Khuddam - Raheel "Skyhook" Ahmed of Sadaqat and Taha Ahmad of Shujaat played excellent games scoring 8 points each and both contributed to their team's offence and defence with some crucial assists and rebounds. Sadaqat welcomed brother - Ammar Bhatti - who was from outside the community but joined team Sadaqat to take the place of a few essential players on the team. He provided a much needed offensive boost with 24 points but it was not enough as Sadaqat was really never able to get back into the game. Hasan Khan and Valeed "PostUp" Malik of Sadaqat contributed with 4 points each but were unable to get into any valuable rhythm to help Sadaqat take a leap back into the game. Irfan Cheema of Shujaat had a stellar all-around game with a season high 39 points and showed his well-roundedness with 7 steals, 5 blocks, 6 assists and 16 rebounds - MashAllah! Despite Shakeel "Mamba" Nazir's shooting woes, he provided Shujaat with fearless attacking while Bilal Ahmad also chipped in with a pair of assists for ShujaatShujaat and Sadaqat are both are tied at [1-1] in the AOBL conference and may possibly be a matchup to watch with the increased likelihood of them meeting each other in the first round of the playoffs. Both teams were missing players so it will be interesting to see how these teams fare with their full squad on the court.

BOX SCOREF
Sadaqat 40
Shujaat 57

Date: November 3, 2013     Time: 12:00am      Venue: School Property

SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Raheel Ahmed 8 4 10 .400 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 2 2
Mazhar Choudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 0     .000     .000            
Hasan Khan 4 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 2 2
Daanish Malik 0     .000     .000            
Valeed Malik 4 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0 2 2
Kashif Mehmood 0     .000     .000            
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  16 8 20 .400 0 0 .000 1 2 5 0 6 6
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Bilal Ahmad 0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 1 1
Taha Ahmad 8 4 7 .571 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 4 4
Armaghan Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Irfan Cheema 39 19 32 .594 1 4 .250 7 5 6 0 16 16
Ismael Durrani 0     .000     .000            
Roshan Janjua 0     .000     .000            
Muhammad Faateh Malik 0     .000     .000            
Sajeel Nazir 0     .000     .000            
Shakeel Nazir 10 5 26 .192 0 0 .000 3 0 3 0 8 8
Adnan Tahir 0     .000     .000            
Total  57 28 66 .424 1 4 .250 11 5 13 0 29 29

May Allah continue to shower His blessings on this league and allow for brotherhood, friendship, and true peaceful comadarie to spread among our fellow brothers - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad 


AOBL: First Season Game Stats and Highlights!

October 23, 2013 – 12:07 PM

Assalamu-ai-laikum!

By the Grace of Allah, we have completed the first official season game for AOBL last Sunday, October 20, 2013! Both games were exciting with one being an overtime thriller with several game-thrilling moments. 

To see individual statistics, go to "Standings" on the left hand side and then select "Statistics Leaders" beside "Category" (located above the wins/losses)

The statistic abbreviations are as follows:

  1. PT = Points
  2. FGM = Field Goals Made (Shots Made)
  3. FGA = Field Goals Attempted (Shots Taken)
  4. FTA = Free Throws Attempted
  5. FTM = Free Throws Made
  6. FT% = Free Throw Percentage
  7. STL = Steals
  8. BLK = Blocks
  9. AST = Assists
  10. OFF = Offensive Rebounds (Not accounted for)
  11. DEF = Defensive Rebounds (all rebounds are DEF)
  12. TOT = Total Rebounds

The following are game highlights and individual statistics for both games:

Sadaqat wins close OT battle with Rafaqat! Sadaqat [57] - Rafaqat [52]

The game between Rafaqat and Sadaqatwas one for the books. Despite the new lineups for both teams since last year's draft, the rematch of the championship finals teams made it an even sweeter victory for Sadaqat. Sadaqat came off with an early lead in the first half, being up by more than 15 points nearing half time. The pick and rolling Sadaqat broke down the Rafaqat defence with ease and were on their way to a steam rolling victory. However, even without their fearless captain - Qaid Sahib (Awais Mehmood), the strong-willed Rafaqat knew their weakness and made immediate changes to strengthen their defence. Rafaqat made their way back into the game with Murabbi Sahib - Imtiaz Ahmed, providing strong determination and strong defence, Faizan Khan playing an all around excellent game with a double double (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Shayaan Chaudhary providing much needed quickness and resilience off the bench. Despite being able to match the strong starting lineup of Sadaqat consisting of Daanish Malik, Valeed Malik and Faizan Sadiq, it was Raheel Ahmed with an outstanding opening rookie game with 14 points of 7/9 shooting. Fawad Khan provided Rafaqat with some game-tying shots in the last minute of the game to force the game into OT but it was a combination of foolish mistakes on Rafaqat's side and Daanish "Sharpshooter" Malik who sealed the deal with flawless free throws down the stretch of OT to win the game for Sadaqat. The potential for both teams is quite vast, however, it will be pleasant to see how Rafaqat plays with Qaid Sahib - Awais Mehmood, Abdul Qudoos Chaudhary, and Emad "LockdownD" Ryan back in the lineup in the near future.

BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 52
Sadaqat 57

Date: October 20, 2013     Time: 9:00am      Venue: School Property

RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Imtiaz Ahmed 2 1 10 0 1 .000 0 0 5 0 2 2
Syed Muhammad Anwar 0         .000            
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 0         .000            
Shayaan Chaudhry 4 2 6 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 3 3
Faizan Khan 12 6 13 0 0 .000 3 2 1 0 10 10
Fawad Khan 34 15 31 4 8 .500 1 2 7 0 13 13
Awais Mehmood 0         .000            
Emad Ryan 0         .000            
Total  52 24 60 4 9 .444 4 4 16 0 28 28
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Raheel Ahmed 14 7 9 0 2 .000 0 2 0 0 1 1
Mazhar Choudhry 0         .000            
Faraz Faisal 0         .000            
Hasan Khan 0 0 1 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 4 4
Daanish Malik 21 7 13 7 8 .875 0 2 0 0 1 1
Valeed Malik 14 7 14 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0 7 7
Kashif Mehmood 0         .000            
Faizan Sadiq 8 2 11 4 12 .333 1 0 5 0 8 8
Total  57 23 48 11 22 .500 2 5 6 0 21 21

 

Blowout victory taken by Amanat! Amanat [57]- Shujaat [35]

 It was a long season forAmanat last year - it seemed as though their team had the perfect pieces in place for a strong championship run but fell short of their potential in the first playoff game. This year, with some major changes to the team roster under the same captain Muneer KhanAmanat has shown that they are all about winning now. Amanat had taken an early lead in the starting half and never lost their lead in the game. The newly recruited Shahjehan Ahmed provided energy and enthusiasm as a fearless shooter for Amanat and showed signs of excellent defence with 4 steals (current league leader in steals). Unfortunately, with both teams having no subs, it was a battle of fitness and will and Amanat simply showed no signs of weakness. Shujaat needs to look to improve their running game and defence if they wish to contend with teams that have already been established as contenders in AOBL. Captain Shakeel "Mamba" Nazir had an off-night with 6/35 shooting but continued to tirelessly battle for Shujaat till the last minute of the game gathering himself 4 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Bilal Ahmad and Ismael Durrani showed signs of being big potential threats in the low-post for Shujaat but will need to continue working with their teammates to find more open opportunities. Faateh "RainingThrees" Malik pitched in with 12 points from long distance while collecting 4 rebounds for his respective Shujaat. Naeem Chaudhary of Amanat showed flashes of brilliance with his excellent all around game of 25 points and 6 rebounds. Captain Muneer Khan continued to show his dominance in this game with an outstanding stat line: 26 points, 25 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 5 assists! His determination was evident on the court where there was no answer to his control over the game. The team chemistry of Amanat has already taken off and it will be scary to watch how good the combination of these players may become in the future. Meanwhile, Shujaat has the key pieces to contend at the championship level; however, it will be up to the captain and players to figure out how to effectively utilize their abilities while developing stamina to run with other teams.

BOX SCOREF
Amanat 57
Shujaat 35

Date: October 20, 2013     Time: 10:00am      Venue: School Property

AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Saib Ahmad 0         .000            
Shahjehan Ahmed 7 3 18 1 2 .500 4 0 3 0 1 1
Naeem Chaudhary 24 12 20 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 6 6
Luqman Dawood 0         .000            
Muneer Khan 26 12 22 2 2 1.000 2 5 5 0 25 25
Faraz Malik 0         .000            
Amir Mehmood 0         .000            
Tanzeel Qureshi 0         .000            
Total  57 27 60 3 4 .750 7 5 10 0 32 32
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Bilal Ahmad 2 1 6 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 7 7
Taha Ahmad 0         .000            
Armaghan Chaudhry 0         .000            
Irfan Cheema 0         .000            
Ismael Durrani 8 4 9 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 10 10
Roshan Janjua 0         .000            
Muhammad Faateh Malik 12 6 17 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 4 4
Sajeel Nazir 0         .000            
Shakeel Nazir 13 6 35 1 6 .167 3 0 1 0 7 7
Adnan Tahir 0         .000            
Total  35 17 67 1 6 .167 4 0 3 0 28 28

 

May Allah bless the efforts of all Khuddam and Atfal brothers who have sacrificed their time for the success of the this league - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad


Start of a New Era!

June 27, 2013

Assalamu-ailaikum!

With the conclusion to the 2012-2013 Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League season, we are transitioning towards the new season of AOBL. By the Grace of Allah, we have increased the number of players in our league  with a total of 27 players registered on the 4 teams - Alhumdollilah! The new season will begin shortly after Ramadhan has been completed; hence, it will begin mid-August. 

During Ramadhan, there may be pre-season games set-up depending on interest and people's willingness to play through a fast. For those who don't know, NBA legend and hall of famer- Hakeem Olajuwan - played rigorous NBA games while fasting and was known to play even better in these times. If we derive his discipline and motivation, we can also do the same. You can learn more about this at: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U30RyR39ptQ

Our brother, Shakeel Nazir, graciously created an AOBL video for everyone to see. For those who were unable to attend the ceremony, or would like to see the new video, visit our YouTube page (Please like and subscribe the channel!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XSeQAtnJwE

Due to the increase in players and to allow the league to continue to grow, your help for funding is require. AOBl will now officially have a $20 fee, which also includes the price of a team jersey. 

We had the privilege of conducting a live draft on stage at the AOBl award ceremony. The team rosters (as have been updated on the website) are as follows:

 

Sadaqat

Valeed Malik (captain)

Daanish Malik

Faizan Sadiq

Faraz Faisal

Mazhar Choudhry

Kashif Mehmood

Raheel Ahmed

 

Amanat

Muneer Khan (captain)

Saib Ahmad

Luqman Dawood

Naeem Chaudhry

Amir Mehmood

Tanzeel Qureshi

 

Shujaat

Shakeel Nazir (captain)

Irfan Cheema

Bilal Ahmad

Adnan Tahir

Armaghan Chaudhry

Taha Ahmad

Emad Ryan

 

Rafaqat

Awais Mehmood (captain)

Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry

Imtiaz Ahmed

Faizan Khan

Muhammad Faateh Malik

Syed Muhammad Anwar

Shayaan Chaudhry

 

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the AOBL award ceremony a success by either helping or participating. Special thanks to those who helped with food preparation and set-up of the event. May Allah reward you all abundantly - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad


AOBL Champions Crowned!

June 4, 2013 – 03:04 PM

Assalamu-ailaikum!

With Allah's Grace, we have officially completed the 2012-2013 Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League [AOBL] season and playoffsTeam Rafaqat took the championship crown while the remaining teams contributed to an amazing overall performance at the playoffs on Monday night. Each game was 40 minutes of intense playoff action and was a test of the skills and patience which the players had accumulated over the season. 

Please explore this site for the updated statistics including the playoff statistics. Also be sure our YouTube page - www.youtube.com/user/AOBasketballLeague where you can see AOBL highlights. JazakAllah to all the volunteers including the Atfal (Raheel/Emad) who specifically came to help with scorekeeping and other tasks assigned to them during the playoffs and throughout the season - May Allah reward you all abundantly, Ameen! 

AOBL Awards Ceremony

InshAllah we will be hosting an AOBL Awards Ceremony where ALL Khuddam, Atfal and Ansar are invited to take part. This will be a FORMAL ceremony at the school property and various awards will be given out for performances on and off the court. Awards will include individual accolades as well team awards. Season awards will only be determined by season statistics and will NOT include the playoff statistics as shown in the website. The date of the ceremony has yet to be confirmed but will be determined by next week.

Playoff Statistics

The playoffs were intense as ever with three 40 minute games being held in the same evening. The playoffs concluded Team Rafaqat as the victors against Team Sadaqat in the championship game. The following are the statistics for the 3 playoff games held on Monday evening (June 3, 2013), which includes the AOBL championship game:

 Semi-Finals - Game #1: Rafaqat vs Amanat [64-47]

BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 64
Amanat 47

 Date: June 3, 2013     Time: 9:00pm      Venue: School Property

RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Bilal Ahmed 4 2 10 .200 0 0 .000 0 1 2 0 4 4
Saib Ahmed 10 4 11 .364 2 4 .500 6 5 5 0 25 25
Fawad Khan 46 23 39 .590 0 2 .000 3 2 4 0 12 12
Adnan Tahir 2 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 4 4
Total  64 30 67 .448 2 6 .333 9 8 11 0 44 44
 
AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Faizan Khan 2 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1
Muneer Khan 20 9 25 .360 2 2 1.000 1 1 0 0 12 12
Daanish Malik 15 6 14 .429 3 5 .600 3 1 1 0 7 7
Valeed Malik 10 5 15 .333 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0 7 7
  0     .000     .000            
Total  47 21 57 .368 5 7 .714 5 3 3 0 27 27

Semi-Finals - Game #2: Sadaqat vs Shujaat [52-35]

BOX SCOREF
Sadaqat 52
Shujaat 35

Date: June 3, 2013     Time: 10:00pm      Venue: School Property

SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Musaver Ahmed 25 11 22 .500 3 11 .273 2 7 3 0 14 14
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 19 9 25 .360 1 1 1.000 1 1 2 0 8 8
Naeem Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Luqman Dawood 8 4 16 .250 0 0 .000 2 2 1 0 13 13
  0     .000     .000            
Total  52 24 63 .381 4 12 .333 5 10 6 0 35 35
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Imtiaz Ahmad 0 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mazhar Chaudhry 2 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faraz Faisal 2 1 13 .077 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 4 4
Awais Mehmood 20 10 24 .417 0 3 .000 1 2 0 0 9 9
Shakeel Nazir 11 4 14 .286 3 5 .600 2 0 5 0 5 5
Total  35 16 55 .291 3 8 .375 3 2 8 0 19 19

Finals/Championship Game: Rafaqat vs Sadaqat [55-42]

BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 55
Sadaqat 42

 Date: June 3, 2013     Time: 11:00pm      Venue: School Property

RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Bilal Ahmed 2 1 5 .200 0 1 .000 0 0 2 0 3 3
Saib Ahmed 9 4 9 .444 1 2 .500 2 3 3 0 14 14
Fawad Khan 40 19 37 .514 2 4 .500 6 2 4 0 5 5
Adnan Tahir 4 2 7 .429 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 5 5
Total  55 26 58 .448 3 7 .429 10 5 9 0 27 27
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Musaver Ahmed 14 6 27 .222 2 4 .500 2 1 5 0 14 14
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 11 5 24 .208 1 2 .500 4 0 1 0 6 6
Naeem Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Luqman Dawood 17 8 17 .471 1 4 .250 1 0 3 0 11 11
  0     .000     .000            
Total  42 19 68 .279 4 10 .400 7 1 9 0 31 31

May Allah continue to bless our efforts and continue to make AOBL flourish - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad


AOBL Update and Power Rankings!

May 5, 2013 – 03:07 PM

Assalamu-ai-laikum,

 
By the Grace of Allah the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League (AOBL) has been steamrolling since its initiation several months ago. Many khuddam have taken interest in the league's competitiveness and have been striving to reach the top spot in the conference. With one season game remaining until the playoffs, it seems as though the championship is anyone's game. 
 
The following are the power rankings as of today and does not include the season finale and playoffs:
 
AOBL SEASON POWER RANKINGS
 
1. Sadaqat [5-3]: Team Sadaqat was looking strong at the start of the season with a 5-1 start but dropped two straight games in the month of April. Captain Musaver Ahmed had strong back to back performances with over 30 pts per game but was not able to keep his pace resulting in back to back losses. His performance has been strong but will need a better performance in the season finale and playoffs to secure the top spot in the league. Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry has shown consistent play since the start of season leading the team in assists and chipping in to fill the gaps of the team. His performance has been vital and will be tested in the playoffs.
 
2. Amanat [4-4]: Team Amanat has been on a offensive surge as of late, finishing the last two months with a strong 2-1 record. They started the season without a victory but managed to mesh a system that has moulded into a spectacle to watch. Captain Muneer Khan has been the core of the team with phenomenal play at both ends of the floor. His efficiency has drastically improved and has rubbed off on his teammates. Daanish Malik has made a case for Most Improved Player, going from a 3rd round draft pick to a high-salary prospect for the future AOBL season. Valeed Malik has also improved his play and along with his teammates, has become an efficient machine. Look for Amanat to make their mark in the season finale and playoffs.
 
3. Rafaqat [4-4]: Team Rafaqat has been on a steamroll lately going 2-0 in the last two games in the month of April. They had shown high hopes at the start of the season but unfortunately due to injuries and lack of team bonding, they had dropped 3 out 4 games earlier in the season. Team Captain Fawad Khan has revitalized the group and brought Team Rafaqat back into contention. Saib Ahmed has made his case for Defensive Player of the Year with his ability to dominate the boards and take control on the defensive end of the floor. Muhammad Faateh Malik and Bilal Ahmed have been also contributing their share and will be needed for the playoffs in order for Rafaqat to challenge the other squads. Rafaqat can make some noise in the playoffs if they continue to use their strengths and stay healthy for the remainder of the season.
 
4. Shujaat [3-5]: Team Shujaat has dropped their last 2 games and have lost some of their fire, which they had shown earlier in the season. Team Captain Shakeel "Mamba" Nazir will have to improve his play and once again show his fire to bring this team back into contention. Qaid Sahib - Awais Mehmood, had a monster game against Rafaqat (despite the loss) and must show more consistent play in order for Shujaat to give any of the other teams a challenge. Murabbi Sahib - Imtiaz Ahmed has been consistent with his performance and remains the X-factor for the team. Look out for Shujaat when they are on top of their game.
 
The following are the last two games played in the month of April:
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 6
Shujaat vs. Rafaqat [54-58]
 
BOX SCOREF
Shujaat 54
Rafaqat 58

Date: April 6, 2013     Time: 8:00am      Venue: School Property


SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS

NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Imtiaz Ahmad 2 1 8 .125 0 2 .000 0 0 3 0 7 7
Mazhar Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 0     .000     .000            
Awais Mehmood 28 14 29 .483 0 1 .000 1 1 3 0 16 16
Shakeel Nazir 24 9 25 .360 6 8 .750 2 0 4 0 5 5
Total  54 24 62 .387 6 11 .545 3 1 10 0 28 28
 
RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Bilal Ahmed 4 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 6 6
Saib Ahmed 0     .000     .000            
Fawad Khan 26 11 21 .524 4 6 .667 3 2 6 0 14 14
Muhammed Faateh Malik 0     .000     .000            
Total  30 13 25 .520 4 6 .667 3 2 6 0 20 20
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 6
Amanat vs. Sadaqat [41-43]
 
BOX SCOREF
Amanat 41
Sadaqat 43

Date: April 6, 2013     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property


AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS

NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Faizan Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 19 9 22 .409 1 1 1.000 1 0 3 0 6 6
Daanish Malik 14 6 21 .286 2 2 1.000 3 3 1 0 9 9
Valeed Malik 8 4 5 .800 0 0 .000 0 3 4 0 5 5
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  41 19 48 .396 3 3 1.000 4 6 8 0 20 20
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Musaver Ahmed 23 11 27 .407 1 5 .200 2 5 2 0 9 9
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 12 6 15 .400 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 8 8
Naeem Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Luqman Dawood 0     .000     .000            
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Total  35 17 42 .405 1 5 .200 3 5 4 0 17 17
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Rafaqat vs. Sadaqat [26-29]
 
BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 29
Sadaqat 26

Date: April 21, 2013     Time: 8:00am      Venue: School Property


RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS

NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Bilal Ahmed 0     .000     .000            
Saib Ahmed 8 4 14 .286 0 2 .000 1 3 0 0 16 16
Fawad Khan 19 6 15 .400 7 10 .700 2 1 4 0 10 10
Muhammed Faateh Malik 0     .000     .000            
Total  27 10 29 .345 7 12 .583 3 4 4 0 26 26
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Musaver Ahmed 18 9 21 .429 0 6 .000 3 2 3 0 12 12
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 5 2 7 .286 1 6 .167 0 0 3 0 5 5
Naeem Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Luqman Dawood 0     .000     .000            
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Total  23 11 28 .393 1 12 .083 3 2 6 0 17 17

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Shujaat vs. Amanat [47-57]
 
BOX SCOREF
Amanat 57
Shujaat 47

Date: April 21, 2013     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property


AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS

NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Faizan Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 20 9 11 .818 2 2 1.000 0 5 3 0 13 13
Daanish Malik 15 7 18 .389 1 2 .500 2 0 3 0 3 3
Valeed Malik 22 10 19 .526 2 5 .400 2 2 5 0 7 7
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  57 26 48 .542 5 9 .556 4 7 11 0 23 23
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFTOT
Imtiaz Ahmad 0     .000     .000            
Mazhar Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 0     .000     .000            
Awais Mehmood 23 11 25 .440 1 2 .500 4 1 0 0 11 11
Shakeel Nazir 22 10 22 .455 2 4 .500 3 0 1 0 4 4
Total  45 21 47 .447 3 6 .500 7 1 1 0 15 15

 
 
Wassalam,
Fawad

Season Power Rankings and Recap!

March 3, 2013 – 02:59 PM

Assalamu-ai-aikum!

 
By the Grace of Allah, our AOBL official season has kicked off and is well underway! InshAllah we will be sending some Ottawa players to represent TeamEastern Canada at the North American Nasir Tournament being held this weekend (March 8-10). Please pray for the team's success in both soccer and basketball and their safe journey - Ameen! You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FxTq0Yl--uw
 
Our fellow khadim, Faateh Malik, has taken the time and effort to make a video of some of the basketball that goes on in the school property, please check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy9VHd4__ik
 
The following are the Power Rankings for the AOBL season in order of position from 1st to 4th: (based on subjective opinion from the basketball gurus):
 
(Position) Team Name [Season Record]:
 
(1) Amanat [2-3]: Team Amanat started off the season 0-3 and has surprised the league with two-straight commanding victories over the top teams in the league. They have begun to show an impeccable standard of teamwork and have forged a chemistry other teams currently lack. In their first game against Team Sadaqat, captain Muneer Khan took the load on his shoulders with 24 points, 4 steals and 13 rebounds. Daanish Malik has had breakthrough performances averaging a stellar 19.0 ppg (points per game) over the last two victories. Valeed Malik has been a consistent and dominant force in the paint, creating space for teammates and playing at a high level. Faizan Khan has continued to glue the team together with his effective defense and will to win in the game of basketball.
 
(2) Sadaqat [3-2]: Team Sadaqat has been the most consistent team in AOBL. They started the season strong and have remained as one of the dominant teams in the league. Captain Musaver Ahmed has taken the lead for the MVP case as the current scoring and blocks leader in AOBL. He is averaging 31.5 ppg in the last two games despite one of the games resulting in a loss to Team Amanat. Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry has remained as the most consistent player on the team averaging 14.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg (rebounds per game). Luqman "Lucky" Dawood played in the second game and once again came through with crucial points down the stretch against Team Rafaqat. 
 
(3) Shujaat [3-2]: Team Shujaat has had a mediocre season with a 1-1 record in the last two games. Their first game came down to the final seconds while the second game was taken quite easily by Team Amanat. Despite the shooting slump of Captain Shakeel Nazir at 25% in the last two games, he has continued to show his emotional prowess and focus in the game as a young leader by continuing to lead the oldest team in the league. Qaid sahib Awais Mehmood has improved his rebounding the last few games but like the remainder of the team, needs to work on improving field goal percentage. Team Shujaat has shown potential as a tough team in the league, but must distribute the ball and take the right shots to improve their teamwork and offensive efficiency.
 
(4) Rafaqat [2-3]: Team Rafaqat has been in the slump with an 0-2 record the last two games despite starting the season strong with a 1-2 record. Captain Fawad Khan has continued to show signs of injury with a decrease in performance (despite 20.0 ppg) and will take time to return to full form. Saib Ahmed has continued to wreck havoc in the paint with both offensive and defensive rebounds and has improved scoring over the last few games. Faateh Malik has shown AOBL his long-range shooting but needs to be more involved in the offense in order for Team Rafaqat to make a stand among the other teams. Team Rafaqat has been the most inconsistent team by far but until Fawad Khan is in full form and Bilal Ahmed reunites as a key big man on the team, this team will need to find other ways of scoring the basketball. On a side note, Ehtesham Arif assisted Team Rafaqat in the absence of Fawad to make it a close game with Team Sadaqat with a league high 40 points - MashAllah!
 
 
The statistics for the last two games are as follows:
These results do not reflect an individual's statistics if he played on a team other than his own or is not currently part of a team; hence why some of the numbers for score may not add up
 
GAME #4: Team Rafaqat vs Team Shujaat
 
BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 34
Shujaat 35

Date: February 24, 2013     Time: 8:00am      Venue: School Property


RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS

NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Bilal Ahmed 0     .000     .000            
Saib Ahmed 12 6 21 .286 0 0 .000 3 2 1 0 26 26
Fawad Khan 22 10 21 .476 2 4 .500 2 1 6 0 11 11
Muhammed Faateh Malik 0 0 8 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 5 5
Total  34 16 50 .320 2 4 .500 5 3 8 0 42 42
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Imtiaz Ahmad 0     .000     .000            
Mazhar Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 8 4 19 .211 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 3 3
Awais Mehmood 16 8 25 .320 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 19 19
Shakeel Nazir 11 5 20 .250 1 2 .500 3 0 1 0 3 3
Total  35 17 64 .266 1 2 .500 4 0 3 0 25 25

 
 
GAME #4: Team Sadaqat vs Team Amanat
 
BOX SCOREF
Sadaqat 42
Amanat 48

Date: February 24, 2013     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property

SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Musaver Ahmed 28 14 27 .519 0 0 .000 2 5 0 0 13 13
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 14 7 16 .437 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0 8 8
Faizan Khan 0 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1
Luqman Dawood 0     .000     .000            
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Total  42 21 43 .488 0 0 .000 2 6 1 0 21 21
 
AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Faizan Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 24 12 25 .480 0 0 .000 4 2 3 0 13 13
Daanish Malik 18 9 21 .429 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0 5 5
Valeed Malik 6 3 13 .231 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0 6 6
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  48 24 59 .407 0 0 .000 8 4 6 0 24 24

 
 
GAME #5: Team Rafaqat vs Team Sadaqat
 
BOX SCOREF
Rafaqat 52
Sadaqat 59

Date: March 3, 2013     Time: 8:00am      Venue: School Property

RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Ehtesham Arif 40 20 37 .541 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 4 4
Saib Ahmed 6 3 8 .375 0 0 .000 2 3 3 0 15 15
Fawad Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muhammed Faateh Malik 6 3 6 .500 0 0 .000 2 0 5 0 2 2
Total  52 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 4 3 8 0 17 17
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Musaver Ahmed 35 17 32 .531 1 2 .500 3 4 5 0 26 26
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Naeem Chaudhry 12 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 3 0 3 0 3 3
Luqman Dawood 12 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 1 0 3 0 3 3
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Total  59 29 60 .483 1 2 .500 7 4 11 0 32 32

 
 
GAME #5: Team Amanat vs Team Shujaat
 
BOX SCOREF
Amanat 35
Shujaat 28

Date: March 3, 2013     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property

AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Faizan Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 8 4 16 .250 0 2 .000 5 1 1 0 11 11
Daanish Malik 20 10 20 .500 0 0 .000 2 0 1 0 4 4
Valeed Malik 7 3 11 .273 1 2 .500 0 1 2 0 3 3
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  35 17 47 .362 1 4 .250 7 2 4 0 18 18
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
NamePTFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%STLBLKASTOFFDEFREB
Haseeb Khan 2 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 1 1 3 0 7 7
Mazhar Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 0     .000     .000            
Awais Mehmood 13 6 22 .273 1 2 .500 2 2 4 0 16 16
Shakeel Nazir 13 5 20 .250 3 4 .750 4 1 3 0 8 8
Total  28 11 42 .262 4 6 .667 6 3 7 0 24 24

 
 
May Allah continue to shower His blessings on this league - Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
Fawad

Pre-season Power Rankings

February 12, 2013 – 06:04 PM

Assalamu-ailaikum,

Here are the final PRE-SEASON Power Rankings: 

Rank #1: Shujaat [2-1]

Although some may be shocked with Team Shujaat in first place on the power rankings, the Commissioner himself was able to witness their superiority on the court against the fan-favourite Team Sadaqat. Captain Shakeel “Mamba” Nazir and his strong well-balanced squad have a tough journey ahead in order to maintain this position as they are currently tied for first in wins/loss with three other teams in the preseason.

Rank #2: Sadaqat [2-1]

Team Sadaqat made a case for first in the power rankings for two weeks straight but fell short with their gruesome loss to Team Shujaat. The absence of  “LuckyMan” Dawood and his ability to turn the tides of the game may have played a role but the defeat made it clear that the race to the championship will not be easy for any team.  Despite their silver medal standing in the Eastern Canada Regional Tournament, their dominance in the Ottawa Conference has not yet been proven.

Rank #3: Rafaqat [2-1]

A strong start does not equate to a strong finish as we have seen with Team Rafaqat. Vacations and injuries have plagued Team Rafaqat, leaving the team as slightly deranged and the unable to build full team chemistry. Captain Fawad Khan is expected to be ready for the start of the season; along with “Sharpshooter” Malik, Rafaqat will regain their desired offensive power.

Rank #4: Amanat [0-3]

If there is one team in the league that can surprise anyone it is Team Amanat. They are currently at the bottom of the Ottawa conference in the preseason but have a chance to redeem their pride with a fresh start with a brand new season. Team Amanat has not won a single game and are at league lows in offense and defense. The potential is present on paper similar to the Lakers, but they will need guidance and hard work in order to make it translate on to the court. 

 

Wassalam,

Fawad


Final Preseason Game Rankings and Statistics

January 14, 2013 – 09:25 PM
Assalamu-ailaikum,
 
We have come to the end of the preseason of the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League (AOBL) with every team playing a total of three games - Alhumdollilah! Players have not only been playing but assisting in other areas of the league as well. I would like to thank all the Khuddam and Atfal who have helped to make the preseason a success and for their continuing hard-work in the upcoming regular season- JazakAllah!
 
The start of the official AOBL season will begin in 2 weeks on Sunday, January 27 starting at 8 am at the school property. The official schedule for the teams will be announced closer to that date and will be available on the website linked below. This coming sunday will be an exhibition basketball match and will allow for players to rest their injuries and give everyone time to prepare for the season. The statistics will be wiped and everything will start fresh in order to give everyone a chance at winning player and team awards. 
 
InshAllah, MVP Rankings and Final Pre-season Power Rankings will be posted on the site and emailed in the next few days - keep posted!
 
Pre-Season Game Rankings
 
GAME #1: Rafaqat (W) vs Amanat (L) [48-29]
Team Rafaqat has shown AOBL and the fans what they were built to do from the start - that is to win. Despite having their captain - Fawad Khan, and power forward - Bilal Ahmed, out of the lineup, Team Rafaqat brought home an emphatic victory by demonstrating teamwork as well as lock-down defence by keeping Amanat to only 29 points. Rafaqat welcomed the presence of the missing Faateh "Sharpshooter" Malik who pitched in for a solid 10 point and 7 rebound performance. Keep an eye out for Faateh Malik as the X-factor on this team, this was his first day back and was still able to contribute to the victory in various ways. Behind the replacement player - Ehtsham Arif and his offensive tear with 30 points, Team Rafaqat was able to take the game quite easily. As always, Saib Ahmed continued his rebounding excellence, many of which were offensive rebounds, giving Rafaqat several second chance opportunities. Despite Daanish Malik's best game so far with a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds), Team Amanat continues to struggle. Muneer Khan played a well-rounded game but when the preseason could not end any worse, he went down with an ankle sprain. Team Amanat continues to struggle and the burden is now on the team's shoulder to put in some work during extra practice sessions to improve their offense as they are shooting a league low 32% over the course of the season. It will be interesting to see how Team Amanat faces adversity and if they will be able to bounce back with a healthy captain and rejuvenated game plan in time for the start of the season. UPDATE: At the moment, Team Amanat has not informed the AOBL on the return timetable for Muneer Khan; However, Fawad Khan is scheduled to be back in the starting lineup for Team Rafaqat at the start of the regular season - Alhumdollilah!
 
GAME STATISTICS
BOX SCORE   F
Amanat   29
Rafaqat   48
Date: January 13, 2013     Time: 8:00am      Venue: School Property

AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST OFF DEF RBD
Faizan Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muneer Khan 11 5 14 .357 1 2 .500 2 2 0 0 0 5
Daanish Malik 14 7 14 .500 0 0 .000 2 0 3 0 0 11
Valeed Malik 4 2 14 .143 0 0 .000 2 0 4 0 0 6
Faizan Sadiq 0     .000     .000            
Total  29 14 42 .333 1 2 .500 6 2 7 0 0 22
 
RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST OFF DEF RBD
Ehtsham Arif 30 15 43 .349 0 0 .000 1 1 3 0 0 10
Saib Ahmed 8 4 5 .800 0 0 .000 4 2 3 0 0 19
Fawad Khan 0     .000     .000            
Muhammed Faateh Malik 10 5 19 .263 0 0 .000 2 0 3 0 0 7
Total  48 24 67 .358 0 0 .000 7 3 9 0 0 36

 
 
GAME #2: Shujaat (W) vs Sadaqat (L) [51-44]
Team Sadaqat looked like a train as an unstoppable force at the start of the season but now more of a train wreck with a crushing loss at the hands of Team Shujaat. They were held to a season and league low 30% in spite of Captain Musaver Ahmed and Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry combining for a total of 38 points, and 26 rebounds. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep up with the youthful Shujaat squad. Although it is yet unknown is the remainder of the missing lineup would have made a difference, Bilal Ahmed came in to assist Team Sadaqat but could not assist the demoralized team from their misfortune. Musaver Ahmed swatted away 7 shots but could not keep the team afloat with missed crucial opportunities late in the game. On the other hand, Captain Shakeel "Mamba" Nazir made an MVP case for himself with a 25 point, 7 rebound and 4 assist morning on 48% shooting. His excitement and resilience transcended his own game and spread like wildfire to the rest of his teammates; he almost gave a reminiscence of Kobe Bryant by willing his way to victory against the previously undefeated Team Sadaqat. It would not be surprising if MVP chants come his way on roadtrips this upcoming season. Without the original starting lineup, replacement player Faizan Sadiq gave his team a double-double performance (12 points, 15 rebounds) and Faraz Faisal continued to improve his game as the X-factor for Team Shujaat; his dominant persona and ability to play at multiple spots on the court will play a key role in Team Shujaat's success. 
 
GAME STATISTICS
BOX SCORE   F
Sadaqat   44
Shujaat   51
Date: January 13, 2013     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property

SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST OFF DEF RBD
Musaver Ahmed 18 9 29 .310 0 2 .000 3 7 3 0 0 10
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 20 9 27 .333 2 4 .500 0 0 5 0 0 16
Luqman Dawood 0     .000     .000            
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Bilal Ahmed 6 3 13 .231 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 0 6
Total  44 21 69 .304 2 6 .333 3 7 8 0 0 32
 
SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST OFF DEF RBD
Faizan Sadiq 12 6 13 .462 0 0 .000 2 2 2 0 0 15
Mazhar Chaudhry 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Faisal 14 7 23 .304 0 0 .000 0 0 4 0 0 10
Awais Mehmood 0     .000     .000            
Shakeel Nazir 25 12 25 .480 1 3 .333 1 3 4 0 0 7
Total  51 25 61 .410 1 3 .333 3 5 10 0 0 32

 
 
May Allah continue to shower his blessings on our good deeds and the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League - Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
Fawad
 
 

Quick Update and Tournament!

January 11, 2013 – 10:56 PM

Assalamu-ailaikum!

 
By the Grace of Allah, Majlis Ottawa hosted the first Eastern Canada Regional Basketball Tournament - Alhumdollilah! The event was a great sucess; I would like to personally thank everyone who helped and stayed up all night to prepare the gymnasium and school - Jazakallah! May Allah reward our good works and give us the strength to excel in all acts of goodness - Ameen!
 
The first month of AOBL was exciting with several teams showcasing their desire to win in a competitive environment. InshAllah we will have our last set of preseason matches this weekend on Sunday, January 13 starting with Fajr prayer at 6:15 am and the games starting at 8:00 am sharp. The first game will be between Rafaqat and Amanat at 8:00 followed by a game between Shujaat and Sadaqat at 8:30. 
 
Wassalam,
Fawad
 

Second Week of Preseason!

December 23, 2012 – 01:25 PM

 

Assalamu-ailaikum!

 

By the Grace of Allah we held the second preseason game of the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League - Alhumdolillah! The second round of AOBL games were fun, and exciting with players showing their will to win right from the start. Special thanks and jazakAllah to the Khuddam and Atfal who helped with making these games a success by either reffing, score keeping or helping in any other aspects of the games. 

 

Check out www.leaguelineup.com/AOBL and see all the tabs on the left for the updated record of the standings as well as: statistics, league leaders, message board for posting, pictures of the evaluations last week and much more!

 

ABSENCE ALERT!

Few players had unexcused absences and should understand they have a commitment to their teams by signing a 3-month deal for 0$ but plenty of Sawaab. InshAllah we can all hold true to our word and guide our teams to victory - Ameen!

 

 

We will also be posting a video highlight reel of prior to preaseason in the next few days - stay tuned!

 

GAME #1 - Team Sadaqat (W) vs Team Rafaqat (L)

Team Sadaqat showed consistency and had excellent teamwork which carried them through the game, winning 46-43. With both teams short of players, Ehtsham came in and carried Team Sadaqat with an outstanding 24 points. However, all of team Sadaqat -  including Musaver Ahmed with 12 points on 67% shooting and Luqman "X-Factor" Ahmed with 10 points and 6 crucial rebounds helped to make it all work. The game was very close near half-time but unfortunately Fawad Khan went down with a sprained ankle, leaving his mark with 16 points at over 67% shooting only at half-time. Saib Ahmed continued his rebound onslaught pulling down 22 rebounds and showed resiliency. Team Rafaqat definitely lacked offense with Shakeel Nazir and Faraz Faisal as the replacements for a team that had a well-built team chemistry. It will be interesting to see how Team Rafaqat copes mentally and phsically with having their captain go down with a injury that will keep him out for the next few weeks indefinitely. We will have to wait for Bilal Ahmed and Faateh Malik to return from their vacations while their team is hard at work in order to help pull this team out of the hole.

 

GAME #2 - Team Shujaat (W) vs Team Amanat (L)

Team Shujaat showed AOBL and the fans that they are definitely capable of scoring and hitting the boards hard with the crushing victory over Team Amanat of 41-31. Team Amanat held their ground until halfway through the second half but stamina and consistency continued to haunt Team Amanat. Despite the absence of Muneer Khan, Valeed Malik and Daanish Malik showed great team chemistry both combining for 20 points and 15 rebounds with several give and go plays. Team Shujaat revealed some secret weapons with Shakeel Nazir putting on a show with 16 points with his trademark Jabbar fadeaway hookshot. However, it was the big weapon on the court that could not be missed - Qaid Sahib, Awais Mehmood - who showed that he is the Shaquille Oneal of this league - simply dominant and unstoppable when focused and willing to take charge. He played like a star with 19 points and 8 rebounds, however, Team Shujaat needs to focus on shot selection as their field goal percentage was quite low at 39%.  An interesting matchup of next week will be Team Shujaat and Team Sadaqat, both teams healthy and hungry for wins.

 

The following are the statistics of the two games played:

 

GAME #1

 

BOX SCORE 1 2 F
Rafaqat 0 0 43
Sadaqat 0 0 46

Date: December 23, 2012     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property

RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST FOUL REB  
Faraz Faisal (Extra) 10 5  10 .500 0  0 .000 0 0 2 0 3  
Saib Ahmed 7 3 7 .429 1 2 .500 1 1 3 0 22  
Fawad Khan 16 8 12 .667 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0 3  
Shakeel Nazir (Extra) 10 5 15 .333 0 0 .000 0 1 3 0 4  
Total  43 21 44 .477 1 2 .500 2 3 10 0 29  
 
SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST FOUL REB  
Musaver Ahmed 12 6 9 .667 0 0 .000 1 2 2 0 5  
Ehtsham Arif (Extra) 24 12 25 .480 0

0 .000 2 2 1 0 8  
Luqman Dawood 10 5 10 .500 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0 6  
Haseeb Khan 0     .000     .000            
Faraz Malik 0     .000     .000            
Total  46 23 44 .523 0 0 .000 5 5 5 0 19

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

BOX SCORE 1 2 F
Shujaat 0 0 41
Amanat 0 0 30

Date: December 23, 2012     Time: 9:00am      Venue: School Property

SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST FOUL REB  
Imtiaz Ahmad 2 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 4  
Mazhar Chaudhry 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1  
Faraz Faisal 4 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 1 1 4 0 5  
Awais Mehmood 19 9 25 .360 1 2 .500 2 2 1 0 8  
Shakeel Nazir 16 8 18 .444 0 0 .000 1 1 3 0 3  
Total  41 20 51 .392 1 2 .500 4 4 10 0 21  
 
AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST FOUL REB  
Faizan Khan 10 5 12 .417 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 3  
Muneer Khan 0     .000     .000            
Daanish Malik 12 6 15 .400 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0 6  
Valeed Malik 8 4 13 .308 0 0 .000 2 3 2 0 9  
Total  30 15 40 .375 0 0 .000 5 4 6 0 18

 

 

JazakAllah to the players for showing excellent sportsmanship once again as well as participating in the Ijlas-e-am and Fajr namaz. May Allah continue to bless our deeds and may He give us the strength to carry His message to the ends of the Earth - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad

 

 

 


AOBL - First Games of Preseason!

December 16, 2012 – 07:46 PM

Assalamu-ailaikum!

 
By the Grace of Allah we held our first preseason game of the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League - Alhumdolillah! We had two amazing action-packed games with the excitement brewing since Fajr namaz. It is requested that all players make an effort to attend the Fajr prayer at 6:30 am which is the primary purpose of coming to the mosque. 
 
JazakAllah to all the scorekeepers, refs and everyone who helped make the games today successful and kept it friendly. 
 
Check out all the tabs on the left for the updated new look and record of the statistics - including standings, statistics, league leaders, a message board for posting, pictures of the evaluations last week and much more!
 
GAME #1 - Team Sadaqat (W) vs Team Amanat (L)
Team Sadaqat won with a strong performance by all their players shooting over 40% and keeping Team Amanat to only 24 points with some Bostin Celtic defence. Musaver Ahmed led Team Sadaqat with 16 points while Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry gave a bit of everything with a team-high 5 assists. Luqman Dawood proved to be the X-factor for that team and also showed prowess with a team-high 12 rebounds. Unfortunately, Team Amanat only shot 23% and and were bogged down by the lack of stamina. Highlights of a potent offensive weapon in Muneer Khan were quite visible but they will have to make some adjustments if they want to stay competitive in this league. 
 
GAME #2 - Team Rafaqat (W) vs Team Shujaat (L)
Congratulations to Team Rafaqat with an overall well played all-around team performance with Fawad Khan leading the team in points, assists, and steals. Saib Ahmed showed up as the X-factor with a game high and outstanding 20 rebounds giving Team Rafaqat plenty of shot opportunities despite the poor overall team shooting of 38%. It seems as though they are missing Fateeh Malik''s outside sharp-shooting and will have to make some minor adjustments and create better shot selection in the future. Team Shujaat was feared to be the aggressive and potentially best team and showed glimpses of their true potential despite taking the loss. Even with Qaid sahib''s 11 points, 8 rebound performance, Faraz Faisal''s 57% shooting and Shakeel''s deadly hookshot, Team Shujaat came up short after being out-rebounded 33-19.
 
A special mention to Ehtsham Arif with a solid 10 point performance giving a boost to Amanat's offensive!
 
The following are the statistics of the two games played:
 
GAME #1
 
BOX SCORE 1 2 F
Sadaqat     36
Amanat     24
Date: December 16, 2012     Time: 9:00am      Venue: School Property

SADAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST TOT
Musaver Ahmed 16 8 18 .444 0 0 .000 2 2 1 8
Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry 10 5 13 .385 0 0 .000 3 0 5 1
Luqman Dawood 10 5 11 .455 0 0 .000 1 1 1 12
Haseeb Khan 0 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0
Faraz Malik 0     .000     .000        
Total  36 18 44 .409 0 0 .000 6 3 9 21
 
AMANAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST TOT
Faizan Khan 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Muneer Khan 8 4 11 .364 0 0 .000 1 0 0 9
Daanish Malik 4 2 12 .167 0 0 .000 2 0 2 0
Valeed Malik 2 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 3 2 0 7
Total  14 7 30 .233 0 0 .000 6 2 2 16

GAME #2

BOX SCORE 1 2 F
Shujaat     31
Rafaqat     42
Date: December 16, 2012     Time: 8:30am      Venue: School Property

SHUJAAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST TOT
Imtiaz Ahmad 2 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 1 1 2 5
Mazhar Chaudhry 0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2
Faraz Faisal 8 4 7 .571 0 0 .000 3 1 1 1
Awais Mehmood 11 5 15 .333 1 4 .250 1 1 2 7
Shakeel Nazir 10 5 11 .455 0 0 .000 1 1 2 4
Total  31 15 38 .395 1 4 .250 6 4 7 19
 
RAFAQAT PLAYER STATISTICS
Name PT FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% STL BLK AST TOT
Bilal Ahmed 10 5 15 .333 0 0 .000 1 0 1 5
Saib Ahmed 10 5 14 .357 0 0 .000 2 2 4 20
Fawad Khan 22 11 27 .407 0 3 .000 8 2 7 8
Muhammed Faateh Malik 0     .000     .000        
Total  42 21 56 .375 0 3 .000 11 4 12 33

JazakAllah to all those who came out! May Allah continue to shower his blessings on our works and may He make the best come from all our deeds- Ameen!
 
Wassalam,
Fawad

 


Team Names!

December 13, 2012 – 12:41 PM

 

Assalmu-ailaikum!

We have finally assigned team names for the AOBL teams as follows:

Sadaqat (Truthful)

- Musaver Ahmed 
- Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry
- Faraz Malik
- Luqman Dawood
- Haseeb Khan
 
Shujaat (Bravery)
- Shakeel Nazir
- Awais Mehmood
- Murabbi Sahib - Imtiaz Ahmed 
- Faraz Faisal
- Mazhar Chaudhry
 
Rafaqat (Friendship)
- Fawad Khan 
- Saib Ahmed
- Muhammed Faateh Malik
- Bilal Ahmed
 
Amanat (Trustful)
- Muneer Khan
- Valeed Malik
- Daanish Malik
- Faizan Khan
 
Wassalam,
Fawad

 


AOBL - Draft Complete!

December 9, 2012 – 09:00 PM

Assalamu-ailaikum!

By the Grace of Allah we have completed the 2012-2013 AOBL Draft with a total of 18 players - MashAllah! JazakAllah to all those who attended the live stream and enjoyed the draft selection. Please explore this site for updates as well as featured articles including Power Rankings which will be posted sometime this week. We will be posting a picture album/video footage of the evaluations as well. The following are the results of the AOBL Draft and upcoming schedule:

The 2012-2013 AOBL Draft has been completed with the following draft order and selection:

 

Captains: Musaver Ahmed, Shakeel Nazir, Fawad Khan, and Muneer Khan

 

1st Pick: Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry (Team Musaver)

2nd Pick: Awais Mehmood, Qaid Sahib (Team Shakeel)

3rd Pick: Saib Ahmed (Team Fawad)

4th Pick: Valeed Malik (Team Muneer)

5th Pick: Daanish Malik (Team Muneer)

6th Pick: Muhammed Faateh Malik (Team Fawad)

7th Pick: Imtiaz Ahmed, Murabbi Sahib (Team Shakeel)

8th Pick: Faraz Malik (Team Musaver)

9th Pick: Luqman Dawood (Team Musaver)

10th Pick: Faraz Faisal (Team Shakeel)

11th Pick: Bilal Ahmed (Team Fawad)

12th Pick: Faizan Khan (Team Muneer)

13th Pick: Haseeb Khan (Team Musaver)

14th Pick: Mazhar Chaudhry (Team Shakeel)

 

The team rosters have been finalized as follows:

Team Musaver (1st, 8th, 9th and 13th Pick)

- Musaver Ahmed (Captain)

- Abdul Qudoos Chaudhry

- Faraz Malik

- Luqman Dawood

- Haseeb Khan

Team Shakeel (2nd, 7th, 10th and 14th Pick)

- Shakeel Nazir (Captain)

- Awais Mehmood (Qaid Sahib)

- Imtiaz Ahmed (Murabbi Sahib)

- Faraz Faisal

- Mazhar Chaudhry

Team Fawad (3rd, 6th and 11th Pick)

- Fawad Khan (Captain)

- Saib Ahmed

- Muhammed Faateh Malik

- Bilal Ahmed

Team Muneer (4th, 5th and 12th Pick)

- Muneer Khan (Captain)

- Valeed Malik

- Daanish Malik

- Faizan Khan

 

The preseason will begin next weekend (Sunday, December 16) with the following games:

Game #1: Team Shakeel vs. Team Fawad - 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Game #2: Team Musaver vs. Team Muneer - 8:30 am - 9:00 am

 

May Allah bless this league and give us the power to derive the good from all aspects of it - Ameen!

 

Wassalam,

Fawad


AOBL - Welcome to the Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League

December 5, 2012 – 02:10 PM

Assalamu-ai-laikum,

By the Grace of Allah, we will inshAllah be starting our very own basketball league called, "Ahmadiyya Ottawa Basketball League" or AOBL. With the great amount of enthusiasm shown by Khuddam with up to 20 Khadim participating in basketball every Sunday morning, we will making our own league in order to make this a more organized form of basketball.

 

ABOUT THE LEAGUE

This league will be 3vs3 basketball with a total of 4 players per team. At the moment, the plan is to have atleast 4 teams with up to 6 teams depending on how many Khuddam show interest and commitment to this league. The duration and timings of the games has not yet been determined but will follow standard NBA rules with fouls, free throws etc. After the evaluation this Sunday, a draft will take place among the captains in order to determine the rosters. 

 

FUNDRAISING AND GAMES ROOM

This is a khuddam-driven initiative and can only continue with the help of our very own financial sacrifices. We would love to have our very own t-shirts with our own names on the back but we would require khuddam to help make this happen. Alhumdollilah we already have an excellent facility and many of the costs have already been covered. However, aside from the basketball league, we are also creating our very own GAMES ROOM. 

 

By the Grace of Allah, we have khuddam who have already donated many items including: 42 inch LCD TV, Xbox 360, Kinect among other donations. If you are able to make any monetary donations or have any equipment that we can use in this room (table tennis table, gym equipment, couch etc.) then please make an effort to help in this initiative. The only limiting factor is our funds, and with everyone's joint effort and with the help of Allah, we will gain blessings every time anyone makes use of our sacrifice. We will be collecting donations starting this Sunday, December 9 and will also have a donation box set up in the school property.

 

MANDATORY EVALUATION/TRYOUT

In order to take part in this league, there will be a MANDATORY evaluation/tryout this Sunday, December 9 at the School Property starting with Fajr prayer at 6:15 am. There is no exception - you must attend in order to be selected for this league because you have to show that you can make this commitment. The evaluation will consist of various drills and testing in order to determine the athletic and basketball skills associated with each player. This will help the captains decide which player they would like to have on their team when deciding during the DRAFT. Anyone who attends can be a part of this league but attendance is required. If for any extreme circumstances you will not be able to attend but wish to take part, please contact Qaid sahib or myself directly. Although the randoms players have been assigned to the teams at the moment, you can explore the left sidebar and see how the divisions, teams and players are set up. We will be recording statistics including: FG (field goals), Points, Assists, Rebounds, Steals, Blocks and Turnovers. 

 

LEAGUE LEADERS and MVP AWARD

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team with the best season record, the championship team (of playoffs), and for the league leaders in POINTS, ASSISTSREBOUNDS, STEALS and BLOCKS. There will also be an MVP award which will be given to player who is not only shown his value to his team, but also his exemplary value as a member of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya by showcasing to the rest of Khuddam how one should conduct themself on and off the court.

 

VIDEO FOOTAGE

Inshallah with the help of our Nazim Isha'at, we will be recording footage from our league games and creating highlight reels from every weekend. These will be not only passed on to our fellow Khuddam, but will be posted on the Khuddam National Youtube Channel. We are also in the works for a logo design, if you have any design ideas, please submit those to our Nazim Isha'a't - Faateh Malik Sahib.  

 

May Allah grant us the strength to make this league a successful one. May Allah grant us the good from this initiative and keep us away from its bad. May Allah forgive our shortcomings and enable us to carry out the true message of Islam by opening the ears and hearts so that they may listen. Ameen.

 

Wassalam,

Fawad