Devout Muslim rugby star Sonny Bill Williams reveals his family doesn’t celebrate birthdays [Video]

Devout Muslim rugby star Sonny Bill Williams reveals his family doesn’t celebrate birthdays [Video]

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Sonny Bill Williams has given thanks to Allah for his 'blessings' on his son Zaid's birthday.

The cross-code football star uploaded an Instagram post on Tuesday morning in commemoration of Zaid's second birthday.

The 34-year-old is a devout Muslim and as part of his faith does not celebrate birthdays with his family.

'Even though we don't celebrate birthdays in our household, each year that passes I'm always grateful to my creator for blessing my little lovins (sic) with another year of health,' he revealed.

'Two years today for my Mashallah young man. Oh I love you my son. Alhamdullilah for my blessings, especially these little ones who bring us so much joy.'

Mashallah is an Arabic phrase that means 'what God has willed' while Alhamdulillah means 'praise be to God.'

Celebrating a birthday is supported in the Islamic faith if the commemoration involves praising Allah and giving thanks for his offerings.

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