Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap passed away earlier this month in a Moscow hospital after complications from the corona virus at the age of 57. The Mirror first reported.
After he was diagnosed with the virus, he suffered a heart attack, after which he was immediately taken for surgery to have a bypass, after which he was placed in an artificially induced coma twice.
His condition was described as “serious but stable” by doctors, but it was announced today that the elderly Nurmagomedov lost his fight with the virus.
The elder Nurmagomedov first fell ill at the end April in the Russian republic of Dagestan, and then he received treatment at the hospital due to symptoms similar to pneumonia, but he refused to be tested for the virus.
When his condition worsened, he was sent on a special flight to Moscow, where he was taken care of in a military hospital. He was tested and tested positive for the corona virus, and shortly afterwards he suffered a heart attack.
Khabib didn’t make any statement about his father until toay on his Instagram account. The deeply religious Khabib quoted the Quran, and wrote the text in English, Arabic and Russian:
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.
And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.”
“You will be missed father, you were father, friend, brother and coach in one person. You taught me almost everything I know, I hope that you were happy with me. The contentment of parents is the contentment of Allah,” the final statement read (via Google Translate).
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Quran 17:23-24. And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.” – ۞ وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا Сура «аль-Исра’» 23-24 аяты. Всевышний говорит: Твой Господь предписал вам не поклоняться никому, кроме Него, и делать добро родителям. Если один из родителей или оба достигнут старости, то не говори им: «Тьфу!». – не кричи на них и обращайся к ним почтительно. Склони пред ними крыло смирения по милосердию своему и говори: «Господи! Помилуй их, ведь они растили меня ребенком». Тебя будет не хватать Отец, ты был Отцом, другом, братом и тренером в одном лице. Ты научил меня практически всему что я умею, надеюсь ты был доволен мною. Ведь в довольстве родителей довольство Аллаха.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s close friend and teammate Daniel Cormier feels uncertain about “The Eagle’s” fighting career after the death of his father.
Speaking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Cormier talked about a conversation he had with Khabib a few days before Abdulmanap:
“I talked to the champ — my champion, our champion, AKA’s champion — on Wednesday about everything, and he was having difficulties dealing with all this. The training makes him feel better, but it would be very difficult for the champ to fight under those circumstances.”
“Now, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I really don’t. It’s such a big part of who he is. I don’t know what he’s gonna be able to do without his dad.”
Khabib is set to have his third title defense against interim champion Justin Gaethje in September.