For the 1st question this is the reference I got from from one of the sites.
INTERVIEW WITH HASHIM AMLA
You religion is clearly important to you but just how much?
The importance of my religion has increased as I have got older. I
couldn’t put a time frame on it but I have found that following the
Islamic way of life has a lot of beauty to it. Although I was born
into a Muslim family I wasn’t always practicing. The more I have
understood the differences in the various faiths I have adopted as
much of Islam as possible. I’m certainly no saint but the discipline
of the Islamic way of life has helped my cricket without a doubt. I
don’t drink and I pray five times a day, which gives stability to my
Reference for above quote.
For your 2nd question even I am waiting for the answer.