Not quite, they live under an absolute monarchy and some of their social policy is a few steps behind a lot of other countries. There have been steps made over the past decade or so to improve in these areas, but they've still got a ways to go in that regard.
I wonder what would muslim players from country like Qatar do if they needed to pray during a WC hockey game? Muslims have to pray in scheduled times, right?
Nazem Kadri seems to get around it fine, I'm pretty sure he doesn't have to fast during Ramadan as well because it would inflict his work, or something like that. Yakupov might be muslim as well, at least most Tatars are muslim, so I'm speaking purely from statistics, I don't know anything about his religion.
Congrats to both nations, always good to hear about all these nations propping up in the IIHF.
Exhibit A as to how hockey doesn't matter on ESPN:
Last night an ESPN program was discussing how the Detroit Pistons needed a hero citing the heroes on the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and no mention of the Detroit Red Wings. All this despite the Red Wings probably being the most succesful team in Detroit right now.
Ramadan is during the Olympics this year so there have been several stories about that. Apparently you are able to postpone your fasting as long as you get it in at a later date. Needless to say there are exceptions, but I don't know what they all are.