Manchester, MINA – Manchester United star Paul Pogba says being Muslim has helped him to find inner peace and become a better person.
“It changes me, realizes things in life. I think, maybe, it makes me more peaceful, “Pogba said as reported by Daily Sabah from a podcast on Wednesday.
The French footballer said in an interview with the British daily, The Times ‘Life, his mother practiced Islam but did not raise her three sons as Muslims.
Pogba became interested in Islam as an adult through his friends and after going through difficult times. He decided to commit practicing Islam. Last month, he was observed doing an Umrah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
He talked a lot with Muslim friends and studied Islam himself.
“It came because I have many friends who are Muslim. We always talk. I questioned myself in many ways, then I started doing my own research. I pray occasionally with my friends and I feel something different. I feel really good, “he said.
He also added “Islam is widely misunderstood by the public and misunderstood by the media,” Pogba said adding that Islam is a beautiful thing.
Pogba explained he had obligatory prayers five times a day, one of the pillars of Islam, meaningful to him as the practice of asking forgiveness for sin and giving thanks for all that Lord has given.
“This is truly a religion that opened my mind and it made me, perhaps, a better person. You think more about life after death. This life has a test, “he said.
He also explained Islam teaches deep respect for all humans, whether Muslim or not. “In relations with all humans, Muslims must respect others who you are, what your religion is, what color and everything,” he said. (T/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)