Islam made me a better person — Football star, Paul Pogba
FOOTBALL star, Paul Pogba, has opened up on his Islam faith, saying that becoming a Muslim made him a “better person.”
In an interview with British daily The Times’ Life Times, Pogba said he was not raised as a Muslim despite his mother practising Islam.
The Manchester United midfielder revealed that he started “questioning” himself over a lot of things before turning to Islam and becoming “more peaceful inside.”
Pogba became interested in Islam after he decided to research the religion and follow a number of his friends by turning to the faith and the Man United midfielder credits the decision with helping to make him a better person.
Last month, he was pictured along with Chelsea defender, Kurt Zouma, performing umrah in Makkah.
During an interview for The Times’ Life Times podcast, the 26-year-old midfielder was asked what Islam meant to him and he said: “It’s everything. That’s what makes me thankful for everything.
“It made me change, realise things in life. I guess, maybe, it makes me more peaceful inside. It was a good change in my life because I wasn’t born a Muslim, even if my mum was. I just grew up like that, respect for everyone,” he added.
When asked why he decided to become a Muslim now, the French footballer said: “It came because I have a lot of friends who are Muslim. We always talk.”
He added: “I was questioning myself in a lot of things. Then I started doing my own research. I prayed once with my friends and I felt something different. I felt really good.”
He also admitted he did so in order to help him focus.
“It’s really a religion that opened my mind and that makes me, maybe, a better person,” he said.