Paul Pogba spoke about his Muslim faith and the role it played in making him a “better person”.
Pogba’s mother practiced Islam but she did not raise her three sons to be Muslims. However, the Manchester United midfielder converted to Islam a few years ago.
“It was a good change in my life because I was not born a Muslim, even though my mother was. Islam is not the image that everyone sees, terrorism … What we hear in the media is really something else. It’s something beautiful.I had a lot of Muslim friends, we talked a lot and I was wondering about a lot of things and then I started doing my own research … I prayed with them once, I felt something different I was fine, then I continued. You must pray five times a day, it is one of the pillars of Islam. You ask for forgiveness and are thankful for everything you have, such as health. It’s a religion that has opened my mind and makes me maybe a better person. “Pogba said in an interview with The Times magazine’s LifeTime podcast.
After going through difficult personal moments, Paul Pogba engaged in his faith, and last month he was photographed on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
“It changed everything in life, made me realize things in life. I imagine that it soothed me. Islam is simply respect for humanity .