Tottenham forward Adebayor converts to Islam

Adebayor, the Togolese Football icon, was seen taking the Shahada in a video on Sunday

Sports Desk July 07, 2015

Two popular African footballers, Emmanuel Emenike and Emmanuel Adebayor, have reportedly converted to Islam.

Adebayor, the Togolese Football icon, was seen taking the Shahada [the core belief of Muslims that Allah is one and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His messenger] in a video on Sunday.


Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and the inventor of 'Doosra' also congratulated Adebayor on his conversion.

He was surrounded by Muslim leaders and supporters who witnessed the conversion and the ceremony is thought to have been held in Togo, Adebayor’s adoptive country.

Similarly, Super Eagles striker Emenike revealed his conversion during a discourse with the coach of his club Vitor Pereira, Daily Post reported.

He was inquired by his manager about his whereabouts when he was missing during team’s breakfast on Saturday and in reply he confessed his coversion.

When asked where was he, Emenike said: “I’m fasting”. Pereira replied: “You’re not a Muslim.” Emenike insisted: “I became a Muslim. I am a Muslim.”


Abdallah sulemana | 8 years ago | Reply I'm highly enlightened that Adebayor has finally known the truth cos I love him so much but I was afraid he might not see the doors of heaven cos we muslims believes that if ur forehead doesn't touch the ground that's the five daily prayers then there is no way u go to heaven no matter the amount or number of ur gooddeeds so may Allah continue to guide u n let u not astray till thy kindom come ameeeeen
ABDL-GHANIY IBN ISMAHIN | 8 years ago | Reply Surah At-Taubah, Verse 33: هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). (English - Mohsin Khan) via iQuran
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