Tottenham forward Adebayor converts to Islam

Published: July 7, 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.”

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Zafar
    Jul 7, 2015 - 1:24PM

    1000 Congratulations

    Well Done

    Allah be with youRecommend

  • vicktor d'souza
    Jul 7, 2015 - 2:55PM

    Converting to Islam is one thing; but being a Saudi….?Recommend

  • SEAsian
    Jul 7, 2015 - 3:40PM

    Now it is highly likely that his contract may not be renewed. Recommend

  • zaid shaikh
    Jul 7, 2015 - 3:43PM

    Masha Allah….may ALLAH give him nd all revert and all muslims good in this world nd good in hereafter….aameen….Recommend

    Jul 7, 2015 - 4:15PM

    May Allah protects him.Remain messi and c ronaldoRecommend

  • Jul 7, 2015 - 5:21PM

    Congratulations Allah accept shahadah remain CR7 insha AllahRecommend

  • aisha
    Jul 7, 2015 - 5:23PM

    am really apreciating adebayor to believe the real religion may Allah protect him in the right path congrant am really happy for ur faithRecommend

  • Jul 7, 2015 - 7:08PM

    congrats. but converting to islam doesn’t mean to become amish. most of newly converts become so amish that they recluse themselves from all the earthly activities. in this way islam will not flourish. we must learn from the sahabas how they went to far and wide to establish muslim societies. they were successful both in materialistic world as well as in spiritual world. Recommend

  • DL
    Jul 7, 2015 - 9:43PM

    Welcome, new member.Recommend

  • TooTrue
    Jul 7, 2015 - 9:58PM

    Just makes me smile, now whether the smile is cynical or not will remain a secret.Recommend

  • Anjum Arshi
    Jul 8, 2015 - 9:04AM

    @vicktor d’souza:
    Don’t you ever wear Western clothes?Recommend

  • Sanchez Gauchou
    Jul 10, 2015 - 3:30AM

    May Allah protect and bless him

    May Allah convert the other players also .in shaa Allah Recommend

  • xaarif
    Jul 20, 2015 - 8:08AM

    E Adebayor coverts to islam. if it.s true may Allah swt guide and protect him ameenRecommend

    Jul 31, 2015 - 7:45PM

    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 iQuranRecommend

  • Abdallah sulemana
    Aug 8, 2015 - 6:49PM

    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 ameeeeenRecommend

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