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Interview: Demba Ba (Video)

info-pictogram1 IDC’s co-founder Sohail Abu Asiyah interviews football player Demba Ba to find out more about his experiences at Newcastle United and how Islam plays an important role in his footballing career.


Soccer Players: Demba Ba and Moussa Sow @ Mecca (IMAGE)


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Chelsea Muslim Footballer Builds Mosque


LONDON – Senegal national team and Chelsea Muslim striker Demba Ba has offered money necessary to fund the construction of a mosque in his parents’ hometown in Senegal.

“Being a Muslim is more important than me being a footballer,” he was quoted as saying in an interview with the Independent by sen24heures website reported on Friday, May 9.

“A good Muslim is a good person, so I try to be a good person,” he added.

Being a devout Muslim, the Chelsea star usually celebrates his goal to performing prostration. Ba is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegal national team.

It is also known that he was brought up in a religious home.

The news about his contribution to fund a new mosque hit the Senegalese media last week.

The new mosque is expected to be inaugurated within the coming weeks.

Ba is one of 40 other Muslim stars in the English Premier league.

The Muslim existence on English football pitches dated back to 1992 Tottenham’s Spanish midfielder Nayim was the only Muslim player in the league.

Seeking new talented players for the league, scouts brought new players from West Africa and Paris to become global stars.

The growing influx of Muslim players has been fuelled by the internationalization of football.

Ba’s homeland, Senegal, is a country in West Africa where Islam is the predominant religion. Nearly 90 percent of the country’s population is estimated to be Muslim.

Demba Ba, Muslim football player (Video)

info-pictogram1 Demba Ba (born 25 May 1985) is a footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegal national team. Ba is a practicing Muslim. He observes fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan, along with celebrating his goals by performing the Islamic prayer routine.
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Demba Ba praying in the masjid


info-pictogram1 So do you guys recognize this football player?
Man plays for Chelsea, makes millions a year ما شاء الله but prays at the front of the masjid when it’s jummu’a, he doesn’t fail to pray fajr and isha in the masjid whether he has a game or not! In fact when he scored the winning goal against Manchester United in a final in the afternoon he still made it to the masjid for Maghrib when everyone else was most likely partying. Oh, and he helps out with the youth every now and again…
Brothers(and/or sisters)… Here is a true inspiration in this day and age, his name as you have probably clocked by now… Is Demba Ba. Allah Subhana wata’ala has given him the dunya… Yet he didn’t sell that for his akhirah.