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German Footballer Danny Blum Converts to Islam

Short-tempered, erratic and not knowing where to belong, this is was Blum before feeling the beauty of Islam. What changes did Islam bring to his life? Read on for the story…

Danny Blum

“Prayer calms my soul”, Blum told Bild newspaper

German Footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, the religion he describes as of hope and strength.

“Islam gives me hope and strength”, Blum told Bild newspaper on January 26.

Entering the fold of Islam was a momentous turning point for the young man who- in his own words- was “short-tempered, erratic and did not know where to belong”.

“Prayer calms my soul”, he said.

Blum joined FC Nürnberg in Bavaria last July. The team plays in the Second Division of professional football in Germany, the Bundesliga.

Shortly after joining the team, he injured his knee and was forced eventually to take six months off.

A few weeks ago, he took the decision to revert to Islam, joining the world’s fastest growing religion.

“Living in the lap of luxury. Every weekend make alarm. No responsibility for anything. And what actually comes after retirement?” the questions came to Blum as he sat at home.

“I have visited a mosque and I immediately risen the heart. I felt this is something for me and wanted to know more,” Blum told Bild.

Ever since, he prays five times a day and eat halal food. Informing his parents with his decision, the 24-year-old player said they were scare at first.

“They are devout Christians. But soon they said that I have to go that route if I believe that it is right,” he said.

May Allah bless him and keep him strong and firm on this true path. Ameen.

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