Nicolas Anelka (Abdulsalam Bilal)

Nicolas Anelka (Abdulsalam Bilal)

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Yasser

Cairo, Egypt

#1 Feb 29, 2008
By Steve Stammers

Evening Standard:

The bizarre career of Nicolas Anelka took another amazing twist today when he said he would probably quit English football after converting to Islam.

Anelka claimed he was ready to walk out on his six-year contract with Manchester City and play for a team in the United Arab Emirates.

The former French international, whose career has been littered with fall-outs with clubs and managers, has spent the last week in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Yesterday he was thought to have been in Mecca, the holiest place of worship in the Islamic faith.

He told France Football magazine: "I am ready to stay here and to play for a club in the Emirates. I am not keen to go back to England or France."

Anelka was speaking after his official conversion to Islam, and at the Al-Wassl mosque in UAE read out several verses of the Koran in front of two muftis, senior legal figures in the community who specialise in advising on the Islamic holy book.

The 25-year-old has spoken before about his interest in the religion. In 1999, he said he was inspired by his boyhood friends in the working class community of Trappes, on the outskirts of Paris.

"The Muslim religion interests me," he said. "When I'm in Trappes, I hang out with Muslims and we discuss it a lot. In the summer we're outdoors until 4am, so we have the time to talk.

"I listen to them in order to understand and learn, just like Roberto Baggio on Buddhism. It opens your mind and the subject fascinates me, just like astronomy does."

Earlier this year, it was reported he had visited the state-funded school in London founded by Yusef Islam, formerly the singer Cat Stevens.

Now it appears his conversion is now complete and a new chapter is about to start in his controversial life.

Many thought the talented striker might be representing France at Euro 2004 but after falling out with the previous manager Roger Lemerre, current boss Jacques Santini refused to have him back, despite Anelka making an apology.

He signed for City two summers ago for £13million but last season he appeared unsettled again.

He first came to English football as an 18-year-old when Arsene Wenger spotted his talent.

He helped Arsenal to the Double in 1998 but alienated fans by demanding to leave for Real Madrid, to whom he was sold for more than £23m, a profit of more than £22m.

Controversy there led to a move to Paris St Germain and he came close to joining Liverpool after a loan spell at Anfield.

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umm eesa

UK

#2 Apr 9, 2008
I'm looking for Anelka. He can reach out to disadvantaged muslims since he is in a position to do so. He can be vehichle of relief for them. I welcome help and aid for my charity cause and would require immense support from him and other muslims out there.

Do get in touch, anyone with productive response.
Mohammed Ali Noh

Birmingham, UK

#3 Sep 21, 2009
Really iam verry hape to see Anelka here in Mecca Saudi Arabia as a haji, really he was not my brother before he converted to Islam. know hi is my Brother and my Freind. just i support Chealse for the sace of him. so aim hapey to see muslim player lik Abdulsalam Bilal Anelka. i wish u my brother anelka Janatul Ferdows inshaa Allah. my personel Date: my name is MOhammed Ali Noh, Somalian - Mogadishu, i live in Mogadishu but just iam Haji after Haj i will return to my countery Somalia inshaa Allah. Asalamu Caleykum Warahmatulah Wa Barakatuh.
Mohammed Salie

Cape Town, South Africa

#4 Jan 24, 2010
I never knew that Nicolas Anelka is muslim until i saw the game on Saturday 23,2010,FA cup.Half time was over and before the whisle blew for the start of the second half,I saw something amazing and felt very proud to be a muslim,just your actions for what you did there out on the field convinced me that you are muslim,when you put your hands to your face and made dua before the whistle blew for the beginning of the second half.ALLAHU AKBAR.May your actions be an inspiration to us all,muslim and non muslim.May ALLAH bless you and your family and grant you ghair and barakaat in your life,Asalamu Aleykum Warahmatulah WA Barakatuh.
Mr M F Salie
Mitchells Plain
South Arica
Nourddine Baiha

Madrid, Spain

#5 Mar 27, 2010
Assalamo alilaikom estoy muy muy contento al saber que el nicolás anelka se convertio al islam es un gran honor espero que dios le bendiga con chelsea y francia Nourddine spain
Edrees Mohammad

Afghanistan

#6 May 24, 2010
its nice to hear that such famous man like Abdul Salam Bilal( Anilke)converted to true religion in both world,actually he did wise to chose the right path im really proud on you that you eventually find your way stright to the paradise.ALLAH BLESS YOU and protect you be champion always brother. edrees mohammad from Aghanistan
Super BMZ

Singapore, Singapore

#7 May 29, 2010
98 world cup and 2000 euro... 3 muslim member on france team, winning team

2004 2006 8 Muslim member...... result... nothing
Shaukat Jang and Bro

Islamabad, Pakistan

#8 Jun 18, 2010
Good to see islam dominates european footaball
bmz

San Diego, CA

#9 Jun 18, 2010
Edrees Mohammad wrote:
its nice to hear that such famous man like Abdul Salam Bilal( Anilke)converted to true religion in both world,actually he did wise to chose the right path im really proud on you that you eventually find your way stright to the paradise.ALLAH BLESS YOU and protect you be champion always brother. edrees mohammad from Aghanistan
but will he be shoot blanks when he is asked when muslim isa was raised alive.

cheers
bmz
bmz

San Diego, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2010
Mohammed Salie wrote:
I never knew that Nicolas Anelka is muslim until i saw the game on Saturday 23,2010,FA cup.Half time was over and before the whisle blew for the start of the second half,I saw something amazing and felt very proud to be a muslim,just your actions for what you did there out on the field convinced me that you are muslim,when you put your hands to your face and made dua before the whistle blew for the beginning of the second half.ALLAHU AKBAR.May your actions be an inspiration to us all,muslim and non muslim.May ALLAH bless you and your family and grant you ghair and barakaat in your life,Asalamu Aleykum Warahmatulah WA Barakatuh.
Mr M F Salie
Mitchells Plain
South Arica
Blessing AGAIN...Will Muslims be Blessing Ex - Muslims!! LOL.

Cheers
BMZ
ALI

South Africa

#12 Nov 1, 2010
ANELKA IS SOO LUCKY ,THE MESSAGE REACH HIM AND HE ACCEPTED IT AND HE MAY BE ONE OF THOSE HAVE THE GOOD OF THIS WORLD AND THE GOOD OF HEREAFTER
ALI

South Africa

#13 Nov 1, 2010
brothers our duty is to make them know the message that mohamed is the final prophet of God,they like it or not ,that is how the message reached us why not the others
SHAMIL ABDULHAMID HUSEIN

Ethiopia

#14 Nov 4, 2010
Really i am very happy to see Abdu salem Bilal Anelka here in mecca as a hajj. really he is not my brother before he converted muslim religion . know he is my brother and my true freinds . just i support chelsea FC for the sake of him so i am happy to see muslim players like Abdul salem Bilal Anelka and franck Ribery and all muslim players around the world.
Thank you
SHAMIL ABDUL HAMID HUSEIN
From
JIMMA UNIVERSITY
IN ETHIOPIA
Gesinde Abdulsalam Kayode

Europe

#15 Jun 25, 2011
Anelka is so lucky. I think there are many muslims like that like edwin van der sar (Man U), Ribery (Beryan Munich), Benzema, Baba Zidan, Taiye Taiwo (A. C. Milan) etc. May the blessing of Allah Continue to be with You all. (AMEEN)
Quadratus

United States

#16 Jun 25, 2011
One of my objections to Muhammed being a true prophet of God, is that he changed God's religion which had existed since man's earliest memories, Abel was accepted by God, at least partly on the basis of a blood sacrifice. Cain was rejected because his was not a blood sacrifice. God gave Cain a second chance, bringing the offering to his doof. He called it a sin offering, showing that in some way the blood sacrifice atoned for sin. The prophet Job offered blood sacrifices for the sins of his family. Abraham offered blood sacrifices. Noah offered blood sacrifices. Moses codified the whole sacrifice system, writing as much about it as he did the moral commandments. David offered blood sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins. Isaiah was forgiven by God on the basis of a blood sacrifice. He later wrote in chapter 53, that someday a Savior would come and be the sacrifice for sin for the whole world. Jesus Christ was that promised sacrifice for sin. This is as much a part of God's religion as good.works, and Muhammed ignored it altogether. Why? God doesn't change! The only religion today that acknowledges this part of God's religion is the religion of Jesus Christ.
Abdul waheed

United States

#18 Jun 1, 2012
May almighty Allah help (anelka)for everywhere he goes, i love you anelka.
Cherno Korta

Denver, CO

#19 Jul 16, 2012
I'm very, very happy to learned that Niko now Abdou Salam Bilal is a MUSLIM. I'm a true Chelsea fan n i u and Didier dearly n the entire team. I was mad and sad when i heard u leaving Chelsea. May Allah's blessings be upon u brotha. I was born and raised in the Gambia, West Africa but now lives in the United States. Thx.
zmb

New York, NY

#20 Jul 16, 2012
abid .... could not kick a ball because he had none. allah had them removed because he was a threat to fface mohmmad.
kilsi

Europe

#21 Jun 17, 2013
May Allah be pleased with him.

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