Kuwait Club Congolese star embraces Islam

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Zola takes the Shahada.

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Kuwait Club’s Congolese star formerly known as Arsène Zola, embraced Islam, adopting the name Malik, at the Zaid Muhammad Al-Mailem Mosque. The ceremony witnessed the presence of the club’s honorary president, Marzouq Al-Ghanem, alongside the technical and administrative staff and fellow players.

At 28 years old, Malik made his mark in Kuwait following his move during the winter transfer window last January, captivating audiences with his stellar performances. The Kuwait Club officially announced Malik’s conversion to Islam through their social media channels, sharing images of him with his teammates. Imam Malik, at the Zaid Al-Mailem Mosque in Kuwait, administered the sacred testimonies, evoking great joy among the Kuwaiti Club players and their Tunisian coach, Nabil Maaloul.

Marzouq Al-Ghanem, the honorary president of the Kuwait Club, hailed Malik’s conversion as his greatest achievement, expressing profound happiness and commending the club’s environment for fostering the spiritual growth of multiple foreign players.

Reflecting on the significance of Malik’s decision, Al-Ghanem remarked, “It is a moment of true joy for me, transcending worldly affairs. The embrace of Islam by an individual signifies a momentous and pivotal event.”

Al-Ghanem concluded with heartfelt praise, stating, “Malik’s choice to embrace Islam resonates far beyond mere sporting achievements. It is a testament to the nurturing environment fostered by President Khaled Al-Ghanim, the club’s administrative and technical staff, and fellow players. Indeed, his conversion to Islam stands as a milestone eclipsing a thousand championships.”

Hassan Musa

Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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