Le Bayern de Munich aurait accepté de construire une petite mosquée au sein du stade Allianz Arena à la demande du milieu de terrain Franck Ribery, rapporte le site anglophone Onislam.
L’international français, converti à l’islam en 2006, évolue dans le club de football allemand depuis 2007. Il est un des piliers du Bayern de Munich qui vient d’être sacré champion d’Allemagne.
Selon Onislam, la future mosquée de ce stade, située au nord de Munich, servira aux joueurs et aux supporters de confession musulmane. Sa construction sera prise en charge à 85 % par le club. Les 15 % restants resteront à la charge des joueurs et supporteurs musulmans.
Si l’information se confirme, le Bayern de Munich ne sera pas le premier club de foot à construire une mosquée. Avant lui, le club anglais New Castle United a mis en place une salle de prière pour ses joueurs musulmans.
Helping their players to fulfil their religious duties, German football giants Bayern Munich have decided to build a mosque to help Muslim footballers to perform their prayers.
The German football club agreed to a request to build a mosque in the Allianz Arena stadium to serve its Muslim players and fans.
The request was made by the club’s Muslim midfielder Bilal Franck Ribery, who asked for specifying a small room for players to perform their prayers.
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The new mosque would serve Muslim players and fans with a full time imam, an Islamic library and Islamic sessions.
The administration also announced that they will finance 85 percent of the costs of the worship place, leaving 15% to Muslim players and fans who want to participate.
The news about the new mosque was made public via the club’s official site.
Founded in 1900, Bayern Munich is the top tier of the German football league system, and is the most successful football club in Germany.
The football giants have won a record 23 national titles and 15 cups.
The club won its first national championship in 1932.
Bayern Munich is the biggest sports club in Germany and the fourth biggest football club in the world, generating €368.4 million in 2012.
Bayern is not the first European club to build a mosque for its Muslim players after New Castle United specified a prayer room for Muslim players.
Muslims pray five times a day, with each prayer made of a series of postures and movements, each set of which is called a rak‘ah.
The five prayer times are divided all through the day which starts with Fajr prayer at dawn.