Newly-signed Al Nassr star Sadio performed pilgrimage just hours after his debut for the club
Al Ittihad captain and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema has been having a great season in Saudi Po League and enjoying his time in the kingdom.
The star player, who is also a devout Muslim, shared a video early Monday while performing Umrah in Makkah.
While sharing the video on his Instagram and X platforms, the former Real Madrid footballer was heard saying: “Mashallah, the best of the best. Alhamdulillah [praise be to God].”
Draping himself in an ihram (white clothing), Benzema recorded the video while circumambulating or performing Tawaf (to perform seven anti-clockwise circuits of the Kaaba). He captioned the post in French, which translates to “very happy.” The video generated millions of views.
This is not the first time Benzema performed Umrah. In 2016 he visited Saudi Arabia and completed the pilgrimage.