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Saudi Arabia welcomes 400 women into Islam


Riyadh: Religious converts to Islam greatly increased in the Kingdom. Over the past four months, the number of new Muslim women has reached 400.

As per Arab News, a ceremony to honor new Muslims were conducted which was attended by Zeinab bint Abdullah Al-Rajhi, undersecretary of the student study center at the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University.

There are so many explanations offered as to why women continue to convert- Lorna, a new Muslim, also has one to told the audience in attendance how she converted to Islam:

“Before embracing Islam, I was a teacher at a Catholic church. Later, I decided to move to Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.

“My sponsor once asked me to clean up the library shelves. While I was busy working, I found a translation of the Holy Qur’an. I asked my sponsor if I could read it, and she welcomed the idea.

“Later, I expressed my desire to convert to Islam to my sponsor who took me to a preacher who helped me pronounce the Shahada (testimony of faith). And today I feel proud to be a Muslim.”

The cermony began with the Holy Qur’an recitation, after which a video film on women’s administration was shown.

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