SHAFAQNA – Visiting Imam Reza Holy Shrine (AS), five Swedish nationals converted to Islam and became Shia Muslims.
Getting familiar with the fundamental principles of Islam, accepting the oneness of God, prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as well as confessing to the Velayat of Ali (AS), the visiting tourists converted their profession of faith and became Shia Muslims.
Director of Non-Iranian Pilgrims’ Affairs of Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Javad Hasheminejad said that the Swedish tourists (four women and a man) have accepted Islam after long study and their conversion was not emotional.
Several non-Iranian pilgrims including 10 European and American citizens have converted to Islam in the Holy Shrine in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 19, 2016).
Several non-Muslims converted to Islam from Christianity in recent months including a German, a Brazilian lady and a Swiss student in separate ceremonies held in Shah-e Cheragh Holy Shrine in Shiraz.