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Irish youth converts to Islam in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Desmond Burn, an Irish young man resident in the United Kingdom, became acquainted with Islam after traveling to Iran and converted to Islam after studying Islamic sources. Adopting the name Reza for himself, he recounted his…

Australian lady converted to Islam in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - An Australian lady converted to Islam in her second attendance in Iran by uttering profession of faith at the Razavi Holy Shrine. Olivia Stephanie Hyne recounted one of the reasons for her inclination to Islam as the experience…

How An Austrian professor Discovers Islam?

SHAFAQNA- Born 1953 in the town Linz in Austria, I spent my childhood in Munich (Germany) until we moved to Salzburg (Austria) when I was 16 years old. I grew up in a conservative Christian way. My parents are strict Protestant Christians,…

Roman Catholic priest, Idris Tawfiq, who became a Muslim

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SHAFQNA- “At that moment the call to prayer was made and everyone got ready and stood in lines to pray. I sat at the back, and I cried and cried. Then I said to myself: Who am I trying to fool? After they ended their prayers, I headed to Yusuf…

Pride and Prejudice: Is our community coming undone?

SHAFAQNA - A lot can be said of a community by the manner of its welcoming of others. If Islam’s principles are weaved around acceptance, tolerance, justice and compassion, communities have been less kind in their approach - more often than…

Is It 'Revert' or 'Convert'?

SHAFAQNA- Both terms are correct. However, often people who convert to Islam often call this a "reversion" as opposed to a "conversion", because of the understanding that Islam is simply the extension of our innate human nature (fitrah). Because…

Muslim convert experiences Imam Reza shrine

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SHAFAQNA -  A Muslim convert from Thailand in his attending in the Razavi Holy Shrine said, “Being in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A) and hearing the amorous murmuring of pilgrims with this kind Imam is the most beautiful scene I have ever…