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Hindu prisoner embraces Islam and performs Hajj

He was drawn to Islam due to being treated kindly even as a Hindu in prison

Islamophobes and other far-rights are quick to point fingers to Islam and Muslims for having poor treatment for non-Muslims. Stories like these shall clear those misconceptions.

A Hindu man, who is serving a prison term for giving bribery, embraced Islam few days ago and was allowed, together with a number of prisoners, to perform Haj this year. He has been in prison for three months.

The prisoner who requested anonymity said:

I thought Muslims persecute any non-Muslim but I was wrong. I have been treated kindly and with respect in the prison despite the fact that I was a Hindu.

Nobody disrespected Hinduism. I started attending the classes given by Muslim scholars and found myself getting drawn to Islam. I enjoyed listening to the Holy Qur’an, which talks to the mind and soul and calls for good morals and ethics.

Islam is the natural religion of human beings and I truly believe that.

Director of Makkah Prison, Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Maqati, said prisoners and officers held a small party for their new brother in Islam and showered him with gifts and Islamic books.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, emir of Makkah region and chairman of the Central Haj Committee, issued orders to allow the Indian prisoner to perform Haj this year. Al-Maqati stressed:

We have a program for non-Muslims in which a number of scholars give religious lessons explaining the true meaning of Islam and the Holy Qur’an and leaving the option of embracing Islam to the prisoner himself. Nobody is forced to become a Muslim.

Source: Saudi Gazzette

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual. With Secondary education from Diocesan Boys' School in Hong Kong combined with Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in English Language, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

His hobbies include social media networking about Islam, politics and entertainment. Being a Pakistani, cricket is in the blood as they say, while being a Muslim, the hunger for gaining authentic knowledge, implementing it and spreading it remains his every day endeavors.

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