opera.com

Reader mode

Meet An American Pastor Who Turned Muslim Preacher After He Was Converted to Islam

Informative-Zone 06/29/2020

An American pastor who turned Muslim preacher has said the friendly treatment he received while visiting Saudi Arabia led him to convert to Islam.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Shropshire first travelled to Jeddah in 2011 to work as an editor New translation of the Holy Quran. He made the comments in an interview with Saudi news website.

At first, the 71 years old said; he was wary and full of hesitation of Islam due to the negative portrait of the Muslims by the media in United States but later he realized that the reality was completely different from what he had seen in the media, before his coming to Saudi Arabia.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. "I soon realised that reality was completely different from what I had seen in the media," he said.

"I saw good people, who take the initiative to greet people and are generous regardless of whether you are Muslim or not."

He added that hospitality he received in Jeddah coupled with his work on the Quran led him to embrace Islam.

"Saudis worship only one God and they have good morals."

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. When asked how a meet muslim people in saudi, he said;

“What I see and meet is actually good people, who take the initiative to greet people and be generous regardless of whether you are Muslim or not,” he concluded.

Shropshire, who now lives in Saudi Arabia, is the founder of non-profit organisation Muslim Voice for Peace and Reconciliation.

Source: opera.com
The views expressed in this article are the writer's, they do not reflect the views of Opera News. Read more>>
Top Comments
0818931**** · 06/30/2020
Muslims are the best people God created
DawoodOpeyemiAremu · 06/30/2020
Islam is the only right way from GOD almighty to mankind, a reasonable & loves one by GOD accept Islam , thanks be to GOD that leads us 2 the right way Islam
Sir.k · 06/30/2020
being a Muslim doesn't stop you from loving Jesus it give you the opportunity to understand and know more about Jesus most Christians hate Islam coz of the social media propaganda but Islam will keep spreading
+234-808934**** · 06/30/2020
I tell you most people hate Islam due to the propaganda of social media but no matter their evil or blackmailing act against Muhammad(SAW) and Islam generally, the only religion of God(Islam) will still prevail.

Less Data,More News — Less than 1MB