Twelve non-Muslims convert to Islam in Imam Reza shrine in 2021
In 2021, newly converted Muslims were 7 women and 5 men from Kenya, Germany, Belarus, Argentina, Afghanistan, Sweden, Romania, Mauritius, Thailand, and Panama. The average age of these new Muslims has been 40.
Holiness and spirituality of Imam Reza holy shrine, personal research on Islam, direct touch with Muslim communities, marrying a Muslim, and getting familiar with the Holy Quran were among important reasons behind conversions of these 12 people.
The ceremony for converting to Islam of volunteers is attended by a cleric at the holy shrine, led by the Deputy Office for Foreign Pilgrims’ Affairs, during which the newly converted Muslim is gifted with a certificate of conversion to Islam along with a copy of the Holy Quran and some other religious books.
Every year, Imam Reza holy shrine hosts tens of volunteers who want to convert to Islam. During the past two years, however, the number of these volunteers significantly declined as a result of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Also, experts of Imam Reza holy shrine will be in contact with all these new Muslims to answer their religious questions and to meet their intellectual needs.