|Sean/Ali Stone fondling his pendant of Zulfiqar |
(the sword of Imam Ali)
All it takes to convert is to recite the Shahada:
“There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” To convert to Islam, one simply has to recite this while believing it in one’s heart.
No-one knows why he chose to become a Shia Muslim, but maybe he just wanted his family to represent the three major world religions since papa Oliver is Jewish and his mum is Christian.
He claims it's no big deal:
"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony.
I wonder if his parents are proud of their son who now wants to be known as Ali.
Source: Teheran Times, France 24