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Rugby Star Embraces Islam

The 23-year-old announced his conversion in a mosque in Sydney but gave no further details, ajib website reported.

Ferguson recited the Shahadatayn (Ashhadu an la Ilaha Illallahu Vahdahu la Sharika lahu va Ashhadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu va Rasuluh- I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is His servant and messenger) in a ceremony at the mosque.

The ceremony was attended by Muslim worshipers and the boxer Anthony Mundine, who is also a new Muslim convert.

Ferguson told the media that choosing Islam is a personal issue and that he is happy for selecting Islam. He also thanked those who led him to this path.

Ferguson further said that he has found peace and tranquility in Islam and that he would try to improve his conduct.

After the news of Ferguson’s conversion spread, many famous athletes and prominent figures who have embraced Islam in recent years congratulated him on his decision.
Source: IQNA