May 24, 2022

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British embassy in Saudi Arabia tlifw shares conversion to Islam on social media

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  • The UK ambassador announced on social media
  • Prior to this, senior British ambassadors had embraced Islam

The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia accepted Islam. He said this on social media. He has changed his name to Saif Azhar. A photo of Saif in the Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah has gone viral on social media. Saif tweeted about it on Twitter. He said in his tweet, I am very happy to be back in my favorite city of Madinah and I am very happy to be here and perform Fajr prayers in the mosque of the Prophet.

‘We are waiting for the return of British Muslims’

Saif also said that British Muslims were waiting to return to Medina. He said that before the corona epidemic, more than 1 lakh people used to come here every year. I hope this number will increase as the amazing development of facilities and infrastructure here continues. Let us tell you that Saif was not the first messenger to convert to Islam. Earlier, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Symel Golis had converted to Islam and performed Hajj. Golis said he had lived in the Muslim community for 30 years and decided to convert to Islam only after living in the community for three decades.

In 2016, a photo of Golis in traditional attire went viral in which he was seen in Mecca with his Syrian wife, Huda al-Musrkesh. Golis is seen in the picture in the traditional white Ihram dress worn for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. He also served as Britain’s ambassador to Syria from 2007 to 2012. During this time, diplomatic relations between Britain and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deteriorated.

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