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Priest, 100 Followers Embrace Islam In Rwanda: WAMY

Priest, 100 Followers Embrace Islam In Rwanda: WAMY




Muslim leaders in Kigali

JEDDAH, March 21 ( & News Agencies) – A Rwandan priest and a hundred of his followers have embraced Islam, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) said.

The conversions were thanks to a WAMY’s medical convoy that visited remote areas in central Rwanda, whose members’ sermons deeply touched many locals, London-based Al-Quds Press quoted WAMY assistant secretary general Abdul Wahab Nour Wali as saying Saturday, March 20.

He said the convoy delivered sermons in Rwandese at the outskirts of the capital Kigali, which defined Islam and encouraged non-Muslims to accept it, adding the sermons greatly appealed to the locals.

He said a priest and 100 of his followers testified that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah after marathon arguments with the convoy’s preachers.

The priest said that his Islam has been far delayed because he did not have the faintest idea about the religion.

The long marginalized Muslim community in Rwanda - only 1.2% less than 10 years ago – jumped on the last statistics to represent some 16% of the Rwandan population with a gradually increasing growth rate, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) statistics.

Established in Saudi Arabia in 1972, WAMY is an independent international organization and a member of the United Nations NGOs. 

WAMY's headquarters are based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also has presence in 55 countries and an associate membership of over 500 youth organizations around the world.

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