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After a Lot of Research, An Indian Sikh Man Finds Islam

After doing a lot of research, an Indian Sikh man has finally chosen Islam. What had he been searching for? What did he find. Read on for the whole story…

A disillusioned Sikh man from India has converted to Islam in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province and has been named Abdul Rahman, according to a media report there.

Tota Singh has converted to Islam and has been named as Abdul Rahman in the northern Jawzjan, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

Singh arrived from India in Shiberghan, capital of Jawzjan province two years ago.

He was thinking of converting to Islam, the report said.

“After doing a lot of research, he has finally chosen Islam,” he said.

“I was in prison for some time in India and there I finally found that worshipping idols, animals and trees were not rational,” he was quoted as saying by the news agency.

Reaching out to the Whole Family

After feeling the beauty of Islam, Abdul Rahman has pledged to persuade his brother and other family members to adopt Islam as their religion.

His family has been living in Shiberghan since last two decades.

Sheikh Abdul Rahim Islamyar, director hajj and religious affairs, said in a ceremony that Tota Singh was named as Abdul Rahman after consultations with religious scholars.




By Hanif Kruger

BIO for Hanif Kruger

Hanif is the manager at the Assistive Technology Centre of the South African National Council for the Blind with more than 30 years of experience in the assistive technology and IT fields. Hanif’s passion is assistive technology and advocating for key issues affecting people with disabilities and more specifically the blind and vision impaired. He shares his love for Assistive Technologies through sharing information through his work and via social media and relevant events in order to spread the knowledge and awareness around new technologies and the challenges relating to AT for PWDs. A strong believer in the rights of persons with disabilities and the philosophy of “nothing about us without us”, he regularly push for the affordability and accessability of AT and matching the correct assistive technology solutions with a person in order for them to reach their full capacity. Hanif enjoys a good Netflix and Apple TV+ binge but can also be found walking both his guide dogs looking for cookies .

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