Top Sunni mufti and head of Sunni scholars in France Sheikh Sankoh Muhammadi has embraced Shia Islam after a visit to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq.
It is very unfortunate that I discovered Shia Islam only at the age of 68, Sheikh Sankoh said in a meeting with Shia scholar Sheikh Walid al-Baaj in Iraq.
He referred to Karbala and Imam Hussain (PBUH) (the third Shia Imam) as great discoveries saying that he had found the reality of Shia Islam and shall propagate it, Shiitenews reported.
Discovering Shia Islam has liberated my brain and senses, making me a free human being, Sheikh Sankoh said, adding that it was his duty to introduce it to those who have not seen its true reality.
The mufti also said he had found the true Islam by visiting the holy shrines of the Ahlul-Bayt (PBUH), the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in Karbala.
The Ahlul-Bayt (PBUH) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been concealed from the eyes of Muslims and I came to discover who they really were when I visited Karbala, Sheikh Sankoh said.
He also asked that Iraq’s senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani be informed of his embracing Shia Islam and plans to show its true reality to the world.
Originally from Cameroon, Sheikh Sankoh has been living in France for 43 years. He is the prayer leader and head of the Fatwa Center in France and is known for the high number of mosques he has built in the European country.