The gentle persuasion of a 10-year-old girl here has resulted in the conversion of a Filipino maid to Islam, a local newspaper reported recently.
The maid became a Muslim in the office of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Badea, Riyadh.
The newspaper quoted members of the family saying that they had placed no pressure on the woman to convert to Islam.
The family brought her books on Islam and the young girl sat talking with her about the religion on a daily basis.
After about two months, the maid told the girl that she wanted to convert and started crying.
She said it was the little girl’s talks with her about the beauty and benefits of Paradise that convinced her to become a Muslim.
The maid also said she was deeply affected by the good treatment of the family.
“I thought about the religion and what made a little girl think and speak about it all the time. I decided to think seriously about Islam,” the maid said.