A young Japanese historian has converted to Islam after extensive research on Islam, on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Mohammad Taqi (AS).
The 21-year-old Japanese, who chose the name Hussein for himself, said on the sidelines of the ceremony: “We have traveled with a group of Tokyo historians to Iran since 4 months ago at an invitation from the Al-Mustafa International University.”
He added: “In order to initiate our research, we studied Farsi language in the beginning, and then we were taught Islamic lessons and architecture.”
Hussein went on to say: “On my first visit to Mashhad and Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, I was very interested in this place and fascinated by the grandeur and architecture of this spiritual complex. At first glance, I was caught by its amazing and beautiful architecture.”
“After finishing work and returning of the group to Japan, I decided to stay in the city and study about Islam,” he stated adding “Today, when I was planning to return to my homeland, I decided to become a Muslim after consulting with the experts of the holy shrine.”