New convert aspires introducing Shi’ism to motherland

MASHHAD, Jul. 23 (MNA) – A newly convert from Armenia has said Shi’ism has been the subject of very little missionary attempts in Caucasian Armenia.

Rena, is married to an Azeri husband from Tabriz, as she says to Astan Quds News Agency; “I have the dream of returning to my country and get my Christian countrymen familiar with Islam and Shi’ism; I am from Armenia and according to the Armenian customs, every person is free to choose his or her own religion. I had very little information about Islam when I was single."

“When my husband met me in Armenia, he proposed me and said, jokingly, that he wants me to convert to Islam. At that time I got familiar with Shia Islam for the first time; in the earliest opportunity, I came to Iran and opted for, after lots of studies and research, Shia Islam as my official religion."

"A few months after my conversion to Islam, I came to Mashhad with my father-in-law and restated the formula of faith (shahadatain) at the Razavi Holy Shrine. I had a really strange feeling and became proud of my conversion, when I saw the Razavi golden dome for the first time", Asrian noted, "I have visited different holy shrines up to now but Mashhad is totally different for me as I feel real calmness and peace at the Razavi Shrine."

"I wish I had an opportunity to return to Armenia and promote Shia Islam since there is no propagation for Islam and Shia rituals there,” Rena told Astan Quds correspondent.

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