| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
A FEMALE Filipino national yesterday converted to Islam at the home of Dyg Hjh Kartina binti Haji Sulaiman at Kampong Pengkalan Batu in Jalan Mulaut.
Twenty-four year old Rachell Famero Ebona, after accepting her new faith, now goes by her new muslim name, Hania Syakira Ebona binti Abdullah.
The ceremony began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by Hania’s declaration of the Syahadah and the signing of the conversion documents by Hania and the witnesses. The ceremony was then concluded with a Doa Selamat.
In an interview, Hania told the Bulletin that her conversion to Islam was not inspired by anybody but by her interest in the religion.
She added that she gained the support of her family members after she assured them that her conversion to Islam was her own decision.
The number of Muslim converts nationwide from January to August 2014 now totals 384 people.