Kin Ichi Tani, a PhD student of anthropology, officially embraced Islam under the Influence of Jafria Jurisprudence ( Shia Sect ) by reciting the Shahada, IQNA’s East Asia branch reported.
He adopted the name Hadi, the name of the 12th Imam (AS), after embracing Islam , according to the Jafria Jurisprudence ( Shia Sect ) .
Hadi said he was very happy to have found the right Path & religion and hoped to be able to be a good Muslim.
“I learned about Islam when I was a high school student. Later, I studied about the religion and concluded that it is a perfect faith. Then I decided to become a Muslim,” he said.
Hadi added that he has travelled to several Muslim countries including Iran, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon and that he is currently studying the culture of the Iranian people. As he found the Shia Sect as the Most Righteous Path of the Religion.
French Football Coach , former France’s International Player Embraces Islam :
A former international French football player who currently coaches Algerian premier league’s Laghouat Club has embraced Islam, officially announcing his decision during last Friday prayer.
In a surprise move, François Bracci, who has built a track record at Olympique de Marseille and Strasbourg, announced the shahada (declaration of faith) last Friday,
Algerian daily information réflexiondz.net reported.
According to media reports, the news caused great joy among many young people who have congratulated the new Muslim. Bracci has been coaching soccer teams in the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria since 2003.
The 63-year-old says he has learned about Islam and its teachings during these years in the three Muslim countries. Following an extensive study about the religion, he embraced Islam.
Bracci announced his conversion at the Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in the city of Laghouat , 400 km south of the capital Algiers.
Along with his achievements with French teams Olympique de Marseille and Strasbourg, Bracci was selected in the France team for 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
Bracci is not the first football coach to revert to Islam while coaching in Algeria. Previously, Kasr el Hiran, Christian manager of Algeria’s Shabab football team had converted to Islam.