Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister Amjad Ali on Monday welcomed a Chinese citizen to the path of Islam and named him Abdullah.
According to a video released by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social media cell, the Chinese national recited kalima and embraced Islam on the advice of the KP minister for mines and minerals.
The video shows Ali, MPA from PK-82 Swat-III, first reciting the kalima and the Chinese national following the suit.
“Congratulations, you are a Muslim. Your name is Abdullah,” the provincial minister then tells the Chinese national.
Ali has stated that he was visiting Guangzhou in China when he met Abdullah at the tomb of Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas, one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“He captured a few pictures with us and later we started talking,” Ali said and added that the pair began talking and he explained the religion and its philosophy to him.
“He [Chinese national] was impressed and immediately asked us to convert him to Islam,” the minister said.
Ali said Abdullah then travelled to Pakistan where he was taught the teachings of Islam.
He went on to say that “our purpose is not only to provide public service but also to invite people to the path of Islam.”