S.African bowler Wayne Parnell converts to Islam

Published: July 29, 2011

Parnell will celebrate his 22nd birthday as a Muslim on Friday. PHOTO: REUTERS

South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell in a statement on Thursday announced his conversion to Islam from Christianity, Times of India reported on Friday.

He has also changed his named to Waleed after his conversion to Islam earlier in January this year.

Parnell confirmed in the statement that he has been studying about Islam and will celebrate his 22nd birthday as a Muslim on Friday.

Parnell said:

“While I have not yet decided on an Islamic name I have considered the name Waleed which means Newborn Son, but for now my name remains Wayne Dillon Parnell. I will continue to respect the team’s endorsement of alcoholic beverages. I am playing cricket in Sussex and this is my immediate focus.”

The South African cricket team manager, a Muslim by faith, Mohamed Moosajee said that Parnell’s Muslim teammates – Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir – did not influence his decision to convert from Christianity.

Moosajee said:

“Wayne already decided a few months ago to follow Islam. The decision to convert was his own decision, but I know nothing of the name change.”

Parnell’s fellow players, reportedly said they believed that he is very serious about the conversion and had not ‘touched a drop of alcohol’ ever since he converted to Islam.

He is the second Christian cricketer to have converted to Islam after Pakistan’s Yousuf Yohana (now Mohammad Yousuf) in 2006.

Reader Comments (275)

  • Ali
    Jul 29, 2011 - 3:29PM

    Godspeed bro!

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  • SAM
    Jul 29, 2011 - 3:29PM

    Welcome to the light!

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  • MAD
    Jul 29, 2011 - 3:38PM

    What no comments. No claims about parnell being forced to convert to stay in the team like Muhammad yusuf. Wonder where the “Oh So Liberal” brigade has disappeared now.

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  • Neutralist
    Jul 29, 2011 - 3:51PM

    When you STUDY Islam, it has that strange power of filling you with harmony and giving you the answer to every question… alas! we have been studying only Muslims lately, and criticizing Islam for what the MUSLIMS have made it look like.

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  • Umair Aziz
    Jul 29, 2011 - 4:24PM

    Excellent Buddy!
    May Allah Bless you and your family!

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  • Bilal
    Jul 29, 2011 - 4:26PM

    I would really be interested in his story! Converstion strories are always a source of inspiration!

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  • Malik
    Jul 29, 2011 - 4:31PM

    Allah o Akbar
    May Allah SWT keep you safe from all hardships…..

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  • shajeel
    Jul 29, 2011 - 4:40PM

    MASHALLAH………….mubur…mubur

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 4:48PM

    Hope you set a good example. :)

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  • sunny
    Jul 29, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Congratulation bro. Keep on enlightened yourself with the teachings of Islam. Inshallah the Almighty Allah will further open on you the reality of life, this world and hereafter.

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  • Ali
    Jul 29, 2011 - 5:20PM

    Nice to know this, may Allah help you to keep on right path.

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  • Syed Shoaib Ahsan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 5:32PM

    I’d love to see NFP pinning this on Hashim Amla, just as he did with MoYo’s conversion when he did NOT take into account what MoYo himself said.

    Other than that … good to hear this!

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  • Ismail Nihad
    Jul 29, 2011 - 5:37PM

    Maasha Allah….. may Allah bless you, wishing you success always…

    Salaams….

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  • Aamir
    Jul 29, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Welcome to Islam. SubhanAllah..Even if Hashim Amla have not forced anyone, he is a clean example of best lifestyle. May Allah guide all to embrace Islam a true religion.

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 6:12PM

    Masha Allah Great news, just before Ramazad.

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  • Irfan Mansuri
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:18PM

    Wellcome brother, you have taken very right decision.

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  • Noman Ali
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Dear Waleed,

    Many many congratulation for accepting Islam. May Allha blessed on you and your family.

    Best regards,
    Noman Ali Khan
    Pakistan

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  • Muhammad Adil
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:26PM

    Dear ,
    (Wayne parnell)
    Waleed I m soooo happy about ur this stand and I belive after this step u will be very lucky in any field and Allah will help u in any step of ur life
    Inshallah .
    Assalam o Alekum.

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 6:40PM

    heartiest congratulation to Wayne Parnell, may Allah help u for life time, and u get a real gift from Allah inshallah amin…

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  • farhia
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:54PM

    Wow thats great news.may Allah protect u n guid u 2 the rite path of life!mwaaah

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  • Daniyal Chaudhry
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:56PM

    Maashaallah SubhaanALLAH ALLAH,U,AKBAR

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 7:01PM

    islam spreading arrond the world..

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  • Ahmer Ali Khan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 7:10PM

    welcome to religion Islam ….may Allah bless u…..

    Islam also means “submitting one’s will to the Almighty Creator”. Anyone who submits one’s will to the will of the Supreme Creator is a Muslim. That is the reason, said Dr Zakir Naik, Islam is the fastest growing ideology in the world. An article in Readers Digest ‘Almanac’, year book 1986, gave the statistics of the increase of percentage of major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. The article which also appeared in The Plain Truth magazine placed Islam at the top which increased by 235 per cent. Christianity had increased by 47 per cent.

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  • nadeem asif
    Jul 29, 2011 - 7:21PM

    May god accept your efforts and give you jannah…ameen

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  • woohoo
    Jul 29, 2011 - 7:25PM

    @SAM:

    Welcome to the light!

    You mean dazzling light Pakistan, Iran and the Arabian peninsula are drenched in right now?

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 7:35PM

    parnell u can see player like muhammud yusuf who made a world record in 2006 after accepting islam and hashim amla who propebly looks a proper muslim thats y he is number 1 in odi rankings today. parnell may god bless u and give u alot of sucsess in the world and after the world…..

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  • ahetsam
    Jul 29, 2011 - 7:49PM

    SubhanAllah

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  • FK
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:02PM

    Welcome brother!!!

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  • Kasim.Lahore
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:07PM

    Welcomes you to join… ET should also cover conversion of Islam to Christainity happens regularly in African Countries like Kenya etc… Daily almost 16,000 Muslims are converted into Christanity by Greed words or by Force according to Independant sources..

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina31103.htm

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  • Jahanzeb
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:13PM

    Mubarak

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  • Dodo
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:21PM

    @Neutralist:
    All the answers? Really?

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  • tanzila mirza
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:28PM

    Welcome!! Congratulations

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  • asif
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:35PM

    mashallah subhanallah

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  • shahidiqbla
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:39PM

    i m so happy that u accept Islam and you will be the most successful person in your life. and ALLAH helps you in every field of life.
    inshallah

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  • Sajjid dar
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:47PM

    Jaza kallah, i am very happy to know that Parnell is now muslim.
    May allah bless him.
    Nd we should proud we r muslim. Thanks to my almighty.
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  • saeed khan yousafzai
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:50PM

    wellcome brother to the religion of peace we appreciate u

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  • Sajjid ahmad
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:52PM

    Great news. Welcome to islam.Recommend

  • sumrah
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:53PM

    Asa, Not converted but Reverted to Islam and although against popular belief but Name change is a choice not a necessity, my friends.

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  • gm
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:58PM

    Mashallah . Allah give you more success.

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  • hamza khan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 8:59PM

    no one can force anyone to convert. this is such an orientalist concept, that somehow muslims ‘force’ non muslims to accept islam. ‘let there be no compulsion in religion.’ does this verse appear in any other religious script? no, it appears in the Quran. and wayne parnell is no kid that hashim amla would ‘force’ him and he would be ‘forced.’. this is surely of his own volition, and i commend him for his intellect and faith in what we all know is the true path to Gods mercy in this world and the next. Recommend

  • sumrah
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:11PM

    I insist! please do not get influenced by those who preach cultural & orthodox Islam rather to acknowledge the real truth not only read the Qur’an yourself but insist on references when a quote in thrown your way and remember the journey is from the inside to outside rather then changing your appearance but depriving others even their basic rights which unfortunately is very popular amongst us :( And lastly whatever decisions take please try to first understand the reasons why Allah has allowed or disallowed certain things by a thorough research of the respective topic :)

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  • Maricruz
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:17PM

    @Dodo yes

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  • haroonn1986
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:20PM

    May allah bless u. Great news. subhanallah.

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  • haroonn1986
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:22PM

    May allah bless u. Great news. subhanallah.Recommend

  • sumeet
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:32PM

    congratulation.BTW,for the knowledge of commentetors,islam is not the fastest growing religion in the world.you can confirm it from any neutral source.Recommend

  • ishtiaq ahmad
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:37PM

    masha allah.. ….may allah help u in every stage of life..

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 9:43PM

    welcome,my bro….to the world of islam.world of botherhood.

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  • Araj khan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:44PM

    Congratulations! You are so Lucky that ALLAH ALMIGHTY send His blessings upon you:)Recommend

  • Dodo
    Jul 29, 2011 - 9:55PM

    @Maricruz:
    I would like to know the answer to how the clouds are formed, how does the climate change effect the crops. How does the global warming is causing all the havoc. What causes earthquakes. Please answer these in light of Islam not using faith based answers but scientifically testable answers please.

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 10:04PM

    jazakAllah,
    Dear brother asalam mu alaikum,
    May allah fills ur heart with the light of islam and gvs u long lasting pleasure of being muslim, i appreciate ur move, and lemme tell u to all here who comment against islam, plz read Al quran and trust me u will cm to knw what islam is… And i promise to all.. U wil all embrace islam..
    Plz do cm to kashmir..

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 10:29PM

    actually being in usa and talking to people about islam is like talking to rocks or some one with no brain, but believe me there are people who are guided by Allah and mashallah brother parnell you are a lucky person who has been guided, you will feel it as you go along with..congratulation bro…May Allah bless you

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 10:33PM

    Welcome dude to the Religion of light!!!!

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 10:45PM

    Dear,

    Welcome in islam Mohammad Waleed Parnell…
    May allah bless you. Great subhanallah. mashaallah

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 10:49PM

    welcome in the true religion….

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  • Maleeha
    Jul 29, 2011 - 10:51PM

    MashAllah :) It’s SO nice to hear that. Allah is great and islam will definitely rule the world inshAllah

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  • Tahir Khan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 11:02PM

    This is mentioned in Quran as “Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it midst. He send down from the sky mountains (of clouds) having hail in them then He afflicts with it whomsoever He will and turns it away from whomsoever He wills. The flash of its lightning seems to snatch away the eyes.” (Quran, 24:43)
    This is about just one verse about Cloud. If you want more you can ask some knowledgeable Muslim or you can go to read Quran in English on http://quranexplorer.com/Quran/Default.aspx
    (select translation of Mufti Taqi Usmani)

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  • Tahir Khan
    Jul 29, 2011 - 11:18PM

    Before the answer to your questions Dodo. the question is that is there any thing in this universe or on earth like clouds crops earthquakes are under our control. If you ponder upon you will realize that how delicately and in a fashioned way this world is made. Some of its rules cannot be changed like day and night time. You can’t stop the clouds to rain or hail. So who is controlling this.

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  • Mir
    Jul 29, 2011 - 11:38PM

    in my opinion its strange that when we talk about any other field or topic about life we usualy study and research then talk about it, but when it comes to religion no one does any study and research. anyone wants to talk about any religion should read basic scripture of that religion first then talk about that religion. religion is not an idealogy or philosphy, its about finding out about creator of everything and follow the guidelines provided by creator.

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  • R.ALAM
    Jul 29, 2011 - 11:43PM

    *ALHAMDULILLAH*

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  • Muhammad Aqeel
    Jul 29, 2011 - 11:59PM

    Congratulations Brother,
    Welcome to the Religion of Peace, May Allah fill your heart with his Love and the love of Holy Prophet(Peace Be Upon Him).

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  • farah
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:11AM

    Aslam-o-alaikum…i m very happy 2 9 dat …i proud of him…as a muslim…May Allah bless u …

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  • Ashok
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:29AM

    Wow, after going through the comments, I can safely say that the people of Pakistan are seriously brainwashed. How sad. Identity politics to the extreme.

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  • naimat
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:58AM

    Subanallah !! May Allah give u the power and strength to follow this gr8 religion with the full heart and may Allah gives guidance to all !!!

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  • Mazher Arshad
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:13AM

    Masha’ALLAH

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  • Shock Horror
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:15AM

    What would be the fate in Pakistan of a Muslim converting to Christianity? Probably worse than death!

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  • MS - Mariya
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:24AM

    Good for Wayne but it would be better if the muslims convert to Islam and follow it. So much attension to getting non muslims to convert while we are not practising true islam.

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  • Waqar
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:19AM

    May Allah Almighty keep you steadfast on your new path!

    I have also have great respect and admiration for his team mate Hashim Amla, especially, how he handled with dignity and forgave a popular commentator who called him a ‘terrorist’.

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  • Ayatullah siddiqi.
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:41AM

    At 1st I say :Alhamdulillah…
    Really,I’ve no word…just I say Almighty Allah r keep u right place in right time….we’r all muslims say congratulation in peace of religion…some request 4u plz u’ll be obey just holy Qur’an & follow sunnah of our leader
    Muhammad (sw)….Recommend

  • Jul 30, 2011 - 2:43AM

    may ALLAH bless u and your family and may ALLAH have mercy on his hardships and give him strength to obey the rules of islam AMEEN

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  • Ayat.sid
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:59AM

    we should say :Alhamdulillah…
    Almighty Allah bless u…Recommend

  • abdul majid
    Jul 30, 2011 - 4:44AM

    assalam o alikum
    Thanks to Almighty Allah That he had choosen u for right Path

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  • Abdul jawd
    Jul 30, 2011 - 5:40AM

    Asalam-o- Alaikum dear brother.
    Welcome to the Religion of peace.
    May Allah bless you with his countless blessings.

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  • Ehsan ul haque
    Jul 30, 2011 - 6:54AM

    Welcom waleed and congregulation for accepting the ISLAM. ALLAH bless u. Love u a lotRecommend

  • ABDULLA FIRDOUSE
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:20AM

    welcome …

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  • Mohammed
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:22AM

    Mashallaha Brother its very fascinating to hear your journey to Islam please do a YouTube interview about how you become Muslim i am very keen to know!… a very warm welcome to I.S.L.A.M……….. peace

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  • Owais Qarni
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:37AM

    Subhan Allah May Allah bless u we say wel come to u in islam bcoz islam is a very simple but complete religion in all of religion’s and that every know better then me even non-muslism are accepted that. if any one want to get place in paradise they want to follow up the rule of islam

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  • Kashif
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:50AM

    Masha Allah… congratulations!! Welcome to Islam!

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  • Dodo
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:14AM

    @Tahir Khan:
    The verse you quoted from Quran does not have any “divine” or scientific knowledge in it. A kindergarten kid can tell you what’s written there just by spending an afternoon looking at the skies/clouds in the rainy season. It doesn’t say how the clouds are formed (evaporation) or how does that lightening actually occurs “that snatch away the eyes.”
    As far as “pondering” over things is concerned, there’s a scientific explanation of what causes all those things that you mentioned. No one needs to “control” it. Its a natural phenomenon that happens when certain conditions are met. Earthquakes, storms, rains (albeit not in form of water) happens in a number of planets all across the solar system. There’s no delicacy in how the earth is formed there is a lot of chaos if YOU look closely and read the scientific data.
    But just for argument’s sake, why does the all beneficent, all loving, all caring God kill thousands of innocent children in earthquakes, storms and other natural disasters? Didn’t those victims deserve a chance to live and enjoy a life on this planet?

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  • Rashid Rana
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:40AM

    May you have the best life ever now! We are with you! 3 billion people are with you. You will never be alone. Stick to the truth that is Islam.

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  • farrukh
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:45AM

    Mashallah May Allah bless you
    and Mabrook to all Muslims for this great reversion

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  • SYED AHAMED HUSSAIN
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:55AM

    ALLAHU AKBAR

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 9:59AM

    Dear Brother waleed Glad to hear u convert in islam may Allah Bless you and protect you in ISLAM Ameen and also ramdan kareem Mubarak to you.

    Shahid Muzammil

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  • kamran Qureshi
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:59AM

    Assalam o Alikum
    Dear Brother Welcome in the islam a peaceful religion.May Allah bless you & your family.Aameen

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  • kamran Qureshi
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:17AM

    Assalam o Alikum
    Dear Brother. Welcome to islam a peaceful religion. may Allah send his blessing on u and ur family.

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  • ahtasham
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:34AM

    SubhanAllah

    god bless you

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  • Najimudeen
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:39AM

    Dear Brother, Assalamu Alikum
    Allah gave you a good way that will ensure happy life in the both world

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  • Nusky Mohamed
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:03AM

    Masha Allah!!!!!!!
    Great Waleed

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  • MHJ
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:21AM

    @Ashok:
    Well dear you should say on rite path not brain washed, everyone has given him congratulations, so whats wrong with you?Recommend

  • MHJ
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:29AM

    @sumeet:
    For your information:
    According to Guinness Book of World Records, Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion by number of conversions each year.
    So, if you r talking about growth due to birth rate than no one can beat you people :)Recommend

  • Raj
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:38AM

    Well i m happy with the decision of parnell. But too satisfied that no one forced him to accept islam , thiz is his own will to do so. Congrats to himRecommend

  • mehdi minhaj
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:39AM

    Mashallah . Allah give you more success

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  • A.Sattar Zara
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:41AM

    Welcome to islam, hope you will be a better muslim. Since you have converted to islam after thorough study and understanding.
    May allah guide you to follow the teachings of holy quraan. Aameen.Recommend

  • mehdi minhaj
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:43AM

    Welcom You, & Mashallah . Allah give you more success

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  • mehdi minhaj
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:44AM

    Welcome You Brother , Mashallah . Allah give you more success

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  • Hasan
    Jul 30, 2011 - 11:57AM

    This article is not news worthy!
    The man’s religion is a personal thing – I am certainly not interested.
    Please can we focus on important issues relevant to our society.

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  • Taha Ceen Tayyab
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:03PM

    Has nobody noticed yet that the writer of this report says “He has also changed his named to Waleed after his conversion to Islam earlier in January this year.”

    While Parnell says “While I have not yet decided on an Islamic name I have considered the name Waleed which means Newborn Son, but for now my name remains Wayne Dillon Parnell.”

    Both these statements are made in this same report….. Contradiction? Misquotes?
    What is happening to ET?????????

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  • Hassan Ammar
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:39PM

    Assalam-O-Alikum,
    Dear brother, I congrats your spirit and courage to accept Islam. You can always contact me if you need any guidence regarding Islam or any misunderstanding.

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  • Ali
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:39PM

    Subhan Allah……………….Well wishes for u waleed……

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  • Hassan Ammar
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:40PM

    Dear Brother Assalam-O-Alikum,
    I congrats your spirit and courage to accept Islam. You can always contact me if you need any guidence regarding Islam or any misunderstanding.

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  • Mohammed Kaleem
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:46PM

    masha allah.. ….may allah help u & ur family in every stage of life..

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  • Abdul Rehman
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:49PM

    congrtulations to all Muslims

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 12:51PM

    @Ashok:
    For your information Islam is a fast spreading religion in the World. USA, Israel and India are most worried. Being an indian, I can understand your feelings. i suggest you should also study Islamic religion so that your heart may also be enlightened with the facts of life inshAllah which is lost at present.

    Wayne Parnel now Waleed is a seasoned player and toured world with South African team and met people around. Therefore, he is matured enough to observe what is right and what is wrong.

    Out of 11 players now MashAllah 3 are converted to Islam – 8 more to go. The day is not so far when majority of the South African Cricket team will be Muslims.

    Keep it up what a good present to celeberate Ramzan with this good news.

    Regards

    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
    Johannesburg – South AfricaRecommend

  • rida sehar
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:51PM

    Masha Allah! it’s a great news..May Allah bless u!

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  • waseem
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:02PM

    Mabrook. Allah shows the path to the righteous ones. Allah always keep all of us on the straight path.

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 1:17PM

    there is no need to change the name of Waleed[ new born son] because instead of it you are like a child without of sin. Allah almighty bless you.you are so lucky bcause your past every kind of sins are forgiven, you are so holiest this time. mubarak

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  • asf
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:29PM

    Dear Waleed,

    At last you found the reality in this world and real life hereafter, insha- Allah.

    Congrats from bottom of my heart…

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  • Afdhal
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:33PM

    Allah is the greatest !!!
    Welcome to the real life brother Wayne. Infact this is not the life of our’s … I mean life after death. You have been one of my favorite players and its great to hear that you have receieved allah’s blessings. Your the winner Wayne.

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  • Hussain
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:38PM

    Askm
    Waleed Bhai
    I am very happy from you because you have come back of rehmat,s allha
    Hussain
    IndiaRecommend

  • Omair Shakil
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:45PM

    I am glad to see that despite the negative portrayal of Islam in the media, Mr Parnell was able to discern between what our religion actually is and what it has been made out to be by some.

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  • Calleigh
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:56PM

    for whatever reason he made this choice and i hope he’s happy with itRecommend

  • rida sehar
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:59PM

    Masha Allah! congratulations!

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 2:00PM

    Mr. Waleed congratulation that Allah accepted you in his Islam. die as a muslim and inshallah you will get Jannah.

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  • mir masroor
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:12PM

    im very glade to hear such a gr8 news..wel cum to the deen of islam.

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  • alina
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:12PM

    im extremely happy and i pray for WALEED to stay blessed for the rest of his life .

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  • R S JOHAR
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:24PM

    Congratulations to him. May he become a true Muslim and follow the right path shown by Islam.

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  • Malik Tanveer
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:26PM

    Allhumdullilah..!!

    We have one more brother with us who has joined the ever increasing ‘Family of Islam’. We are so happy to see that ‘ALLAH’ (SWT) has opened the heart of brother Waleed a.k.a. Parnell confirming to (Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide) I pray to ‘ALMIGHTY ALLAH’ that ‘HE’ guides us all to the Straight Path, the Path of those whom ‘HE’ has Blessed and not the path of those who are on ‘HIS’ anger and nor of those who go astray”… Aamin..

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 2:39PM

    Waleed I m soooo happy about ur this stand and I belive after this step u will be very lucky in any field and Allah will help u in any step of ur life

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  • Al Noman
    Jul 30, 2011 - 2:40PM

    May Allah bless you. Be faith always in Al -Quran and Hadith. . . .

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  • ADU
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:00PM

    welcome parnell in islam hope the africans will never mind thatRecommend

  • Fawaz Rasheed Koya
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:03PM

    Masha Allah..good news!

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  • Ali Khan
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:12PM

    MashAllah I am very pleased to know that. May Allah keep him steadfast on this. Whoever commented agaisnt Islam has no knowledge of it.

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  • abdurahiman
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:18PM

    you get Islam’ in your hardwork,But we have got Islam our birth time.we can’t anything do to islam.So you are the great ! you will do work for Islam,sure..! May be Allah bless for you and All…

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 3:41PM

    maasha allah

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  • MoHammad Salman
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:50PM

    Welcum dear Brother..

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  • mind control
    Jul 30, 2011 - 3:50PM

    @Hamza Khan

    no one can force anyone to convert. this is such an orientalist concept, that somehow muslims ‘force’ non muslims to accept islam.

    Really, then Marvi Menon must be suffering from the ‘orientalist’ disease.

    http://m.memri.org/14499/show/c7a38dc922cfbf62b02ee8c86759dcbd&t=826c0c9c7dab45b643c5d2b402598c5d

    While Wayne Parnell has every right to convert and its good to see his decision has brought so much of joy to the People of Pakistan, suppose some Waleed Khan from Peshawar tomorrow decides to become Wayne Parnell. Will there be an equally vigorous singing and dancing on this site.

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  • Abdul Samad
    Jul 30, 2011 - 4:26PM

    Allah ‘o Akbar
    May Allah bring peace to the world and I am sure Parnell’s decision will instigate other non-Muslims to accept islam.

    Welcome brother.

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  • ASIF
    Jul 30, 2011 - 4:57PM

    Subhan AllahRecommend

  • Jul 30, 2011 - 5:33PM

    welcome to life bro
    waleed
    god bless u

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  • md moinuddin
    Jul 30, 2011 - 5:50PM

    ALLAH O AKBAR.Recommend

  • iqbal lone
    Jul 30, 2011 - 5:52PM

    we muslims must feel proud and simultaneaously we must learn from it

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 5:56PM

    we muslims must feel proud simultaneously we must learn from it

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  • Riyas.S.V
    Jul 30, 2011 - 6:34PM

    Great decision in ur life

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  • supersession
    Jul 30, 2011 - 6:39PM

    assalam to my brother and ALLAH’s blessings be upon you, i pray that He shows the right path and guides you to better living.

    but i would like to know more and i expect this to be more then just an influence

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  • Jul 30, 2011 - 6:39PM

    May allah bless u. Great news. subhanallah. From WAJID KN

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  • firdous jabeer
    Jul 30, 2011 - 6:49PM

    maasha allah may allah helps my brother to learn everything more about the pure religion and my wishes for waleed and family

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  • Semu
    Jul 30, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Mashaallaha

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  • Sami
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:49PM

    MashaAllah.

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  • Mohamed Rizvi
    Jul 30, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Maasha Allah, May Allah bless him!!!!

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  • asad
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:24PM

    im very happy to know that you are converted to islam wellcome to islam

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  • shamsu
    Jul 30, 2011 - 9:43PM

    thanks good,

    it proves that if anbody ready to study islam , he could embarace it, bcs it is highly attractive and peaceful

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  • Kashaf
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:01PM

    congratulations brother
    wellcome to the world of Islam…Islam is the bestest religion
    may ALLAH fill your heart with the light of Islam….(ameen)*Recommend

  • Salman007
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:37PM

    @Sumeet!! By all the reliable sources, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. It has been verified by many independent sources, many of which are listed below.
    CNN World News ( 14 November 1997 Report — See link below )
    World Christian Database ( 200-2005 Survey — See link Below )
    Foreign Policy ( May 2007 Report)
    And also, by many other websites like,
    People’s Daily Online ( 2 Nov, 2006)
    Islam is growing, and the number of adherents of Protestants and Catholics is decreasing. So, as people are accepting Christianity, they are leaving it at a greater rate as reported in leading newspaper. The New York Times ( 25 Feb, 2008 Report)
    Therefore, as verified by independent news media, western sources and even by the christian organization itself, Islam is indeed the fastest growing religion in the world.

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  • Fareedullah
    Jul 30, 2011 - 10:52PM

    Dear Parnell this is good sign that youbecome a Muslim you will be successive in your life after this is my wish for you my Allah bless you in your life be happy than x for accepting Islam

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  • Misha
    Jul 31, 2011 - 12:22AM

    @Dodo..a very stupid comment you stated that science has proved everything we dont need anyone to control then why do you need leader/figurehead to rule over your country.To tame,to control, to manage and to organise a system then how can this universe will be without any control.Definitely, science can’t provide such thing .You say a child can tell firstly ,a child doesn’t know how clouds are formed and blah blah…because he is a child secondly, all the arrangement and harmony in the universe isn’t because of science.You don’t want to ponder but I do and I want to ask why there are only 9/8 planets are rotating and revolving perfectly firstly why the hell are they rotating and revolving why earth is not the first planet why there is no feasible conditions for life on mercury and other planets.Why does Sun not rise from West/North/South? There are many other Questions which Science can never answer.You scientific people are the people of few words and even unsure about your knowledge and most easily can be challenged.

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  • Abdul
    Jul 31, 2011 - 12:26AM

    Allah hu akbar! May god bless him with peace and tranquility! Ameem :-)

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  • Misha
    Jul 31, 2011 - 12:28AM

    @DODO…lastly, you asked why GOD kill innocent in natural disaster.Okay its not necessary God want to kill those innocents natural disasters are the punishment for those who deserve it for their wrong doings and Good ones also suffer but God has promised great rewards for all innocents in the life here after.If they are child less than 7 years of age they are exempted from judgement.This is also the part of system.Your science can’t justify its knowledge about these natural disasters if its true knowledge then why its failed to predict and control it because its helpless before the mighty power of Almighty GOD.

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  • saiful islam
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:08AM

    I think you are one step ahead to by born Muslim. You already win a test (had to leave previous culture and face some hardship). Hope you a better Muslim.

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  • Jul 31, 2011 - 9:23AM

    Mabrok, Ahlan brother, you had made a fantastic turning point in your spiritual life, I too just embraced 5 months ago and my only regret was why so late in my time!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Armaan
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:29AM

    Mash Allah n welcome to Islam bcz u chose the right path

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  • niyas
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:30AM

    Dear DODO…..just keep faith on Allah….just pray by ur heart to guide in rightpath…..the scientifical answer u can get from Dr.Zakir’s speach…was held in Sri Lanka the topic was whether the god was existing or not…just check with the internet…Its really a good news Parnell has escaped from Hell fire to accepting Islam…

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