Ferraro: The publication of the news about the conversion of an American Catholic priest to Islam was widely welcomed by users on social networks.
Hilarion Hagee, who chose the name Saeed Abdul Latif for himself after converting to Islam, confirmed his knowledge of Islam long ago and wanted to announce the right time for it.
He was born in the 80s and is currently 40 years old. He worked as a priest for 14 years, and was constantly criticizing Islam until he converted to Catholicism in 2017.
This former pastor announced his conversion to Islam on his Facebook page and said that the flames of Islam ignited his soul 20 years ago.
He added: "I used to have a promising position as a priest and I was liked and educated, but my inner beliefs changed." One cannot simply be a priest and a monk in public and a Muslim in private.
He continued: Islam is the way of Christ, the way of Moses, the way of Abraham, and the way of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This former priest continued: In Islam, submission is not to desires, not to human desires, not to divine saints, and not to angels, Islam is submission to the only God.
He, who until recently planned to establish a Christian monastery in California, explained that his conversion to Islam was actually a return to Islam and like returning home.
او در پایان آیه ۱۷۲ سوره اعراف را نوشت: وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّکَ مِنْ بَنِی آدَمَ مِنْ ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّیَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّکُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَنْ تَقُولُوا یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَةِ إِنَّا کُنَّا عَنْ هَٰذَا غَافِلِین.
"And remember when your God took their seed from the backs of the children of Adam and made them witness against themselves that I am not your Lord? Everyone said: Yes, we will testify (some commentators said: It means the appearance of the souls of the children of Adam) In the ecstasy of the atom and the world of the spirit and their testimony to the light of celibacy and witness to the monotheism of God and His Lordship in the worlds of the Kingdom and the Kingdom) (and we received this testimony) that you will not say on the Day of Judgment: We were unaware of this event.