A young British Youtuber, who used to describe himself as an atheist, has converted to Islam after what he called a “very deep path of spiritual discovery for many years.”
Jay Palfrey shared a video on YouTube on Sunday, August 16, showing him taking the shahada or declaration of faith in a mosque in Turkey.
Since 2017, Palfrey has been touring different Muslim and eastern countries to explore “love for language, culture, spirituality and travel.”
He made these journeys to correct the image of many beautiful places that has been distorted by the western media.
“The more experience I gain through travelling and meeting incredible people around the world, the more connected I get with my spirituality,” he wrote.
“Living in Muslim countries and learning more and more about this beautifully peaceful, yet greatly misunderstood religion, has made me realize that this is the path I want to explore.”
He added that a lot of people misunderstand the true Islam due to the actions of a tiny minority.
Therefore, he promised to continue his travels to spread positivity and love.
“Throughout my travels across the world, I will continue to spread the positivity of this way of life, and show the stories of people who continue to make the world a better place,” he added.
Many celebrities have converted to Islam recently.
A month ago, Latvian weightlifting world champion Rebecca Koha converted to Islam and donned hijab.
American singer Della Miles, vocalist for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, also converted to Islam last year.
The Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt in October, 2018.