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07-29-2011, 08:15 AM #1
Wayne Parnell Accept Islam
Wayne Parnell Fast Bowler of South African National Team accept Islam & his Islamic name is "Waleed Parnell"
Wayne Parnell is now Whallid Parnell
South Africa News: Wayne Parnell has embraced Islam according to a news report
By Aziz ul Qadir
According to a South African Newspaper Independent Online, Wayne Parnell has converted to Islamic faith. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee confirmed the news by saying: “It was his choice to embrace Islam.” His Islamic name is Whallid (waleed) which means ‘great one’.
Wayne Parnell has the honour to represent South Africa at very tender age. He came to limelight when he captained South African Under-19 team in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. He was the youngest player to get a central contract in 2009 at the age of 20 years.
Influence of fellow Protea players Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir on his change of faith is not confirmed yet, although an SMS was circulating citing the possible role of these two. According to the Newspaper, Amla’s agent Ismail Kajee said it was not true that the ODI (vice) captain (sic) had any influence in Parnell’s decision to convert to Islam.
He may continue to use his Christian name while playing for his nation. As his first Ramadan is approaching where he is expected to observe his first ever fast, attempts to contact him weren’t successful.
In the current team, he will be the third Muslim after Hashim Amla and Pakistan-born Imran Tahir. South Africa being an open and tolerant society ensures that he continues to lead his life and pursue his career as he was doing before. Happy new life to Whallid Parnell!
He is the second Christian to have reverted to Islam after Pakistan’s Yousuf Yohana (now Mohammad Yousuf) in 2006.
As regards other sports many notable sportsmen have embraced Islam including:
- Renowned American basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (formerly Lew Alcindor)
- Abdul Karim al-Jabbar (famous US footballer)
- Brazilian football players Marcio Souza De Silva and Muhammad Danilo Fernando
- French football players Eric Abidal, Franck Ribery (now Tarek) and Nicolas Anelka
- Dutch footballer Robin van Persie
- Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand rugby union player and a heavyweight boxer)
- Most importantly American boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali Clay.
Last edited by ♪đʁ Ḟaĭŗƴ♫; 07-29-2011 at 06:08 PM.
07-29-2011, 06:18 PM #2
Parnell announces conversion to Islam
Wayne Parnell, the South Africa left-arm seamer, has announced that he has converted to Islam. Parnell has not decided on a Muslim name yet and will still be known as Wayne Dillon.
"I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of personal study and reflection and it is a faith that I have always been interested in," Parnell said in a statement on Thursday. He also asked that the issue be treated with respect as he approaches his first period of fasting. "My faith choice is a matter which I would like to keep private."
Parnell confirmed that he will "continue to respect the team's endorsement of alcoholic beverages." South Africa's Test team is sponsored by Castle Lager, a local beer. Hashim Amla, also of Muslim faith, does not wear the beer logo on his playing kit after making a special arrangement with CSA because of his religious beliefs.
Parnell is currently playing cricket for English county Sussex.
07-31-2011, 01:22 AM #3
Waleed ParnellWayne Parnell (Waleed Parnell) pic after aceptng Islam
08-13-2011, 08:41 PM #4
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08-15-2011, 11:25 PM #7
THIS IS GREAT.... is mike tyson and van persie muslims aswel?????
08-22-2011, 07:16 AM #8
08-22-2011, 07:17 AM #9
May ALLAH pak give us strenght to spread islam all over da w0rld
08-23-2011, 06:43 AM #10
08-23-2011, 09:20 PM #11
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Cool, i'm so happy now.
08-25-2011, 06:30 AM #12
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Thnx for telling