German vlogger, Christian Betzmann, has accepted Islam after spending a year in Pakistan. Betzmann announced his conversion to Islam in an Instagram post on Friday.
A video of him taking his Shahada is widely circulating on social media. The vlogger in his Instagram post wrote about his journey towards accepting Islam.
“Islam is the religion of peace and I felt a deeper connection and something I want to experience and explore deeper for myself,” Betzmann wrote in the caption to his post.
“Growing up in Europe, the word Islam was always connected with negativity, war, terrorism and to be completely honest, I was never a religious person before so I didn’t really care what people thought back then. My best childhood friends were Muslims and deep inside, we are all human beings in the same simulation we call life,” he concluded with a smiley and happy photo.
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About Islam, he said, “Islam is the religion of peace and I felt a deeper connection and something I want to experience and explore deeper for myself.”
Betzmann received felicitation on social media from fellow YouTubers including Zaid Ali and Sham Idress. Pakistani actress Minal Khan also congratulated the vlogger.
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Betzmann is the second vlogger to embrace Islam after visiting Pakistan. Earlier Canadian traveler and YouTuber, Rosie Gabrielle, embraced Islam following her long stay in Pakistan last year. Gabrielle posted her image in a white gown and headscarf with Quran in hand. In the caption of the image, she recounted her journey towards Islam.
She asserted that the love and support received in Pakistan helped her to be free from the long-held pain. She traveled from Balochistan to the Northern areas during her stay.
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In her Instagram post, she narrated that she had denounced her religion four years ago since she did not resonate with what she was brought up with. That marked the beginning of her spiritual journey towards the Creator.
Adding that, since childhood, she had a unique relationship with God. Her life had been far from easy that fraught her with anger and pain. Her stay in Pakistan brought her to the conclusion that even her sufferings were a blessing from God to redirect her on the right path.
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She began to travel to have peace, forgiveness and absolve herself from the shackles of grief and anguish.
“The universe brought me to Pakistan, not only to challenge myself to let go of the last remaining traces of pain and ego but also to show me the way. Through kindness and humbled grace of the people I met along my pilgrimage, inspired my heart to seek further,” added the biker.