British Ambassador To Saudi Arabia And His Wife Accepts Islam
British envoy to KSA Simon Collins reverted to Islam and performed the first Hajj to Mecca ever performed by a senior UK diplomat.
The news about his reversion became public when his pictures were posted on twitter.
He alongwith his wife can be seen wearing the traditional white garments or Ihram in front of the British consulate in Mecca.
Till then, it was ambiguous whether he reverted or not. Later he confirmed the news on twitter and wrote, “God bless you. In brief, I converted to Islam after 30 years of living in Muslim societies before marrying Huda (his wife).”
The British envoy got a wave of congratulatory messages and tweets from Muslims across the globe wishing him success and blessings of Allah.
Many people started calling Mr. Collins as “Haji Simons”, a salutation to all those who perform Hajj.