December 06, 2006

Russian Spy died a Muslim

"Litvinenko's father, Walter, said in an interview published today that his son - who was born an Orthodox Christian but had close links to Islamist rebels in Chechnya - had requested to be buried according to Muslim tradition after converting to Islam on his deathbed.

"He said ’I want to be buried according to Muslim tradition’," Mr Litvinenko told Moscow's Kommersant daily."

-Article in Times Online.

6 comments:

Baraka said...

Salaam,

I love that he said,

’Well son, as you wish. We already have one Muslim in our family - my daughter is married to a Muslim. The important thing is to believe in the Almighty. God is one.

Warmly,
baraka

Umar said...

thats interesting

abdussamad said...

Would somebody clue me in on why this guy's death is such big news on TV these days?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Salams baraka!

He highlighted a beautiful sentiment indeed.

Abdussamad welcome! well the way he was killed was quite unusual and it brings the question of motive as well. Me personally I find the story of him converting to be quite interesting and worh mentioning although media has not highlighted it at all.

DG said...

Allah guides whoever He wills to His right path. May ALlah have mercy on the soul of the deceased, forgive his sins & grant him a place in paradise.

"Verily! You (O Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided." Quran 28:56

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Indeed, ameen.