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  • Ahmed Saleh

2007: Safia Leone, a Taiwanese, converts to Islam after deep study

Makkah, January 14, 2024, In 2007, Safia Leone, a Taiwanese national, underwent a significant transformation, embracing Islam after a dedicated period of studying the religion and delving into its foundational texts. Currently participating in the Guests of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Program for Hajj, Umrah, and Visit, Leone shared her profound experience of performing Umrah, describing it as a fulfillment of a cherished dream.

The emotional impact of witnessing the Holy Kaaba for the first time and listening to the prayers led by the Imam of the Grand Mosque left Leone deeply moved. Her account reflects the spiritual resonance that the sacred pilgrimage holds for Muslims around the world.

Expressing her heartfelt appreciation, Leone commended the unwavering support provided by the Saudi leadership to Muslims globally. She praised the Kingdom's pivotal role in promoting Islam, emphasizing its commitment to fostering moderation and tolerance.

Leone extended her gratitude to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance for orchestrating the Guests of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Program. She acknowledged the meticulous efforts of the ministry in ensuring the utmost comfort for Umrah performers throughout their stay in the Kingdom.

In Leone's journey, there is a testament to the significance of religious understanding, cross-cultural appreciation, and the role of Saudi Arabia in facilitating a welcoming and spiritually enriching environment for Muslims from diverse corners of the world.


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