4 Swedish pilgrims, on their first visit to the Razavi Holy Shrine accepted Islam and Shi’ism by stating the declaration of faith.

One of the 4 Swedish pilgrims, Lief Jonah Apelgern, described his conversion to Islam to Astan Quds reporter; “a factor, among many, that led me to Islam was my wife, who had converted to Islam last year, and she helped me a lot for this conversion to Islam.”

“I am a police consultant, and I have tried to guide many youths to the right path in my life. God bestowed me, in this way, the valuable gift of guidance,” he said. “The Shi’ism is a factor to change the man, and this way man will have progress from inside” Lief Jonah Apelgern added.

“In addition to watching movies, I have read a lot of history books, and also the Qur'an with reflection, and the inner feelings and peace of heart toward this religion, was the ground to accept the Shi’ism, yet a denomination of Islam,” he expressed, pointing out the extensive studies on the subject.

“This verse that if someone hurt you, treat them cheerfully and put all your efforts to guide him, is one of the most beautiful verses I have ever read in Qur'an, and I observe it in my manner and ethics” he said.

4 Swedish pilgrims received a conversion certificate from the Management of Non-Iranian Pilgrims Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi.