Posted by Amtul Q Farhat
Source: NU Online
Tired of the material life, Japanese youth are increasingly converting to Islam, setting a new balance between their life and religious beliefs.
“That was nothing but a divine revelation,” Masashi Nagano, a 28-year-old Japanese Muslim, told The Japan Times on Monday (17/12).
Born and brought up in a society with predominantly Shinto and Buddhist undertone, Nagano hated religion as a child.
He was appalled by the atrocities perpetrated by Japanese terrorist cult Aum Shinrikyo, including the 1995 poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that killed a dozen people and sickened thousands of commuters.
Reading the Noble Qur’an as part of his anthropology studies, he started to mingle with Muslims living in Japan.
Now, he praises himself as a devout Muslim.
“I owe what I am to the Quran,” Nagano added.