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Submitted by oj (France), Sep 30, 2005 at 05:43

Mohammed Saleem Akhtar wrote :

" The marriage was acccording to combined muslim and jewish traditions. She remained Jewish. Above all, she lived with Imran, in Pakistan, for almost 10 years or so." ....

Jemina Goldsmith-Khan(dide) replied :

..."During that time, I studied in depth both the Quran and the works of various Islamic scholars (Gai Eaton, the Bosnian president Alia Izetbegovic, Muhammad Asad) , thus giving me ample time to reflect before making my decision. What began as intellectual curiosity slowly ripened into a dawning realisation of the universal and eternal truth that is Islam. In the statement given out a week ago, I particularly stressed that I had converted to Islam entirely "through my own convictions". The significance of this has been largely ignored by the press. The point is that my conversion was not, as so many have assumed, a pre-requisite to my marriage. It was entirely my own choice. Religiously speaking, there was absolutely no compulsion for me to convert prior to my marriage. As it explicitly states in the Quran, a Muslim is permitted to marry from "the People of the Book"

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