South African Fast Bowler Wayne Parnell Accepts Islam

by Mazher on July 28, 2011 · 159 comments

in Cricket

The South African left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell has accepted Islam as his new religion. He, if selected in future, will now be third Muslim in current South African team along with Hashim Amla and Pakistan born Imran Tahir.

A South African news agency Independent Online published news that Wayne Parnell has converted to Islamic faith. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammad Moosajee confirmed the news by saying: “It was his choice to embrace Islam.”

Another  South African news site also says  that he has not finalized his Islamic name yet but it is likely to be Waleed. As of now he is Wayne Dillon Parnell.

Some forwarded text messages are of the view that Proteas ODI vice-captain Hashim Amla’s influenced Parnell’s conversion from Christianity to Islam. However, Parnell’s agent Ismail Kajee has denied this rumor.

Photo Credit: Guardian.co.uk

Wayne Parnell, who is about to turn 22, was captain of South Africa’s team in U/19 WC 2008. He made his Test debut in 2010 against England after making his ODI debut in 2009 against Australia.

Parnell is a left-arm bowler who relies on his pace and is highly regarded as limited-over cricket specialist. In ODIs, so far, he has taken 31 wickets in 19 games. He is also known for his hostile, yorker-infested, spell against Pakistan in ICC World T20 Semi Final 2009 in Nottingham.

He has also represented Delhi daredevils and Pune Warriors in IPL 2010 and 2011 respectively. Currently, he is a team-mate of Rana Naveed-ul-Hassan and Umar Gul in Sussex county’s campaign in Friends life t20 in England.

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yusuf raza April 6, 2014 at 1:23 am

Ya allah jo islam kabool nahi kie hai unko kabool karne ki taufiq ada farma

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Sajahan khan December 7, 2013 at 4:11 am

Subanallah
Allah is great …

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muhammad idrees November 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

mashAllah…….. Welcom to islam brother

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shani November 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Mashallah
Waleed
Love you
Subanallah

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shani November 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

God bless you waleed mashallah

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Zahid.baloch November 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

Great

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Zahid.baloch November 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

Great yaar.congrutalation waleed

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ALEEM JAN August 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

CONGRATULATION WALEED BROTHER……

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Being Human April 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

Why on earth,would any body do such a mistake.religion is being used as a platform for personal gain eg;Yousuf Youhana converted to Mohammed Yousuf,it backfired.He wanted favours from the team management but atlast lost his religion and his place in the team.People who are commenting & praising about a religion can never be true humans.and why is everybody so excited,if Wayne is converted its his personal choice.Let people live their life which again like you people say is given by the almighty.And. Finally to one & all,you great great grandfathers were not Moslems,they either embraced Islam or were converted by force or circumstances.No hard feeling. People love you for what ever religion you follow.

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fayaz September 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

May Allah(SWT) bless you

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dr muzzafar malik September 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

mashallah..thatz g8 and let us ll pray for others

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roshan khan June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

well come to islam waleed bhai

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Md Faiyaz Hussain May 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

” Ya-Allah ” puri South African Team ko ” Islam ” mein Convert hone ki toufeeq aata farma…

” AMEEN “

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roshan khan June 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

AMEEN

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Imdad Ahmed May 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

v always welcome in our religion .

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Imdad Ahmed May 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

Masha Allah Brother

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Imdad Ahmed May 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

JAZAKALLAH…! God Bless you most Welcome to Islam

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Mukhtar Ahmad Wani April 26, 2012 at 7:00 am

MASHALLAH

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azhar April 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

jazakallah……………. waleed bhai is muslim i request all non-muslim learn and convert in islam bcze islam is right

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Muhammad Usman April 21, 2012 at 3:48 am

Aslamoalkum! i know that you are greater boy because you accepted Islam. I respect you.I love you. i respect you by own heart.Allah bless you.you are good bowler at that moment.i feel that you will get heavy future.Allah Hafiz

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mohammad urvah April 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

AS SALAMU ALYKUM,, ALLAH aapki har jaiz tamnna ko pura kare, i am verry happy , wel come my brodher, marhaba ALLAH BLESS YOU

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NAZIRMOHAMMAD SHAIKH April 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

AS SALAMU ALYKUM,, ALLAH aapki har jaiz tamnna ko pura kare, i am verry happy , wel come my brodher, marhaba mere bhai waleed

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faraz malik April 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

congratulation waleed

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sarfraz yousaf 183 April 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

Walid best of luck Aslam o Alkam whole muslim cominty

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Adnan Khan March 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Masha Allah Brother Waleed..

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SHAMEEL March 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

MASHA ALLAH NICE YAAR

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Shoaib March 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

helo namrata,beter not to divert the mind of the ones who are willing and doing wat has been looking good to him,,already in several posts waleed has mentioned dat he is not under any pressure nor has been ,,influenced by the ones who are muslims …kindly please read his posts he only has told that he has studied carefully each and evrythng abt islam….and had accepted islam

Namrata y dont you once go through quran read it and undersatand it ,,in english language u can find quran easily anywere

Almighty has gave us brains to understand ,,eyes to see,ears to hear,tongue to speak
See i m not forcing you up,, as an frnd i m suggesting you up better once read quran undrstnd it meaning,,and go through the life and know each & evrythng of our beloved prophet mohammed sallalahualaihiwasalm(peace be upon him)..

so dat it wil be helpful you to understand easily..

Being in a country like south africa which is a true western culture it has not been easy tfor waleed to accept islam ,,he too have studied and he also came to know wai is rite and wat is wrong,,datz y he has accepted islam

we all are not a small infant to accept or get influenced by all the people to accept islam,almighty has given us minds and have given us the way to think wat is rite & wat is wrong…

So kindly dont take all dis in a negative aspect wat all i have told u ,,just once go through wat i have told u with a calm & cool mind……

May almighty Allah show u up the right path….

Regards
Shoaib…..

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MUJEEB March 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Mash”allah

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syed ameeruddin March 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatahu

V welcome u wholeheartedly to the religion of peace and truth in islam, may allah subhana tala gives u success and fulfill all ur needful dreams, ameen

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syed waseem February 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

it is amazing i welcome wholeheartedly to the religion of peace and truth, may Allah give more success in his cricket carrier

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yusuf alvi February 22, 2012 at 7:33 am

vrey well when i am heard to you accepted islam i am very exxcited god bless you it is my pray you have become the winner all the formet

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sunny minhas February 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Musalman Zindabad

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sunny minhas February 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Allah Khush Rakhay waleed Ko Ameen HUmhari Duaen Waleed K Sath Hen

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sunny minhas February 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Mash”allah

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MJR Ahsan January 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Welcome to the Light of Islam. May Allah bless you and all of us. May Allah be your power in every field of life. Love you Baby. Advance, the Great Allah is and will be with you. Thanks for your reply on Facebook.

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asheaff January 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

May Allah bless u ya WALEED

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Akbar December 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

MASHAALLAH. Belive in Allah Allah never let go hand in every thing.

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Mohammed Faiyaz December 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Most Wellcome in Islam Mr. WALEED, my pray to ALLAH for you, Allah always keep ahead in a life to u….

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waheed zafar November 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

MASHALLAH dear waleed welcome to islam

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Mohammed Faiyaz December 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Mohammed Faiyaz

Most Wellcome in Islam Mr. WALEED, my pray to ALLAH for you Allah always keep ahead in a life.

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ali December 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Mashallah

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Abdul Wahid November 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

May Allah bless u i m also like u becz i m new muslim from last 4 year’s

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Mohammad Siddiq October 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Allahu Maula La Wala Maula Lakum

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mohammed sohail October 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

Hey george specially to you, In the whole bible Jesus (pbuh) never said that he is god if u have any doubt u can ask to ur paster… so plz dont be in misunderstanding bcouz life is short, so plz find the truth.. and the truth is Jesus(pbuh) is one of the messenger of ALLAH but not the god. which can be prove by bible itself.. so dont be in angry bro.. every person have right to know the truth..and hope one day u will find the truth..

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Mustafa October 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

maassha allah……walled. may allah give what u want.

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ARIF AHMED (SIVASAGAR, ASSAM) October 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

SUB-HAN-ALLAH, THANX, START A NEW LIFE & SATISFY ALLAH

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sohail October 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

itz a true religion which can also be clarify by bible and other religious books. may allah bless u..

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zuhaib ahmed October 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

well come in religion Islam my friend @@@@@@@@@@@
Allah bless u and give u peace and prosperity
from zohaib hassan from pakistan

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Isha Merdeka October 19, 2011 at 8:05 am

Subhanallah, God bless you!
Welcome Back to Islam, ’cause: Every baby born in a state of fitrah (Islam), then the second person that his parents made him Jewish, Christian, or Zoroastrian. (Narrated by al-Bukhari: 1358; Muslim: 2658; Ahmad: II/233).
And Enjoy the Kingdom of God. (Kingdom of God : the dream of every Christian who has been enjoyed by Muslims ->please visit my blog http://ishamerdeka.blogspot.com)

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Saad Zahid October 18, 2011 at 10:36 am

MASHALLAH
Allah Bless you. May Allah show us the right path and give us strength to practically implement Islam in our lives and spread Islam around us.

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