A Nigerian man simply identified as Ossai has reportedly dumped his Christian faith and converted to Islam in order to marry his Muslim bride, May Haidar, from Kaduna state.
A Hausa Instagram page, Arewa Fashion and Style, which shared the story on Monday, said the man’s action was because of the love he has for his woman.
The report quoted Haidar saying that her father was initially skeptical about Ossai’s conversion because he was scared that the man would go back to his old religion.
“I went to see my dad and told him about it, at first he was not happy cos he was skeptical about the convertion and scared if he would go back to his old religion.
“My dad finally accepted and we did an introduction 4th June and wedding preparations started, we were supposed to get married in October but he lost his mum so we shifted the date and Alhamdulillah it came to pass,” she said.
Taking to her Instagram page, May Haidar wrote, “Alhamdulillah I get to share my life experiences with you ERKEGIM. I am grateful that we took the steps together amidst the trials, hurdles and difficulties of life …
“I know the life ahead won’t be all rosy, but with Allah we will be fine…. Thank you for sacrificing alot for me, I won’t take it for granted…. The best part of my existence is with you, for you and by you,”
Ossai also shared photos from their wedding on November 17, 2022, and described May as the absolute love of his life.
“Congratulations to my lovely wife and I. She’s the bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. The absolute Love of my life” he wrote.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Pastor Babatunde Dada was stabbed to death by two new converts who came to the church for the first time in Lagos.