"I Love Islam Because You Don't Need A Pastor To Get Closer To God"

The Yoruba sector actress has opened up on why she chose to convert from Christianity to Islam

Yoruba actress, Moji Olaiya is most interested in strengthening her relationship with her maker and this decision has nothing to do with a man.

She said as much in a recent interview she had with Encomium magazine. The actress revealed that contrary to speculations that she converted to Islam on account of a man, she has always had roots in Islam hence her decision to fully embrace the religion.

According to her:

"No man influenced my decision to identify with Islam. I have just said it, my mother was an Alhaja before she converted to Christianity. Islam has been a religion I have always loved. I have been in-between Christianity and Islam but just recently I decided to embrace Islam fully and there is no regret doing so"

Moji who converted from Christianity to Islam last year stated that she finds Islam to be a peaceful religion and also one which affords you direct communication with God.

In her words:

"Honestly, Islam is a peaceful religion. The aspect I love most is that you don't need any pastor to get closer to God. You don't really need anybody to pray for you. You can always pray on your own and Almighty Allah will answer your prayer without any intermediary. I have been doing that since I became a Muslim and it has always worked for me. "

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