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Yuvan Shankar Raja: Had very special feelings after reading Quran
Thursday August 14, 2014 11:57 AM, & Agencies

Yuvan Shankar Raja, India's youngest composer, and the legend Ilaiyaraaja's younger son, who announced his conversion to Islam February this year, said he had a very special feelings after reading Quran for the first time.


"That was 2012. I started reading the Quran and the translations and it connected with me really fast", Yuvan has been quoted as saying in an interview with The Bombay Times.

H said he started reading Quran and its translation with the help of a freind after his mother's death.

"I was crying but wondered where her soul went within seconds as she was alive just a few seconds back. I was in search of the answers and I should say that I got a direct calling from Allah. It was a spiritual experience", he said.

"I started practising Islam and learnt how to pray and by January 2014, felt sure about converting", he added.

He said his father was the last person whom he informed about his conversion to Islam.

"My father was the last one I told in my house to. I told him, 'I have started reading the Quran and it gives me a lot of peace.'

"He said to me, 'Yuvan, I am not comfortable with you becoming Islamic.' My brother and his wife were very supportive.

"It's odd but in some way I used to get that spiritual feeling that it was my mom, who held my hand, and said, 'Yuvan, you are alone. I want you to stand here under the tree called Islam.", Yuvan is quoted as saying in The Bombay Times interview.

Yuvan had confirmed in February that he has reverted to Islam and was proud of the decision which got his family's support.

"Yes, I follow Islam and I'm proud about it. Alhamdhulillah," Yuvan Shankar Raja posted on Twitter.

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