Sunday Remijius, now Abubakar, has narrated his struggles with his family after his encounter with a colleague led him to Islam while working at one of the Shoprite offices in Abuja as a Merchandiser.
Speaking with Daily Trust, the graduate of Economics education, who hails from Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State said his decision left him with steel in his leg from one of the several attacks from his family for renouncing his religion.
How did you become a Muslim?
I accepted Islam through the influence of a colleague while I was working at Shoprite in Apo, Abuja. His name is Ibrahim and his attitude made me to become a Muslim. Shoprite employ people from a state and post them to another state for training. I was posted from Abuja to Kano but I met Ibrahim when he was posted to Abuja from Kano. There were about 23 boys with me then and some cabal used to deduct N2000 each from the salaries of all us unknown to the management. This happened for years. Ibrahim was directly in charge of that ‘deduction project’ when he came but he refused to take the money. When I inquired why, he said his religion does not allow him to touch haram. Coupled with other traits I noticed about him because of his religion, it made me to accept Islam. I reasoned that if his attitude was possible because of his religion, then I want to be part of the religion.