Movie producer and ex-husband to actress, Funke Akindele, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz has celebrated his first anniversary after converting to Islam.
He made this known in a lengthy note via his Instagram account on Monday.
Sharing a video, he said: “Today marks the anniversary of a significant turning point in my life. Guided by the support of my beloved big brother. On the 10th of July 2022 I embraced Islam and embarked on a path that has brought me immense growth, understanding, and spiritual fulfillment.
“Reverting to Islam has allowed me to forge a deeper connection with my Creator, finding solace and peace in the knowledge that I am part of a greater plan and it has granted me a sense of purpose.”
Thanking the Muslim community for receiving him to the fold, the songwriter said: “I am indebted to the Muslim community, who have welcomed me with open arms and embraced me as one of their own. Their unwavering support, friendship, and camaraderie have instilled within me a profound sense of belonging and unity.
“This journey has not been without its challenges. It has demanded introspection, self-reflection, and a willingness to question my preconceived notions. However, it is through these challenges that I have grown, emerging with a renewed sense of faith and an enriched perspective on life’s intricacies.”
“As I continue to tread this path, I am aware that the journey of faith is an ongoing one. There will always be room for growth, learning and seeking a deeper connection with God.
“To those who may be considering a similar leap of faith, I encourage you to embark on your own personal exploration. Allow your heart to be open to the possibility of growth and embrace the transformative power that faith can bring”, he encouraged others.
“To my loved ones who have witnessed my transformation, I am grateful for your unwavering support and acceptance. Your love and encouragement have strengthened me, affirming that this choice was not made in isolation but within the context of a larger community.”
He added: “On this anniversary, as I reflect upon the past year, I am humbled by the journey. With every step I have been guided by God’s grace and to Allah I give all the glory. May my faith continue to shine as a beacon of love, compassion and understanding and may it serve as an invitation for others to embark on their own path of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Amin ya rabbi 🙏🏽”
Source: Instagram | jjcskillz