“I was well known in India for my atheist theology and later I became to realize that religion is the only way out for human beings both in this world as well as in the hereafter,”
RIYADH: A well-known Indian psychotherapist embraced Islam on Thursday.
Dr. Periyadarshan, who has changed his name to Abdullah, told Arab News
Friday that Islam is the only religion in the world that follows a book
directly revealed from God.
He said that as a student of comparative religions he believes books of
other faiths have not been directly revealed to mankind from God. He said
the Holy Qur’an is still in the same format and style as it was revealed to
the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) from Almighty Allah.
Dr. Abdullah is a visiting professor at the University of California in Los
He also acted in the famous Tamil film “Karuthamma” about the killing of
newborn baby girls in some remote villages in India. The production received
national award from the Indian government.
“I was well known in India for my atheist theology and later I became to
realize that religion is the only way out for human beings both in this
world as well as in the hereafter,” he said.
Dr. Abdullah will be performing Umrah on Saturday on his first visit to the
holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.