Liz Anjorin, actress and filmmaker, says she switched to Islam because pastors refused to help with the burial rites of her mother.
The actress said she had to hurriedly bury her mother because she had asked not to be taken to the mortuary when she died.
“I could remember right from when I was a teenager, my mother used to tell me that she does not want her dead body to be taking to the mortuary when she dies,” Anjorin wrote in an Instagram post.
She said her mother was born into a Muslim family but they slept in the church “several times during the struggles so we are automatically Christians”.
Anjorin said no less than ten pastors refused to perform the funeral rites because her mother was not a member of their church.
The actress, who produced ‘Owo Nairabet’, said she was extorted by the coffin seller before her mother was eventually buried by 5am the next day.
“It was an Alfa that did the prayer for my mum. My thought was how can we treat ourselves in such a cruel way. Then a guy said if Mama were to be a Muslim, they would have buried her before I arrive.
“It was that day I realised that if you have money with no good savings or lands. You are a joker. Where you are buried, is where you will rest forever.
“The so-called Muslims were all over me and they stood by me. The 8 days prayer was done by Muslims. Right there, one of the Alfa called me and said to me ‘I heard you are the only child of Mama. Make sure you go to Hajj, talk to God and pray for your mother’.”
She added: “I never regret going to Hajj or being identified with Islam but I love my Christian brothers/sisters.”
Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca for adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable.
My story into Islam …is my story, my opinion, my life. There are somethings you don't bring your empty brain on social media to discusss.. 1. Respect people's opinion…that is what I always say 2. We have parents and we care for them than each other 3. You can't choose religion over your parents except you are being brain washed 4 . Going to church or veing 5time prayer will never guaranty your success or Aljanat 5. If you have not seen your mother or take care of your mother for a long time (Years), if you like die in the Mosque or Church, you will not make heaven 6. If they like, let one bastard called your mother a witch or anything most especially let them tell you how your mother is the one delaying your success. Because if you value your mother you won't be here with your empty brain and be discussing religion. Who religion help? Abi e ma wo awon dindinrin yi sha. My own mother is over everything …even when she was alive, when she called me once, I run a million times to answer, if I make any money, I will give her her own share instantly. The people that supported me to give my mum a befitting burial to a struggling mother that did not eat the fruit of her hard labour…even if it was baba alawo dat supported me that day infact you would have seen me coming out bold like this with aso awo😂🤣😂 …you called Islam Boko Haram if you like call them blood sucker…koko ni pe, they embraced me when I was empty and broken as her only child. I was half dead, devastated and scattered…if only you knew how the Muslims helped me…..I swear u won't bring your dry brain here to discuss religion…better leave my page before I give you a story that will make you hang your miserable head. It seems you don't know when someone dies and there is no mortuary nurse or doctor on ground and one evil telling you…..No, she is not our member….if i rain curse on anybody that say shit on Islam….walahi oni bo nbe..awuje yin kojina faa..oka ori yin kojina ..some pple need agbo ela faa😂🤣
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