Jennifer Grout, an American singer who fascinated the Arab world after reaching the final three of the talent competition “Arabs Got Talent” has reportedly reverted to Islam during her stay in Morocco to study Arabic language, Morocco World News reported on Monday, January 6. “Do you know how to say Shahada in Islam?” the man asked Jennifer in a video posted on YouTube on Sunday, January 5.
Jennifer replied by reciting the shahada, or declaration of faith, saying, “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet.” In the video, which could not be verified from other sources, Jennifer appeared with a young man, allegedly her fiancé, and another man in an atmosphere of friendliness and tolerance. “In Islam, we pray. Do you know how to pray,” the man asked her.
The young man accompanying Jennifer intervened to say that Jennifer knows many facts about Islam. “She knows what you are talking about,” he told the man. The man went on to ask her if she memorized some Qur’anic verses and Jennifer said yes. She then began to recite Al Fatiha Surah in a beautiful voice. It appears that Jinnifer has no difficulty whatsoever understanding the Amazigh man who posed the questions in Tamazight.
Grout, a 23-year-old a singer originally from Boston, has come to Morocco to learn both the Amazigh language and Moroccan Arabic. OnIslam.net has tried to contact the singer to get a confirmation on the news, but no reply has been received yet. The United States is home to a Muslim minority of between six to eight million. ON-ISLAM