Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s fiancé shares her decision to embrace Islam, saying there was no external pressure on her in this regard.
31-year-old Usman Khawaja’s 22-year-old fiancé Rachel McLellan shared that she embraced Islam willingly without anyone imposing it on her.
The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja and Rachel McLellan are all set to tie their knot this year in April. Rachel was a Catholic Christian.
While addressing a private Australian channel Rachel said when rumors about their love started surfacing, people criticized her for being in a relationship with a Muslim. She said that she always heard negative comments about Muslims on media that they are terrorists, but Usman wiped off all misunderstandings and propaganda about Muslims for her.
“Usman was the first Muslim to enter my life, initially I did not give any attention to him and always avoided him, but then we fell in love with each other and now this is turning into something substantial.”
Rachel McLellan said that Usman and his family never pressurized her to accept Islam just for the sake of marriage but she knew that Usman values his religion a lot which explains why she decided on converting to Islam.
Usman said that he also faced criticism for falling in love with a non-Muslim and that his faith has always been a key aspect of his life and he prioritizes it by all means.
“I told Rachel that although it’s my wish that you convert but this decision depends on you completely.”
Usman Khawaja was born on December 18, 1986 in Islamabad has proposed Rachel in 2016.