Young Muslim boy invites New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to join Islam

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 25, 2019, 03.16 PM(IST)

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (File photo) Photograph:( Reuters )

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Jacinda Arden replied to Muslim boy's invitation by saying, 'Islam teaches humanity and I think I have it.'

A video of New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talking to a young Muslim boy who invited her to join Islam has gone viral.

The boy in the video says ''To be honest with you, what brought me here it’s you. I have been crying every day for the last three days. I have been making one Dua from Allah and I said I wish other leaders can look at your leadership skills. And my other one wish is I hope one day you enter into Islam and I wish I will be with you in Jannah.''

To which Ardern carefully listened to him and replied ''Islam teaches humanity and I think I have it.''

The Muslim in New Zealand call to prayer rang out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago.

Ardern also visited Christchurch to attend the prayer at Hagley Park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died. She also wore a black headscarf and a black suit.

"New Zealand mourns with you. We are one," Ardern said in a short speech, followed by two minutes of silence.