Austrian wrestler, Wilhelm Ott, has pronounced the shahada (Islamic declaration of faith) while observing social distancing at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilhelm Ott is a professional MMA fighter from Austria. He has been professionally boxing since 2008 and is nicknamed “The Amazing”. On April 16th he announced that he has converted to Islam.

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Austrian wrestler, Wilhelm Ott, "The Amazing" accepts Islam just before Ramadan. 5

In a video widely shared on social media, Ott said he embraced Islam after a long thought and research.

He added that the period of isolation caused by the coronavirus provided him a lot of time to read more about Islam. Then after a thorough research, he reached a decision and announced his conversion to Islam.

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