Sara Omar, grandma of US President Barack Obama, has emphasized the significance of the Prophet Muhammad exhibition in Makkah and said it reflects the moderate teachings of Islam that calls for tolerance and rejects violence.
Sara has come to Makkah with her son Saeed Obama, uncle of President Obama and her grandson Mousa Obama to perform Umrah.
She commended the Saudi government’s efforts to expand the two holy mosques.
Sara and her family members visited the Prophet’s show, which is located in the Naseem district of Makkah, for two hours. “I am very happy to visit this exhibition, which is a good example for the propagation of Islam in a modern way, supported by scientific and authentic documents.”
Obama’s grandma also expressed hope that the exhibition would visit other countries with the support of the Saudi government in order to remove the misunderstandings about the divine religion.
Barack Obama’s grandmother prayed on a pilgrimage to Mecca for him to convert to Islam, it has emerged.
Ever since he launched his White House campaign, the U.S. President has been dogged by speculation over his religion.
Mr Obama, whose middle name is Hussein, has always maintained he is a ‘committed Christian’.
But many in the U.S. still believe otherwise. The revelation that his 88-year-old Kenyan grandmother Sarah Omar prayed for him to switch faiths follows a poll which found one in five believes he is a Muslim.
During her visit, she reportedly told a Saudi newspaper: ‘I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam.’
She told the newspaper that she could only discuss hajj matters and would not comment on Obama’s politics.
The perception persists that Mr Obama is a Muslim because his father was brought up in an Islamic household and because of his refusal to condemn Muslim fundamentalism.
One in five Americans believes he is a Muslim