As long as God is my supporter, I have no fear of martyrdom “Sean Christopher Stone”


Sean Christopher Stone, an American filmmaker and the son of the famous director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam when he was in Iran, chose Shiism and took the name “Ali”.

  • What was the reason for your conversion to Islam?

The religion of Islam is the continuation of the word of God; The God who sent Hazrat Ibrahim Khalil (peace be upon him) and Hazrat Musa (peace be upon him) and united all religions and principles of religions. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) united all people at a time when the world was full of disbelief. I understand the courage and knowledge of the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) and that is why I became a Muslim.

  • Has your family heard about your conversion to Islam?

I don’t know.

  • What do you think will be their reaction to this issue?

By becoming a Muslim, I am actually a follower of all previous religions. We are all one in the eyes of God, who is one power. Like Islam, other religions also worship one God; Therefore, “There is no God but God” is not a new concept, but it has always existed in different religions, but the way it was expressed was different.

  • Why did you convert to Islam at the age of 27?

My conversion to Islam was God’s will and I was not the one who wanted to determine the time.

  • What is your Opinion about the Holy Quran?

I have read the Quran. Of course, you cannot become a Muslim by reciting the Quran overnight, and you must recite it all your life.

  • What was your feeling when you read Shahadatin?

I was in a spiritual and sacred situation and I thought that a special relationship with God had been established.

  • Why did you choose the name “Ali”?

The personality of this holy man attracted me. Therefore, I always have the symbol of the sword of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) around my neck; Because it is the sword of justice.

  • Which feature of Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him) attracted you?

“His faith in God”, “His loyalty to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”, “Justice”, “Wisdom” and “Warrior” were some of the characteristics that attracted me.

  • What do you think about future conditions of Muslims in the region?

I think that just as the “mighty government of Babylon” collapsed, the powers of this time will also collapse; Because people have started uprisings in the region with their faith. This is the difference between people who believe and Westerners who do not believe.

  • “Eduardo Agnelli” was the son of one of the famous figures in Europe who became a Shia like you and chose the name “Mahdi”; But the enemies of Islam martyred him. Aren’t you afraid that this will happen to you?

As long as God is my supporter, I have no fear of martyrdom.