“The reason for convert to Shia Islam was the miracles of the Qur’an” Alexander Novikov (mathematician)

Alexander Novikov states, the reason for his conversion to Shia Islam was the miracles of the Qur’an.

He is a professor of mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney.

Prior to this current appointment in 1999 he was Leading Research Fellow at the Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow, since 1970) and Senior Lecture at the University of Newcastle (Australia, from 1996 to 1999).

Alexander was born in the Soviet Union, and currently lives in Australia. His research interest includes stochastic processes, statistics of random processes, sequential analysis, random fields and mathematical finance. He is the author of Novikov’s condition.

He received a PhD in Mathematics in 1972 and his Doctor of Science degree in 1982, both from the Steklov Mathematical Institute, with his thesis supervised by Albert Shiryaev. He has published more than 90 research papers, and has been invited to more than 80 visiting appointments at leading mathematical institutions.

He states, the reason for his conversion to Islam was the miracle of the Qur’an.

He explained: I had long been unable to solve an important mathematical problem which at evening between sleep and wakefulness, a man in an Arab dress and a wheat-faced figure came to me and said to me: the solution of your problem is in Quran, hold it in your chest for three days until your problem is resolved! I did, too, and found the answer after three days. And after this for 2 years I did research and study about the Qur’an and the religion of Islam and I came to the conclusion that maybe that person meant to learn the teachings of the Qur’an not hold it in the chest. And I figured out the Qur’an which I hold it, has this dignity, what happened if I learn the teaching of the Qur’an and it can be the source of many great events and fates that guarantee human happiness and salvation and that’s why I decided to become a Muslim and I am ready to do all the duties of Islam fully, because the Qur’an is right all of the duties of Islam surely is right.

It has to be mentioned, that this great professor of the world is now 47 years old and so far he has not believed in any religion and has been non-religious and for the sake of devotion to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (AS) the founder of Ja’fari religion, he has chosen the name Jafar.