Jaspreet Kaur, a Sikh woman of Indian origin currently residing in Germany, has married a man from Sialkot, Pakistan, after embracing Islam on the hands of senior parliamentarian Hafiz Sahibzada Hamid Raza at Jamia Hanfia in Sialkot.

Kaur was given the Muslim name Zainab after she married Ali Arsalan.

The administrators of Jamia Hanfia said the bride’s parents were Indian nationals but they lived in Germany. Zainab also resides in Munich.
Her father’s name is Singara Singh, a resident of Ludhiana.


The woman came to Pakistan on January 16 for a pilgrimage. She has been issued a single-entry visa valid till April 15, reported the Express Tribune.
She holds an Indian passport obtained in Germany. She married Ali, a resident of Sialkot, after falling in love abroad.

Express Tribune has reported that Ali had invited her to Pakistan.

The administrators said more than 200 non-Muslims have embraced Islam at the hands of Sahibzada Hamid Raza and his father.