I've a question for the learned professionals in this forum::
Suppose I’m a Hindu by birth. At the age of 24 I convert to Muslim religion in the presence of witnesses and by due process of Muslim Rituals. After such conversion, I never profess Muslim Faith and continue to live as a Hindu. No one in my locality/friends/neighbours/relatives knows about this conversion.
After 2years I apply for job at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The condition for acceptance of such application at AMU is that applicant should be a Muslim. At AMU, a person is working who lives nearby my house. He knows me as a Hindu by birth and he does not know about my conversion to Muslim faith.
Now he challenges my entity as a Muslim and claims that I’m a Hindu and have been living my life as a Hindu and I never embraced Muslim religion. He cites facts from my real life where I've been living like a Hindu. I posses a certificate and also have valid signatures of witnesses.
Will I be considered a Hindu or Muslim? Experts/professionals please throw light on this question with citations if possible.
MY PERSONAL OBSERVATION::
If I'm considered a Muslim, then I would continue to misuse it in my favour. Whenever I see benefit as a Hindu, I wouldn’t show my certificate and where I see benefit as a Muslim, I would show my certificate. Allowing such practice would jeopardise the whole process of conversion. Hence a person, even if he has converted, could only be accepted with the new religion, if he/she has embraced the new religion. Otherwise, conversion would be invalid.