Brown Mr.Laurence Islam
Winter 1990, second daughter of Laurence Brown was born. But her daughter suffered serious health problems, there was narrowing of blood vessels aortanya arch, so that the baby is not smooth blood circulation. Brown witnessed how her tiny daughter’s body was blue from the chest to toe and should be treated in intensive care for newborns. As a surgeon, Brown is well aware of what medical action would be against her daughter’s doctor. There is no way other than doing emergency surgery in the chest, although it does not provide medical treatment for his daughter’s big chance to survive.
When a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon who will handle her daughter arrived, Brown mixed feelings among the sad and scared. “There are no friends except fear, and not a place to share their grief while I wait for the results of the consultant. I then went to the room where praying in the hospital and sit cross-legged,” said Brown told her confusion at the time.
He acknowledged, was the first time in his life he prayed sincerely and earnestly. “As an atheist, that’s when my first time, with half a heart, confess to God. I said half-heartedly, even in a panic situation, I do not fully believe in God. I just pray with skepticism. God, if God exists, God will save my daughter, I promised to find and follow the religion most pleasing to him, “said Brown.
About 10 to 15 minutes later, Brown returned to the intensive care of her daughter and was shocked to hear the explanation consultant surgeon who said that her daughter would be fine. Consultant’s words proved, within two days, the condition of Brown’s baby daughter show progress without having given the drugs and surgery. Baby girl named Hannah Brown was subsequently grow normally like other children.
After his daughter are healthy, now turn to Brown who must fulfill his promise before God, when he prayed for Hannah’s safety. He said, as an atheist, it is easy for Brown to rebuild the disbelief of the existence of God, and submit a recovery on the doctor’s daughter and not on God. But Brown does not do that. “In the covenant, God has shown his kindness, and I feel also have to do the same. God has granted my prayer,” said Brown.
For several years Mr Brown tried to meet the “agreement” with his God. But he feels like he failed to find religion hug. Brown studied Judaism, various streams of Christian, but never felt that he had found the truth. “For a while, I went to various streams of Christian churches. The longest, I had a congregation of the Roman Catholic church, but I never formally embraced it,” said Brown.
He pleaded not been able to choose Christianity for the simple reason: he could not find kesesesuaian biblical teachings about Jesus with the teachings of various other Christian sects. Because do not find religion to suit his heart, Brown finally chose sitting at home and read a lot. In times of that, Brown knows the Quran and the biography of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. written by Martin Lings, entitled “Muhammad, His Life Based on Earliest Sources.”
From Al-Quran is read, Brown found that the Muslim holy book that teaches that God is only one, and the prophets like Moses and Jesus (Prophet Isa) also taught about the oneness of God. A different concept that once he knew the religious teachings of Judaism and Christianity that he had learned many years. After reading the biography of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Brown also began to believe that Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet.
“Suddenly everything as absurd, along with the confidence that grew it. The continuity of the chain of prophecy, revelation, only one God the Almighty, and the full revelation of God in the Qur’an, all of a sudden create the perfect taste. This that made me become a Muslim, “said Brown.
Until now, already 10 years old Laurence Brown became a Muslim. During that time, he learned one thing, that “Out there are many people who are smarter and intelligent than himself, but people were not able to know the truth of Islam,” said Brown.
“Most important is not how smart a person, but an epiphany like that affirmed God that those who believe in Allah’s religion, still will not believe, though if given a warning will be a sin to deny the existence of God. If so, God also will ignore them and keep them away from His righteousness … ”
“Therefore, I am grateful to Allah who has given a clue, and I reinforce it with a formula instructions are simple: acknowledge the existence of God, to worship only Allah, solemnly promised to seek and follow the truth of His teachings, and receive guidance- Him, “said Brown. (Ln / oi)