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Thomas Webber of Britain, Islam When Islam Religion Called Terrorist

Attacks of 11 September 2001 became the starting point of the U.S. war against terror in the earths Muslim. U.S. invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan make the world believe that Islam and Muslim synonymous with violence and terrorism. But negative campaigns about Islam and Muslims are so intense precisely makes many non-Muslims in the West who are interested in studying Islam and not a few among those who eventually chose to become a Muslim. They dare to say two sentences in the belief creed of Islam is actually the most perfect religion and teach peace.

Thomas Webber, a young Englishman, is one of the people who do not believe it with a black campaign against Islam by the West. Born of a Christian family, Webber and siblings: one older brother and two younger twin girls, are required to join a Sunday school by his mother.

Since childhood, Webber is known to be smart. What is taught in Sunday school to make a small Webber wonder why God whom he knew loving and have such strength in the Christian faith, had to kill his son to bear the burden of the sins of mankind. Webber thinks that teaching does not make sense. Time passed, Webber was adolescence. At this time, Webber was no longer much thought to the concept of divinity. For Webber, the days of the religious is a holiday where she can relax or time for-for gifts. He looked at the people who believe in religion are those who are weak or stupid way of thinking, because they could not prove their religion as proof in science that he learned in school.

On 13th birthday, there is a change in self-Webber. He was started again on the religious matter. But not in the sense that he is back to being a religious Christian. But just believe that there is a power over everything that he is unable to do so.

Webber began studying various religions, except Islam. Religions that he learned made him think that all religion was intended to make people become lebi moral. Webber felt there was something missing from the various religions which he had learned. The search for the unmet needs of his soul and even then he continued to proceed.

Finding the Truth of Islam
In 2001, there was the September 11 attacks to the twin World Trade Center buildings in New York that makes it almost did not believe witnessed the tragedy. But the hectic with news about the events of the gray did not affect his life too. Start your attention piqued when the reports about the attack began calling-call about Islamic terrorists, retaliation against Muslims and continued with reports of attacks into Afghanistan and then to Iraq. Webber began to question all of that and moved to seek the truth about Islam.

“I do not just believe that Muslims could be terrorists who can only kill and cause resentment. For me it was very strange, so I ignore it. But maybe this is the moment when for the first time I actually felt like to study religion, “said Webber.

In the sixth year of college, Webber met with a Muslim. From the Muslim friends that Webber find find a clear and present evidence that Muslims are like adherents of other religions in general, and not the people who jerk and can only do violence.

Since then, Webber began a serious study of Islam. He secretly gather information about Islam from the internet. He did so when she was alone, because Webber’s claim was not ready when there are people who see it or think Webber signed sedangn consider a particular religion, let alone choose the religion of Islam. But Webber believes what he read about Islam, though he was a little confused which makes its journey to Islam a little choked up.

At one point in the Summer, Webber felt that he had almost determined to choose Islam, although there are still many questions that are milling about in his head and he had no place to ask. Fortunately Muslim friend called him and it took many hours for Webber to say that she help her friend.

Finally, Webber dare say that he is still confused about religion. At that Webber is still not willing to say that he wants to become Muslim until he was absolutely sure that he should become a Muslim.

That opportunity finally arrived. In the 20 th birthday Webber decided to pronounce two sentences creed, a few days before he left for London to attend the Conference on “Global Peace and Unity”.

“At night, I tried to sleep but that sounded in my ear just sounds the call for prayer. That’s the best time I’ve ever felt, “said Webber tell how restless she was waiting for the seconds historic in his life, say two sentences creed.

After becoming a Muslim, Webber still had to fight hard for it to be accepted by his family. His struggle was not in vain, because the family is now accepted to be a Muslim. But the journey is still long Webber as converts.

“Now I am still learning the Qur’an and the hadiths and other things about Islam,” said Webber. (Ln / IOL)

Source: indonesiaindonesia.com

 
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Posted by pada 8 Juni 2011 in muallaf

 

Mr. Karlsson Photographer Swedish origin, Long Road Winding Toward Islam

Before getting to know Islam, Karlsson is an ordinary man who is not religious at all. He claimed to be typical of a materialistic person. It had never crossed his mind a little of God’s existence.

“I live life for 25 years without ever really thinking about the existence of God, or other matters relating to the spiritual,” said the man from Sweden.

But he still remembers his childhood memories, while still sitting in class 7, once wrote a story about what the future will want fro the future. Karlsson described himself later as a computer progammer successful – and it was he had never touched a computer – and live with a wife who is Muslim.

“At that time, the word ‘Muslims’ to me was the women who wear long, loose and wear a headscarf. But I do not know where that thought came and passed in my head,” she recalled her childhood dream.

Running time. Karlsson complete college and start working. He already had his own income and pidah to the apartment she bought. At that time, he began to pursue his interest in amateur photography world and active in photography activities.

Karlsson said he did not know exactly how the story until he was later to know Islam. According to him, all he just happens without planning. “A lot of things that I myself can not explain, what I do, and why I do it,” said Karlsson.

He continued, “I can not remember, why I called the Islamic Information Organisation in Sweden and asked to be recorded to subscribe to newsletters they publish, then why did I buy the Quran translation and bought an excellent book entitled ‘Islam: Our Faith’. I just do it. “

After reading all the translations of the Quran, Karlsson admitted the contents of the Quran is very beautiful and logical. But he has not felt the presence of God in his heart.

Finally Acknowledging God

A year later, when Karlsson a visit to a beautiful island called Pretty Island, he felt something very unusual in his heart, when photographing the fall scenery on the island.

“I feel a fantastic feeling. I feel as though I was a kid once in something very big, the universe belongs to God … Extraordinary. I felt really relaxed and excited. All of a sudden I felt God’s presence everywhere My eyes could see. I’ve never felt anything like this before, “recalls Karlsson.

Memories of the beauty of the island continue to cling to his return home. Karlsson has not moved to know God more delat. One day, after work, Karlsson took the bus and he saw most of the passenger bus fell asleep. Along the way, Karlsson enjoy a beautiful sunset views, which spread clouds of pink and orange together, presenting a painting that makes stunned everyone who saw it.

“For several minutes I felt a total peace and an understanding that all this is the work of God. I really miss moments like this happen again,” said Karlsson.

The hope is realized. A wake up one morning, he felt his mind clear as a bell and that first came to mind was how to thank God, that God has awakened every morning, giving hope. “It feels natural, as though I’m used to do it all my life,” said Karlsson.

Since experiencing it, Karlsson no longer deny the existence of God. As someone who for 25 years denied the existence of God, he admits, the change is not easy matter for him. But after that, Karlsson and experience various things that are extraordinary experiences. While living in the U.S. for a while, Karlsson began to pray, begin to learn to focus on God and listen to what his conscience. The peak occurs at a beautiful weekend in New York.

Daring to the Mosque and Bersyahadat

Karlsson came to a mosque in New York and met with some Muslims in the mosque. Kekutan and worry that he had felt before when going to the mosque, instantly vanished. Board gave the mosque reading material about Islam. Karlsson also visited the house of his new Muslim friends, and much discussion with them.

“What they are saying, and the answers they give, all make sense. Islam has become an important part of my life. I began to learn to pray and follow my first Friday prayers …”

“I slipped, sitting in the back row. I do not understand what was said the priest, but I enjoyed his sermon. After the sermon is finished, we all make the line and perform the prayer of two cycles. That’s one of the most incredible experiences I have ever felt in my My journey towards Islam. I saw about 200 pilgrims men, surrendered himself completely in only one God, praise God, it was amazing, “said Karlsson who was not also decide to convert to Islam.

One time, he read a book called “Twelve Hours” story of a British woman who converted to Islam. Books that really make a difference to him. He cried when reading it, and he felt that he did not want to look back again, and will not hold back his desire to embrace Islam.

Summer vacation, Karlsson made up his determination to become a Muslim. The first day of summer, the air still feels cold. Karlsson out the attack to the mosque and wait until conditions start to warm.

One morning, the sky appears gray. A cold wind blows, through the bedroom window Karlsson, as if carrying a message for him, that the time has arrived and he could not put it off hold. Karlsson moved from his bed, bath, wearing clean clothes, grabbed his car keys and drive his vehicle into a mosque.

At the mosque, he approached some people who were gathered and told his intention to convert to Islam. And after the midday prayer, a priest led him to say two sentences creed, witnessed by the visitors of the mosque. After bersyahadat, he was given the Islamic name “Ibrahim”.

“Alhamdulillah. My heart really relieved. Moreover, the family and all my friends accept Islam. Of course they could not understand everything to do after becoming a Muslim, like praying five times, do not eat pork, they thought I was practicing a tradition foreigners, who will vanish eaten the times. But I will prove that their estimates are wrong. Insha Allah, “said Ibrahim Karlsson. (Ln / PI)
source: eramuslim.com

 
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Posted by pada 4 Juni 2011 in muallaf

 

Raphael, a U.S. citizen “Salat Friday harass intellect, Soul and Heart of Me”

Raphael, a U.S. citizen of Latin American descent, was a leader of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group before he changed his belief in the Bible to the Quran after a visit to a mosque.

Texas-born man who works as a lecturer and this buffoon like to say two sentences creed on November 1, 1991. As a former leader of the congregational church Jehovah’s Witness, was difficult for Raphael to preach Islam, so he became a Muslim. So what’s the story until Raphel know Islam and finally decided to convert to Islam?

Since a young age, 20 years, Raphael was entrusted to lead a Jehovah’s Witness congregation. He said, gereka Jehovah’s Witnesses have a system of organization of training programs are very sophisticated, by enforcing a quota system. A cadre of Jehovah’s Witness leaders have devoted themselves, by providing 10 to 12 hours each month, to do the sermons from house to house.

“The system works like a sales management. Management of IBM’s sales alone may fail with a Jehovah’s Witness volunteers are trained as group leaders,” said Raphael provides a sophisticated system of cadre training in a Jehovah’s Witness.

“So, when I’ve become a vanguard cadre, I devoted almost the whole time I travel from door to door. I am obliged to do the sermon for 100 hours per month, and must learn the seven versions of the Bible,” said Raphael.

But over time, Raphael felt no irregularities in the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the concept of a quota system. It seems, if someone managed to meet the quota to spread the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, then God will love him. “If you can not meet the quota in the following months, God will not mencintamu. This is really absurd. How can it be. In this month God loves me and in others God can not love me just because they do not meet the quota , “said Rapahel.

Another thing which he said does not make sense is, the belief that the teachings of the Jehovah’s witnesses merelah the only people who would be saved by the new world order established by God. Those who are not followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will not be saved.

“I thought, Mother Teresa was not a devout Jehovah’s Witness, but he spent the time to do what Jesus taught, do good, ranging from keeping elderly people, caring for the sick and orphaned children. But if God does not love her just because he is a Catholic, religion is considered an enemy by a Jehovah’s Witness congregation? ” Raphael asked in surprise.

There are many other things he saw and he heard, which makes it so questioned the teachings of Jehovah’s Witness who was disebarluaskannya. Spiritually, Raphael said he no longer felt comfortable. In 1979, Raphael decided to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation, grumbling because only then did he realize that he had been a lot of wasting her time by devoting themselves to the church.

“The problem is, I do not devote themselves to God. But the man-made organization,” said Raphael.

Apart from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are confused about where he is. Jehovah Doctrine mendoktrinnya to believe that all religion is wrong, unless the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, that idolatry was bad deeds and the concept of the Trinity does not apply.

“I like a man without religion. I am not a man, without faith in God. But when I do not know where to go,” said Raphael.

Know the I-S-L-M-A

In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles and mendatanagi Catholic gereka located not far from his home. Raphael wants to try the Catholic doctrine, but it only lasted for two to three months. Raphael then underwent back without his religious life, while working with starring in several films and became a star advertising.

One day at a mall before Christmas, Raphel saw a woman passing in front of him. He tried to greet her and would like to invite conversation, but he did not get a response. From the woman was also Raphael knew that he was a Muslim and can not be careless talk with a man, but really there is a special purpose.

The word “Muslim” really strange in the ears of Raphael, he also asked the Muslim women had to spell the letters of the word Islam, the religion of Muslims. At that time, that Raphael knew all Muslims are terrorists. But Raphael had kept asking Muslim women about how early emergence of Islam. The Muslim then told that the religion of Islam revealed to the Prophet Muhammad PBUH and disseminated by the last prophet of mankind.

After hearing stories about Islam and Prophet Muhammad, Raphael began to do research. Intention at that time just wanted to find out, and had no desire to become a Muslim.

Although not adhere to any religion, Raphel continue to pray. But he felt his prayers were not answered God. Until one day, while clearing the desk drawer of his uncle, who would return after being treated in hospital, Raphael found the Gideon Bible in the drawer, and he felt God answered his prayer that he should become a Christian. Raphael prayed again, asking the Lord so that he could become a Christian. Not to be a devout Jehovah’s Witness again, and not Catholics.

Once, when reading the Old Testament, Raphael recalled saying that he met Muslim women in the mall that the Muslims have a prophet, Prophet Muhammad PBUH. “But why the name of the Prophet did not exist in this book?” Raphael wondered to myself.

He also began thinking about the Muslims, how many worldwide? Raphel also decided to start reading the translation of the Quran. He then went to an Arabic bookstore. The shopkeeper, Raphael said that he bought the Quran because just want to read it, not want to be a Muslim.

At home, Raphael started reading the Quran, from Surah Al-Fatihah and so on, as if Raphael’s eyes do not want to be separated from the Al-Quran reading. He was so amazed to know that the Qur’an also tells of other prophets who met Raphael in Christianity, such as Noah, Abraham, and others.

Go Mosque

After reading the Quran, Raphael thought, what else will he do next? He then opened the yellow pages book, and finally found what he was looking for, an Islamic Center in Vermont, Southern California. After a call to the Islamic Center, the Islamic Center asked him to come on Friday.

“I was really nervous that time. I think I’ll go and see an AK-47 armed habib,” said Raphael imagined “Muslim terrorists” which he often read and hear from the media.

Finally, he reached into the Islamic Center in Vermont. When the show, taking place Friday sermon, then Raphael saw people at the Islamic Center perform Friday prayers together.

“Something began to permeate my intellect, even it’s up to the muscles, bones, heart and my soul,” said Raphael remember the feeling.

After prayers, a few pilgrims greeted him by saying “hi” is by Raphael, such as sounding words “Salt and Bacon”. Raphael surprised when many people who say “Salt and Bacon” him with a smile, as if these people already know him.

Do not know what to do, Raphael went to the library and there he met a young boy named Omar, of Egyptian origin. Omar asked, is this the first time that Raphael came to that place. Raphael replied “Yes.”

“Oh, welcome. Are you Muslim?” asked Omar.

“It’s not. I just had a little read about Muslims,” ​​said Raphael.

“Oh, if you are studying? This is the first time you visit the mosque?” Omar asked again.

“Yes,” replied Raphael.

He was then invited to tour the mosque by Omar, who took her hand. Another man, later joined them. “The Muslims were very welcoming and friendly,” said Raphael to himself.

Raphael were invited to see the place of prayer, was told why footwear must be removed when entering into the prayer, then to the place of wudu. “What? Voodoo (witchcraft), I do not know anything about Voodoo,” said Raphael shocked to hear the word “wudu” which sounds like the word “Voodoo” in his ear.

“No … Not Voodoo, but Wudu!” said Omar, who then explains what Wudu.

Raphael finished the visit that day. He excused himself to go home and ask the librarian a booklet about prayer. At home, Raphael studied and practiced the prayers in the booklet’s instructions.

Finally, on 1 November 1991, Raphael determined to become a Muslim and that day he pledged two sentences creed. (In / IslamicBulletin)

source: eramuslim.com

 
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Before Becoming Ruqaiyyah, Rosalyn Rushbrook is author Christian Books

Sebelum Menjadi Ruqaiyyah, Rosalyn Rushbrook Adalah Penulis Buku-buku  Nasrani

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON – Mention the name Rosalyn Rushbrook, the British public would soon remember the books basic knowledge of Christianity. Recipient of theology degree at Hull University is indeed active write Christian themed books for several mainstream publishers. In fact, some of his books recommended to mengajaran in many schools in England.

Women born in 1942 was married to the poet George Morris Kendrick in 1964 and later had two children. Their marriage ended after her husband moved in 1986 Scientologis religion.

Late in 1986, he finds guidance. He accepted Islam and changed his name to Ruqaiyyah.

In 1990 she married a man born in Pakistan, Waris Maqsood Ali. But nine years later they divorced because Waris young married his cousin in Pakistan, by allowing the status of his new wife became a British citizen.

After becoming a Muslim, he wrote books on Islam. He served as Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull, England. He has authored more than forty books on various aspects of religion, among other things to concentrate on the beauty of embracing Islam and guide for converts.

Many of his books published by Goodword Press of New Delhi, including Living Islam, The Muslim Prayer Encyclopedia, and consulting books for teens. He once invited by Hodder Headlines to write a book in the chapter World Faiths Islam in the popular book series around the world, Teach Yourself

He also has created a program that allows students to study Islam. The book titled Islam was published by Heinemann Press in 1986 and continued to print, and Do-it-Yourself Coursebook to accompany published by IPCI. This book has been used widely in UK schools for over 20 years, and DIY studies have now been taken by many students, and private groups not only in Britain but in some countries.

He was among the first British Muslim to receive the honor Muslim News Awards for Excellence in 2001, and Muhammad Iqbal Award for Creativity in Islamic thought.

Here are excerpts of an interview with the BBC about become Muslim:

How to become converts in your eyes?

Nothing is easier than switching to become Muslims – the moment when we realize that God truly exists, and an Arab-born man named Mohammed is His messenger. Then we bersyahadat. This is the first step we become Muslim. Cautious, then the heart becomes ihsan.

From the social aspect, Islam should be part of your lifestyle. To convert women, it means there’s a big gamble involves the construction of confidence. Not only because of the way of dress have also changed – which would be accompanied by changes in family attitudes and the people closest to – well you must prepare a man was not addressed in any mosque you sign in (he present it with a little joke).

How meaning accept the Islamic faith?

Being a Muslim, it means getting a universal belief. We do not need to pretend to be an Arab or Pakistani, to take ownership and are owned by Muslims.

We now know there are Muslims in every place in the world, from Eskimo to the Aborigines.

We may take Arabic names, or we can choose to keep our old name, it is not too important.

There was disappointment after becoming a Muslim?

We have become mature enough to realize that not every Muslim is a saint. They are also human beings and most of us are far from perfect.

We probably will get a disappointment to find that not every Muslim living in the Muslim way. But al this does not make us give up or accusing them of part of the hypocrisy, we just do the best for our own lives the best way we can.

Some Muslims are very spiritual in the sense that Islam is really a tutorial on his life, while some only ritualistic in berislam.

But we the Muslims ‘immigrants’ increasingly feel we can take place with the others in this vast congregation or family, and as long as we do our best, God will reward for our good intentions.

 
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Posted by pada 3 Juni 2011 in muallaf

 

Steven Longden converts Shocked Find Facts: his great-grandfather was the first Muslim mayor

Mualaf Steven Longden Kaget Temukan Fakta: Kakek Buyutnya adalah Walikota Muslim Pertama

Steven Longden

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MANCHESTER – Like many people, Steven Longden admitted his identity range, both in family, neighborhood, region, religious affiliation, education, and to ethnic. But he now claims was happy, because he now has “glasses” to look at him: his faith. “Islamic Culture plays an important role in my life right now,” he said.

Become exclusive? Steven shook his head. “My faith does not require me to avoid the very best of another culture is an important influence in my life. So, as a former Christian I can rejoice in the friendships that I made in the years before I became a Muslim,” he said.

In fact, he still came to church for events of non-religion: wedding, celebrating the baptism of the son of an acquaintance, addressed the disposal of the dead body of her grandmother. “I accepted, respected as a Muslim, was recognized as believers in God,” he said.

Over the years, he even learned that converts often effectively bridge the gap between friends and communities of different religions. “Many of us have developed a multicultural insight and empathy that helped to bring understanding and trust between the people around us,” he said.

He was truly born in the back multilatar family. He bloody England, but grew up in East Africa. Everyday, she speaks Urdu, Swahili, and English.

Continuing education to England, he married a white girl born in Manchester.

Spiritual journey that caused the young couple to know Islam. Long study, he believed Islam was looking for. He bersyahadat. lucky, his extended family support, although they remain on their beliefs.

He admitted, being a Muslim is not easy. “But the Qur’an is called, each of us will certainly be tested,” he said.

He is not never felt the impact of the September 11 attacks that made the Muslims a month thereafter throughout the world. But he underwent with patience. “But beyond that, after embracing Islam I felt a peace, awe and realize that as a Muslim in Britain, I feel the most special person in the world today,” he said.

More happy again, she said, when one day his father told him, his great-grandfather was a Muslim, 92 years ago. He became a Muslim in 1898, precisely at the age of 70 years. He was named Robert Reschid Longden, white first generation that embraces Islam.

Raised in Israel sect of Christianity, he rose to the Mayor of Stalybridge in 1875. In 1850 he became interested in the affairs of the Ottoman Empire, which no doubt, led him on the road to Islam. In 1901 he became Britain’s right-hand mufti, Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam, and is involved in several interfaith dialogue first in Manchester.

“This discovery is surprising and my conversion put into perspective and has been a source of pride and comfort for my family, both Muslim and non-Muslims, and the wider community. Indeed, it will not be a surprise for you, but this is something that is outside usual for me, “he said. There is a tone of emotion in his words …

 

 
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Subhanallah, Due to Qur’an recitations, One Family Embrace Islam

Subhanallah, Gara-Gara Tilawah Al-Qur'an, Satu Keluarga Masuk Islam

Zainab and Ghalib, after the marriage ceremony at Al-Aqsa Mosque, West Bank, Palestine.

Manager of Al-Aqsa Foundation (YPA), the Saints, held a marriage between Ghalib and Zainab Mohammed Samir Kiwan Nuhas-both from the city of Haifa, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Saturday (28 / 5).

Their marriage was deliberately held in one of the Qibla of Muslims is to get a blessing from Allah SWT. In the event of this ceremony, also attended the bride and family, and a number of congregational prayers. Chairman of the YPA, Jamal Rashid, also present and mendokan the bride.

Sheikh As’ad, Imam Al-Istiqlal mosque in Haifa act as a ruler. He prayed for both families for their marriage blessed by Allah SWT live. He also hopes the two can go through life as husband and wife as long as possible, in a life full of goodness and blessing.

“Marriage in this mosque (Aqsa) is a marriage blessed (blessed), and our duty to memakmurkannya forever,” said Sheikh As’ad sermons illegitimate.

“So far, the Aqsa mosque held a marriage for young men and women of Palestine, but today both bride came from Haifa, Israel. We ask young men and women to marry in a way such blessed this marriage,” As’ad message.

Weddings and Zainab Ghalib became special because, the bride is the daughter of the new converts to Islam two years ago. Zainab’s proximity and attachment to Islam began four years ago when he was interested to hear readings from the Koran books, and follow the Islamic religion courses impressions on satellite television.

Both the things that change the course of his life and his entire family-both parents and four sisters-all of a sudden. Two years ago, they were all-single-family decided to convert to Islam and said a two-sentence confession. “My mother felt calm his soul when he heard the reading (recitations) Al-Qur’an, even though Christians. Similarly, this also felt by my father,” said Zainab.

After that, the family has increasingly intensified listening to recitations of the Qur’an and follow Islamic studies which aired on cable television. This then reinforces the determination to immediately bersyahadat.

“It’s like the word of God in the Qur’an:” Do not disedihkan by people who soon became infidel, they really can not ever give the slightest harm to Allah. God wills will not give anything a portion (of reward) to them in the hereafter, and for their punishment, “said Zainab said, quoting surah Ali Imran verse 176 with a fluent.

As Ghalib, with tears in her eyes tells the story of his marriage with Zainab. “Three weeks before getting married, me and my fiance read surah Al-Isra ‘together. After that I made a pilgrimage to Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.

“And I do not know, I do not know what prompted my move to establish prayers at Masjid Qubbatush Shahra (Golden Dome). After two cycles of prayer, I read the letter of Al-Isra ‘to complete. There also we pray and are determined to get married,” Ghalib said.

According to Ghalib, before he and Zainab did not know if the Al-Aqsa Mosque can also be done weddings. One time, after conducting prayers at Masjid Al-Istiqlal, he went straight to the mosque imam Sheikh As’ad–and expressed a desire to get married.

“Said Sheikh As’ad Al-Aqsa Mosque can also be arranged marriage that is maintained by the YPA. Finally, we got married here. It was like a dream,” Ghalib said with emotion.

Chairman of the YPA, Jamal Rashid, congratulate and pray for these couples to get godly offspring who will uphold and defend Al-Aqsa Muslims. “Blessed are you two with a blessed marriage is. Wedding you are a good marriage. And we pray for God grant you pious offspring and useful for the people, God willing,” please Jamal.

source: republika.co.id

 
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Posted by pada 31 Mei 2011 in muallaf

 

When Success “Hold” World, Eddie Redzovic Islamic Fly

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Eddie Redzovic

Try typing http://www.thedeenshow.com// webpage in your search engine. So, you will watch the video contains inspiring stories about people who found Islam and their struggle to remain a Muslim. The Deen Show is a Muslim company that seeks to provide information about Islam in a correct and comprehensive based on authentic sources, the Qur’an and Sunna. That information was not only directed at Muslims only, but also non-Muslims.

The company said the self is not affiliated with any organization, and they condemn terrorism and all acts on behalf of Islamic fanatics. The Deen Show began airing in 2006.

People who are behind the emergence of those impressions is the Brother Eddie. His real name is Eddie Redzovic. He was born in New York from parents who are immigrants from Yugoslavia, but most of his life spent more in Chicago.

Before you get the bright light of the Islamic religion, the underworld of Chicago is a close friend of Eddie. At age who has not reached 30 years, he has managed to enjoy everything the American dream of youth, ranging from money, cars, until the woman.

Although he has achieved what his dreams, the soul of Eddie’s still not quiet. At times kelamnya, he turned the streets and nightclubs as the place to find serenity. He spent his youth in a world filled with violence. His friends came from gangs ruling the streets.

Until finally, Eddie realized that he had his own. Nothing really become friends. One day, when he was in prison, Eddie realizes that friends of his gang that no one who care for him. He also began to question her destiny.

Life in prison made him conscious. He began to study religion, particularly Islam. He realized, perhaps Islam was the one who had been missed.

However, when he had started to embrace Islam, the war has not ended. He still had to convince him about the new religion embraced it. At this time, Eddie had had embraced Islam in full. He already understands the concept of Islam itself.

Islam, he argues, is Arabic which means surrender to the Creator of Earth and Heaven. Every man in this world gave his life for something, from his boss, money, women, fashion, and a variety of lifestyles. According to him, Islam is actually a great place to really surrender.

Islam is a call to surrender to the owner of everything on earth and sky. “Before I embraced Islam, I do not do that,” Eddie said in an interview with saudilife.net. He realizes that his life before converting to Islam is to live a fun, but empty, with no peace and quiet.

Then, Islam gave hope and a new purpose in life.
“I immediately prayed after I know the truth about Islam,” he said. To achieve the science of prayer and the intricacies of Islam, he claimed to have to learn constantly and a lot of comparing.

Although he has a family that had converted to Islam first, he saw they were only converted to Islam as a culture only, without fully understanding about Islam itself.

Today, besides being a presenter of The Deen Show, Eddie also manages a martial arts schools. He teaches Brazilian Jiujitsu.
source: republika.co.id

 
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Posted by pada 29 Mei 2011 in muallaf

 

Lisa Smith: Former Military Aircraft crew are drawn to Islam

At the end of the age of 30 years, Lisa Smith berlabih hearts to Islam. “Throughout my life, only this time I find something meaningful in life,” says single people who come from a background of this atheist.

The choice of Islam, was not suspected his friends in the Irish Army transportation unit. That Lisa was to choose religion, all his friends know. Teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Catholic, to the Jews, all devoured. Who escaped their attention, Lisa was also studied Islam.

Lisa joined the Air Defence Forces at the age of 19 years. He became a soldier for five years before joining the Air Corps, where he worked for two years as a stewardess on the government jet. He now works in the army transport unit.

Coming from a background that “no religion”, Lisa convinced her party lifestyle is part of a quest to find something meaningful in life.

“I do not have much faith basis for seeking an answer, for example to a simple question: why are we here, what our purpose in life I just knew that we could not on this earth for no reason.”

Lisa spent the years in her quest for spiritual fulfillment, by reading “all things”. Tattoo on his wrist (which he plans to dispose of the laser beam) writing I am That I am, who dipetiknya from the dialogue of a film based on the writings of Chris Lawson in The Moses Code.

“I’ve gone through all stages of spirituality, and then I think that there is no God, only God consciousness.”

Just like white people mostly Irish, he also hates Islam. “When I see Muslim girls, in my mind would say, ‘they make a bomb expert,’” she recalled.

yet so close to know one of them, his perspective changed. “They looked so peaceful and they never worried about anything,” he said.

When one day he chance to read the Koran, he found the answer. “That’s a real life guide … and I feel a lot of the messages within it addressed to me,” he said.

Lisa spent the next three months to study Islam. “Nearly 24 hours a day,” he likens. April 2011, he bersyahadat.

He was lucky, his boss in the Air Force provides support for his decision to choose Islam. Everyday, she wore uniforms with the hat covering her hair.

He hopes to leave the job in the coming months “if I find a suitable husband.” He plans to retire in two years.
source: republika.co.id

 
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Posted by pada 26 Mei 2011 in muallaf

 

Mr. Salat Raphael, a U.S. citizen: Friday harass intellect, Soul and My Heart

Raphael, a U.S. citizen of Latin American descent, was a leader of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group before he changed his belief in the Bible to the Quran after a visit to a mosque.

Texas-born man who works as a lecturer and this buffoon like to say two sentences creed on November 1, 1991. As a former leader of the congregational church Jehovah’s Witness, was difficult for Raphael to preach Islam, so he became a Muslim. So what’s the story until Raphel know Islam and finally decided to convert to Islam?

Since a young age, 20 years, Raphael was entrusted to lead a Jehovah’s Witness congregation. He said, gereka Jehovah’s Witnesses have a system of organization of training programs are very sophisticated, by enforcing a quota system. A cadre of Jehovah’s Witness leaders have devoted themselves, by providing 10 to 12 hours each month, to do the sermons from house to house.

“The system works like a sales management. Management of IBM’s sales alone may fail with a Jehovah’s Witness volunteers are trained as group leaders,” said Raphael provides a sophisticated system of cadre training in a Jehovah’s Witness.

“So, when I’ve become a vanguard cadre, I devoted almost the whole time I travel from door to door. I am obliged to do the sermon for 100 hours per month, and must learn the seven versions of the Bible,” said Raphael.

But over time, Raphael felt no irregularities in the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the concept of a quota system. It seems, if someone managed to meet the quota to spread the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, then God will love him. “If you can not meet the quota in the following months, God will not mencintamu. This is really absurd. How can it be. In this month God loves me and in others God can not love me just because they do not meet the quota , “said Rapahel.

Another thing which he said does not make sense is, the belief that the teachings of the Jehovah’s witnesses merelah the only people who would be saved by the new world order established by God. Those who are not followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will not be saved.

“I thought, Mother Teresa was not a devout Jehovah’s Witness, but he spent the time to do what Jesus taught, do good, ranging from keeping elderly people, caring for the sick and orphaned children. But if God does not love her just because he is a Catholic, religion is considered an enemy by a Jehovah’s Witness congregation? ” Raphael asked in surprise.

There are many other things he saw and he heard, which makes it so questioned the teachings of Jehovah’s Witness who was disebarluaskannya. Spiritually, Raphael said he no longer felt comfortable. In 1979, Raphael decided to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation, grumbling because only then did he realize that he had been a lot of wasting her time by devoting themselves to the church.

“The problem is, I do not devote themselves to God. But the man-made organization,” said Raphael.

Apart from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are confused about where he is. Jehovah Doctrine mendoktrinnya to believe that all religion is wrong, unless the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, that idolatry was bad deeds and the concept of the Trinity does not apply.

“I like a man without religion. I am not a man, without faith in God. But when I do not know where to go,” said Raphael.

Know the I-S-L-M-A

In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles and mendatanagi Catholic gereka located not far from his home. Raphael wants to try the Catholic doctrine, but it only lasted for two to three months. Raphael then underwent back without his religious life, while working with starring in several films and became a star advertising.

One day at a mall before Christmas, Raphel saw a woman passing in front of him. He tried to greet her and would like to invite conversation, but he did not get a response. From the woman was also Raphael knew that he was a Muslim and can not be careless talk with a man, but really there is a special purpose.

The word “Muslim” really strange in the ears of Raphael, he also asked the Muslim women had to spell the letters of the word Islam, the religion of Muslims. At that time, that Raphael knew all Muslims are terrorists. But Raphael had kept asking Muslim women about how early emergence of Islam. The Muslim then told that the religion of Islam revealed to the Prophet Muhammad PBUH and disseminated by the last prophet of mankind.

After hearing stories about Islam and Prophet Muhammad, Raphael began to do research. Intention at that time just wanted to find out, and had no desire to become a Muslim.

Although not adhere to any religion, Raphel continue to pray. But he felt his prayers were not answered God. Until one day, while clearing the desk drawer of his uncle, who would return after being treated in hospital, Raphael found the Gideon Bible in the drawer, and he felt God answered his prayer that he should become a Christian. Raphael prayed again, asking the Lord so that he could become a Christian. Not to be a devout Jehovah’s Witness again, and not Catholics.

Once, when reading the Old Testament, Raphael recalled saying that he met Muslim women in the mall that the Muslims have a prophet, Prophet Muhammad PBUH. “But why the name of the Prophet did not exist in this book?” Raphael wondered to myself.

He also began thinking about the Muslims, how many worldwide? Raphel also decided to start reading the translation of the Quran. He then went to an Arabic bookstore. The shopkeeper, Raphael said that he bought the Quran because just want to read it, not want to be a Muslim.

At home, Raphael started reading the Quran, from Surah Al-Fatihah and so on, as if Raphael’s eyes do not want to be separated from the Al-Quran reading. He was so amazed to know that the Qur’an also tells of other prophets who met Raphael in Christianity, such as Noah, Abraham, and others.

Go Mosque

After reading the Quran, Raphael thought, what else will he do next? He then opened the yellow pages book, and finally found what he was looking for, an Islamic Center in Vermont, Southern California. After a call to the Islamic Center, the Islamic Center asked him to come on Friday.

“I was really nervous that time. I think I’ll go and see an AK-47 armed habib,” said Raphael imagined “Muslim terrorists” which he often read and hear from the media.

Finally, he reached into the Islamic Center in Vermont. When the show, taking place Friday sermon, then Raphael saw people at the Islamic Center perform Friday prayers together.

“Something began to permeate my intellect, even it’s up to the muscles, bones, heart and my soul,” said Raphael remember the feeling.

After prayers, a few pilgrims greeted him by saying “hi” is by Raphael, such as sounding words “Salt and Bacon”. Raphael surprised when many people who say “Salt and Bacon” him with a smile, as if these people already know him.

Do not know what to do, Raphael went to the library and there he met a young boy named Omar, of Egyptian origin. Omar asked, is this the first time that Raphael came to that place. Raphael replied “Yes.”

“Oh, welcome. Are you Muslim?” asked Omar.

“It’s not. I just had a little read about Muslims,” ​​said Raphael.

“Oh, if you are studying? This is the first time you visit the mosque?” Omar asked again.

“Yes,” replied Raphael.

He was then invited to tour the mosque by Omar, who took her hand. Another man, later joined them. “The Muslims were very welcoming and friendly,” said Raphael to himself.

Raphael were invited to see the place of prayer, was told why footwear must be removed when entering into the prayer, then to the place of wudu. “What? Voodoo (witchcraft), I do not know anything about Voodoo,” said Raphael shocked to hear the word “wudu” which sounds like the word “Voodoo” in his ear.

“No … Not Voodoo, but Wudu!” said Omar, who then explains what Wudu.

Raphael finished the visit that day. He excused himself to go home and ask the librarian a booklet about prayer. At home, Raphael studied and practiced the prayers in the booklet’s instructions.

Finally, on 1 November 1991, Raphael determined to become a Muslim and that day he pledged two sentences creed. (In / IslamicBulletin)
source: eramuslim.com

 
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Posted by pada 26 Mei 2011 in muallaf

 

By Discovering Islam, Anna Stamou Real So “Patients” of Philosophers

Demi Menemukan Islam, Anna Stamou Rela Jadi

Anna Stamou

One leading Muslim international awards in Europe recently given to a Greek woman. Public relations manager of the Muslim Association of Greece, Anna Stamou, regarded as one of 10 Muslim women with great influence and the most positive in Europe.

Originator of the award, is the European Muslim Professionals Network (cedar), which is supported by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, also known as the “Three Club”. Award ceremonies conducted late last year in Madrid, Spain.

Not many know, six years ago he was a convert to Islam. He found Islam after wrestling with the anxiety itself.

“My search was long, I always look for an answer. In my search of the truth, I can not get a satisfactory answer,” he said, about his inner journey.

Since high school, Anna had a high interest in science. In these subjects, he was always superior. Impact, in finding answers to her inner uncertainty, he was playing logic.

“So, I consulted to several schools of philosophy, meet many philosophers. I dealt deeply with Pythagoras,” he explained smiling.

During this search, she met her husband now. At that time, they are both joined as a volunteer organization Doctors of the World, during the war in Iraq. From this man, he finds a lot of knowledge about Islam.

However, he did not receive raw omongannya. Anna began researching deeper teachings. “I think it’s because of the knowledge I gained from the school that Islam is a religion inferior and distorted. Islam although it has given me an answer, I said to myself that I should learn more about this religion,” he said.

In Greece, Islam is often confused with Turkey. The reason is, most Muslims in Greece came from Turkey. Islamic books, generally use their own language. “Although there are thousands of Muslim Greeks, I do not understand why no book published in Greek,” he said. He studied Islam from books written in English and French.

He’s lucky to have a transition from the old religion to Islam was accompanied by a receipt from the family and friends. “I have not seen a negative reaction. Some people may have questions, but never have a negative tendency,” he said, who claimed to be happy to explain his new religion.

On the other hand, he also maintains relations with those of different religions as well, including his family. “Now I wear the hijab, and not a problem for them,” he said. He will also be present in the middle of her family as they celebrate religious holidays.

“Hijab is part of faith. Remember, only a part, you can choose to follow or not. It is your choice,” he said. He said the Western public opinion is wrong to equate the headscarf as a symbol of female oppression. “Hijab is a matter of choice. I support those who fight for their right to wear it.”

He said the basis of all problems is for peaceful coexistence and tolerance. “During Ramadan, we eat together with our Christian friends, this is something that is not easily found in Europe. Also, my daughter loved and excited for Christmas. They also exist in the family Easter event,” he added.

At Eid al-Fitr, the same thing done to him. In fact, his students took turns to greet and hug him. “I was fortunate to be part of Greece. Democracy is here,” said chemistry professor at two universities this Greek.

source: republika.co.id

 
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Posted by pada 24 Mei 2011 in muallaf

 
 
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