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)