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Said about Islam

It is true that what have been said about Islam of lies was extremely exaggerated, testified by many of fair non-Muslims through oral and written waysthe British Minister who said: “ Nobody . One of them is was ever exposed to deformation like Mohammed did.” Some of them even praised the ethics and values of Islam in different aspects, but we must admit and recognize the behaviors of the majority of Muslims in terms of manners, treatments and even the acts of worship that nobody accepts. We could not blame him who recently embraced Islam and came to perform Hajj when he said:“ Thank God that He has introduced me to Islam before Muslims.” But even though, there are many many people embracing Islam after what they have heard and saw about Islam because they chose the path of truth and safety, and rathered to follow the core of Islam. Here are what some of them said: -

  • "Professor Haroon Mustafa Leon", an Englishman, says: “One of the beauties of Islam is that it is based on logic and it does not require its followers to abolish this God gift, unlike the other religions which insist on their followers to accept certain principles without thinking or questioning them and it imposes these principles by the authority of Church. As for Islam, it loves searching and questioning and encourages its followers to study and investigate in the facts and consider before believing.”
  • "Dr. Ali Salman Buno" is a French doctor. He says: “I embraced Islam, in the beginning, for reasons beyond the nature. However, there were also other reasons that made me do that. For instance, I used to deny what the monks used to say about themselves that they have the authority of forgiveness in substitution to Allah Almighty.”

 

  •  "Muna Abdullah Maclosky", a German working as a consul for its country, says: “ Woman has regained its freedom under the shade of Islam and acquired a distinguished position. Islam considers women equivalent to men, and each one of them is complementary to the other.” She adds: “ Islam demands the education of woman because she is like a school to her children. The Messenger of God said: “ Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman.” Islam has granted woman the freedom to possess and the freedom to do whatever she wants with her possessions. We see that the European woman was deprived of all of these rights until a very recent time, and we find that Islam has given woman, in addition to what have been stated, the right to approve the marriage agreement. The dowry in Islam’s consideration is a personal right for woman. Woman in Islam enjoys the freedom of thinking and expression.”
  • "Dipora Boter", an American who graduated from the branch of journalism in the University of Michigan. She says: “Upon the completion of the Holy Quran, I deeply felt that it is the truth which contained the definite answers for the issues of creation and other. It gives us the events in a logical way, which we find unique from the other religioubooks. The Quran talks about it in a wonderful order and a convincing way that makes the reader undoubtful that this is the reality and this speech is definitely from Allah.” She adds: “People in Europe and America are willing to accept Islam because they are longing for the peace of mind and spirit. In fact, a number orientalists and Christian missionaries who started their campaigns determined to destroy Islam and show its so-called weaknesses became Muslims themselves, and that is just because the truth has an irrefragable proves that can no way be denied.”
  • “ Ibrahim Khalil Ahmad”, an Egyptian missionary priest who carries high degrees in theology from the Egyptian School of Theology, and from Brenston University in America. He says: “ This prophet is forever associated with miracles as Jesus (peace is upon him) tells us when he says: (and he informs you with up-coming events.) This miracle is the Holy Quran: the continuing miracle of the Prophet (S.AA.S). The Holy Quran is ahead of the modern science in its various fields: medicine, astronomy, geography, geology, law, sociology, and History. In these days, scientists are able to prove what the Quran had shown before by definition and explanation...” He also says: “ Islam is the religion of logic and understanding. It did not make mediators between God and people, and it did not leave the degrees of people to the mercy of individuals among them.”
  • "Dr. Douglas Arsher", from Jamaica, is the director of an educational Institute. He says: “My doctorate research was about raising and building this Umma (nation). It helped me realize what this Umma needs for establishing its social, economic, political, and spiritual structure. I discovered that the essential elements of Islam give a great and valuable foundation to restore the structure of Umma socially, economically, and spiritually.” He adds: “If the Islam was to be presented to people in a good way, many problems could have been solved and it would fulfill the social, spiritual, and political needs for those who live under the shade of capitalism as well as communism.”
  • "Koofhi Lal Jaba" from Lahore, a politician and a journalist. He says: “Islam is the best religion for humanity. Islam penetrates into the Muslim’s life in all of its details. Rather, it exclusively interferes with the activities of the Muslim, and there is no religion other than Islam which has the ability to solve most of the people’s problems in the modern age, and this is the advantage of Islam.”
  • "Henry Di Kastry", a lieutenant colonel in the French army. He says: “Indeed, one may wonder how could these verses be brought by an illiterate man when the entire east admitted that they are verses which no human could bring such verses neither literally nor meaningfully.” He adds: “ I read the history and I formed an opinion, afterwards, that the treatment of Muslims to the Christians shows promotion in the social relations rather than rudeness and shows a good harmony and a kind courtesy which is a feeling that was recognized only in Muslims at the time.” and “ We think that by exploring the present situation of this religion, their claim about this religion being spread only by sword is defeated. If Mohammed’s religion was spread through violence and compulsion, the spreading should have been stopped by now when all the conquests are over. Ironically, we see that the Quran is continuing to spread out its wings throughout the world.” "
  • "Nagimo Piamoni", a missionary from Ghana, says: “I am certain that Islam supports its principles and instructions by logical arguments in contrast with the other religions. Thus, despite the huge efforts that the various other religions are putting, they are completely unable to compete with Islam, not to mention how it settles in the hearts of people. It is also recognizable that all of the other movements are in constant decrease in front of the greatness of Islam.”
  • "Kat Stevens", the famous British singer from an Austrian origin, says: “ In that part of my life, it appeared to me that I have achieved all the success, popularity, money and women that I have ever been longing for. However, I was like a monkey jumping from tree to another, and I was never satisfied. The reading of Quran was like a confirmation of something inside me I actually used to see. It was like facing my real personality.”
  • "Dr. Ahmad Naseam Sosah", a researcher and engineer from Iraq, a member of the Scientific Academy in Iraq. He was Jewish then he embraced Islam influenced by the Holy Quran. He says: “..The fact that the books of Jews have been altered is something that most of the scholars in this age agree on as a result of the studying and the investigation. This came as a scientific proof to the sayings of God that were revealed some 13 centuries ago to the gracious Prophet (S.A.A.S).” He adds: “ The Jews found safety and justice under the shade of Islam which they used to protect themselves from oppression and invasion and it has been several centuries of benefit and welfare for them.” and “ I think that if Islam was to have as much advertising and missionary work in America as the Christianity, its flag would have been flapping today in most of the regions in this wide countries, and it would have had lots of support unlike what is known about the failure of the Christine missionary work.”
  • "Kristiane Backer" announced her conversion to Islam,

the story of TV star and her book "From MTV to Mecca"

In May 2009 my book “Von MTV nach Mekka” was published in Germany. I write about my eventful journey from entertainment to “inner-tainment”. When my spiritual side was awakened I began to fill my life, my work and my relationships with meaning, a higher purpose and with the spirit. I currently present a monthly travel show on Travel Channel, “Reise 2009” discovering some of Germany´s jewels. And I host a chat show on Ebru TV called “Matters of Faith” where I explore the sacred interviewing seekers and experts in the field. The show aims to promote inter- cultural and inter- faith dialogue. I participate in similar events and I host conferences, galas, award ceremonies and cultural festivals around the world. I would like to help build bridges between peoples, cultures and religions, especially between Islam and the West.

http://www.kristianebacker.com/cnt/fullprofile.php4?pictures=off&view=

  • "Basheer Ahmad Shad", an Indian missionary. He says: “ The question that worried me is that we, as Christens, claim that Islam was spread by sword. I then asked myself why did people- and still are- embracing Islam throughout the world? Why are people being guided to this religion every day in all over the world without being forced or compelled to do so?”
  • "Liobold Fays", an Austrian thinker and journalist, says: “ The westerners’ ways (to prevent the expansion of Islam) are not restricted to the political field only, but they go on to cover the educational side as well through the western schools in the Islamic world, and through the national schools for Muslims that have western–based curriculums which are built to raise doubts about Islam in the growing generations of the Muslims Youth as a social theory in a very organized and a routine way.” and “ the Islamic life appears in these days, however, to be far away from the model possibilities given by the religious instructions in Islam. For instance, all of what was considered in Islam as development and vitality is now replaced among Muslims with slackness and stagnancy, and all of was considered in Islam as generosity and preference became today narrow-mindedness and a love for the worthless life.” and: “ The spiritual and social side of Islam is still, despite the obstacles that the backwardness of Muslims created, the greatest encouraging force the humanity has ever known.” He adds: “It should be clear to us that the negligence of Muslims – and not the lack of Islamic instructions – is the cause of the present breakup.”
  • "Dr. Arthur Keen", an American philosopher, says: “ I used to withdraw with myself and read in eagerness and understanding everything that my hands get on of various religious books, and I used to study them thoroughly and deeply for a period lasted 10 full years. Finally, I came to a conclusion and reached the fact that I have ever been looking for, and that is I am going to embrace Islam and become a Muslim. I concluded that the religion of Islam is the religion of sense and logic, and it is the religion of this world and the Hereafter, and it’s also the religion of materiality and soul in the time.” He adds: “ I searched for a long time in the secret of existence and I went further in my researches by rights of my studies of philosophy and psychology, and I found out that Islam is the closest of the religions to the heaven and the soul. Thus, my conviction of this Holy religion which I chose and believed in was verified.”

§ "Rev. Joseph Edward Estes and his family who were missionaries in the past"

Read: Shocking Reality of Real People Coming to Islam -

"Priests & Preachers Enter Islam?"
Chaplain Yusuf Estes

My ethnic background is English-Native American, Irish and German. I was what they called a "WASP" (white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant). My family moved to Texas in 1949 while I was still in grade school, so my accent changed from "Yankee" to "Texan" real quick. We learned how to say "Ya'll" instead of "youse guys" and "Howz ever thaang?" instead of "Waz up?" We also learned how to eat "Corn bread 'n bains" instead of "Johnny cakes and beans."

I was born in Ohio, raised and educated in Texas and was a successful marketing entrepreneur and preacher of Christianity. I grew up in a religious home. My parents and their relatives were all 'good Christians.' Basically that means that you never drink alcohol, except on very special occasions and never gamble expect Bingo at the church. Religion was a real part of my life. I believed very much in God and the Bible as His Word. While other children were playing 'school' and 'cops and robbers' I would sometimes play the 'Preacher.' I can still remember my first sermon, standing on the ground in Doug Hideman's backyard: "We must learn the Way of God! And then stay on that Way." (That's all I said. I couldn't think of anything else)

My whole family on both my mother's and father's sides were very active members of the same denomination of Protestant Christianity. We all loved to go to church on Sunday mornings for Sunday school and sermon (well maybe we didn't all love the long  sermons). Then of course, special activities and holidays such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween and parties were always a part of our lives in my early years. Our church was originally called only "Christian Church." It wasn't until I turned 10 or 12 years old that the church 'split' into two different groups that we started calling ourselves "Disciples of Christ."

My father was an ordained minister and also very active in church work, as a Sunday school minister and fund raiser for Christian schools. He was the 'expert' in the Bible and its translations. It was through my father that I came to know about the various versions, translations and editions of the Bible as well as the introduction of pagan worship to Christianity about the time of the Emperor Constantine (325 C.E.). He, like many preachers would answer the question: "Did God actually write the Bible?" by saying: "The Bible is the Inspired Word of Man FROM GOD." Basically, it means that humans (inspired humans, but humans just the same) wrote the Bible. That quickly explains the errors, mistakes, deletions and additions which have crept in and fell out over the years. He would add: "But it is still the Word of God, as inspired to man."

God was always on my mind. I was 'baptized' into the 'Spirit'  at age 12 and surprised even the minister (an ex-Jew who accepted Jesus) by my seriousness and intent on being a 'full real follower of Christ." I would think about Him and what He wanted us to do and why He created us in the first place, very often. Many times I would be caught 'day dreaming' about God when I was supposed to be paying attention to other things, like watching the pots boil over on the stove or not listen to the teachers at school. Sometimes I would rest my head on my arms on the top of my desk and try to imagine: "What will happen when we die?" and "What will Heaven be like?" or "Can we ever see God's angels or the devil?"

My mind was frequently preoccupied with these types of thoughts as a child. But then as with most youth, I became distracted from my pursuit and began to be influenced by my peers. Other children would make fun of me if I talked about these questions and thoughts, so it seemed like a good idea to keep it to myself. No problem. I like to be alone with my thoughts of God anyway.

After growing up and owning many business, I realized that I did not want to be a 'preacher.' I was too afraid that I might be a hypocrite or call people to something that I myself didn't truly understand. After all, I had 'accepted the Lord' and considered myself a true Christian, but at the same time I could not resolve the idea of God being One and at the same time He is 'Three.' And if He is the 'Father', how could He also be the 'Son?' And then what about the 'Holy Ghost?' (later they changed that to 'Spirit'). But my big question was always the same: "How does three equal one?"

Over the years I had tried to 'find' God in many different ways. I checked out Buddhism, Hinduism, metaphysics, Taoism, different forms of Christianity and Judaism. The one most attractive to me was a combination of Gnosticism (Christian mysticism) and Cabalism (Jewish mysticism) and metaphysics. This actually is a form of pantheism (God being throughout His creation) and is similar to some of the 'Sufi' mystics of today. But this concept in its entirety repulsed me because I did not want to imagine myself as being a 'part of God.

God is Pure! God is Perfect! God is All Knowing and All Aware of all things! So, how can I come along and say things like I was hearing from the other preachers: "In a way, we are all gods." Read the Bible:
"You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince." (quoted from the Old Testament; Psalms [82:6]) & "I said, you are gods." (New Testament John 10:34)

The rationalization which comes about in the books attributed to the Apostle Saul (changed his name to Paul), are full of statements which basically cancel the Torah or Law of the Old Testament. He makes it a matter of how you 'understand' something that makes it 'permissible' or 'forbidden.' As an example in the English Revised Standard Version which I have carried with me since 1953, it says in Paul's letter to the Romans:
"I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but it is unclean for any one who thinks it unclean."
[Rom 14:14]
And again, in the same letter:
"So do not let what is good to you be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God does not mean food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."
[Rom 14:16]

By these types of statements, Paul pretty much destroys the entire Old Testament Commandments. Yet at the same time, in the same English version of the Bible in the first book of the New Testament, we are told that Jesus preached a message which was exactly the opposite of St. Paul:
"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth shall pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." 

[Mt. 5:17-20] 

So according the St. Paul's own testimony in his letter to the new Roman Christians, he is relaxing not just the least of these commandments, but basically all of these commandments. And he justifies everything with his rationalization that if you don't think it's bad, then it's not!

I just felt that something was wrong in this message and decided to try to uphold the Commandments according to the Old Testament as much as I could. That would mean: No Pork; circumcision; no sex outside of marriage; no adultery; worship on Saturday (not Sunday) and most important of all: No worship of anything which is in the creation. This is in direct line with the verse which says:
"You shall have no other gods before (besides) me. You shall not make yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands who love me and keep my commandments."
[Ex 20:3-6]

It seemed reasonable to me, that there should only be One God. He should be All in Charge and without any partners. Reason also would demand that only He should be given any worship because He Alone deserves it. And as God, He should be the One to set the rules and give the orders. Then it would be clear who really loved Him and who was following His Commandments.

I had tried not to deal with these issues for many years. But now I was getting close to fifty years old and needed to do something for the Lord. After all, had done everything for me. So, it was time for me to get serious about my religion and make some head way for the Lord. I decided to join in with some of my friends who were evangelists and preachers who preached in various parts of the country and even in Mexico. We traveled together and praised the Lord together and shared in 'the spirit' and went where the 'spirit lead us.' One of them use to carry a huge cross on his shoulders and drag it down the highway and give out little 'mini-Bibles' to those who cared to stop and visit. It was enjoyable to go to those who had given up hope or had no money or jobs and give them food, money, assistance and at the same time call them to the message of Christianity. I took my Bible everywhere and was very fast to whip it out and begin to 'preach the message.'

I was 'born again.' I needed to 'be in the light of Christ.' I needed to share the 'message.' There was only one problem:

"What is the message?" 

Oh sure, I know what some of the 'born again's are saying as they read this: 
"The message of salvation of Jesus Christ!" - "He died for your sins!" - "He paid the price of redemption." - "He is the Risen Son of God!" - "Jesus is LORD!"

Right. - I got that.

I preached that message myself and thought I understood it as well as anyone else did. The problem is that one time I heard another preacher say: "Don't leave your brain in the parking lot with your car."

Then it hit me to start thinking about the very serious problems and real facts about my religion. Then came:

THE QUESTIONS NOBODY WANTS TO ANSWER -


·         What about the Bible? Who actually wrote it?

·         What was the original language of the Bible? (Hebrew? Aramaic? Koine Greek?)
NOTE: - The Bible was never in English during the time of any prophet (not even Muhammad) - because English did not exist until after 1066 AD!

·         Does the Bible exist in the original form anywhere on earth? (No)

·         Why does the Catholic Bible has seven (7) more books than the Protestant Bible?

·         Why do these two Bibles have different versions of the same books?

·         Why are there so many mistakes and errors are from the very first verse right up to the very last verse?

·         Why do 'Born Again Christians' teach concepts that are not from the Bible?

·         There is no word "Trinity" in the Bible in any version of any language

·         The oldest forms of Christianity do not support the 'born again' beliefs

·         Jesus of the English Bible complains about the 'crucifixion' 
("Eli! Eli! Lama sabachthani? - My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me?") [Mk 15:34]

·         How can Jesus be the "Only Begotten Son" of John 3:16? When in Psalms 2:7 David is God's "Begotten Son?"

·         Would a 'Just' God, a 'Fair' God, a 'Loving' God -- punish Jesus for the sins of the people that he called to follow him?

·         What happens to people who died before Jesus came?

·         What happens to those who never hear this message?

·         What about innocent children who die although their parents are not Christian?

·         Didn't God create Adam from dirt? -- So, why does he need Mary to make Jesus?

  • And what about God?
    • How can God create Himself?
    • How can God be a man?
    • How can a man be a God?
    • How can God have a son?
  • The Bible says "Seth (is) the son of Adam" and that"Adam is the son of God." [Lk 3:36]
  • Can't God just forgive us and not have to kill Jesus?
  • And what about Jesus?
    • Jesus did not even carry the cross --  Simon Cyre'ne, a passerby did! [Mk 15:21]
    • Jesus of the Bible was NOT on the cross for longer than six (6) hours -- NOT three days -- (from the 3rd to the 9th hour) [Mk 15:25 & 15:33] 
    • Jesus of the Bible did not spend three days and nights in the tomb -- Friday night - until Sunday before dawn -- is not 3 days and nights!
    • Jesus DID NOT claim to be God - or even equal to God!

My friend with the huge cross became tired of trying to answer all of my questions and in desperation one day, he told me to read the story of Abraham in Genesis in the Old Testament. Especially the part of sacrificing his son for the sake of God. He seemed to feel that this was going to explain the whole concept of sacrifice and obedience to God.

I read it.

But instead of convincing me that this was the meaning of punishing the good so the bad do not have to suffer, I saw a totally different message here.

Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son on the alter for the sake of Almighty God, if that was what God wanted from him. But God did not really want to take the life of an innocent boy for sins that Abraham committed. That was not even the story here. And as far as replacing his son with the ram for sacrifice, this also does not match the story of Jesus on the cross.

Stop. Think.

Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his son to test the loyalty of Abraham. He did not withhold his son from God, so God's angels ordered him to offer a ram in place of his son. God was pleased with his total submission and as a result, God Blessed him and his offspring.
[Gen. 22:9-18]

Now think about the New Testament story of 'salvation.'
Jesus asked God NOT to put him through this ordeal. 
"Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but Yours, be done." [Luke 22:42]

Notice in the next verse, an angel from heaven also appears to Jesus to "strengthen him."
Abraham's angel comes to offer a ram as a sacrifice instead of the son.

The next verse [22:44] Jesus is in AGONY as he prays "more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground."

Then I looked to the account of the story in the Book of Mark [14:32-39]. 

Jesus goes to the garden of Gethsemane and his soul is "very sorrowful, even to death." And "... going a little farther, he fell on the ground prayer that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him." Meaning that somehow when the time came for the event to take place he could escape it. This is NOT the submissive attitude of Abraham.

Next I noticed in verse 36, Jesus says: "Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt." And then he goes to his disciples and wakes them up and then returns to pray "... saying the same words."

This whole concept was so totally different than the one from Genesis talking about Abraham and his son.

 I asked questions and delved into 'those kind of stories' the more I would like to facilitate the truth. Many strange things began to happen. Very strange.

Things began to happen in my life. Things that would change many concepts and beliefs that I had been burdened with for many years. Solutions and answers started coming in very strange and wonder ways.

First, my father started doing business with a man from Egypt. After introducing me to him, my father noticed right away that I was trying to convert the man to Christianity and asked me not to do so in a rude manner. I heard the man say he was ready to come to my religion if my religion was better than his religion. But there was a condition, he said he wanted proof. I told him religion is not about proof. It is about faith. He then said something that really made me think. He told me in his religion there was both faith and proof. Strange, I thought. How could there be any proof about God or religion?

Next, I was to meet a Catholic priest who would enlighten us all on the true history of the church and what was really going on in the cathedrals and the Vatican. His name was Father Peter Jacobs. His experiences throughout Central and South America, Mexico and the United States would prove to be very enlightening. But most of all was his deep understanding of the Bible and the scrolls. He brought to the table many interesting and amazing facts about Christianity and the organized religion of Catholicism.

Both the priest and the Muslim from Egypt came to live with us in our home in the country near Dallas, Texas. Then things really started getting strange.

I would love to share the details of this story of how so many preachers and priests are coming to Islam. Please visit our website to get the whole story at:

www.IslamTomorrow.com/yusuf/

§ "Wagnrem", a Dutch youth, declared his Islam after a detailed study which took most of his time and thought. He says:

“Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam” (Quran 3:19)

“And We have not sent you except comprehensively
to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner.”
(Quran 34:28)

These great verses influenced me the most because they imply the universal characteof Islam, not to mention its systematic and other legislative features, and its full declaration of the reality of the Prophet Jesus – peace be upon him -. Is there any stronger or more truthful than these liberated instructions which tells us to respect all of what the Messengers and Prophets came with? Indeed, the religion of Islam is the religion of truthfulness, honesty and proof.”

We should stop now and look at the situation of these great figures who declared their Islam. Do you think that they were looking for an increase in popularity or position after all of what the Muslims have declined to or that they rathered the following of the righteous religion wherever it came from? They chose Islam not caring about the side effects in their social positions or scientific popularity that might occur as a result of their following to Islam. These scholars and great figures paved the way of embracing Islam for you after the detailed study and compression and verification. So do not hesitate if the popularity, position, or social status prevent you from declaring your Islam because you are leaving this world regardless of the positions you reach and you shall forget as those who are like you or better than you did. If this life was to remain for others, it would not have reached you.