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.”
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
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
“ 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
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.”
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.”
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
"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?”
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.”
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
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
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
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)
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
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."
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."
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."
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:
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
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?
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
Why do these two Bibles have different versions of the same
Why are there so many mistakes and errors are from the very first
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
The oldest forms of Christianity do not support the 'born again'
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
Didn't God create Adam from dirt? -- So, why does he need Mary to
And what about
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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this story of how so many preachers and priests are coming to Islam.
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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.”
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
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.