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Dr. Abdu Abdulmalik Ibrahim
In the last quarter of the nineteenth-century, Abdu Ibrahim Abdulmalik Malik has been born to Orthodox parents in Cairo. He grew up in a wealthy family that could educate him at a time where it was so difficult for anyone else to acquire any degree of education.
The Deacon (Mohammad) Fouad Al-Hashimi
It wouldn’t be proper to talk or write about the stories of popular people who reverted to Islam without talking about Dr. Mohammad Fouad Al-Hashimi. This scholar holds the highest academic degrees in the philosophy of religions. He has left behind a very useful legacy to the Islamic library. Such assets were worthy of his academic status before and after Islam. His comes as a true testimony to the words of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who said: “the best of you in Jahiliya is the best of you in Islam, when they are guided”
Deacon Emad Al-Mahdi
Today story is about a friend whom I cherish his friendship. They wanted him to become a priest, and God wanted him to be a dedicated advocate in the service of Islam. He is Brother Emad Samir Jet, known as Emad al-Mahdi.
Emad has been born in Egypt to an Orthodox religious family. His parents have been keen to make him and his sister «Hiba»permanent featuresof the church. They wanted them to seek refuge within its sanctity under the steamingfog of incense. The (dull confession - communion - hymns and prayers) were conducted in the Coptic language which Emaddid not understand a single word. In any case, he was keen oncoming to the church and attends lessons.He has been driven to attend by the pastor’s small gifts given to him and his peers, which they have enjoyed immensely.
Carmen Sarkisian is an Armenian Christian girl who has been born in Kuwait in 1965 where both her parents worked. She grew up in Kuwait; she would later work as a secretary in the “Kuwait Engineering Projects” company.
Carmen met a young Muslim man who lives in Kuwait and works in the same company.She has accepted his proposal of marriage without her family’s knowledge. Hence her family has been strongly opposed to her marrying a Muslim.
The judge - who tied the knot –suggested that she embraces Islam. She accepted the offer without hesitation and professed the faith in his presence. Carmen’s embracing the new faith hasn’t been out of conviction. She has done it because it pleased her groom. Her decision hasn’t passed unnoticed by her husband who saw it as a social courtesy (a marriage of convenience.) He also felt to be an emotional move of his bride who desires to win his heart and even more his love.
Professor (Abdul-Ahad Dawood) Benjamin David
Few are those who leave their mark in the fields of science they deal with. For most authors and writers contend themselves to repeat what their predecessors have said.
Professor Dawood is one of those who have written extensively in the subject of religious argument. No researcher can ignore or overlook his writings.
You see; Abdul-Ahad Dawood was the former Priest Benjamin David. He has reached the highest academic and theological echelons. He was fluent in both languages of the Bible; Greek and Hebrew. Furthermore, he was well versed in Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages.
Dr. Mohammad Zia Urrahman Al-Azami(Banki Ram)
He is one of the most prominent scholars of the Prophetic Hadith: an erudite scholar and researcher.Large numbers of Medina’s university graduate studentshave benefited from his vast knowledge.His books have been scattered throughout the Arab libraries, a treasure to millions of Muslims.
A few days ago, I read an interview with Yana Korobko the Ukrainian Orientalist, who became Muslim. She revealed a most important piece of news. She said, “Numerous Orientalist convert to Islam after years of study and research. They travel to see up close and touch the reality of Muslims in their communities. The road to Orientalism will lead inevitably to embracing Islam, if the Orientalist isn’t afraid of the reactions of those around him.”
The Hungarian Orientalist Gyula Germanus is one of those orientalists, who converted to Islam. The Egyptian writer Akkad has described him saying: “He is ten scholars in one.” How cannot that be? He mastered eight languages: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, German, Hungarian, Italian and English. And has the honor membership of many scientific academies, including the Iraqi, Egyptian and Syrian ones. In addition to this, he is a member of the Institute of Oriental Research in London, and the Italian Mediterranean Academy of Sciences. He has also been the Secretary-General of the Hungarian Pen Club.
I have often asked myself: Why am I a Muslim?
Am I a Muslim because I have been born to Muslim parents only? Could it be that the truth has been hidden away from me? Could it be that my faith is among those whose followers have been born non-Muslims?
The question rang in my chest for many years. However, every day I witnessed yet another evidence of God’s favors upon me.The greatest of which has been, I have opened my eyes to Islam. And God has guided me to it since the first breath of life has been blown into me as a fetus in my mother's womb. Allah says in Sura Al-A’raf, verse 43: “(and they shall say: “Praise be to Allah, who has guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us." And they shall hear the cry: “Behold! The garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness).”
Secretariat General of the Muslim World League has called on Muslims the world over on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan to take advantage of the fasting lessons during this month and emulate the steps of the Prophet of Allah (blessing and peace be upon him) hold fast to his straight method.
Collections of Resolutions of Islamic Fiqh Council
By Secretary-General, Islamic Fiqh Council Dr. Saleh Ibn Zabin Al-Marzooqi Al-Buqami
Praise be to Allah for His unlimited favours Specially, the favour of Islam, Peace be on His Messenger Prophet Muhammad and all those who followed his guidance