Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
I haven’t been active online lately but khayr insha’Allah trying my best not to be a bummer
This video really touched me subhanAllah.. It started of with Bro Yusuf Estes explaining to the Christian brother about Islam which he eventually embraced and later a few sisters started to follow suit and said their shahadah too. Takbeer!!! Allahu Akbar! This video is worth every bit of your time insha’Allah!
Lately, sisters have been bringing non-Muslim ladies to Jumaah prayers as a way to gain some knowledge about Islam. Masha’Allah, one sister have even started learning how to pray even before she took the shahadah. The others asked many questions and wanted to learn more so another sister has taken some time to teach them about Islam. What I’m most surprised to learn is that these are all Phd students. One of the most common misconception is that women who embrace Islam are those who have little or no education. But subhan’Allah, what do these Islamophobes have to say about this! In fact, I personally know two revert sisters; one being a lawyer and the other is a doctor but, I’m sure there are many more revert sisters out there who are highly educated! Allahu Akbar! May Allah guide them to the Haqq!
Masha’Allah these sisters who have been giving da’wah to them are doing such a fantastic job! Every week I see new faces at Jumaah prayers. I feel embarrassed that I can’t even bring myself to discuss Islam with my non-Muslim friends whom I’m close to. I was the da’wah officer but how much were my efforts to invite or at least teach others about Islam? There was one Christian friend who was obviously confused about Christianity, and at one point of time she kept questioning me about Islam because she was very drawn to the religion. She told me that she believed this is the truth but needed that ‘push’ to take that next step. I’ve always believed in being ‘soft’ when giving da’wah to people so I never pushed her further to question her beliefs because I was afraid it would push her away from Islam.. Now that she is back with our Christian friends, it’s going to be tough trying to engage her in such discussions because these bible-loving friends would have a stronger influence on her than I would.
Insha’Allah I would like to remind myself and all of you that our job as Muslims is simply to teach others about the Haqq but guidance is only in His hands. We can’t force a person to accept Islam if his heart is void of the truth.
“Whether We show you (O Muhammad SAW) part of what We have promised them or cause you to die, your duty is only to convey (the Message) and on Us is the reckoning.” [13:40]