This brother took shahada with us (at Nov. 28) in Canada, he didn’t require any fancy arguments for the existence of God, he knew deep inside the Allah existed, all he need was the revelation of Allah the Quran.
when I approached him he looked sad, after speaking with him for a while he told me he was going through some really hard times. Alhumdulillah Allah allowed me to remind him of the fact that the happiness and peace he was searching for could not be attained by running after the dunya. After he understood that he was only going to find true peace by remembering Allah and submitting to him Allah allowed him to take his shahada.
I guess what we can take from this is that, deep inside people know Allah exists it’s the fitrah. All that needs to be done is to remind people, making them aware of the fact that true peace, happiness and freedom is only attainable through remembering, worshipping and submitting to Allah. That’s how we have been created.
our revert brothers Esa on the left and Darnel on the right, Darnel took his shahada on this day (28 Nov. 2013) alhumdulillah , they had never meet each other before this day but as soon as they did there was this instant connection, care and love between them, Allah placed mercy between them, it was like they had known each other for years. The power of Islam and the brother hood in Islam in itself is a sign.
A really touching story. . I relate to this.. those inner battles when you know the truth and really want to change but are so stuck in your ways, with expectation from friends to how you should be.. This is kind of what happened to me at university, hence why I can totally relate.
What he says about Allaah and the Mercy of Allaah at the end had me in tears…
Keep up the good work Cameron Yusuf & John..
(continued via brother Ghulam Esposito Haydar added @ Nov. 22,2013)