What Happened To Bob?

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What Happened To Bob “The American Doctor” When He Visited Saudi Arabia?
Wafa Osimi
Transcribed 8 January 2016 by Tara Umm Omar

Dr. Ghrama Alshehri, General Surgery Consultant in Aseer hospital.

There was an American eye doctor who had faced terrible health issues which led him to the intensive care in the hospital.

He was a typical American man, with blue eyes and blond hair. He was also a very conservative Christian.

This man used to have a dream that occurred every other night while he stayed in the hospital.

In his dream, he sees Jesus [Isa, ‘alayhi as-salam] telling him to go to Saudi Arabia and spread Christianity there.

When he got better, he told his wife about this dream and she insisted that he goes and does what he had been guided to do in this dream.

He told her he would think about it.

After a while, he received a call from the Saudi embassy who had a job offer for three months if he wants.

Then he told his wife about this offer and she pressured him to accept the offer in order to spread their religion.

Her attitude was weird because she was actually a very sweet lady but in this case, she was firm and insistent!

He accepted the offer and worked in a hospital in Aseer.

When he arrived at the airport, he started preaching to people about Christianity, saying that Jesus died for us [as in died for our sins].

There was of course no response.

Then he started to preach to us, “his colleagues”.

The host: didn’t he know that you all were Muslim?

The guest: of course!

The host: so he claims that he came to save Muslims from the ignorance.

The guest: he was amazed by our generosity and hospitality.

One day, he suggested to debate about religion.

I said sure, the difference between us is that you say Jesus is God’s son and he was crucified and buried.

If that is true and you have witnesses, I will happily accept all that is mentioned in the Bible [astaghfirAllah!]

The Bible says that all the disciples were dead after that incident so there wasn’t any witnesses of the crucifixion!

Christians assume that Jesus was buried for three days then was risen from death. How can that be proven when all four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, narrate Mary Magdalene’s story in a different version?

Mark’s gospel claims that she was alone by the grave. Whereas Matthew’s gospel narrates that she wasn’t alone. She was joined by another woman named Mary and angel Salome. The third gospel claims that there were men with her. Finally, the last gospel mentioned various names.

The host: so the stories were contradictory!

The guest: indeed.

In the first gospel, Mark says that she saw Jesus and spoke with him. Then in the second one she said she didn’t see him. In the third one, she said she saw angels.

The host: and he kept listening to you?

The guest: yes, he was silent.

The host: did he read all four gospels?

The guest: yes, he read them all.

His name was Bob. I said: Bob, can you tell Dr. Sameer, who is another eye doctor, about this Mary Magdalene who was mentioned in all the four gospels.

Bob laughed and said that the gospels say that Mary Magdalene had a schizophrenic personality and was inhabited by seven devils [a’oodhu billah!]

The guests are laughing at their fellow guest because of his poor English.

The guest: anyway, the doctor didn’t have any witnesses.

Then I asked him, when you were in America, what was your impression about us?

He replied by saying, terrorists.

I said, have you seen any since you came here?

He said, no.

The host: he used to hear about the bad reputation but now he can see for himself that it is not true.

The guest: yes, after that he converted to Islam. But before that, he asked me if he could attend one of our prayers. He wanted to see what prostration feels like. After he saw how great it feels, he was pleased and said, I can’t wait anymore. I want to announce my conversion to Islam but I’m worried about my wife’s reaction.

The host began laughing because of the irony of this. His wife is the one who sent him to spread Christianity and now he became a Muslim!

The guest: his wife called him everyday to see how things were going with that journey!

We told him to call her and see. He called her and she asked him how many people he had converted until now.

He told her that it was a very hard mission because it wasn’t easy to persuade Muslims since they are very attached to their religion.

She said, so are the Muslims in America. I couldn’t persuade anyone but you must keep trying.

He said, they continuously read Qur’an and memorize it. I’ve read it too and it has beautiful ethics.

She said, I have also read it. It is true that Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] is a prophet and the Qur’an is a heavenly book. I didn’t send you to deny this fact, I sent you to spread your religion.

He said, they are incredibly generous people and I hadn’t seen any terrorism.

She said, I know that. Even American Muslims are decent and aren’t terrorists. That is just the medias actions [opinions].

Then she asked him, have you become a Muslim now? Because if you have, I don’t want our relationship to end.

He said, yes, Muslims can remained married to Christians.

The host laughed and said, he began referring to himself as a Muslim already.

His wife said, so you admit it!

He said, yes, I’ve converted to Islam.

She said, so you will start praying and fasting Ramadan?!

The host: it seems she has knowledge about Islam.

He said, yes, I will perform all Islamic orders.

She said, even the prayer before dawn fajr prayer?

He said, that prayer is the best!

She said, haven’t you noticed that I’ve been going down to the cellar [basement] and locking the door before dawn every single day for the last two years?

He surprisingly said, you’re a Muslim?!!

She said, yes, I sent you to Saudi Arabia to convert to Islam.

Bob was shocked!

She said, you are stubborn headed! You had to see for yourself that these people are not terrorists!

The hosts: this lady is consistent.

Beautiful, beautiful.

International Museum Of Muslim Cultures: Legacy Of Timbuktu

photocreditinternationalmuseumofmuslimcultures.jpgLegacy of Timbuktu
International Museum Of Muslim Cultures
1 February 2015

In the last millennium an important global legacy was uncovered—the literate culture of AFRICA—symbolized in the extraordinary richness of historical manuscripts that still survive. These ancient documents reveal that a sophisticated literate culture flourished in the city of Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara Desert beginning in the 13th century and lasting more than 700 years. A crossroads of international caravan commerce, including the book trade, Timbuktu was also a celebrated center of learning, attracting scholars, and thousands of students and teachers from many countries and backgrounds.

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures in partnership with the Mamma Haidara Memorial Library in Timbuktu has curated an exhibit of this glorious age and its legacy to America through the tragic events of the slave trade as it presents The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word Exhibition.

Books were not only brought into Timbuktu, but local scholars wrote their own works, and artisans scribed, decorated and bound them in a sophisticated local book production industry tied to the global Islamic knowledge industry—activities that culminated in a complex and highly viable socio-economic model. Leo Africanus, celebrated medieval historian, wrote “the buying and selling of books were more profitable than any other commerce in the city of Timbuktu”. The feature attraction will be 25 of the estimated one million manuscripts recently re-rediscovered in the West African country of Mali. Bound in leather, they contain finely articulated calligraphy and colorful, even gilded, illustrations and cover a wide variety of subjects.

Read more here.

Photo Credit: International Museum Of Muslim Cultures

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The Jinn Don’t Like Hijamah

photocredithijamaherbsThe Jinn Cried Out, “Stop It, Stop It”
Written by aminshah
Shahclan Hijama Herbs
May 17, 2013

LEFT PICTURE: Ailments from the unseen realm such as possession of jinn, effects of black magic and evil eye are dismissed by modern medicine as hocus pocus. However, these unseen ailments are confirmed by Quran and Hadith as true and have real effects on the human body. MIDDLE PICTURE: Abou Mohamed, a well known Raaqi in UK, performing Rukyah by reciting Quranic verses to remove jinn from the body of a man. RIGHT PICTURE: Since jinns move around by way of the bloodstream, Hijama plays an important role in expelling jinns from the body.

A couple of weeks ago, a women called us and made an appointment for Hijama. On the day of the appointment, when she arrived, my wife Nusrat welcomed her in and took her to the room to perform Hijama.

At that same time, I was performing Hijama on a male client who was suffering from sciatic nerve back pain. As I was treating the man, I suddenly heard some unusual noises coming out of Nusrat’s hijama room.

I was quite shocked at the weird sounds, so I told my client to excuse me for a minute and walked over to Nusrat’s hijama room. I knocked on the door that was closed and asked, “Is everything alright?”

Nusrat stepped out, grabbed my hand and took me to another room and said, “This woman has a jinn in her. I thought she was kidding when she first told me. But she really has a jinn in her.”

“Really?” I asked. Nusrat went on to say, “Yes, as I’m doing Hijama, the women’s voice changed and she started talking in a man’s voice.”

Worried about any negative reactions on Nusrat, I told her to stop the Hijama and tell the woman to come back tomorrow with her husband, and that I would be present in tomorrow’s session too.

Read the rest of the article here.

Photo Credit: Shahclan Hijama Herbs

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Vatican Catholic Priest Reverts To Islam

photocreditmuslimsforallahSource: The Deen Show With Eddie

“Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning (priests), and men who have renounced the world (monks), and they are not arrogant. And then they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth. They pray: ‘Our Lord! We believe, write us down among the witnesses.’ (Surat Al-Maida 82-83)”

This was what happened to the former British Catholic Priest Idris Tawfiq on reciting Islam’s holy book, the Quran, to his students at a school in Britain. And this was one of the important steps in his journey of conversion to Islam.

During a recent lecture he gave at the British Council in Cairo, Tawfiq made clear that he has no regrets about his past and what he holds in regard to what Christians do and his life at the Vatican for five years.

“I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam,” he told a packed hall at the British Council.

A second important coincidence for Tawfiq was his decision to quit his work at the Vatican, a step followed by making a trip to Egypt.

“I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada.

Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my life.

This was my first introduction to Muslims and Islam. I noticed how Egyptians are such gentle, sweet people, but also very strong.

“Like all Britons, my knowledge about Muslims up to that time didn’t exceed what I heard from the TV about suicide bombers and fighters, which gave the impression that Islam is a religion of troubles. However, getting into Cairo I discovered how beautiful this religion is. Very simple people selling goods on the street would abandon their trade and direct their face to Allah and pray the moment they heard the call to prayer from the mosque. They have a strong faith in the presence and will of Allah. They pray, fast, help the needy and dream to have a trip to Mecca with the hope of living in heaven in the hereafter,” he said.

“On my return I resumed my old job of teaching religion. The only compulsory subject in British education is Religious Studies. I was teaching about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and others. So everyday I had to read about these religions to be able to teach my lessons to the students, many of whom were Arab Muslim refugees. In other words, teaching about Islam taught me many things.

“Unlike many troublesome teenagers, these students set a good example of what a Muslim could be. They were polite and kind. So a friendship developed between us and they asked if they could use my classroom for prayers during the fasting month of Ramadan.

“Luckily, my room was the only one with a carpet. So I got accustomed to sitting at the back, watching them praying for a month. I sought to encourage them by fasting during Ramadan with them, even though I wasn’t yet a Muslim.

“Once while reciting a translation of the holy Quran in class I reached the verse:

“And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth.”

To my surprise, I felt tears welling up in my eyes and I tried hard to hide it from the students.”

Read the rest of the article, A Former British Catholic Priest Accepts Islam After Reading The Quran

Why Vatican Catholic Priest Converted To Islam?

Vatican Priest Converted To Islam

Photo Credit: Muslims For Allah

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