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What Happened To Bob “The American Doctor” When He Visited Saudi Arabia?
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.