Saturday 26 January 2019

Yusuf Estes tells a Catholic why he Embraced Islam

Yusuf Estes who was born in a strong Christian family as Joseph Estes in 1944, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has been a businessman and a preacher. He has  studied various religious cults along with Metaphysics, numerology and astrology in the early 1960s.  Estes converted from Christianity to Islam in 1991. Upon reversion to Islam in 1991, he found it very convenient to replace Joseph part of name to Yusuf, which is its exact in Arabic. Since his reversion, he is actively involved in Dawah, an obligatory duty of all Muslims to invite non Muslims to Islam.

Estes believes in the Salafi Islam, which advocates a return to the traditions of the salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, which include the generations of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his companions, their successors, and the successors of the successors.

His knowledge of Islamic thought, Christian concepts and Biblical background are well established. However, he does not claim to be an expert in ancient texts and manuscripts. He can however, be considered most reliable with regard to presentation of Islam into simple English language. Well known scholars from many Muslim countries have endorsed his projects and referred to him as most excellent in his presentations. [2]

His followers and others call him "Funny Shaikh" for his style of speech and making funny remarks and gestures. Yusuf Estes is loved by children and adults of all faiths. They delight to hear him entertain as he brings the pure message of Islam in simple English terms, and he makes it fun and easy to understand, while referring to Qur’an and teachings of Islam. [3]

Yusuf Estes believes that Bible has many contradictions, and that it an unreliable text. For his views that Muslims should celebrate Christmas and Jewish Happy Hanukkah and other issues, he was denied visa by the Singapore government in 2017. However despite many hurdles, he continues to extend Dawah go non Muslims. 

Estes is the founder and president of Guide US TV, a free-to-air Internet and satellite TV channel, which broadcasts programs about Islam.

His video talks and sessions are very enlightening and convincing. I had never listened to him before till this day when I came across this video in which a catholic female asked him as to why he became Muslim when he himself was a priest. His reply is most amazing and convincing for anyone who may have any wrong ideas or perceptions due to the teachings of the church.

Watch the video below:

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