Sunday 30 April 2023

Revert Experiences: How reading Qur'an melts hearts to enter fold of Islam

Ignorance always leads to misunderstandings, mistrust or even hatred. This is especially true in case of understanding religions. Although, Christianity is the leading religion of the world, Islam is growing more rapidly and winning hearts of those who venture to read and understand Qur'an and Sunnah of last of the prophets Muhammad ﷺ.

The rapid growth of Islam is despite the fact that disinformation is spread about Islam with full throttle and Muslims are more often than not portrayed as terrorists and miscreants whenever an untoward incident takes places anywhere in the world. The term Islamophobia is just one of the latest efforts to discredit Islam and Qur'an. There have been many incidents of tearing and burning of copies of Qur'an in the West and beating and slashing Muslims in India, forcing them to drink urine of cow and compelling them to proclaim Hindu slogans.

There have been priests and monks who are seen uttering blatant lies about Islam and twisting meanings of verses of Qur'an to portray Islam as a brutal religion. But such efforts to belittle Islam and discredit the Muslims are proving to have positive impact on non-Muslims and more and more people, who instead of giving in to biased and deceitful propaganda, are trying to read and understand Qur'an to know the truth. There have been many who started reading Qur'an to find faults in it, ended up entering in the fold of Islam.

Today in our series of revert Experiences, we share a personal account, wherein a born Christian who just took Islam as her research topic and found it to be the truth rather than a lie as has been so portrayed. And when she read the opening verses of Surah Al-ʻAlaq or The Clot, is the 96th chapter of the Qur'an, which in fact were the first verses of revelations to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, she was flabbergasted to read the formation of human embryo. Reading something that science has only discovered in the last two centuries, she was amazed to find that no one except our Creator could have it revealed. The truth made her cry and was the final step to proclaim Shahadah and enter the fold of Islam.

Please watch the full video of a revert experience below and see how reading Qur'an melts hearts and lets non-Muslims enter the fold of Islam:
May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us have unflinching faith and trust in Divine Wisdom and decisions and should never lament for we do not know that something better has been planned for us by our most caring Lord. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Disclaimer: The data / video for this post has been collected from the references given below or YouTube. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

To read personal accounts of many who have reverted to Islam, please visit our page: Embracing Islam: Revert Experiences.

You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Quran.
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