Skip to comments.From Muslim to Catholic
Posted on 05/08/2013 10:14:25 AM PDT by mgist
From Muslim to Catholic By Michael A. (name withheld for protection) When I thought about writing my testimony many things came to my head. Should I write it in order to share my Catholic and Christian faith with others? Should I add more reasons that will help others convert and see the light of the truth and the darkness of false teachings? What do I want from sharing my conversion? I decided to write my story as it is with nothing made up. Since I am trying to be honest and of course I can share more reasons about why Islam is a false religion or why Protestantism is not for me. Yet, this is not what my conversion is all about, my conversion was something real which I went through and I believe every person has their own story, so it will not be fair to share my story as a tool for conversion. But as a reason to give thanks and Glory to the Almighty. Childhood I grew up in Saudi Arabia and was raised in a liberal Sunni Muslim family. Religion to my family was a secondary thing and not important. Of course it is part of our identity since our society is a very conservative and religious one. We never claimed that we were against Islam or think of ourselves in a way that we are less Muslim than others. We didn't really follow the teachings and embrace it as a guidance to our life and that's what made us unique and unlike the rest of the Saudi society. However in school It was a different story since our education system focuses a lot on religion... From a very early age we study Quran (Islamic word of God), Tawheed (Islamic Theology ), Fiqh (Islamic laws), Hadith (the sayings of Mohammed), Tafsir (commentary on the Quran) and Islamic History. All this material made a very big impact on the young Saudi students and shaped them into being more religious and more loyal to their faith, The Sunni Salfi Islamic faith, to oppose other religions and ideas such as Shiaism, Christianity, Secularism, Atheism and Liberalism. As a result many Saudis will never consider to take a look at different opinions in the world and they will stick with what they were taught. I like to call it a brainwashing from a very early age. Snip
"I dreamed that Islam would take over the world and the glory of the Islamic caliphate (the Islamic papacy) will be restored soon. In the west these words might be wrong, but in the middle east most Muslims have such dreams. After all, the media and the culture pictured to us that more Islam equals more glory. The Islamic Shaikhs were encouraging us to dream that Rome will fall to Islam soon, as Constantinople was conquered centuries ago".
The Goal of the Enemy of our souls.
Great read. Thanks for posting it.
Yikes, my eyes. Paragraphs are your friends.
A very special Muslim and new shining Catholic Christian. I will keep him in my prayers. Thank you for posting this.
Glad to hear you finally got your eyes and ears and heart open, your head screwed back on your shoulders, and came out from among them!!
Just as a side note, knowing some of the ‘old man’ crowd might not take a liking to your ‘new man’, it would be good to exercise your ‘right to self-preservation’
May you continue to grow, to be enheartened, not be so overpowered by ‘sight without blinders’, and keep writing, as it is now your words that become signposts for others to Freedom.
There are a lot of Freepers with that same goal!
Many prayers for the world and gratitude to God for His graces. This is incredibly insightfull into the Muslim world, and it also shows the level of deception perpetrated on the so called “free world”, which refuses to acknowledge this evil.