Monday, Jun 30, 208
Last night i and my friends went to the Canberra Mosque at Yaralumla by car (yes, cuz in the evening of weekend, we couldn’t catch the bus). There was a lecture given by Syeich Yusuf Estes from US regarding his experiences becoming a pastor in the past. He was really nice and great. His attendance in Canberra was a part of his Dakwah around the world (before attending here, he had been in Melbourne Uni). The way he spoke last night was really interesting, and i just knew that he used to be a christian pastor who usually gave a joke or humor sense (but still make sense) while delivering a lecture (it was different from Catholic Church), ya..a little bit like Zainudin MZ…but that was the exact method to persuade people who was non-moslem.
Amazingly, after the lecture finished about 8pm, there was an australian woman turned into moslem. And suddenly the arab guy yelled, “Allahu akbar…allahu Akbar…Allahu akbar!!” It was really impressive for me. And I just knew that in Melbourne, there were also several ‘muallaf’ who did it. Alhamdulillah. .
It was great story and it was really nice cuz we could hear and see directly the person who used to be a bible expert, even his family ( i mean all members of his family were pastors, and now they are moslems). And, it was like new trend in US, he said, there was a big movement of people who turned into moslems, cuz they learnt and studied about Islam by reading Koran.
I then remember one of my friends who also turned into moslem after a long time-searching of his God. I envy with the people like this because they have a strong faith and keep their iman with care. Hopefully, i’ll be like that as well. Amin.