Rabiah Al- Adawiyyah (pronounced as Rabiatuladawiyyah or Romanize Arab Writing is Rabi3atul3adawiyyah where the no.3 represents the arabic alphabet 'Ain'), is one of the waliyullah who inspired me to love Allah and only Allah with such longing surpasses any other creations of His, since I was only 8 years old (if I remember correctly). Allahyarham Sheikh Ahmed Deedat's lecture video (back then when I first saw his lecture, it was on video tape, dvd or cd hasn't exist yet) entitled Is Jesus God, a debate between him and a Christian priest, inspired me to become a Da'i (Da3i) and to study the Christian religion and to further study in depth the Quran as well as the Bible. To study the reason behind everything decreed by Allah in the Quran. The reason behind everything practiced by Muhammad (pbuh) through his Sunnah.I was only 12 years old (if I'm not mistaken) and after 20 years or so, searching for his books and more of his videos, with Allah's blessings and His Will, my husband was approched by a man, at a petrol station, who happens to be one of his students and he was kind enough to provide my husband, as a gift, some of the books written by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat not knowing that I have been searching for them in such a long time. Only Allah knows how that generous gesture of his overwhelmed me with such emotion and feeling of utter gratitude to Allah, choking back tears thinking of how great Allah is for willing this particular incident to happen. Nothing in life is coincidence. Everything happens for a reason. This blog is but a small jihad on my part as a Muslim. Everybody is a Da'i. The ones who desperately need guidance and better understanding of Islam today, especially in our country, Malaysia, unfortunately are not the Christians, but those who claim themselves Muslim. The Christians are already ignorant (Jahil) about Islam but the ones who claim themselves Muslims, in Malaysia today, have the audacity to manipulate the words of the Quran and Sunnah simply to justify their own actions. There are NO SHORTCUTS TO PARADISE! Allah is most merciful but for the love of God, why must one take advantage of His infinite mercy and patience, with a presumption that He is oblivious to it all?
LITTLE DO WE KNOW
Going through every single deduction of the Quran and the Bible, provided by Allahyarham Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, there are so many that we don't know about our own beloved prophet Isa (pbuh) or to the Christians, Jesus Christ. We don't even know the meaning of the word 'Christ' and the where the name 'Jesus' came from. How was the prophet Isa or Jesus addressed in his lifetime? In our time of banning everything from the Jews or Yahudi as we Malaysian call them, we tend to forget that Isa (pbuh) or Jesus was a Jew and his mother tongue was Hebrew. So, who are the Jews then and who are the Jews now? In our effort to strictly prohibiting ourselves or other Muslims from touching or reading the bible, did we even realize that Muhammed was mentioned in the 'Song of Solomon 6:15', in the Hebrew language? Did we also realize that changes were made in today's Bible, the new testament, where the name Muhammed was changed into 'altogether lovely' hence making the Christians strongly contest to the idea of Muhammed mentioned in the Bible or that his coming was foretold by Isa(pbuh) or Jesus himself, in the Bible?
This is why knowledge is imperative in our life. SEEK KNOWLEDGE FROM CRADLE TO THE GRAVE. Something that most Muslims today, Malay Muslims especially perceive as a trivial matter. Bit by bit, little by little we will delve into the reasons behind the religion called Islam, insya Allah.
Here, we shall REASON WITH THEM.