Asalmu Alaikum Brothers
Today I received a parcel from Dr A.Abu-Eshy and I hope that he will read this and be aware of my immense gratitude for his kindness to a new brother in Islam.
I said Shahada two months ago over the phone to a brother in London I discovered on the internet.
I am 78 years old and became disillusioned with my religion Christianity many years ago but continued to pay lip service to the church without feeling any kind of faith in what I was doing.
Because of the continuing negative reports in the media about this 'terrorist' religion I decided to discover more about Islam on the internet. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the words of brothers and sisters who recorded their thoughts in videos and text and quickly discovered that many of the things I inwardly believe to be rightful were in fact an integral part of Islam and after talking and e mailing a brother decided that I must take Islam to my heart.
I live in an isolated Cornish village in England and with the help of e mails to a brother I have been finding my way slowly into the faith.
I am the head of a large family, being a father grandfather and great grandfather and although they are not aware of my reversion they have already noticed how much calmer and happier I am. When I feel more certain of myself and with the strength and will of Allah I will explain to my family the truth of Islam. lnshallah .
I expected to receive a few pamphlets not the wonderful store of books you have sent.
I already have my own copy of the Holy Qur'an and will keep the beautiful volume you have sent me and present it to my eldest son when I feel the time is right.
Thank you from my heart for the books.
I have already discovered I am not performing Wabu correctly and now know 'lat is rightful
Paul Howard- UK