Yang amat saya hormati DR. ABDULLAH ABU-ESHY
P.O. Box 12002, Abha 61321
Assalamu'laikum Wr. Wb.
Perkenalkan, saya RUSLI K. ISKANDAR, salah seorang dosen Fakultas Hukum Universitas Islam Bandung, sekarang sedang mengikuti program Doktor (S3), dengan topik disertasi mengenai isu kontemporer di dunia Islam yakni mengenai kedaulatan rakyat dan demokrasi. Saya hendak melihat kedua masalah itu bukan hanya dari sisi konsep barat dan knsep umum, tapi juga dari sisi Islam, yang ternyata dalam beberapa informasi, telah banyak penulis Islam yang membahas dan menulis topik di atas. Di samping itu, materi ini juga telah menjadi bagian dari silabi mata kuliah hukum tata negara, khususnya materi mengenai konstitusi, HAM, dan demokrasi.
Untuk itu, dengan segala kerendahan hati saya mengajukan permohonan bantuan literatur mengenai kedua isu kontemporer di atas. Literbatur tersebut sangat saya perlukan, baik sebagai bahan penulisan disertasi, juga sebagai bahan standar materi-materi itu dalam perkuliahan reguler.
Atas perhatian dan perkenan al-Ustad, saya haturkan Jazakumullahu Khoiron Katsiro.
Wassalamu'alaikum Wr. Wb.
RUSLI K. ISKANDAR – Indonesia
Yang amat saya hormati DR. ABDULLAH ABU-ESHY
Thank you for sending the books on Islam to me. I received them about a week ago so sorry for not replying sooner but I have almost read them all. They have been very useful. Please thank the donors if possible and tell them that their gifts will definitely not go to waste.
Adam – USA
I have just noticed that you requested me to inform you of the stage i am at in my search for truth.
So here goes.
I have been a muslim for twenty years.
I was born in wales to an atheist father and a Jehovas witness mother.
I had been a Jehovas witness and found too many discrepancies which made me leave their organisation.
I was so disappointed in my search that I decided to turn my back on religion. This led me to walk a very lonely path with a feeling of emptiness.
I then met my husband ( who wasn't practising his belief ).
We married and i was told to take my shahada.
I did nothing about finding out about islam for ten years.
when i finally started to look into islam properly i cried because i didn't realise it was under my nose all that time . The more i read the more i could see it was what i had been looking for. Everything made sense to me. But on my journey i had no support from muslims and when i asked someone what a rakat was , i was told to look in books and was dismissed by this muslim. When i asked if my sons could go to mosque i was told "oh no it is not for the likes of you". So this left me searching and learning by my self . I taught my self to read Arabic and and to pray. This is something that Allah allowed me to experience because i am now able to teach other reverts and not allow them to be in the same situation i was in. I don't blame these muslims for not wanting to help me because at that time i was smoking and didn't look much like i would be interested in islam. I now help anyone that has an interest in islam and also reverts that need help. Allah has given me the honour of having seventeen sisters to teach and the number is growing. I have also had the great privilege of helping six people to take their shahada and have three people in my classes that are interested in islam. I must also add that i eventually got help from a sister who taught me tajweed, which helped me to correct my reading.
Sr Seema Khan - UK
Jazakullah khar for the nice surprise I received in the post today. These things will prove to be invaluable to both myself and the revert sisters that i help and teach. May Allah reward you, and the benevolent donors. I have already introduced the sisters to the cd that you sent me for the salat . I am sure that whatever benefit these sisters receive , Allah will reward you all in this life and the next inshalah. I am currently trying to learn the language of Arabic and what ever I learn I pass on to the other revert sisters. so once again I would like to say thank you for the kind gift received today. This is of great help to me and the other sisters that I help.
Sr Seema Khan – UK
Bismilah! First of all, i'm not such a good speaker of english, so excuse my grammar mistakes. I want to thank you for your books that you send to my adress (Vaslui - Romania, Str. Smirdan bl 177, Sc A, et. 4, apt. 1 postal cod 7300679 - i wrote the adress in case you need for confirmation). It was soo nice of you and my words can't express what i feel when i see at the postal office those books. My name is Ovidiu Munteanu(my muslim name is Omar Nuh) and i'm 31 years. I live in a little town from Romania in north-east of the country and i'm a journalist here. I'm muslim since 1996 but first time i enter in a mosque in 2004. In thise region are very few muslim, in fact, in my town, maybe (and Allah knows best) i'm the only one muslim. I never meat another. A big town at 60 kilometres from here has a mosque and there are some brother arabs students. The town is called Iasi, and they come to study there. There are some romanians who turn to islam too. Anyway, here, in my town, i'm very alone( i'm not married because no girl want to be with a muslim, they think that i'm little crazy, :)) ) and your books were a sign from Allah that we, muslims, never forget ourselfs. I cryed then and my soul was very content and full of emotions. I thank you to brother Dr. Abu-Eshy. I pray for you all from that Center and Allah maybe will be mercyful with us and we go all in His Haven! This is my mail adress and any brother who wants to speak with me i will be very happy to respond Sometimes a word send make much more that all the treasures in the world. I sent a picture with books to see how i'm happy now.
Ovidiu Munteano – Romania
Salaam aleikoum dear brother or sister,
Today I have received the package with books and a dvd for prayer.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to you.
I am a new convert, I did my shahada 18 shawal 1429 (last october). This is my first Ramadan.
I have to say that doing ramadan for a westerner is not so easy. I suffer from headaches and moodswings a lot.
Tonight, I decided not to fast today, altough I have no real reason, I just tought being 'soft' with myself and forgive myself to skip one single day.
Soubhannallah! Just today i receive your package by post.
I could almost cry. May Allah forgive my weakness. I am sure the literature will give me a new boost to continue insha Allah.
The literature seems very very interesting and please send many thanks to the donors. Your dawa work is very important for us here in Europe.
We all know the truth will win eventually, but media brainwashes our environment, our parents and employers. They all think Islam is something to be defeated.
Hamdullilah I have found this religion, or Hamdullilah Allah found me.
I'm sure many more converts will follow, this is just the beginning of a real exciting adventure for islam in Europe.
Before islam i suffered depression a lot. We in Europe have lost our knowledge of why we are on earth. Which is to Worship God.
Instead, europe worships money, and values the opinion of our fellow money-worshippers. Europeans have no idea to what extent they are slaves to themselfs and their nafs, instead of being a servant of God. What a freedom! I wish all of them will discover Islamic way of being.
Again, thank you sooo much for all literature, I am sure I have a while to go with your books. I'll start today reading them! Please don't forget me in case of new books or dawa material. We need all the knowledge available because it is really not easy for us here. Myself, I lost my job because of my conversion to Islam. I have three master degrees! I am looking for a job now but I want to work with Hijaab. I hope Allah helps me. Hijra seems expensive now but I really pray for this. Please do dua for many more like me who suffer the same rejection from our society!
Machallah for all donaters. May Allah keep guiding and protecting you and I wish all of you a Ramadan Moubarak and happy eid insha Allah!
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu,
To whom it may concern,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in sending me the books I requested. I am on a path of seeking knowledge and guidance in Islam, and inshallah with the help of organizations and good pepole such as yourself, I will fulfil my goal. The night prior to receiving your books, I had a dream about finding a book of the life of the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) in a small bookstore with many old books. But the book of the life of Rasool Allah was a new and beautiful book. It gave me great joy the next morning to receive your shipment for it came from the land that saw the birth of Rasool Allah. Again, I want to express my gratitute and may Allah bless you for your generosity. Assalamu Alaikum
Suly Garcia –
As Salamu Aleikum
My name is Abigail Osorio and I recently receive the books with information about Islam. All the books are very instructive and did answer some of my questions. From time to time I'll keep learning more. If there's anyway that I can return the favor for sending me this book it is welcome. Again thank you for everything and may Allah reward you with many blessings.
for you my brother/sister in Islam
Assalamu alaicum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu....
This is to inform you that I already received the reading materials last November 26, 2010 (friday)...Alhamdulillah!
very nice topic and I hope I will learn more...Insha Allah! I embraced Islam last 1996..
My husband is a Islamic Propagator..who is also converted..
We are looking for a Donor who could help us on our Dawah activity, like Radio dawah and inshallah
by next year we are planning to have a Islamic Dawah on Television, and we are also asking/requesting reading materials or hard bound books for
our reading center...Insha Allah!
You may visit us on www.mindanaopeopledawahfed.blogspot.com
thank you very much and wassalam....
Lesandra May "Hanifa" Real-Sanchez – Philippines
Wa alaikum Assalam Abdullah,
thank you very much for the great books u have sent me. I got them today, and they made me very happy. May Allah reward u for ur kindness.
Jazak Allahu Kheiran,
Monika – Czech Republic
Assalamun Aleikoum warahmetuAllah Wabarakatuhu
I just heard ring bell of post man,and got my post immediately :)
Thank you so much for all these books,there are like 8 book(booklets) which look so nice, May Allah reward you for your actions and all you do for sake of him and Islam
I will pray for you Inshallah
I dont know how to say, but I guess thats like Jazakallah Ahir? (may Allah reward you )
Salam to you all
Eren – Turkey