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Twins of Faith Malaysia 2012

Twins of Faith 2012- Malaysia

PICC, 29-30th December 2012

For more info visit: http://www.twinsoffaith.com
Twins of Faith 2012 Theme:

For The Love of God

Some of the speakers:

Abdurraheem Green

Chairman, iERA

Abdurraheem Green embraced Islam over 20 years ago and since that time has been active in the field of da’wah. Abdurraheem was educated in a Christian monastic school and although held strong Christian principles dabbled with other religions. This continual quest to find meaning to life eventually led him to Islam. He has been delivering talks in the UK and beyond for over two decades.He is a regular on Peace TV with many of his lectures widely watched on YouTube. Abdurraheem is a founding member and chairman of iERA.

Yusha Evans

International Daiee& Lecturer

He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. In his early teens he became heavily involved in the church near his home and in Young Life, a non-denominational youth oriented organization with the intention of becoming involved in the ministry of teaching and preaching. He intended to enrol in Bob Jones University, a world-renowned Bible College in his hometown upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover and realizing many things were askew, and a lot of what he believed his entire life was not in line with what his research found, he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twist and turns, ups and downs and after looking at the many world religions searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life he encountered a Muslim, and was given a Qur’an. After reading the Qur’an cover to cover he accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.
Yusha (Joshua) Evans Currently works as a full-time lecturer and caller to Islam, as well as teaching workshops that have taken him all across the globe. He is the founder and co-founder of two Islamic television stations in North America as well has appeared on many Islamic stations throughout the world. He has studied under numerous teachers and scholars in the various sciences of Islam and is a Phycology major. He also is a multiple discipline Black belt holder and runs a martial arts academy in Minneapolis

Abdul Rahman Chao

Independent Researcher, Teacher and Public Speaker

A.R. Chao was raised in California as a child where he finished memorizing the Quran. During highschool he enrolled at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax Virginia and obtained a diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2000. In 2001, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Islamic University of Madina where he obtained a second diploma in Arabic Islamic studies in 2002. He later completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2006 majoring in Islamic Theology and Missiology (Aqeedah&Dawah) and was one of the youngest Americans to ever graduate from Madina. He returned to the United States that summer to teach and to do dawah. From 2009-2011, A.R. Chao completed a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) with top honors at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennesee. There, he studied Christian Studies, Literary Theology as well as Islamic Studies.

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Yusha Evans & Islam

Salam & peace to all.

As a christian youth minister, he ignored his parents. When he became a muslim, he calls his parents every day. He has learnt that Quran is indeed a book of God, & the prophet who received it; Prophet Muhammad s.a.w is no one but the greatest man ever. Watch this intro, & if you can open your heart, watch more, & learn more. Happy watching, happy discovering 🙂

The man in video is Brother Yusha Evans. Watch more to know why this former christian youth minister convert & revert to Islam;

In his own words:

In what faith were you raised?
I was raised in Greenville, S.C. with a very strict Methodist upbringing.

How involved were you in Christianity?
I was actually going to a small Bible college in Greenville through our church and actually had an intention to enroll in Bob Jones University. My intention was to become a minister or a missionary. I also had interest in becoming a Bible scholar, and I was learning to read the Bible in Hebrew and Greek.

When did you convert to Islam, and why?
It was in December of 1998. After reading the Bible maybe six or seven times, cover to cover, analytically, I began to realize there were a lot of inconsistencies, contradictions. This confusion led me to leave Christianity altogether and I started searching other religions, Buddhism, Taoism – every kind of “ism” that’s out there – and none of them seemed to have a clear truth. One day I ran into a Muslim. He invited me to a Friday worship service and when I saw Muslims praying it was almost like a light went off in my head. I asked for a copy of the Quran. I read it cover to cover in one week, and that was enough.

How difficult was the decision to become a Muslim?
The decision was not very difficult. The difficulty came after the decision.

Did your family have difficulty accepting your conversion?
My old-fashioned grandmother – I was raised by my grandmother – it was hard for her to digest. And my mother, who is a Baptist, and my father, he’s a Christian and a freemason, it was not easy for him. But it was harder for my extended family, many of whom are involved in politics in South Carolina. It was people trying to talk me out of it and not so much an open condemnation, but you could feel the cold shoulder of the family.

How exactly does one convert to Islam?
If you believe in your heart that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, then you must make something called shahada – open testimony, an open declaration. You do that before anybody who can be witness to this. I did it at a Muslim brother’s home late in the night. There’s nothing like a ritual that you have to go through.

How much has Islam changed your life?
After I left Christianity I started heading down the wrong road, being 17 years old and being confused by the world. Islam put me back on a right perspective and even my family sees it has made me a much better and a much better-rounded person than I ever could have been.

Has your conversion changed your understanding of yourself?
I don’t feel it’s changed my understanding of myself. But I finally feel I have made a real connection with something greater than myself. I feel with Islam that a connection has finally been made with the creator, and when you feel a connection like that, there’s no way it cannot change you.

Do you see your adopted faith as the one true religion, and would you recommend it to anyone else?
I absolutely would recommend it – not as the one true religion separate from everything else, but as the middle ground of all religions because almost every religion has some form of truth in it. But Islam is the only religion that has contained its originality and its truthfulness over its 1,400-year span. We believe it’s the same religion preached since Abraham, since Adam, because God is not someone who changes his mind.

To know brother Yusha Evans, simply click his website;

http://yushaevans.com/

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