All praises be to Allah, God Almighty, Most Merciful, for allowing me to find again a man whom I brought into Islam by His Graces and Taufeek Wal Hidayah!
Ahmad Nazim bin Abdullah, an Englishman, embraced Islam, his birthright, by grasping my hands wayback in the marbled main prayer area of the 200 over years old , historical favourite masjid of mine , the blessed Kapitan Keling Mosque in Georgetown, Penang Island and proclaimed the holy Kalimah Shahadah :
"Ash har doo Allah ila ha ill lall lah!Wa ash har doo anna Muhammad dar Rasul lul lah!"
repeating after me the Declaration of Faith that transformed him into being a Muslim, a Believer and a Mukmin!
He has now blossomed into this wonderful, beautiful, honourable Muslim that I am so grateful to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, to be able to see him again, this time being featured upfront on the inaugural edition frontpage of the Islamic magazine 'FORWARD' published by MMP Communications , here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
To see him with his long flowing beard and peaceful demeanour nearly brings tears to my eyes with gratitude to Ar Rahman for giving brother Ahmad Nazim, the peace and salvation he had been seeking for when he met me and my brothers at the Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang where we have established an Islamic Centre under the minaret building in the mosque's compound!
Here is Brother Nazim in the red shirt after embracing Islam with some English visitors and Brother Sirajudeen, my fellow da'ee at the Kapitan Keling Mosque.
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Masya Allah! What a beautiful transformation of this ever smiling gentle insan whom I got to meet and eventually bring him over into the Way of the Lord, Islam ad Deen ul Haqq!
This is another picture I took of them besides my humble 'Islamic Media Service' stall which I set up to distribute free booklets on Islam and also sold Syeikh Ahmad Deedat's Comparative Religious Studies Videotapes and books to visitors and fellow Muslims. When it rained, I had to pack up my mobile stall in a jiffy lest my books got wet ! Hehehehe! Those were the days!
To see him looking so contented, so peaceful and so happy is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life and to me, my whole life , with all the hardships, the pains, the sufferings I went through from childhood to the present moment is worth each and every second of my life , to be able to see and reflect what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has blessed me with the opportunity to help those whom I have been instrumental in helping them attain this blessing, this treasure above all treasures, this 'sakinah' in their hearts as in this life of Ahmad Nazim bin Abdullah, blessed may he be!Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen!
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala grace him with evergrowing Iman, the Best of Health and Wealth that Allah SWT can shower him with, the Peace and Tranquility in his heart and in his mind, the Deliverance from Temptations and a fitting reward for him in Jannatul Firdaus, Paradise Most High!
Ameen Ya Rahman!
Brother Ahmad Nazim,
May Peace Be Upon You!
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Fee Amanillah Dear Brother !
All the best!
Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!