Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Jafar challenged Islam and broke the code of silence
What does it mean to have the courage to question islam
How can you be freed from islam?
What does it take to be an apostate? what are the risks? do you risk your life?
are muslims afraid to question islam?
In order to answer all these question,read below true good story of a friend, my friend Jafar has gone through this , read below and see how this brave and smart man changed his life:
Couple years ago I met young smart gentleman named Jaafar (and that is his real name and i decided to use it because he is not afraid, jaafar faced death and survived and he has full trust and faith that jesus will protect him) , this true story goes back to jaafars childhood as he comes from a muslim jordanian family, but jaafar was not the typical muslim young boy (blind and brainwashed and not allowed to question islam,quran and mohammad) he was totally opposite, he questioned quran at every opportunity and he even questioned his teachers who were puzzled and were unable to provide answers, his teachers were disturbed with his behavior and they got so annoyed that they decided to inform his dad,jafar's dad was furious and he threatened jaafar but those threats only made jaafar more determined on finding the truth.
After Jaafar finished his high school he came to the USA to enroll in college , but Jaafar was still struggling with Islam and the quran, he read it over and over and every time he read it he became more confused and more doubtful, one day he was roaming the streets in an Arab neighborhood and he noticed a sign for some Jordanian club or social organization so he walked in, it happened to be a christian organization and they had a bible study, so jaafar asked if he can sit and listen and they welcomed him, jaafar was interested and he asked if he can borrow a bible, and they gave him one, Jaafar took the bible and he was reading it all day and all night, and he felt comfortable and he felt peace within and he was more relaxed, yet he was still asking god to give him a sign of what is the correct religion islam or Christianity ,Mohammad or Jesus?
One day jaafar was looking at the sky and was asking god to give him a sign, he was crying and he was very sincere and all of the sudden he could see a man in the sky between the clouds that looked like jesus with his arms open and guiding him and he could hear him that he was the real God , jaafar almost fell on the ground, but he still had a special feeling that he never felt in his life, from that moment ,jaafar rushed to the Jordanian christian center and met with the pastor and asked to be baptized. So the pastor granted jaafar his wish and from that day Jaafar announced to the world that he was christian, in the summer time jaafar decided to go visit his family in Jordan, so he went there and he was excited about what he had done and wanted to share his happiness with them, but his happiness was a nightmare for the family, his dad was angry, and he kicked him out of the house
Not knowing what to do and where to go, then he remembered that they had christian neighbors so he resorted to them and explained to them what happened, so they took him in and welcomed him in their house, the next day jaafar decided to go to the center / downtown and he picked one of the worst locations and it was close to a mosque and he stood there and started talking about Jesus, people gathered around him listening to what he had to say, so he kept going and going preaching, the next day he went there again and tried to do the same but the secret agents were waiting for him, so they arrested him and took him to the police dept downtown, where he met with the Sargent and told him his story, the Sargent was confused as he never had a case like that and did not know what to do with him, so he transferred him to the police HQ
At HQ he started with the sargent who did not know what to do with him and he sent him to the Colonel who also was clueless on what to do with him until he reached the top guy THE GENERAL , the man in charge, so he tried to scare him, intimidate him, threaten him, but nothing worked jaafar would not budge and insisted on his story, so the General got frustrated and he ordered the officers to send him to jail and to immediately transfer to the legal system / court so he can be executed by hanging, jaafar was so happy with the decision and as he was taken to the jail smiling and laughing the guards were asking him are you crazy, do you know that you will die? Jaafar said yes and that makes me happy because i will die for Jesus and the entire world will hear about it.
As jaafar was admitted to jail, he went in cheery and happy so the prisoners gathered around him and asked him about his crime and he told them he was preaching jesus , so some though he was crazy and some thought he should be able to worship whoever he wants and some were listening and some were angry that a riot almost broke at the jail, some with him and some against him, so the prisoners were split half with and half against , and it got too loud that the jail guards had to interfere, Then realized that Jaafar was going to cause a huge riot unless something is done, so they tried to calm things down till the morning when Jaafar was taken out and sent to the courthouse to start his conviction of apostate and possible execution by hanging, Jaafar had no fear and he felt jesus was walking with him and protecting him. he was all happy ,content and cheery and calm. he said he never felt calmer.
At the hearing, they wanted to give him a chance ,they invited imams from the mosques who tried to talk to him, and many muslim clerics ,and that did not work, so they postponed the hearing and re-schedule for the next day, and they brought more top guns and they tried to challenge him with questions on the trinity and this and that,jaafar had an answer for everything, they got really puzzled, jaafar did not know where these answers were coming from but he had all the right answers, the court decided to postpone again and call his family and more top guns, since 3 days had passed and he never returned to the christian family they became concerned ,alarmed since they did not hear from him, ,and they thought something must have happened to him, and they happened to receive a visitor who was a top ranked officer in the Jordanian military who also happened to be christian, so they asked for his help in locating jaafar
So he agreed to help and he started making his phone calls , and finally he found out where jaafar was , so he rushed to the jail where jaafar was held, and he made few calls to some of his colleagues and he managed to get jaafar a release to his custody, jaafar was so disappointed as he wanted to die by hanging, that was his wish, but then this man was sent to save and rescue jaafar, the story did not end here as there was still court hearings, so on the final day of hearing ,a huge storm passed through and flooded everything, but jaafar made it to court, however all the clerics and his father and many others did not show up, so the judge made a ruling to free jaafar immediately and dismiss all charges
Jaafar was disappointed again, but i am sure the lord / the savior Jesus, was present all along and he made all these arrangements and he sent this (angel) Christian high ranked officer to be his saviors, as jesus still had a need and a role for jaafar, and it was not time for jaafar to join the lord yet.. Jaafar came back to the states and he joined a seminary school and he studied christian theology and graduated and earned his degree and became a priest /pastor, he now has his own church and he was very active in converting muslims from many countries (Iraq,Yeman,Morroco,Tunnis,Algeria,Palestine,Syria) , one time I decided to go listen to his preaching, funny how i saw a veiled lady sitting in the church listening to him, i guess she was the next person he was about to convert. Jaafar is a very sharp person, he makes me proud, I know everyone respect him.I hope u enjoyed this true story.Can someone tell me the moral of this story?
let me share with u my take on this story and share the moral of the story on "Jaafar challenged islam and broke the code of silence", I can say this story has moralS with an S , not one but many, some of you focused on Jesus and how he would not let down people that believe in him, thats good but thats not where I was going with the story, my focus is always Islam, and the moral was given in the title "BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE", thats my message to muslims, do not be afraid, do not be blind, do not be brainwashed, ask, break that code of silence , u will be OK, Jaafar was a brave person, he challenged and broke the code and he survived, yes he was close to death but he was saved, but the question is how many muslims will dare and have that courage to question Islam and break that code of Silence?