Yusha Evans: How I Came to Islam

Yusha Evans, formerly Joshua Evans, is a well-known Islamic figure in the USA. He came from a strict Methodist Christian upbringing, where he spent the majority of his youth involved in his Church Bible college and had the intention of going on to become a Bible scholar. After he become heavily involved in his youth group where he read the Bible from cover to cover many times, Yusha began to find many inconsistencies in the Bible, which influenced what he describes as “the biggest mistake any Christian can make”, which is to ask questions. The lack of answers and confusion led Yusha to leave Christianity altogether after which he began searching other religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism — and none of them had a clear truth.

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Reverts say Islam brings them peace

Like two young girls relating tales of their first love, Siti Sara Phang Abdullah and Nur Balqis Elaine when recounting their conversion into Islam. This month of Ramadan, the two recent converts are also excited about fasting.

Raised in a Christian home, Sara, 19, was at first fascinated by Muslim culture. She was enamoured by traditions like head scarfs, and how her Muslim friends all seemed to have a prayer constantly on their lips – like right before eating or going to the bathroom.

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A Ramadan Mubarak message

Ramadan Mubarak! May you all be blessed during this blessed month.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said concerning Ramadan: “The first part of Ramadan is mercy, its middle days are forgiveness, and its latter part is liberation from Hell.” (Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Sahih, vol. 3, no. 191)

Mercy is a favour from Allah which He places in the hearts of whomsoever He wills. Verily, Allah will have mercy on His servants who are merciful. Therefore, take advantage of your fasting. During Ramadan the fasting person is naturally among the most merciful people. That is because he has tasted hunger, experienced thirst and endured hardship. His soul is therefore, enveloped with mercy, care and gentleness for Muslims.

Allah is the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful. Attain Allah’s mercy in the month of mercy by showing it to your family, friends, neighbours and the entire community.