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Another Fake Testimony

 

http://bibleandquran.com/athnsios.htm

This is a typical self-made story and one of the poorly made ones as well. The flaws are very easy to spot.

You will know why.

 

Testimony of Khaled Abdulrahman

I was born to Muslim parents, and I'm a descendent of 'ALI IBN ABU TALIB the cousin of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, and the fourth Caliph (i.e., "ruler").

At an early age, I was one of the Muslims believers who performed all of the religious duties, from praying to fasting and everything in between.

 

What do you mean by everything in between?

Ask any Muslim child about the five pillars of Islam and they will tell you that it is in the following order:

1.    Tauheed (Declaration of Oneness of God)

2.    Salaah (Translated as Prayer )

3.    Saum (Fasting)

4.    Zakaat (Charity)

5.    Hajj (Pilgrimage)

 

Fasting comes right after praying. So what ďeverything in betweenĒ were you doing?

 

I was planning to be an Imam of a mosque, like my grandfather. I started to study the Fiqh and the Quran (Islamic sacred scripture), but after some time, I felt bored reading similar books and essays. I recognised that there are a lot of differences in Islam. For instance, in Iraq (my country), there are a lot of Shia, and it was strange for a Sunni like me to know that there was someone different from his faith but claiming to be Muslim, so I decided to study the various Islamic schools of thought.

 

Funny how you are a Christian and not bothered with numerous sects in it but it was strange for you to find cults among Muslims.

 

After a lot of reading in this field, I become more familiar with Mu'tazilah than any other school of thought. Mu'tazilah is more reasonable than the rest of the schools, in the sense that it involves argumentation and philosophy.

I began to be open-minded for the first time in my life. Gradually, I decided to study other religions. I tried to preach the Quran, starting in Da'wa (i.e, evangelizm) with some young Christians, using my good knowledge of the argumentative tools, and I created many faith problems for them. Because of this, their families appealed to the priest of their church and asked him to invite me to visit him.

 

Good going! No mention of your age or background yet.

 

Arguing with him was very difficult for me because he always answered all my doubting questions. After I had known him a year, he died, but he had changed a lot of my thoughts about Christianity. However, I still didn't believe in it.

 

He always answered your questions? Thatís interesting. Ask Hindus about anything and they will also give you all the replies. Ask atheists and they will have their answers ready for you.

Why donít you mention what kind of thoughts were cleared? Are you afraid that your story will be proven false if you give a little bit of information.

 

After this, I started to see Islam with new eyes, seeing the contradictions in it, studying it in comparison to Christianity.

 

Contradictions? Perhaps you should read again and also read the Bible again.

Here, open this link and see the truth:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac6.htm#links

 

One night in a dream, I saw a vision of a man with a beard talking to me:

"Son", he asked me, "why do you attack my sheep?"
I replied, "Who are you sir?"
He answered,
"Jesus Christ"
So, I answered his question, "I'm not attacking your sheep, sir, I'm trying to bring your lost sheep back to the straight path."
He said,
"You are the one who is lost; I'm the straight path."

I woke up asking myself a number of questions: Did I really see Jesus? He said that I'm lost. What did he mean? Does that mean that the Christian is right and that I'm on the wrong path? But it was only a dream. Still, Mohammed said in one of his Hadith that if you see a prophet in a dream, you see him truly because Satan could not act like a prophet in a vision. Obey him, and follow what he says. That is what Mohammed said.

 

Incorrect mentioning of the Hadith. Did your dream tell you to lie? The Hadith says that whoever has seen the Prophet (Muhammad (s)) has seen the truth because Satan cannot impersonate Him.

What you saw in your dream was your lying brain.

How do you know that it was Jesus? Did one of the images, or idols that Christians worship, was seen by you? You should know that none of the idols that Christians make and worship have the same image of Jesus. Some even make him look like a Roman.

It is also how you reject Prophet Muhammad (s) to be a Prophet of God but accept the Hadith with your own incorrect interpretation.

 

After some time being a little confused, I left the two religions and became a non-believer.

Around that time, my father (a high-ranking officer) died in a car accident, which we assumed was a natural accident. So, I kept carrying on with my life, and because I had inherited from my father a good fortune, I was able to do a lot of wicked things-wasting money on sex, alcohol, drugs, whatever I could find for pleasure.

 

Contradiction! Just like your bible!

You wanted to be an Imam of a mosque and you say that you are very rich. Perhaps you donít know the culture of your own country. This proves that you are at least not an Iraqi. Being an Imam is not what rich people do in Iraq, whether religious or not.

 

After a period of time, I heard again a voice (which I knew was Jesus's voice), saying, "Run away from your country NOW!"

This voice was firm with me, so I woke up, I bagged my things, and in a few hours, I was outside Iraq and heading for my mother's home in another Arabic country.

When I was in the airplane (that was 1990, and Iraq was not under the siege), I began to doubt my actions and started to blame myself for the stupid thing I was doing. But then, I told myself, "Well, let's have an early vacation. I can at least thank Jesus for that". And I smiled at the evil thoughts about what I was going to do for pleasure on my trip.

When I landed in the Arabic country that I was travelling to, I went to my grandfather's house. There, I called my mother back in Iraq saying, "Mom, don't worry-I'm visiting here for a while, and then, I'll return home".

 

Now this story is too much. Please, next time, donít lie that much!

Didnít even call your mother? Ran away like a chicken for no reason.

 

She replied, "Don't ever think about coming back-there was a police unit seeking you!"

Knowing that I had never broken the law or even been involved in any political opposition, I answered in shock, "What??!! What you are talking about?!"

She said, "They were seeking some military documents that they think that your father hid, and for this (they had told her), he was assassinated. Thank God that you left-they thought that you had the documents. They took your brothers (from another mother), too, to investigate them".

[Note: My mother was protected during all of this because she was an Arabic journalist working with her country's embassy, so nobody could hurt her or arrest her for investigation without permission from the ministry of foreign affairs.]

 

HA HA! Really a great story but such stories look good only on TV. Your wanting to be an Imam still puzzles me. How can you make such a contradictory story?

Maybe this story also has many writers just like the Bible. Anyway, it is a well made story and I appreciate your imagination skills. You should write for the movies.

 

I was shocked. I felt dizzy. I could not imagine what would happen! But if I were there in Iraq, they would torture me to confess what I had not done, and maybe they would kill me. What an unexpected danger I had escaped from! I had never imagined that I would have to flee for my life. I had never had a thought that I could ever be in such danger.

 

Dizzy? HmmÖ You must be very weak physically and mentally. How come they didnít contact your other Arab country to hand you over to them? How come the country you escaped to didnít investigate the matter? They just left you alone. A weak story.

 

Who could have known such a future for me?! God alone could have known it!

You are slightly wrong. You must be aware of the concepts of jinns. They are among us and some jinn must have been to the police station and would have overheard their plan to raid your house. That jinn gave you that whisper of escaping.

 

My story is better than yours. Believe this one instead!

 

So, was Jesus God?!!

 

Definitely not.

Was? Not is?

What kind of questions were you asking?

Do you think that, as per your incorrect views, your god died so he

WAS

a god and not

IS?

Maybe you should have read the Bible. If youíre not interested in it, then you should take time out to read this:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/10_reasons_jesus_not_god.htm

 

I really became confused, shocked, dizzy, and-in this condition-passed out. After a few hours, I woke up from my comatose state, and I start to pray to God, sincerely asking Him to show me the way, the truth.

 

You fainted and felt dizzy as well. You must consult a specialist. Maybe your mental illness was playing tricks with you.

 

After that, I dreamed again of Jesus, and he said to me, "I love you. Why you don't love me likewise? Come to me because I have a plan for you". I woke up crying. He was looking for me, and I was trying to escape from him. He wanted me to be with him, and I was not. He had saved me from the hands of the Iraqi torture machine, so I told him, "I'm coming to you, Jesus, even if this costs me my life".

 

Wow. Jesus keeps coming in your dreams again and again. I will not say much on this. I will ask the Christian readers to decide for themselves and answer, how many times Jesus has come in their dreams?

Why does he keep coming in your dreams? Why doesnít he save millions of other people dying?

 

At that moment, He entered my life, and become my Lord and Saviour. I really was washed in His pure blood, becoming another person, one reborn in His grace.

Local Christian churches refused to help me at first, and for a period of time, I felt that I was very alone and that only God was with me.

 

Churches refused to help you? Of course, they must have spotted your mental illness and would have thought of handing you over to mental asylum.

 

The only real worry that I had, however, was about my means of living, for I had left my wealth behind me, and unfortunately for me, the Iraqi authorities had confiscated all my property.

 

So your mother came on the streets? You left her alone and came to this other country happy not caring about your mother and your brothers illegally captured?

 

But the Lord showed me that I couldn't rely upon material wealth anyway, for a few months later, Iraq invaded Kuwait, and the Iraqi Dinar, which was officially 3 dollars and in the black market merely 30 cents, fell enormously in value. Most of the wealth that I had inherited from my father had been in Iraqi currency, and I had it in the bank while I was living in Iraq. If I had still been living in Iraq during the Gulf crisis, then instead of having $800,000, I would have had only $800!! Thanks be to Jesus for showing me that I can only depend upon him, not upon worldly things.From this, I derive comfort.

 

Once again, no mention of your homeless mother and your illegally captured brothers. Does your new religion teach you this?

 

After a long period of time in my mother's country, where I was witnessing for Jesus, extremist Islamic groups there discovered my apostasy from Islam. They held a faith court about me, and commanded me to repent and renew my faith in Islam, or they would kill me for being a Murttad (i.e.,"apostate"). They gave me 2 days to make my decision.

I tried to go to the police for protection, but the police arrested me for inciting activities against Islam and disturbing community security. They put me in jail and started to investigate me, asking about other converts and about missionaries. I was lucky that I had not been baptized yet because they emphasised the following questions: "Have you ever been baptized?!" "Who baptized you?!" "Which church do you attend?!" "Who evangelized you?!".

 

Youíre saying that you were lucky not to be baptized. Earlier you mentioned that you were willing to give your life for Jesus and now you reject your religion by these statements.

This only proves that you were a hypocrite before and didnít change in your new religion.

 

My being a foreigner helped me, for they eventually released me and commanded me to leave the county, giving me only a very short period in which to do so. God provided me a visa to an Eastern European country, and I left my mother's country within the time they had demanded.

 

Very serious errors in this story of yours. You took a visa to Eastern Europe. This means that you had a passport. How come you werenít arrested when you went to collect the visa? Maybe you should watch more movies, then you will know how to write a good fiction. Learn fiction from other sources than the Bible.