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Yusuf Estes was a dedicated Christian, often reading his Bible and going along with pastors and ministers to 'preach the Word'.

Along the way he put down the Muslims and thought Islam was for hi-jackers, kidnappers, terrorists and bombers. Even saying, 'They don't believe in God, just pray to a black box in the desert'.

One big mistake was listening to pastors and ministers who said, 'Whatever you do, don't read their book (Quran)' and 'If you read that book (Quran), you'll get a demon (shayton)'.

One day Muhamed, a man from Egypt who did business with the Estes family, brought a large, dark colored volume with gold trim into their shop and layed it gently on the counter top. Yusuf looked up at the book and then to Mohamed and asked him, 'Is that your book? Your Koran?'

'Yes, it is', says Muhammad, 'That is the Quran and you are most welcome to read it. Go ahead.'

'No, that's OK. Not now.' says Yusuf back. 'Well, anytime you are ready, it's for you when ever you want', says Mohamed as he goes on to the backroom of the store.

Yusuf then moves slowly over to the counter to get a closer look at this strange book and notices how beautiful it is and a bit heavy too, he says as he lifts it above the counter.

'It couldn't hurt just to take a look inside' he thought to himself, 'But just to make sure, I ask God to protect me from the devil or anything evil while I examine this book.' (sounds like Muslims about to recite from the Quran).

Slowly he lifted the cover and turned it over, to reveal -  - (nothing?) What? Ok, so what is this all about. Turn another page and then another. All blank, nothing on them. Finally, he comes to some words, but it appears to be the END OF THE BOOK?? And the page numbers are over 1,000+.

'Looks like they printed it backwards', thinks Yusuf to himself, 'Oh my, the numbers are backwards going down as you turn the pages'.

(Arabic and Hebrew read from right to left, not like English books which read from left to right. And of course the pages of the Hebrew or Arabic Bible start from the opposite side of English).

'Let me turn it over and see what is on the backside (meaning the front of the Arabic Quran)' says Yusuf to himself.

Sure enough, after a couple of title pages, the Quran begins with chapter Fatihah (The Opening). 

Yusuf begins to read the top line - 'In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.' - 'That's really nice..' thinks Yusuf to himself as he reads the next line; 'All praise and thanksgiving to the Lord of the worlds' (very nice), 'The All Gracious, The All Merciful, Ruler on the Day of Judgment. You only to we worship, You only we ask for direction. Guide us on the Straight Path, the path of those who have your favor - and not the path of those who have your wrath, nor those who are lost and go astray.'

'Now that is really nice and makes a lot of sense too,' says Yusuf as he begins to trun the next page'.

 'Hmmm,' he was thinking, 'What if I just read a little bit more...' But then he remembered the warning of the preacher . .

'WAIT!' - he thinks to himself, 'I READ THEIR BOOK' - Oh NO!" Quickly he puts down the book, closes it up and moves swiftly away.

'I read their book! I read their book! Oh my, I read their book!' he was thinking in his head, 'What have I done? I don't want to get a demon!'

Yusuf made a big mistake in his thinking about Islam, the Muslims and the Quran. But then something amazing began to happen to him and to his whole family...

(to read the whole story of Priests and Preachers Enter Islam - go to:Yusuf Estes_priests_n_preachers_01 

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:52)



#35 Yasmina 2014-04-17 18:41
Salamo Alikom . M.r Yusuf Estes.. can you tell me what are the mistakes of translations that you found in the bible or maybe you can give me some examples ?
#34 day 2014-04-04 13:56
Thanks for correcting the mistakes in my earlier comment
#33 day 2014-04-03 15:26
This is quite extra-ordinary :
#32 Marvin Gardeens 2014-03-31 02:38
Yusuf Estes is at it (again) - First it was Liam Neeson, then it was Bill Cosby & now it's Abdul Latif (famous PLATTERS singer & companion to Muhammad Ali) . . .
#31 osama 2014-02-13 19:29
Listen I am NOT Trying to convert YOU, but isn't it worth it for general Information to know about what other believes? And Allah granted you and me wisdom, brain, and heart to judge for ourselves? Needless to say if you have any comment, question, suggestion I'll be glad to share them with you. Okay if you found my introductory bothersome in any way please Forgive me, ِAny way I hope to hear from you sooner, ***Your Name ***
#30 MUHAMMAD THE GREATEST MA 2013-09-11 17:27
The Quran makes the clear challenge, that if you are in doubt about it - then bring a book like it. Also, to bring ten chapters like it and then finally, to bring one single chapter like it. 1,400 years - and no one has been able to duplicate it's beauty, recitation, miracles and ease of memorization. Another challange for the unbelievers to consider;
#29 Yusuf Estes 2013-06-30 18:02
Bismillah salam alaykum (peace),_I was more shocked than anyone when I began to discover the amazing problems contained in the translations of the Bible, starting back in 1953. I was young (about 10) at the time, but still could see there were serious discrepancies in my Bible._Now we have the Quran to help us better understand true Christianity and the real Bible._Of course, that means we have to take another step - a step in faith, a step based upon proof and evidences beyond compare - THE QURAN._Becoming a Muslim is not a small thing (agreed) but at the same time, we see it is the ultimate test of this life, isn't it?_Take time, think and of course, PRAY._Ask the God of Adam, the God of Abraham, the God of Moses, the God of David, the God of Solomon, the God of John the Baptist, the God of Jesus Christ and the same God, of Muhammad, peace be upon all of them - Ask HIM, the only one worthy to pray to - Ask Him, Guide me. Guide me.__I did. And it changed my life for the better, forever!
#28 Jack 2013-04-03 21:47
I am a Christian and I am curious what was meant by an "original text". Does it mean it was the first time it was written down or it was written by the person the book talks about?
#27 Mustafa 2013-03-19 12:16
I am very glad that ISLAM has someone like you.
#26 Emmanuel 2013-02-23 18:26
Alimran, surah 3:2-5
Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence. He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.Before, as guidance for the people. And He revealed the Criterion [i.e., the Qur’an]. Indeed, those who disbelieve in the verses of Allah will have a severe punishment, and Allah is exalted in Might, the Owner of Retribution.Ind eed, from Allah nothing is hidden in the earth nor in the heaven.
Al-Anbiya Surah 21:25-29
And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, “There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.”And they say, “The Most Merciful has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, they are [but] honored servants.They cannot precede Him in word, and they act by His command.He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they cannot intercede except on behalf of one whom He approves. And they, from fear of Him, are apprehensive.An d whoever of them should say, “Indeed, I am a god besides Him”— that one We would recompense with Hell. Thus do We recompense the wrongdoers.

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