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Yusuf Estes made some big mistakes before he came to Islam over 20 years ago. He had been 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_01http://IslamTomorrow.com/priests_n_preachers.asp 

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Last Updated (Thursday, 31 July 2014 01:04)

 

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#40 ibrahim 2014-07-17 12:08
May Allah reward good
جزاكم الله خير
l love you Imam
انا احبك يا شيخ يوسف
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#39 Azhar Nordin 2014-07-08 00:41
As salam and salute with your explanation and your deed.I'm Malaysian and seen you on tv before Deen Show and the children Muslim Program. Alhamdulillah this website open my mind about everything the truth about Our prophet of Muhammad SAW.I don't know about the old testament and so on.But Alhamdulillah now Allah shows me something that is really awesome from you muslim brother.Alhamdu lillah again Allah has created you.In sha Allah I hope Allah SWT granted a long life and a good health for you.I like your voice....TQ...R egards,Azhar
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#38 kazeem shamsudeen 2014-06-18 10:03
Assalamu alaykum to you Sheik Yussuf Estes.I am always jealous of you in the positive way beacuse unlike you, I was bron a Muslim and till now I am still struggling with the deen of al Islam.I have a problem and I want to speak to you in Private.PLease try ans help me with this problem and I pray that Allah suhanahu wa tala will bless you and favour you more.I am expectign to hear from you. +2348075942050
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#37 Anisha 2014-06-16 04:20
Loved hearing you speak this weekend! Masha Allah, You are doing great work.
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#36 Joe Jussac, Jr. 2014-05-27 11:50
Assalamu alaikum Shaik,

I have watched more than once you video on how you found Islam...funny. hilarious episode of what your wife has said to you. May Allah SWT bless you and your family...

Salam...
tjoaginsing (Googleable)
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#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 ?
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#34 day 2014-04-04 13:56
Thanks for correcting the mistakes in my earlier comment
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#33 day 2014-04-03 15:26
This is quite extra-ordinary :
http://islamtomorrow.com/bible/Bible_Contradictions.asp
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#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) . . .
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#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 ***
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