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Another Professor to Islam



Canadian Professor Enters Islam - The True Religion


David Roy Woelke, a Canadian English language instructor at King Abdulaziz University, embraced Islam here on Wednesday.

Abdul Elah Al-Ajlan, deputy director of dawa programs, assisted Woelke to recite the Shahadah (Lailaha Illallah Muhammad Rasulullah “there is no god but God(Allah) and Muhammad is the Messenger of God(Allah)” during a brief ceremony at the organization.

Woelke, whose new name is Dawood, said he embraced Islam after he was fully convinced that it is the true divine religion. He conducted a comparative study of Islam and his former religion Christianity and noticed a lot of differences.

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When I came to Saudi Arabia I realized how wrongly the Western media portrays Islam as a religion of violence and terrorism. In fact, it’s a religion of peace and universal brotherhood,” he said.

Woelke said it was this biased portrayal of Islam that prompted him to learn more about this religion and read the Holy Qur’an. “When I came to know that Islam is the true religion I decided to cut my relation with Christianity.

The Canadian said he saw a totally different picture of Islam and Muslims in Saudi Arabia, adding that it was quite opposite of what has been projected in the Western press.

“Many Muslim friends encouraged me to accept Islam as my religion. Once a Pizza salesman told me he wished to see me becoming a Muslim very soon,” he said, adding that deeper studies about Islam made him closer to the religion.

Asked what would be the response of his family, Woelke said: “Mine is a tolerant and open family. However, they may find it a bit strange in the beginning because of their wrong perception of Islam painted by the Western media.

He expected his family members would ask him about the Islamic teachings and how he would adapt with them. “There are a lot of misunderstandings about Islam in their minds. But I am quite sure that their impressions about Islam would change when I explain to them its various teachings,” he pointed out.

“There is a vast distinction between faith and religion,” said Woelke.

shahadah professor1Religion is a man-made institution but faith is the relationship between man and God,” he told Arab News.
I want to be busy working on my own relationship with God and not so busy about another man’s relationship with God,” he added.

Soon after reciting the Shahadah, dawah center employees embraced Woelke and congratulated him for accepting the true religion. The dawa department gave him a copy of the Qur’an and a number of Islamic books in English as a gift.

Dr. Muhammad Badahdah, assistant secretary-general, expressed his happiness over Woelke’s decision to embrace Islam. “Thousands of people belonging to different religions and nationalities, especially educated men and women like Woelke, are coming to the fold of Islam every year,” he said.

He reminded Muslim governments about their duty to propagate the message of Islam and urged them to establish a ministry for the purpose. The dawah center conducts dawa programs in more than 70 countries through qualified Islamic preachers. “Muslims are responsible to take the message of Islam to other communities,” Badahdah told Arab News.

shahadah professor2He said a large number of men and women in the West had embraced Islam following the trident media campaign against Islam and Muslims following the 9/11 events. “There was huge demand for English translation of the Qur’an and Islamic books at bookstores. I am sure Islam will attract honest people like Woelke.

Dr. Ismail Maritheri, an English teacher at KAU and a social activist, was overjoyed hearing the pleasant news. He said Harold Trupos, a former South African English professor at the university, had also embraced Islam because of the negative portrayal of the religion in the Western press. “He started learning about Islam when he saw a different picture of Islam and Muslims in Saudi Arabia.

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#51 keylin 2014-05-30 09:13
Masha ALLAH, may ALLAH bless and protect him .
#50 aslamiyya 2013-06-17 05:20
#49 Shamasudeen Ladan Shagari 2013-06-17 03:18
Masha Allah may acceptance of Islam be of benefit to the entire muslim Ummah.
#48 Abdul Ali 2013-06-17 02:21
Masha Allah. Please I want to confirm about the Retired Pop I here that he became a Muslim that is why he had to retire. Please help me confirm
#47 Umar Ghali 2013-06-17 02:06
Masha Allah he is blessed.
#46 bashir 2013-06-09 07:24
the truth has come and fallacy has gone ALLHAMDULILLAH ISLAM must continue progressing even though the unbelievers don't like it. may ALLAH Continue 2 show them the truth.
#45 Abu Shahma 2013-05-28 02:12
Masha Allah
#44 Muhd Hayatuddeen Aminu 2012-06-20 04:07
Congratulation, we Muslim's we are very happy to be a Muslim.

Muslim is the brother of every Muslim.

Islam is my father and I here no other.
#43 Roomana 2012-06-19 11:09
Mubarak Br. Woelke on your reverting to your true nature. May Allah bless you to be the change that you want to see in the world around you .. especially with the way things are in the media and in politics world wide.
#42 M. Alshani 2012-06-18 21:00
love the way so many brilliant and educated people are waking up to the Islam and make shahadah.
This is the way to get the people to see the truth.
Check the video on (I loved it)

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