Guide US TV, Yusuf Estes, Abu Hafsah, Imam Abu Zaid and guests were all shocked when last night's live broadcast started out with a young lady taking shahadatul-Aslam (declaration of willful submission to God's Will).
Sister Christina came up to Yusuf Estes before the program got started and confirmed to him her desire to become a Muslim.
Sheikh Yusuf was surprised and happy for her choice for Islam (meaning to submit to God, in peace without any partners in worship). He had asked her several questions to be sure she understood what being a Muslim meant and what the duties of a follower of the faith of Islam were all about. Christina made it clear on every point she was most ready to make here declaration of faith and enter completely into Islam.
As the show began in the live broadcast, one of the first things after introducing his guests, Yusuf Estes called upon the young lady to state her name and whether or not she was ready to declare her faith.
When confirmed she was ready, Sheikh Yusuf invited Imam Karim Abu Zaid, to join him in helping the lady enter Islam.
First Sheikh Yusuf began with the English of the shahadah, saying to her, "Repeat after me. 'I bear witness there is none worthy of worship except Allah and He has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His last messenger".
Christina repeated everything word-for-word and then took a deep breath as though she was experiencing something deep within her heart.
Up next, Imam Karim Abu Zaid stepped to the microphone and asked her to repeat the shahadah in Arabic, "Laa elaha illallah, Mohamadan Rasoolullah".
She carefully pronounced each of the words and then with tears in her eyes looked about the room with a joyful and shining face.
Christina's husband, Abdullah, who had already accepted Islam, was there and most proud of his wife for acknowledging her beliefs in Allah and His messenger.
The program continued on with everyone saying, "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" (God is Greatest! God is Greatest!) over and over again.
Throughout the program many people in the building expressed great joy and happiness in having the live TV show there in the masjid.
Prayers were the only thing that halted the programming and these were very well attended by all.
A number of people have been accepting Islam on the live call-in shows on Guide US TV, but it is even more exciting when they are right there in the building with everyone else.
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