Yusuf Estes Named Muslim of the Year

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Sheikh Yusuf Estes, an American Muslim convert to Islam has been honored with the "Islamic Personality of the Year Award" by 16th Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)

Ibrahim Bumelha, Chairman of the Award Organising Committee, told Islam Newsroom - "Sheikh Yusuf Estes was chosen from a group of nominees for his unremitting efforts to spread and preach Islam's tolerant teachings and values in the West"

yusuf estes 0 reflectiveWhen Sheikh Yusuf was told of his selection, he quickly said he did not consider himself even qualified to receive such an award, especially since he has not completed his memorization of the entire Quran as of yet.

Sheikh Yusuf only agreed to accept the award after learning it was not just about memorizing or reciting Quran, but the propagation of the true and beautiful message contained within the Holy Quran. Even then, he commented that his volunteers and workers around the world deserved the credit and requested this be mentioned in any ceremony.

Estes also expressed his thanks and gratitude to Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and to the award's organising committee members for their interest and support of his newest project to show true and peaceful Islam in America - Guide US TV, the first satellite TV channel for Islam in the U.S. and Canada.

About Yusuf Estes' Conversion to Islam -

  • Yusuf Estes was in the music business, selling pianos, organs and guitars as well as the music minister in his church.
  • He carried his Bible everywhere and loved to preach about Jesus and the Trinity to all who would listen.
  • Yusuf's father introduced him to an Egyptian Muslim to work together in business.
  • Immediately he was trying to convert the man to Christianity
  • A Catholic priest (Father Peter Jacobs) came along with him and both of them were talking to the Egyptian Muslim
  • Nightly sessions and discussions about religion, Bible, God and prophets brought the priest and Yusuf closer to understanding a much better picture of Islam.
  • First the priest converted to Islam
  • Next day Yusuf Estes excepted Islam
  • His wife was next (immediately)
  • His father made shahadah (declared Islam as his faith) later on.
  • And since then he has witnessed thousands of others come to the correct understanding of true Islam and the message of peaceful, submission to Almighty God - Allah - without any partners.
  • -- {Whole story is on┬áwww.YusufEstes.com)

About Yusuf Estes' projects -

  • Allah Blessed him to put up the very first videos for Islam on YouTube when it first started
  • More blessings come by the amazing number of shahadahs he gives every month
  • Over 1250 people stood up with him for shahadah in Germany in 2010
  • Allah used him to guide several preachers, priests and ministers to Islam (maashallah)
  • He has authored hundreds of publications for Islam in English (many are here on www.IslamNewsroom.com)
  • He has over 2,200 websites for Islam (some are listed on www.LinksToIslam.com)
  • He has The Free Quran project, mailing out thousands of very good translations of Quran
  • He was the first one to broadcast Islamic radio programs from inside mosques & schools across America
  • His work in TV broadcasting along with Dr. Zakir Naik (Peace TV), Dr. Mohamed Saleh (Huda TV) and the Islam Channel (in U.K.) has helped hundreds more to enter into Islam since these channels started.
  • He travels every week to many places all around the world giving the true message of peace, truth and success in Islam.
    Visits are all over the entire world - from the Artic Sea near the North Pole, to New Zealand (toward the South Pole) and most of Europe, Asia, the Gulf, Africa, U.K., America (he says if there were people on the moon who needed the truth about Islam, he is ready to put on the space suit and go...
Here is more about his latest project - GUIDE US TV

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The Guide US TV project has been a dream and dedication for Sheikh Yusuf for the last 10 years. "Just seeing it come to reality 17 months ago has been a dream come true, by the permission of Allah. And this is the honor I appreciate so much - from Allah"says Sheikh Yusuf.

He also stated, "I do not deserve any special recognition for doing what Allah has created me to do - that is to propagate the worship of Allah by all humans and jinn. There are many people far more deserving of this than me. However, I will accept this on behalf of all of those many brothers and sisters around the world joining me in this grand effort."

The award presentation with be conducted in the month of Ramadhan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will be posted on Sheikh Yusuf page on Facebook and on www.IslamEvents.com/yusuf



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#59 mahmut aksit 2012-12-15 22:03
Congratulations , I hope your successful works will go on without stopping... Esselamualeyk├╝m ..
#58 Shaid al-Khatir 2012-11-22 00:55
Shaykh Yusuf Estes teaches us a sincerely smiling Islam. love your dars, shaykh & love you for the sake of Allah.
#57 Rabia Hohmann 2012-09-03 03:54
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#56 ANSAF DUBAI 2012-08-27 02:44
#55 ahmed shareef, maldives 2012-08-27 00:49
maashaa Alaah, Sheikh Yusuf, Jazaaka Allah alfu khair
#54 Jamshed Aryan 2012-08-26 23:49
Salaamun Alaikom,

You are such an inspiration, Shaikh! May God Bless you more and more! Ameen..


Jamshed Aryan
#53 Munther 2012-08-26 23:29
This gives me an idea - Tell me what you think about this:
What if we give an award every month to Muslims who do something good for Islam?
Send them money, and give them recognition for their project so others will help them or maybe do good things in their area too.
What do you say?
i Say its brilliant idea
#52 Munther 2012-08-26 23:27
Allah Akbar
#51 Yusuf Estes 2012-08-26 23:01
This gives me an idea - Tell me what you think about this:
What if we give an award every month to Muslims who do something good for Islam?
Send them money, and give them recognition for their project so others will help them or maybe do good things in their area too.
What do you say?
#50 Benson1 2012-08-26 22:57
i think it is ok to acknowledge some one to be outstanding in their field but not too much to make it look like the rest of us are just worthless ok?
we all have good things and should give each other the credit we do deserve.
this is just my idea what do you say guys?

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