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Would God Make Me Speak Arabic? ~ Muslim Convert

Would God Make Me Speak Arabic? ~ Muslim Convert


– Lebron James, (whooping). ‘Course they lost, but anyway. There’s a guy cheering over here, I don’t know what that’s
about, but anyway. My name is Mustafa Sunjata. I was born in Akron, Ohio, and raised up in a small college town not far from there called Wooster. I was adopted into a family
from southern Georgia, who were migrant workers. My father was a 33rd degree Mason, so he didn’t hold too tight to religion, But my mother was a church mother, so she was very much in the church. I started out in Ohio as a youth, going and listening
to Minister Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam on
the east side of Cleaveland. Then I began to be interested in Islam itself and what it was. Read the autobiography of
Malcolm X and his journey. And eventually I kind
of left all that alone and I went into the military. I was a driver for two Jordanian pilots. Which was my first real
introduction into Islam. I think even it was Ramadan,
so they were fasting, and they would break fast,
and they would make salat. And they would try to
explain everything to me. I kinda got threw off at that point because I had asked a question, “Do you have to pray in Arabic?” And one of the Colonels said, “Yes, it has to be in Arabic.” So I asked him why would God
demand that I speak a language that I can’t speak and I don’t understand. And so I kinda left it
then, it put me off. I met… A lady named, from Senegal, named Mariamu. She was a friend of my wife at the time. She was doing some counseling
with us and talking with us, and introduced me to the Quran itself. Having read the Bible,
and memorized parts of it, and after having read
the whole of the Quran, the lights just came on. She took me to (not clearly heard), and I took shahada, but most of the brothers
there were French-speaking, so there was a bigger language barrier, not just the Arabic, or the German, now there was the French. So, I didn’t learn much
at that point in time. It wasn’t until I got out
of the military in ’89 and went back home, returned back home, that I met a wonderful band of brothers in the place where I had
grew up, out in Wooster, they were there. Allah couldn’t have chosen a better band of brothers
to teach me my deen. My biggest concern I think was
my father, my adopted father. I felt bad about offending him. And here is a man that adopted me, and gave me his name. At the same time, I wanted to let him know what it was I was doing, because he had asked me
at one point in time, “You seem distant, what’s
going on, what’s happening?” And so I told him I’ve become Muslim, and I’ve changed my name. And he said, “Well, why
do you have to be Muslim, “why do you have to be anything?” ‘Cause this is the Mason line, right? Why do you have to be anything? You can believe in God, but
you don’t have to believe in any dogma, any particular dogma. And I said, “Well, there’s
a way to believe in God, “and there’s a way to follow God, “and God has sent that guidance to us, “and this is the particular
guidance that I follow, “and this is what I believe.” He didn’t speak to me for about two weeks, he didn’t call, when I
would call, he wasn’t there. After two weeks, wallahi, it
was like it never happened. The love will overcome all of that. If you love them, and they love you, they will eventually, if not at first, (laughing) jump on the bandwagon. They will eventually accept what you have accepted. And that’s just out of love. I think that’s God’s love, right? Or the love of the parent for the child, or the sister, or the
brother, or the uncle, or the cousin, or whomever. Last year, God saw fit to allow me to find my biological
family, and they know that I’m Muslim, and they’ve met me, they kinda keep back a little (laughing) ’cause they’re not sure of how to act, or what to say or what to do. And I try to make them as
comfortable as possible. Once again, I think it’s love, love overcomes all of that.

24 Replies to “Would God Make Me Speak Arabic? ~ Muslim Convert”

  • Omar Noor says:

    great videos, great channel, keep up the great work 😊

  • Abdul Haque says:

    may Allah protect you

  • Muslim Pakistani says:

    Mustafa. Nice to learn about your journey to Islam. Stay Blessed!

  • - Fakhri - says:

    Blessed channel. Alhamdulillah. Allah Ta'aalaa grant barakah. 👍

  • Mouna Ghiyati says:

    "Lebron James whoop whoop…" hahaha I love this guy xD

  • Amina Mahmod says:

    age 29?

  • Farida Siddique says:

    he looks so much like brother saraj wahab.

  • MyNameIsEarl says:

    beautiful story.

  • هيونكل الغضوري العنزي says:

    Welcome to Islam

  • littlenumy says:

    Such mery and good person may Allah grant you jannah

  • Mizan A says:

    Alhamdulillah, beautiful. Allah guide you. Ameen.

  • shpend Aliu says:

    Allah bless you

  • Jeffrey Mckenzie says:

    Very humble brother

  • Mizan A says:

    Alhamdulillah. Very nice, Allah continue to guide you. Ameen

  • Alex Dahlan says:

    May Allah always bless you brother

  • Khatra Abdi says:

    Mashalla

  • Lisa Toulon says:

    Mashallah beautiful story, I wish my family will except me as a Muslim

  • Abdalla Babikir says:

    Masha Allah. I do believe that the tradition to change names can keep people distant from embracing Islam. People should be able to keep their original names as long as they aren't explicitly against Islam. Salam alaikum

  • kareem khan says:

    Welcome to the religion of peace. May Allah guide and forgive us.

  • WuClip says:

    I am Muslim from Afghanistan and I live with Christian family and the man is pastor in church may Allah guide them to truth way 🌹

  • Abdi Ali says:

    Masha allah I have a friend who converted last Friday alhamdulilah

  • Bushra Abdulle says:

    Mansha Allah Alhamdullilaah SubXaanaAllah thanks to Allah I like to listen the story of the New Brothers and sisters who have wonderful history about how they become Muslim!

  • Abdul Raheem says:

    Michael H. Hart of USA who wrote "The 100 most influential persons in history" and placed Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him) as number one, on the top of the list

    "My choice of Muhammad to lead the best of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.
    His complete biography has been authenticated and circulated amongst scholars around the world starting while he was still alive and continuing up until today. One of the first examples we quote from is from the Encyclopedia Britannica, as it confirms:

    (Regarding Muhammad) "… a mass of detail in the early sources shows that he was an honest and upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were likewise honest and upright men." [Vol. 12]
    Reverend R. Bosworth-Smith wrote in "Mohammed & Mohammedanism" in 1946:

    "Head of the state as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was pope without the pope's claims, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by a Right Divine, it was Mohammad, for he had all the power without instruments and without its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life."
    George Bernard Shaw:

    "I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving the problems in a way that would bring the much needed peace and happiness. Europe is beginning to be enamored of the creed of Muhammad. In the next century it may go further in recognizing the utility of that creed in solving its problems." (A Collection of writing of some of the eminent scholars, 1935).
    Lamartine's tribute to the Prophet:

    "If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could claim to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad?" (Histoire de la Turquie, 1855).
    Gandhi:

    "I wanted to know the best of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind… I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life."
    English author Thomas Carlyle in his 'Heroes and Hero Worship', was simply amazed:

    "How one man single handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades."
    EWolfgang Goethe, perhaps the greatest European poet ever, wrote about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He said:

    "He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Quran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment." [Noten und Abhandlungen zum Weststlichen Dvan, WA I, 7, 32]

    Muhammad, peace be upon him, was nothing more or less than a human being, but he was a man with a noble mission, which was to unite humanity on the worship of ONE and ONLY ONE GOD and to teach them the way to honest and upright living based on the commands of God. He always described himself as, 'A Servant and Messenger of God' and so indeed every action of his proclaimed to be.

  • عين القلب says:

    SubhanAllah brother you are such an amazing inspirational person. May Allāh ﷻ increase you & us all in guidance & keep us all steadfast on iman.

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