"He was amazed and fascinated by the Qur'an was reading. Yusha so convinced of the truth contained in the Holy Scriptures"
One day in the summer of 1996 . Yusha Evans , a young missionary arrival of a friend named Benjamin . He never thought that his presence would shake his faith . An unexpected question posed makes her give up her faith as a Christian .
'' Did you ever read the entire Bible ? '' Tanya Benjamin .
'' What do you mean ? I am a Christian missionary , and how can you ask me ? '' Said Yusha .
'' Did you ever read the Bible like reading a novel : to know the characters in it , knowing the plot and its place and know all the details of it ? ''
Yusha claimed to have never read the Bible that way . Benjamin then challenged him to read the Bible from beginning to end . He asked her to read the Bible for several months and did not touch any other book, except the Bible .
Yusha then start reading the Bible from Genesis 1:1 . He was very interested in the stories of the prophets . In the Bible , Noah is told that convey God's revelation , but none of his people who follow his call . Then God punishes people by bringing in the flood of Noah's great , and only Noah and those who came on board were saved .
After the flood , as told in the Bible , Noah drank the wine and come out drunk . Yusha deeply surprised why Noah a messenger of God could be like that .
'' There may be such a prophet . So I know why people do not listen to Noah what he says , because he was drunk , " said Yusha disappointed .
Yusha resumed his reading . The deeper reading , more and more he found gaps in the Bible . Some prophets who read the story just did not reflect it as a messenger of God's prophets . They even like the criminals , who actually wanted by the police .
He is also very curious . Yusha then asked the priest at the church where at mass . He questioned many things . However Yusha not get a satisfactory answer . The pastors who met said , '' Do a little science affect his belief in Jesus . ''
Yusha requested to not have to learn everything . He asked just enough to believe only in what is taught . A number of pastors asked him not to read the Old Testament . The reason , the Bible is no longer in use . They asked him to read the New.
In the New Testament , Yusha find a verse that mentions that Jesus said God is one . And it continues to be repeated in the next verse and letters in a different way . Just as the teachings of Moses in the 10 Commandments , the first thing is commanded to worship Allah and nothing else .
Yusha then find out about Jesus . He found the verse that says that Jesus ordered the same thing : the worship of one God . Increasingly passionate curiosity . He began questioning her about the crucifixion of Jesus . In the teachings that he received at the hands of Jesus nailed .
In his heart appeared uncertainty . Yusha argues , it is very silly . Someone who cross his palm will not last long at the top of the pole . He also expressed his opinion that the pastors . Instead of getting an answer , he is forbidden to do Christian sermons in his church .
When the condition of his faith is shaky , Benjamin returned to Yusha . '' I have read the Bible many times . Alitab was also printed many times , but always there is still writing . In fact , God is perfect . Creation was perfect and his book also to be perfect , '' said Benjamin .
Since that day , Yusha off Christianity as a religion that believes . He decided to leave his religion and choose to search for other religions . He studied Buddhism and some other religions , including Islam . Yusha also had to read a book about Islam , but it did not make him happy . He ultimately did not follow any of the religions of the world .
'' Lord , if You will not give me a clue , then I 'll find my own way , '' Yusha offer up a prayer . At that time , he was 17 years old .
Yusha Evans was born and raised in South Carolina , United States . He was raised by grandparents ( American Indians ) and grandmother ( Ireland ) are very conservative . Grandfather and grandmother always taught to pray before meals , before bed , should not turn on loud music , do not bring women to the home .'' That's what I learned in Sunday school , '' said Yusha . Her childhood was spent with her grandmother and grandfather . The age of 14 years old , her grandmother took Yusha to a Saturday service which is completely different to what happened in Sunday school .
There they play football , volleyball , basketball . In service Saturday , Yusha also find lots of food , cake , and candy . In kahir meeting , the pastor who led the event began giving teachings about religion . He really liked it , because the place was like a normal school .
When he was 15 years old , grandmother Yusha commonly asked young priest served in the church to deliver his favorite grandson to school . Yusha not have a driving license ( SIM ) , so it should not drive a car alone . Pastor who was three years older than Yusha it became his best friend .
Together the young priest , Yusha invited to a youth association called " Life Teen " . This association was not as usual associations . '' The group as you can see on television . There were people singing and playing the guitar . Sermon is conducted in a group that does not like a church sermon . In delivering his sermon , he ( pastor ) yelling loudly and deliver it directly to the people . ''
It is very interesting for Yusha . They teach Christianity in a way that is different from that learned as a child. The age of 16 , he already knows what he wants . Yusha wanted to be a missionary . As a perfectionist , he wanted to explore Christianity as a whole . When she wants something , then what he did should be resolved .
One day , Yusha went to New York with some friends . In the biggest cities in the world , he ran out of money and decided to take money from an automated teller machine ( ATM ) . When taking the money , he was robbed by armed men .
The incident made him so scared , so the day was also Yushakembali to his grandmother's house . He did not tell the events that happened to his grandmother . He kept it , until finally getting nightmares .
In the dream , the person who robbed him at an ATM then shot him dead . Then , he saw something was waiting on the other side of life . He did not mengetahuinya.Yusha very frightened . He awoke from his dream screaming .
The grandmother came and asked , '' Why are you yelling ? Then , Yusha told him everything , about the robbery and the dreams they experienced .
'' God has a plan for you , believe me , '' said the grandmother .
'' So what do I do ? " She said .
"You have to come back to Him . You have to look for him . "
Yusha was dazed . He was looking for God everywhere , but did not find it . Her grandmother said , '' God will not go anywhere , you just have to find it . '' Grandmother told him not to come back to church , just ask him to seek the Lord .
Yusha began to be agnostic : the belief in God , but do not subscribe to any religion . He prayed in his own way . He was bored with it and finally begging God , "If you want me to know Thee , Lead me then . "
Since then , she does not want to hear anymore what to believe. Tusha want to see what to believe. He had read many books and books of other religions , but none of them are in accordance with what is believed by him .
Until one day , Yusha visited the house of a friend named Moses who are Muslims . Over the years Yusha know , he did not realize that his friend is a Muslim . During the meeting , they talked about religion . From there , Yusha acquainted with true Islam .
Because it does not believe in the existence of the Islamic community in the neighborhood , African-American friend who was invited Yusha Muslim to the mosque , a great place to ask about Islam . Yusha had never realized that there is a mosque in their neighborhood . Moreover, it's not far from the church .
" And I did not realize it ! " He said .
He then visited the mosque . While we were waiting for Moses , a man approached her and asked , '' What are you doing here ? ''
'' I'm waiting for Moses . ''
'' Moses was not too often come to the mosque . However , if you want to see the mosque , I will be happy to deliver you . ''
Initially . Yusha feel scared . It never occurred to him to go to the mosque . During this time , his thoughts about Islam is very bad , but he was treated very well .
He went into the mosque and listen to the sermon . Initially , it was thought that the pronunciation of verses in Arabic presented preacher intending to kill him . However , when the preacher translate Arabic sentences , Yusha realize what the preacher said it was about worshiping God is one .
After Friday prayers , he went to the preacher and asked , '' What were you doing before? ''
'' Earlier we were praying , worshiping God . ''
When the preacher was about to explain to Yusha about Islam , he was immediately interrupted , '' I do not want explanations . I want proof . If your religion is true , then prove it . ''
His grandfather once told Yusha . When people claim something is true , it is necessary to proof . Because Yusha ask for proof of the preacher , he was then taken to his room . Khatib was given the Qur'an , the Muslim holy book . Yusha then take it home and read it .
He was amazed and fascinated by the Qur'an was reading. For three days , he could not stop reading it . He was so convinced of the truth contained in the Koran . The guidance of Allah SWT radiating from his heart . Yusha was determined to become a Muslim .Yusha back to the mosque and see the preacher . Then he said , '' I want to be a Muslim . "
'' You have to understand one other thing if you want to become a Muslim . You should know about the Prophet Muhammad . ''
Yusha also read about the story of the Prophet Muhammad . He also believes Muhammad as God's messenger . In December 1998 , whose real name Yusha Joshua finally embraced Islam . '' I bear witness that there is no god but Allah . I also testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God . ''
Since then , he learned of a number of Islamic scholars in Egypt and the United States . Now , Yusha became a preacher and lecturer . Muslims in the land of Uncle Sam called him , Sheikh Yusha Evans . He submissive in the cause of Allah , by spreading the teachings of Islam .
Sources : islamevents.com / yushaevans.com