Thursday 20130704 – Born in Wellington, New Zealand, brother Ben was raised in an atheist family. The issue of what the Purpose of Life is, always plagued his mind and because of his agnostic background, he found no support from religious philosophy and guidance. The aspect of death as well as the suicide of his mother played a considerable part that lead to his reversion to Islam.
Brother Ben, as he explained further, spent six months in the Middle East including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Israel and Palestine. The similarities evident in these countries are the practises of Islam and the words of Islam. Reference to Allah in their speech was common viz. `InShaAllah’, `MashaAllah’, `Alhamdulillah’, etc. One couldn’t deny the existence of God because His distinct presence could be felt through these people.
He mentioned that the warmth of the Palestinians also had a huge impact on him as well as his interaction with many US soldiers who have reverted to Islam and are now studying in Cairo.
Egypt was the place he took Shahadah…