Mahdi Bray tells his story sayingduring my studying days in my collage, aPakistani friend gave me a copy of.English transl...
I was a Christian, that’s true. I lived my childhood in a system.seemed to be like the apartheid in South AfricaAnd though...
I’ve learned many things by joining theseorganizations. Even though, I felt an emptyspace in my heart, and this space ende...
during my studying days in my collage, a Pakistani friend gaveme a copy of English translated Quran. It was covered with a...
In a day in 1972, I stood before the mirror and I looked at myself    remembering that little child. I started thinking wi...
And I wanted to be involved in this justice. Iescaped with myself to The Forgiving God. I         :didn’t know how to say ...
So I continued reading Surat Arrahman,            and I found in it such great blessings           from The Almighty. How ...
At the end, I went to an Islamic Centerin Washington, the biggest Masjidthere. It was a day of Eid Al-Fitr and Ididn’t kno...
…Text source : Islam story web site        www.Islamstory.com           :- Prepared by    Translation Campaign Teamwww.fac...
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  1. 1. Mahdi Bray tells his story sayingduring my studying days in my collage, aPakistani friend gave me a copy of.English translated QuranIt was covered with a plastic bag and he.told me: this Book will help you I’ll give it to you but promise me with one thing,, so what did he promised him? and how did he repent ..?from Christianity to Islam
  2. 2. I was a Christian, that’s true. I lived my childhood in a system.seemed to be like the apartheid in South AfricaAnd though I was a Christian, they separated between blackand white people in the church as black Christians wasn’t.acceptedThis racism had a big influence on my as a child. Myhouse used to be thrown with rocks by a racist groupwho was against the presence of black people in thecity. Due to that my whole life has all become aboutsocial integrity and I’ve visited many places looking for .justiceThe civil rights movement in the church, African Nationalism,Left Socialists and others. Finally, I started thinking aboutcapitalism when I started my work in Rock and Roll music
  3. 3. I’ve learned many things by joining theseorganizations. Even though, I felt an emptyspace in my heart, and this space endedwhen I was working in rock music with Rock. and Roll starsI’ve got a lot of money and I had.an enormous fortune. Still, my deeps stayed empty
  4. 4. during my studying days in my collage, a Pakistani friend gaveme a copy of English translated Quran. It was covered with aplastic bag and he told me: this Book will help you. I’ll give it toyou but promise me with one thing; wash your hands beforereading it and put in a clean place, don’t enter the bathroom.while having it and don’t left it or put it in the floorAnd I promised him so. He also gave me “Yusuf Ali”translations for Quran meanings and I took it with me in all the. places for about seven yearsWhen I was in my job in music, Iused to read it from time to,,,anotherbut it’s words hadn’tpassed through my heart.yet
  5. 5. In a day in 1972, I stood before the mirror and I looked at myself remembering that little child. I started thinking with the things my parents have taught me. Honesty, integrity, respecting women and modesty, I lost them all, my heart was totally void but somehow it was missing something. So I opened Yusuf Ali translation for Quran meanings, opened Surah number 55, Arrahman :and  there I read verse seven which says, [7 :‫}والَسم اءرفعه ا ووضع المزيزان { ]الرحمن‬ َ{ َ{ ِ‫{َ َمّ {َ {َ {َ {َ {َ {َ {َ {َ {َ مْ زي‬ And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the (Balance) of Justice !…felt like stones falling over my headThere I knew that, justice doesn’t come fromMartin Luther King, not from Chi Guevara nor .Malcolm X or any one of these .Justice, comes from Allah
  6. 6. And I wanted to be involved in this justice. Iescaped with myself to The Forgiving God. I :didn’t know how to say La Elaha Ella-Allah ”There’s no God but Allah .I just said: Oh God, I want to be a Muslim
  7. 7. So I continued reading Surat Arrahman, and I found in it such great blessings from The Almighty. How can we praise ?His Blessings I started crying. Not because I was upset, but due to all these wonderful things I found., I found .Islam! And I’m a Muslim from 30 years now Actually I haven’t found Al-Islam, but Allah SWT hasguided me to it. There was no place in America to teach itbecause in that time, Islam was still humble in there and there were no masjids. So, I started reading books. At first, I was transliterating Arabian letter into English, like ,saying “Astagfirollaha” than saying ‫أستغفر ال‬
  8. 8. At the end, I went to an Islamic Centerin Washington, the biggest Masjidthere. It was a day of Eid Al-Fitr and Ididn’t know the meaning of “Eid”.Everyone was shouting “Eid Mubarak”!I though there’re saying “Eat Mubarak”.I didn’t get what they meant, I thought” !!they’re saying “Blessed Food. And that’s, my story with Islam
  9. 9. …Text source : Islam story web site www.Islamstory.com :- Prepared by Translation Campaign Teamwww.facebook.com/translation.campain 2012
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