Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yusuf Estes ...

Is coming to Oman!

In accordance with the plan of cultural activities 2010, the Sultan Qaboos Centre for Islamic Culture will organise three lectures in English by world renowned Islamic preacher Yusuf Estes. The first lecture will be on the topic, ‘Islam’s relationship with other heavenly religions’, on March 24 at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Auditorium. Seating will be extended to the mosque courtyard. The second lecture on the topic, ‘Let us come to the common terms’, will be held on March 25 at the city amphitheatre in Qurum Natural Park while the third lecture will be held on March 26 at the same place on the topic, ‘Why preachers of other religions convert to Islam’.

Q&A session

All the lectures will start at 8pm and will be followed by a question and answer session. The organisers have appealed to people of all faith to benefit from Yusuf Estes’ educative and inspiring lectures.

Yusuf Estes, who reverted to Islam, is today engaged in delivering lectures across the world. He was raised in a strong Christian home, educated in Texas and became successful owning music stores, TV shows and used his talents for piano and organ as a music minister while preaching the Bible. Estes converted to Islam in 1991 after meeting an Egyptian man he identifies simply as “Mohammed”, with whom Estes’ father had undertaken business dealings. According to Estes, he learnt about Islam accidentally and gradually while himself in the process of earnestly attempting to convert Mohammed to Christianity.

He served as a delegate to the United Nations Peace Summit for Religious Leaders and US Federal chaplain from 1994 until 2000.

His lectures in universities, institutions, military and public venues are for all faiths — Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish alike. Many preachers, priests and rabbis have complimented his way of presenting a fresh and enlightening picture of the world’s fastest growing religion — Islam. He works to share Islam and its correct message with our youth, new Muslims and others in simple English terms, and he makes it fun and easy to understand, while referring to the Holy Quran and the teachings of Islam.

He uses the latest in website technology on the Internet and offers hi-tech technology like DVDs and CDs to encourage us all to share the message of “Peace, Surrender and Obedience to God”.

This piece of news really drew a huge smile on my face ... I am so looking forward to going to the lectures! (InshaAllah) I've become such a fan of this grandpa and his way of speaking out to people with such wit and humor (I guess this blog is evidence of that =P) May Allah reward him for all his efforts and keep him safe during his journey.


Umm Ququ said...

As salam alaikum.

inshaAllah do u have any notes from Sheik Yusuf Estates lecture ? id be so grtfull if u could psot some inshaAllah.. i admire the way he covers topics that are of importance in a cool manner mashaAllah tbaarakAllah.

shukran. hiyyach Allah.

Sara said...

Alekoum el Salam ... Yeah I do actually, they are available online, I'll find them and post them up soon inshaAllah =)

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