Watch this video to see why Jay Kim, now known as Daud Kim, reverted to Islam.
He had many good reasons of course, for why he became Muslim, but the part I really liked in the video was the reason for why he made the decision in the end. He mentioned there were different things stopping him from becoming Muslim, once he decided Islam was the correct religion. One of those was his parents that didn’t approve. But at the end of the day he realized his parents weren’t in charge of his next life. He will be questioned for what he himself did. His parents can’t take on that responsibility, nor would they want to.
يُبَصَّرُونَهُمْ ۚ يَوَدُّ الْمُجْرِمُ لَوْ يَفْتَدِي مِنْ عَذَابِ يَوْمِئِذٍ بِبَنِيهِ ﴿١١﴾ وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَأَخِيهِ ﴿١٢﴾ وَفَصِيلَتِهِ الَّتِي تُؤْوِيهِ ﴿١٣﴾ وَمَن فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ يُنجِيهِQuran 70: 11-14
They will be shown each other. The criminal will wish that he could be ransomed from the punishment of that Day by his children (11) And his wife and his brother (12) And his nearest kindred who shelter him (13) And whoever is on earth entirely [so] then it could save him.
At the end of the day, becoming Muslim is about HIS relationship with HIS Lord. Regardless of how others feel or think. It’s HIS decision to make, and I’m so glad he made it Alhamdulilah. It’s great to see a person willfully deciding to join Islam, because of the beauty he saw in it. A lot of times when you give dawah to non-Muslims, you can tell they don’t really care or believe, most of the time. But you yourself know that Islam is this amazing gem, that you want to share with the world. So again it’s amazing when someone sees that too.
وَإِن تُكَذِّبُوا فَقَدْ كَذَّبَ أُمَمٌ مِّن قَبْلِكُمْ ۖ وَمَا عَلَى الرَّسُولِ إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُQuran 29:18
And if you [people] deny [the message] – already nations before you have denied. And there is not upon the Messenger except [the duty of] clear notification.
I hope this brightens someone’s day. I hope it encourages us to appreciate what we have more, especially the born Muslims. Islam is the greatest blessing a person can have, if only we knew.
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