by: Muhamad A. Joban, MA.*
Emma Sander is an American woman who was born in a pious Catholic family and active in the church activities. Since childhood, Emma felt uncomfortable when her mother told her to bow her head down and show respect to the statue of the Mother Mary and her child Jesus, which was displayed in front of the church gate.
After college Emma no longer has desire to go to church. She felt freedom because she lives by herself.
Onne time Emma saw a brochure entitled Muslim Love Jesus. At first glance, she wondered and surprised because all this time she knows – as taught in the church – that Muslims hate Jesus.
Then she decided to buy Al-Quran from Amazon, because when she read quotes in the brochure, she found out those quotes were taken from the Al-Quran.
Upon receiving the Quran, she immediately looked for the J index. She read every verse about Prophet Isa (AS). Which finally, alhamdulillah, Emma got answers from the Quran for all of the questions she had before, which made she doubt and confuse about mother of Mary and Jesus.
Emma was shivering with fear when she read the following verse:
O People of the Book! Do not go to extremes regarding your faith; say nothing about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was no more than a messenger of Allah and the fulfilment of His Word through Mary and a spirit ˹created by a command˺ from Him. So, believe in Allah and His messengers and do not say, “Trinity.” Stop! – for your own good. Allah is only One God. Glory be to Him! He is far above having a son! To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And Allah is sufficient as a Trustee of Affairs.
Alhamdulillah, Emma finally contacted Imam Joban from the Ar-Rahmah Mosque, Redmond WA. She made Shahadah in front of Imam Joban several other witnesses on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
*Imam Masjid Ar-Rahmah Redmond Seattle, USA