Tuesday, 29 November 2016
How Nouman Ali Khan Really Deals with New Converts
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
A sister I know, just before her conversion, did not exactly have it easy trying to find out about Islam. She said, “It was just after I left ‘Turn to Islam’ forum, which was a Wahhabi forum, where I was accused me of being paid by the Zionists for simply asking questions about things I did not understand. I joined the chat forum run by Yusuf Estes. They would have weekly question and answer video chats with various ‘scholars’. Great, I thought. I would be able to learn from the boys in the know.
At the time, I did not feel comfortable referring to myself as a Muslim. I just felt that I did not want to take on a moniker that I might be able to live up to. It felt like cultural appropriation to me, a big no-no in the native world.” She is Native American.
“Anyways, Nouman Ali Khan was the featured speaker and to ask questions, you sent an email to the site. I addressed him appropriately, notified him that I had been studying for over a year and I was supportive of Islam. I then posed my question. While other sisters asked questions and he was kind and patient, with me, he was terse and abrupt. When I asked a follow-up question, he told me that he had already answered that question and then said that if I took that shahadah, then all would be made clear, like giving the shahadah suddenly makes you intelligent! What an ass!”