Umar Rao, Being a hater of Islam that is now Muslim

Written By jieenk on Monday, June 20, 2011 | 1:50 PM

Muhammed Umar Rao initially hated Muslims. However, after reading the Koran, the Indian man was actually found what he was looking for this, which eventually led to a major decision is taken. Rao decided to embrace Islam at the age of fairly still a teenager, which is about 18 years. "I feel blessed with the religion of Allah," he said crisply.

Derived from the Brahman caste middle-class family, since childhood, Rao was educated in the teachings and values ​​of Hinduism. This religious education he obtained directly from the guidance of one of his maternal uncle. While the extended family is known as a family who hated Muslims. Therefore, not surprisingly, he grew into a Hindu fanatic.

At a young age, Rao joined one of the largest Hindu nationalist political groups in India, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In India, the RSS is known as a hard-line Hindu groups who hated the Muslims there. "I always spread hatred against Islam, including in a public space though," he said. One example is Rao often tighten the volume of music that was enjoyed when a voice call to prayer.

His introduction to Islam occurred when the mother asked him to work at a company whose owner was a Muslim during the summer holidays. Of course, the request is rejected Rao, considering that since childhood he had hated with a Muslim name. In order not to disappoint his parents, he then decided to fill summer holidays by working in a company run by non-Muslims.

However, Rao did not like the job. He then decided to go out and concentrate more on his studies after graduation in order to be able to get a better job. In contrast to Rao, mother and sister chose to work part time in the company of Muslims during the two months. They, he said, was very impressed with the owner of the company.

Seeing those close to him always praise the owner of the company, making more and hate Muslims Rao. However, driven by guilt because he could not be useful for the family, he decided to accept job offers given by her mother. The greater the hatred of Islam, when he knows many of the non-Muslim employees who worked at the company converted to Islam.

His anger against the company owner, he gave vent to the lesson that religion is the truest. From there then Rao began a study of comparative religion. And since then, to know more about Islam, Rao began reading English translations of the Qur'an.

It certainly brought a change in his life. "After reading it, I like being trapped in fear, doubt, and conscious of the fact that I had been doing was wrong. Religion which I believe has been proved to be only about imagination or myth and false stories, "he explained.

From there then came doubt in Rao. He then asked his parents, the people around him who he knew had met with God or ever make drawings and paintings of God. However, these people said that no one has ever seen God as much expressed in the Qur'an. This fact is even more undermined faith in the teachings of Hinduism. Stories about Ganesha, Chamundeswari, Rama, Sinta, and others no longer makes sense to him. "I can not imagine them as gods."

In fact, when she asked her parents why the teachings of the Vedas are clearly at variance with the gods is still running, the mother even scolded him and said he should have done what has been exemplified by their ancestors.

The next day, Rao read a verse in the Qur'an Surah Al-Baqarah verse 170 which reads: "When it is said unto them, 'Follow what Allah has revealed,' they reply: '(No), but we only follow what we have found from the (deeds) of our forefathers'. (Whether they will follow as well, although their ancestors did not know any one, nor had a clue? "

His view then is also drawn to verse 134 of Surah Al-Baqarah that reads: "That was the last race, for him what he had earned and yours what did you try, and you will not be questioned about what they have done."

When reading the second verse, Rao was amazed because the explanations in the second verse of the Qur'an exactly as the questions he proposed to his mother. He felt tertohok by the second verse. He realized that for all the questions that had been residing in his head, it turns out the answer in the Qur'an.

Since then slowly, he began to break the habit of worshiping statues of Hindu gods and stop doing Pooja (ritual prayer in the Hindu-Red). "Since this includes shirk, and it is the only sin that will not be forgiven."

Furthermore, Rao began practicing the teachings of Islam, although it is still done by stealth. But gradually, this is not about Islam he can hide again from his extended family. Knowing this, Rao's family could not accept this new belief. Luckily he still has a sister who was also interested in Islam, and eventually his brother embraced Islam.

Together this sister, Rao finally decided to get out of the house, and live apart from their extended family. "For more than a year we were living without a job nor a permanent source of income. However, praise be to God, who allows us to go through all the tough times, "he said.

At this difficult time, said Rao, Allah Almighty has opened the doors of opportunity to him, according to the prayers during the time he prayed in each of the five daily prayers. Consequently, when the job offer came from industrial machinery firm, he delivered a proposal. However, he was forced to leave this job because of working hours that disrupt beribadahnya time.

Having been unemployed for almost a year, he finally decided to work as a teacher. Profession he lived until today. Even with incomes somewhat not so great, she feels grateful that God had answered her prayers.

As Allah says in the Qur'an Surah Al-Ankabut paragraph 2: "Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: 'We believe, and will not be tested."

Now, this young Indian, belonging to a very devout Muslim worship. He was originally a group of haters of Islam, now after carefully studying Islam, the religion he loved the Prophet Muhammad who brought this. In fact, when there is negative sentiment toward Islam among non-Muslims, Rao always be in the front guard and be an advocate. He believes Islam is a religion of peace and love, and for the glory of mankind.


Anonymous said...

This was inspiring. Show this to Ali Sina.

Anonymous said...

Masha Allah...