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Converted Story: Joshua Evans

Updated on July 6, 2017

Assalammu Alaikum, Wr. Wb.


It is Ramadhan, alhamdullilah; the most coveted month in each year by Muslim around the world, including me. This Ramadhan become really special because I have so much to rejoice and celebrate in my journey to Allah, alhamdullilah, and have this Ramadhan with this certain feeling really uplifting my happiness. I think the best thing about loving Allah is there is nothing too hard to do if it is about worshipping Him and the joy of it really turning into the light in my heart and made it become lighter, alhamdullilah. I hope many Muslim Brothers and Sisters can feel that too, insha Allah.


Converted stories always able to touch my heart deeply, mostly if the converted one is someone whose born in western world where God had different name and different description. How they able to found Allah while many born Muslim failed to do so, really amazed me. For me, it is the proof of the greatness of Allah, SWT which able to reach the heart of anyone He wanted to, even in the most impossible way, because there is nothing impossible for Allah.


I did listed about converted stories Hub in my other Hub: " WHY I CHOOSE TO BECOME MUSLIM?" as something I want to write in my next Hub but not yet published any of it until today, because I want to chose the best stories to share with you all. Finally, after searching for so long, I found one from many best stories I ever heard which really touched me and deserve to become the first one to share.


This is my first Converted Story Hub and more will come, insha Allah. The goal of this Hub is to introduce Islam from the converted eyes, and of course to uplifting our love to Islam by simply witnessing the greatness of Allah The Almighty.


I dedicated this Hub to :


  1. Mr. Story Teller ; ou r converted brother who already showed me how living the life as converted in western world is;

  2. To all converted brothers and sisters from around the world . You are not alone, my fellow Muslim, and we are so lucky to have you all as our brothers and sisters, alhamdullilah.

  3. And of course to Mr. Joshua Evans for his beautiful story to inspired us all. JazzakAllahu Khair, Brother for all of your effort. Insha Allah, Allah will give His blessing in all you do, ameen.


Please enjoy.

Freya



Courtesy Yusha Evans http://yushaevans.com
Courtesy Yusha Evans http://yushaevans.com


Raised in Greenville, S.C. with a very strict Methodist upbringing, Joshua (Yusha) Evans, a father of 3 children, have great desire to found the truth about God in his teenage time. This former youth minister learned about bible and spoken up many questions about it in the way other never brought before and as the caused; started his journey to find the true Religion and the perfect Book of God by reading all books he able to found before in the end, he finally found Islam and converted himself. Since that time Joshua Evans started his da'wah project and always encouraging others to do the same.


I don’t have to say much about Joshua Evans because in this video he already told by himself about it. Please enjoy.


All questions you have regarding his understanding about his founding you can ask to him by yourself through his site: http://yushaevans.com/bio/


YUSHA EVANS CONVERTED STORY


The most interesting topic that brought my attention in his story is how as someone who already read as many books of religion as he could able to got in his hands, Mr. Evans already rejected Islam since the first time he heard about this religion from some xenophobic book. He decided he already knew all only by read this one book without considered about the possibility on how this book could be wrong and misguided. This is made me thinking; if this behavior is common between western people; thought that they already knew everything only by reading or accepting minimum information like that, there is no wonder why many western became so misunderstood about Islam and this is really sad because as people who claimed as those who standing in the front of the line of technology and education, they really beat up by small amount of misguided information because they too easy to believe on something other told them without any will to try to understand about it by themselves. Too bad and too sad to think this way, but funny too, ironically. This is why I am agree with Mr. Evans that all of us have responsibility to spread the words of Islam to those whose not lucky enough to born as Muslim or knew about Islam in all of their life (even sometimes I feel it kind of tiring work too, knowing by experience about how hard it is to make others understand about something they already put so many suspicious about. If you don't believe me just check on Religion and Philosophy Forum. Sooooo... Hhhhhh!) But Insha Allah, Allah will help us all.


Anyway, it is a blessing for Mr. Evans and also for us because finally Mr. Evans able to found his path to Islam and because of that we can have another great inspiring motivator and preacher who's will only bring good for us all, insha Allah.



Thank you for reading this.

I hope this useful.

wassalammu alaykum, Wr. Wb.

Freya


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    Theodore Pugh 5 years ago from Wilkes Barre Pa

    Very nice Hub. I watched some of the video from facebook, before I saw your hub. Please if you did not already view my First Hub called "Tawheed First" in the same category: Islam, Qur'an and Muhammad. I would appreciate if you can vote, comment and rate. I also Maa sha'ALLAAH believe its a very informative article on the foundation of Islam known as Tawheed. Thanks again very nice hub.

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    Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, arksys. I am happy to share. Thank you.

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    Irfan 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

    i always love to hear convert stories and this one is truly amazing ... thanks for sharing this.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Upal19: Micky will see it if it is his time or his fate to see it. Let him do it in his own pace. Our duty is to introducing Islam to the world only. The rest of it is up to them; whether they will see what we saw or not. Thank you, Upal. ^^

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    Ashraf Mir 6 years ago from Dhaka

    Dear Micky, You must have found the truth in the mean time. If not please tell it. The truth is at your doorstep. Just welcome it.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Wa alaikum salam, Sis Fatima.

    You will mastering managing Hub Pages in no time, Sister. But me, myself need 4 months to do that! How lame? Hehehe

    Thank you for reading this. I will visit you soon, dear.

    Wassalam

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    Sis.Fatima 6 years ago from vancouver BC

    Hello every body, salam Sis.fereya . i hope all friends here are doing great, thank you for this lovely story of joshua,may Allah grant him paradise,is lovely revert mashallah ,

    im getting there SIs. with my hubs hhahahaha I am learning ,all i need, little more time.

    take care and visit my Hubs

    Bless you all

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Buraq, yes, I know Mr. Bilal Philips. I am one of his student at his online school which I already made a hub about it in here: http://hubpages.com/hub/ISLAMIC-STUDIES-ONLINE. He is indeed a great character of muslim. Thank you, brother. :)

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    buraq 6 years ago from Vaniyambadi

    Dear sis, this is too another outstanding hub of yours. And i'd like to remind you that Allah SWT, have created many gems of this like. As Allah says that he will make his work done by anyone, its not important that he has to be a born muslim. Ther's another character of this sort if you have ever heard of Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. Now preaCHING Islam in Phillipines, i really love the way of his explanations. To know more you or anyone can log into: http://www.bilalphilips.com/ and understand how allah can make anyone great out of nothing. Subhaan Allah !

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Images99, you are right. In many case it has nothing good. Let me tell you the reason I made this Hub.

    One day, I seen this vid and it really caught my attention. I thought, somehow, Yusha Evans able to pushed my gratitude to God and because of that great feeling I got from it, before I realized, this Hub already written and published. I made this Hub for fellow Muslim only, the message I want to brought is simply for another Muslim to always try spreading the real message of Islam to reducing Islamophobia. Not to convert people, but only to make others understand what Islam is about. I published this Hub without realized there is possibility other friends will see it (stupid me. I know. :() until one of my friend indeed came and read it and it is too late to undone what I already done.

    But then, maybe, I thought, somehow, this Hub will be useful for somebody, insha Allah. So I let it stay here.

    My Ramadhan is good, alhamdullilah. Thank you for reading and commenting. :) I really appreciated it.

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    images99 7 years ago

    Hi Freya-I would not indulge myself into any religious debate which has no end and is not as easy as it looks on its face value.

    what I believe is that every one has his own viewpoint as far as faith and thinkings are concerned and the one who runs this world is ONE call him by any name.

    How did you have your EID?, Mubarak.

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hafeezrm, Assalammu alaykum, Sir. Thank you for reading this. :)

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    hafeezrm 7 years ago from Pakistan

    Good and inpiring hub. Thanks for sharing.

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Rexjeddah : salam. Thank you for the link. :)

    Prasetio : All I want to do only to introduce the real teaching of Islam, Pras, so we are not always being misunderstood by other, insha Allah. I hope Allah will always help me with it. Thank you for reading, my friend.

    Karen : Hi, dear. How are you? Thank you for reading this and yes, I hope everyone will able to find God eventually. ^_^

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    Karen Russell 7 years ago

    VERY SPIRITUALY INSPIRING, IT'S GOOD TO KNOW ALLAH/GOD CAN REACH ANYONE, MAY YOU CONTINUE TO BE BLESSED ON YOUR JOURNEY...

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I love him so much. That's all I can say here. Good work, Freya. You send peaceful to all over the world, by sending the truth of Islam. I hope many people will read this hub. Thank you very much.

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    You are welcome. With all my pleasure, Bro. I am glad you like it. ^_^

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    zizo79 7 years ago from PA

    Mashaa Allah. Great story and thank you for sharing sister. Mabrouk Ramadan

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Nasiru Mukhtar, Thank you for commenting in this. But like said Micky Dee still in searching and not yet decided anything but what he believe right now, or he already decided but still not really sure about it. Let's us pray for him to find his path to God and have peace in his heart, eventually. Micky need to continue on his journey. Insha Allah, God will show His truth to him. :)

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    Nasiru Mukhtar 7 years ago

    I read these comments especially Micky's, and I want to assure Micky that Allah will surely answer his/her prayers and bring him/her to the fold of Al-Islam. Congrats as u come to the ultimate truth!

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Micky. I don't mind with long comment, beside I always love to hear something from you. :) Too bad so far I only get 75 visitors. It seem there is not many truth seekers in this site. And judging from how empty the comments section is, I guess this topic not fun for many other to read. :D Some people do not enjoy conversation about seeking the truth.

    Yes, Micky, there is so much dishonesty in this world and there's nobody we can trust the most but God. But which God? This question is up to the person himself to answer because it is should be his personal founding and not copy from other thoughts and ideas.

    Your story remaining me on Abraham searched of God. He studied every religion he had been seen and in the end decided that he believe in God but none of God of those already believe at his time, and this decision in the end blessed him with his faith. He found the God he looking for. So I think it is really good idea to keep searching and looking until you find your way and the path that's mean for you. Could be long journey, but deserve of every slip! I am sure about it.

    So keep searching, Micky. God bless you. ^_^

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    I hope you have a lot of visitors here. There is good history. I feel bad my comment was so long. I just want the truth. The road is so long. So many twists and turns. So few to believe in. So much dishonesty in our world. I'm not sure I can trust another man actually. Not with my soul- anyone. Maybe God is this unique or "this unique" with me. Thank you Ma'am!

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Micky.

    I really understand your feeling. Like I said, our relationship with God is personal and no messages can help us to find the answer but ourselves.

    Keep looking. You have compassionate heart and great hope for humanity which is really great. Like my people keep saying, "open your mind and humble your heart". To seek His knowledge it is the best thing to do. Insha Allah, God will answer your prayers.

    Please, don't give up just yet. Keep ruling King Micky, and bring your troop to the kingdom of truth! :)

    Thank you for reading this. :)

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Freya!!! My Dear! This is a beautiful message. I have so disillusioned by all religions. I read and watch videos about the killing of Christians in Rhodesia and these killing are supposedly committed by Muslims. I watch this video and I know that those Muslims must not be true Muslims. I'm sure you would tell me that these people who are killing cannot be Muslim in reality. I have Watched Louis Farrakhan and He does not see violence as a Muslim trait.

    But the disillusionment from all religions put so many of us in doubt of religion. I have studied the Bible. I have read the Bible from front to back several times, omitting all the "be-gating". I watch the behavior of all religions. The churches hide the pedophilia and other crimes and vote for Satan time after time, endlessly. Some say they vote for the lesser of two evils. I cannot vote for the lesser of these evils when I can see they are the SAME evil. We, here, are given two "electable" candidates. They are owned by the same master. The other candidates are conveniently described as "un-electable".

    My profile here on the hubs states that I am indeed a truth seeker. I do not say this lightly. I need the truth.

    Please God, if You give me nothing else, please God, give me the truth.

    Please God! I beg of You now! Please!

    I search everywhere for the truth. I have dissected the Bible just as this young man in the video has. I do not read the Bible much. I seldom look past the words of Jesus. My faith will be put in those words I am sure Jesus spoke.

    I see this young man believes and says that the Golden Rule is part of the Koran. I see that the Lord's prayer is part of the Koran.

    Love thy God and love your brother. I see that every religion has fallen short. Christians are hung up on scriptures that are meaningless while OUR US government has exported terror across the globe and please Christians do not re3fute this. I can quote the Manifest Destiny. I can speak of slavery. I can speak "United Fruit Company in the Americas along with mining companies. I speak of Tommy Hilfiger opening sweat shops in a US commonwealth and settling a class action law suit for their slaver while Tommy Hilfiger shirts sell for $150 at our malls. I can speak of hundreds of thousands of people killed in East Timor by American made M16s. This is MY America that I and my family has fought for and defended for at least a century. I could go on into the Middle East and the quest for oil. Or I can just speak of hoe America turned it's eyes away from Cambodia and Yugoslavia.

    But I believe that we should "Do unto others as we would have them do unto us".

    I believe that we should pray as Jesus instructed, "Our Father, which is in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven...." When we pray this and we MUST, we are praying that our home on this earth should be as heaven. The actions by our politicians and big business people are in the opposite direction. Corruption, pollution, disenfranchisement, unavailable medical care,etc. etc. It is all business. And THIS is the world's folly.

    I and so many have been so disillusioned by religions that we cannot trust them. We are so disillusioned by governments that we cannot trust.

    I'm sorry that I have written this tome here but I appreciate this "news" very much. I have sought and still seek like this man. I have studied the "studies" of the bible. I know the mistakes of scribes and time. I have had the same problem with David. I don't care for him. I need to study Abraham more because I cannot believe that my God would ever tell me to kill a goat and burn it much less kill my child!?! "What madness is this", I say to myself. I say if this scripture is taught there should be a disclaimer saying BOLDLY, "DO NOT KILL YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME!" Abraham "went into a woman beside the road? And fathered a tribe with her?" So Abraham was an absentee father? I won't turn my head away. I will research more of Islam. I just know that Christianity and other religions are failing people and souls are lost by their action and non-actions. Thank you very much my Dear. And as always -you know I love you!

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi Chris.

    Yes. Exactly my point. In my opinion relationship with God is personal and should not based on other people's thought only. We should not jumping into conclusion without further searching by ourself but sadly, this behavior is common. That is what I admiring the most about Mr. Evans. He might slip one at a time, but he never stop searching.

    Thank you for reading this, Chris. :)

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    carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    An interesting story, Freya.. demonstrating that everyone must find their own path to God.