Drugs To Deen Abdur Raheem McCarthy’s Revert Story
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam al my birthright maternal el Amin, the b&m Muhammad wa ala Ali, he was Sunday. I mean,
it's a very long story, which we don't have time for obviously, but in brief, got a long story. So yeah, hamdulillah and brief any Hamdulillah, one of my friends,
we used to sell drugs together to be honest with you.
he taught me and a lot of things not good, right. But I used to buy my drugs from him to sell.
And I've been told this story before you guys the first to hear by the way.
So that's what I was going to do. I was going to buy drugs. And subhanAllah, the, his father happened to be a Muslim.
His father was a Muslim. And the guy had very bad memory. So some people, they complain about the bedroom, so it's good sometimes, because my friend had bad memory, he forgot about the appointment, so it didn't show up. So it was very good for me, I'm the law. So that opened the door for me to learn about Islam. Subhanallah the, so you don't know what the day is. But I always say subhanallah that the transformation that I had after Islam, and always talk with the youth, because sometimes we know what the youth and I know what they're going through. And the thing is, I've been on both sides of the fence. So I tell them, I know I've been there. Because Subhanallah I went through a Janelia
you know, it was deep. It was only for about two and a half years, basically. But it was really, really deep, you know, basically Subhanallah you know, I don't want to brag about things I did, because it was it was bad things, but I've done it. So you can't come to me and say, you know, oh, this is because I live that life. I did all of these things. And then I live the life of Iman and life of Islam. And you can see the difference and the differences among the feeling inside. And subhanAllah. And he I knew as a person, I need to be more religion, and more religious. And I was I was searching for religion. And he but obviously I didn't find that in my in my,
in the Christian faith. So Subhanallah I always say to any could I was describing it to the to the brothers, like somebody who's been risen up from the people. And he sees them in darkness. And he's in light after I became Muslim. That's That's how I felt. Because Allah subhanaw taala gave me this nor he gave me this light and opened up my heart. So Subhanallah and I always tell the brothers who are struggling to practice, to struggling to practice and when it comes to the things that I've been there, I've done it, I came up during the time, now they're trying to be you know, Snoop Dogg and all these guys. And when he first came out, I was there that was that was my days, when that's the
first resort and I'm really popular, that vibe that the hip hop culture when it when the early 90s When it really really came on, on to the youth, I was there, that's when I was you know, doing my thing before Islam. And then humbly I became Muslim. During that time, and it was, I was 18 years old. And something like a little too young, you should experience a little bit more, you know, then a little bit more before you took that steps and hamdulillah Allah saved me. If I go to became Muslim when I was 16 I would have asked a lot of the hamdulillah at the same time. That things that I did before Islam have shown me the blessing of what I have now and it makes me Wallahi hold even
firmer to my Deen Alhamdulillah because of the difficulties I went through and the things I did. And then when Allah subhanaw taala guided me. So I always advise my brothers and advise my sisters don't to be thankful of having this net by being raised as a Muslim, not having to go through the difficulties went through and, and to trust strive to practice your deen. And to be happy with this network of Hidayat there is no greater Nima than he died. And there's no better feeling I have a lecture by the way I gave in Sudan or if any of you with me on Twitter, or on Facebook, that people thought I was gonna be crazy because I called it the ultimate high. Okay, I want to call it let's
get high. But I thought maybe there was a shift a little too strange there. But I was talking about the emaan rush to how you feel because people who are getting a high, they're looking for something inside because they're missing something that's Ilham that when you have that human you don't need that. You have something that's amazing. And we talked about earlier the Hello of the man the sweetness of faith. Once you have that Subhanallah you don't need these things you don't need to turn to these things. So Hamdulillah that was for me the turning point and how Allah subhanho wa Taala guided me ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide all of us and to keep us firm up on the