Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts," and he pointed towards the heart with his fingersSahih Muslim 2564
About Abu Hafsah
My name is Abu Hafsah Abdul Malik Clare. I was born in Canada’s tenth province good old Newfoundland. I was born without the use of my eyes (blind)
When I was 5 years old my Mom moved us to Nova Scotia where I went to a special school for blind children. I left that school when I was ten years old for a “normal” school. I started wrestling as an amateur at the age of 9. Wrestling became my passion. I was fascinated by the professional wrestlers. The way they talked and the way they acted captivated me to the point where I wanted to become the very first totally blind person to become a pro wrestler.
When I was 16 years old I read Roots by Alex Haley. In that book Islam was discussed briefly. I was intrigued by this religion where the people worshiped ONE God alone and with no partners. I came from an Irish catholic family and we were taught that Jesus was the son of God. In Islam, their were no such concepts. After reading roots I discovered another remarkable personality by the name of Malcolm X. (may ALLAH have mercy on him) His demeanor and he way he spoke sparked a new passion in my life. I desperately wanted to be a MUSLIM. I consumed as much knowledge as I could about this way of life. In 1996 after a perfect wrestling season of 29 wins without a loss I finally met a Muslim sister. After a brief discussion, my goal was achieved. I became a Muslim. (elhamduLILAH, all praise is due to Allah alone)
Since 1998, I’ve been talking in front of people about this remarkable and amazing way of life. In 2002, I became the first totally blind person to be accepted into a pro wrestling training school however, my passion for pro wrestling had left me so I didn’t pursue that career path any further. I continue to travel and give talks on Islam throughout the world and it is an honor to have the best job in the world.
In 1997, I received an Arabic Braille Qur’an as a gift and I’ve been studying it ever since. The purpose of this site is to give you the visitor a glimpse into the life of a caller to Islam. I hope it is accepted as an act of worship by ALLAH and a source of benefit to humanity Muslims and NonMuslims alike. Thank you and JazakALLAH khair (may Allah give you goodness) for visiting.