First encounter with an Arab Christian

Haitham al-Haddad

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A speaker discusses a situation where a person they were speaking to initially rejected Islam and claimed to have a better life than the person they initially recognized. The speaker suggests that accepting Islam would encourage them to pursue their dream of becoming the next king. The speaker also warns that accepting Islam would result in them losing their position in the world and potentially losing their chance of getting into a new country.

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The first encounter

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with an Arab, a Christian,

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I had,

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it was in Sudan.

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In the hotel where I,

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was staying,

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the receptionist

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was

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a Christian,

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a Christian Sudanese.

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He knew that I was studying

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Sharia.

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He told me that he was studying

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their Sharia,

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theology,

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Christian theology.

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So we started to have a discussion.

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Once he told me something amazing, and I

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will never forget.

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He told me

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that there is no doubt that Islam is

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the truth. I said to him, what?

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Seriously? He said, yeah. This is given.

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I said,

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why?

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He said to me, look, read the Quran

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and read any other book. He said, for

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example,

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the story of Maryam in the Quran,

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Read

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it. And read the story of Maryam

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in any other book.

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You will find a huge difference between what?

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Between this story and that story. The story

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of Maryam in the Quran is very smooth,

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very easy,

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and it honored Maryam.

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And we as Christians claim

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that Maryam,

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has

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a very great status,

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and she is the mother

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of Isa. So she is the main personality

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after

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Isa in Christianity.

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Yet the way we speak to her about

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her, we don't honor her.

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But the Quran honors Mariam

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more than taught it book. Okay? The bible

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honors

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Mariam alaihis salaam. That's why it is the

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truth. By the way, I was thinking about

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the situation of this person.

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And one time, I was thinking how to

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what to tell him? He knew that Islam

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is the truth. So I told him once,

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why don't you accept Islam?

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And what was his answer?

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It was amazing.

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He said that he is the son of

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the chief of a big tribe in south

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of Sudan.

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South of Sudan is a tribal system,

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and he is the son of one of

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the kings there.

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He said to me that if he were

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to accept Islam,

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he will lose power. He will lose to

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be the sick the second in what, in

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throne as they say. Yeah. That he will

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never become the king

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after the demise of his father.

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So I was shocked.

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Just because of this you reject Islam.

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When I was taking my luggage,

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checking out,

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I said to him John,

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listen,

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if you feel

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that this life is more important, has more

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priority

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than the second life,

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then I agree with you that you should

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what?

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Sacrifice the second life for your position

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in this life.

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And yes, go ahead, don't accept Islam

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because

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you will be the next king.

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However,

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if the second life

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has more priority

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over this life, then what to do?

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Sacrifice which life?

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Sacrifice

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this life

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for the

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hereafter.

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Yeah? Because some people

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they don't, yeah, they don't value the truth

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in of itself.

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They need an incentive to follow the truth.

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Anyway,

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him.

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him.