After watching 2012 and Doomsday, I became a Muslim

A wonderful experience from Hussein King Jordan:

Asslaamu Alaikum Wa Rahamatullah Wa Barakatu.

My name is Hussein King Jordan. I am 30 years old working in Qatar. This is my first time to work outside the Philippines. When I arrived here (Feb 2009) my religion was Christianity so I never thought that in a long run I would be in Islam.

How it started? [Click the Read More link to find out!]
In November 2009, my officemate and I were decided to watch a movie 2012 and Doomsday; I’m sure you know these [movies]. So after that I was not able to sleep because I was affected by the movie. I mean I was scared from the huge earthquakes and thunderbolts. I asked myself well if this happened “Where will I go Paradise or Hell?” So that’s how it started.

I started researching for the truth, I printed articles [about] anything that would answer my questions. So it came to my mind about ISLAM. What’s ISLAM? Luckily, I have a Muslim born office-mate. So I started asking him about Islam in general. He was able to answer all of my questions. I got satisfied too but I still continued reading Islamic books. I asked [for] guidance; [I asked] God to guide me to the right path.

I am aware how they tagged Muslim as a terrorist. Indeed, we have Muslims in Mindanao, Philippines. That’s why in the Philippines, when you say Muslim, [people think that] these are group of people making trouble in a said area. Not all of them [though].

There were times that, every time I heard Adhan it was like I want to do Salah but I don’t know how (that time I was not yet Muslim). It took two to three months before I decided to embrace Islam.

No one forced me to join Islam. Honestly, I embraced Islam because of its genuine messages from one God to mankind. I embraced Islam because God has guided me and took me from darkness into light. I embraced Islam in January 27, 2010.

Now, I am almost nine months being a Muslim. I am happy attending congregational salah and Sunnah salah. I went to Makkah for umrah and I visted Madinah with the help of Qatar Guest Center. I never thought in [my] life that I [will] go visit the Holy City. Alhamdulillah.

It was my first time to experience Ramadan so now I know how it feels and blessed. My soul is now satisfied to where I am. I gained peace of mind; this is because of Allah’s guidance. I am still continuing reading books about Islam and the Holy Quran. I am currently studying the Arabic language. I am excited to share [the] Islamic teachings to my family, especially to my son and teach him how to do salah insha-Allah. 

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16 responses to “After watching 2012 and Doomsday, I became a Muslim”

  1. Alhamdulillah, thank you for posting my story.

  2. What could be better in life than knowing you are walking in light. Peace to all who read your wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing, MHJ.

  3. yes that's why i also linked this on my facebook so they can read my story. by the way, see my pictures when i went for Umrah. check my fb mohammed hussein jordan

  4. Congratulations… I do hope you will not be badly influenced by the immense propaganda
    against Islam, Trust that Islam is: – Beside believing in the oneness of Almighty God or Allah – good behaviour to all, Trust in justice and democracy,a perpetual self betterment, and learning how to sacrifice, help and give…from all what we
    have got extras from our Creator. Whether it is wealth, knowledge, abilities or possibilities. Don't ever give up hope in life, in spite of difficulties and sufferance…God has reasons for everything…We don't possess the wisdom to know, beforehand, about all His plans…and reasons or His wisdom…
    Best wishes to you and your family. A.


  5. Masha Allah Brother Allah has blessed u n nw its ur responsibility to do dawah to other non muslims…Insha Allah

  6. First of all congratulation to you for finding the right path to Islam.
    You will appreciate light now more after coming out of the darkness. Mashallah!

    Thanks for sharing your story. Very inspiring!
    Good luck on learning Arabic.

    Your brother in Islam,
    Mahmoud El-Yousseph