بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
By the name of Allah the most Gracious the Merciful.
May Peace be upon you!
“Brothers and Sisters,
I don’t want the first theme in this wonderful forum to be about myself....
However, in response to my brother Ahmad Najm's request, who asked me to narrate my story.
Here it is...
"She is a young girl, 20 years old, and she is now looking for a new life.
She is from a wealthy and a prominent family, a girl among three brothers, the youngest, and her father's love. They all live in the countryside.
She has never been far from God.
She sang the hymns in the village church; she’s a dreamy girl romantic and sensitive. She didn’t surrender to any feeling, but always logical and reasonable. She is in her third year in medicine, engaged to a cousin since she was 16.
Her story began after the publication of the caricatures of the Prophet of Islam; this man whom she knew nothing about him.
Nosy raised that issue, she started to wonder why? Why is Muhammad? Why they wanted to tarnish his image and to provoke his followers? The distortion is always for the one who is beautiful; the distorted doesn’t need to be distorted. That the complex human psyche always looking for each beautiful to distort it...... Who is Muhammad?
And she began research and exploration, she red his life as a person and as a prophet, and she found everything beautiful. She opened the Quran on Web, she red with the interpretation, and she was impressed that articulate eloquence language and its scientific logic.
What this wonderful book!!!
Indeed, she was converted to Islam in April 2007 and it’s still secret in “Dar Al Arqam” waiting an age to take its hand out into the light. There’s really an age?
She couldn’t divulge to her family, they are militant and committed Christian and very strict, but Allah will not leave her, this sentence as long as she repeated.
How does she say to her fiancé? Together they were dreaming for their beautiful home and children. Ah!!! She couldn't disclose, but they set the date of the wedding. How she got married with a Christian man and she is Muslim?
She decided to flee, but she didn’t succeed, and the day arrived, which has long dreamed.
But this day became heavy for her... Everyone went to the church with her fiancé waiting her arrival with her father to ... She entered with her father who handed her to her cousin, the moment was coming, the moment that she must answer the priest to accept the marriage, but how? Everyone was waiting her answer and especially her bridegroom.
She felt that she got a deeply and covertly energy, a force which made her shouting: “No, I don’t want him.” Everyone was shocked, and everyone asked reason and explanation. And her fiancé’s hand became cold, and in his eyes there’re many questions. Everyone looked at her, the whole room. Nothing matters. At this moment, my father shouted: “You are crazy what happened with you? And she shouted with all strength and confidence and certitude that Allah is with her: “Dad, I’m Muslim and I can’t marry with a decoy man.”And she added: “I bear witness that no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
The church was in din and everyone stood up. Her father shouted: “I’m in scandal, this is my scandal!!!”, and he was in stupor. She looked at her eldest brother and in his eyes there’re anger and evil. She took her fustian and she ran.
Followed by her brother, who is the military, he has the heart of the rock, as he saw it was determined to flee, shot her, and by Almighty Allah that the bullet entered her right shoulder, she could not control the wheel of the car and rolled the car in the valley, and the mercy of Allah has sought each something, she was able to descend because the car was opened without a roof... But she occurred on a rock.
The car was burned on the valley, and today, she is shunned by her family, is trapped in a wheelchair in her room, which is all her world, and when she wants to get out, she open the Internet looking for her brothers and her friends and her lover, the circumstances which prevented them from living together, wishing him to reconcile with others.
"This is my story; this is my scandal that I'm not ashamed." She said.
Oh Allah, give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment-fire. Our Lord, Let not our hearts swerve after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Your Presence. Surely You are the All-Bestowing.
This incident occurred in December 2007 since 12 months. Yes it was a painful incident for her and for all. Painful for her cousin who had promised the night life, and he dreamed taking his groom with the white fustian to the home which they had prepared together. Yes, he carried his groom, but her white fustian blood-stained and mud and dust. Their wedding wasn't by her mother's screams of joy, but the tragic one. The ambulance instead of the car decorated with flowers, which has settled in the beautiful valley.
And no one went with her to the hospital, only her cousin and her mother And she remained there 13 days and no one visited her, only a cousin, her bridegroom After graduating from the hospital, her father and her brothers refused to receive her, so she was welcomed by her grandmother No one visited her only who wanted to blame for her act. Or the village's girls those who wanted to gloat, and certainly not forget the Bishop of the village, he is a man of the church who came regularly to pray for her to lift the curse of God what this goodness curse.
She stayed 27 days with her grandmother even came days the Bishop's request her father to visit her. And, of course, the insured father can not disobey the Bishop. Her father was compelled, and when he entered her room, he saw his little daughter in a wheelchair, moved up inside the feelings of parenthood, and so came and took her hand, screaming: “stand up, stand up.” But unfortunately not strong enough to stand, she fell down and her father with. Placed his head on his chest and he was crying.
Aaaaaaah!!! The giant cried. He's her father.
He cried as she was crying on his chest when she was child. She wiped his tears, saying: “O my father, don't cry it is the will of the Lord.” He said: “Don’t be afraid, you will be cured and healed.”
And she has already traveled with her mother and her father to France. There began the treatment, which lasted four and a half months. She had undergoing three operations.
Thank Allah, today she is fine, and Thanks Allah.
She can move the leg, but not be able to stand and walk.
Praise be to Allah, there is no doubt it is his wisdom, Allah always chooses the Good.
She yearned to her country, beloved Lebanon.
She yearned to the smell the soil and the fragrance of pine.
She yearned to prairie flowers and under the oaks.
She yearned to the white snow covering the garden.
She came back to the village, missed her brothers, she entered the garden where her brothers??
Each and every one was in his room, no one received her. But there were those waiting her, Aaaaaaaah!!! That Patty beloved cat, Max the dog, the loyal...
And she re-entered the father's house, entered her room. As the phone rings, he is her brother, asked her father to attend a meeting of the family: her uncles and her brothers, after discussion and dialogue it came the following statement.
She was forbidden to stay at her father's house. If it was not, her father would be boycotted by the family. Also forbidden to leave, she must be to return to their religion. Of course, she opted for the room which was inhabited by farmer who worked for her family, at the end of the farm, a house on the hill, which overlooks the valley. No one can access to this room only after crossing the father's house, refusing to let her communicate with people, and even forbidden the Mobile and the Web. They Kept her only Patty and Max. And they have left her the cordless phone between her and her mother. But her cousin, this good man, who has not given up on the stand beside her, even though the family's blame. He had introduced her Internet service, through the card, and that without knowing her parents.
Here overstay of Ramadan for the second time, but this year it has a distinctive taste, because she will fast professedly and pray professedly.
In this hut, she is the happiest Queen on Earth, this wheelchair is her throne, and this hut is her palace. The conviction is her treasure, and Allah's love and his apostrophizing is her happiness.
She is not alone, Allah is with her.