DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED! [HARSH REMINDER]
Abdurraheem Green. HEART TREMBLING Reminder From Muslim Revert .Hyde Park Speakers Corner. AbdurRaheem Green, formerly known as Anthony Green, a British convert to Islam.
Appearance-wise, he bears clear similarities with the image that the Christian world has made of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). Green was born by British parents in Darussalaam, Tanzania, in 1964. He was educated at a famous Roman Catholic Monastic School called Ampleforth College and went on to study history in the London University. However, he left his education unfinished. Green was dissatisfied with Christianity since the age of eight, and eventually he left that religion. He practiced Buddhism for nearly three years though he never formally embraced it. Gradually Abdur-Raheem Green started to study the Qur’an, and this gave him an immediate attraction towards Islam, and he accepted the religion in 1988.
Abdur Raheem Green (born Anthony Vatswaf Galvin Green; 1962) is a British Salafi Muslim convert who is known in some Muslim communities for his work in Dawah, both in televised formal settings and informal contexts such as Hyde Park’s Speakers Corner. He is a presenter on Peace TV. He is engaged in education and media work on Peace TV and is the chairman of iERA, the Islamic Education & Research Academy. Green has given talks overseas, including a peace conference held in Mumbai.
The iERA Dream Team was in for a nice surprise during their usual hyde park dawah mission, when Hyde Park veteran Abdurraheem Green came and delivered a very thought provoking lecture to the public.
Say (to them): “Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allah), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do.” (62:8)
How Do Muslims View Death?
Muslims believe that the present life is a trial in preparation for the next realm of existence. When a Muslim dies, he or she is washed and wrapped in a clean, white cloth (usually by a family member) and buried after a special prayer, preferably the same day. Muslims consider this a final service that they can do for their relatives and an opportunity to remember that their own existence here on earth is brief.
The question of whether there is life after death does not fall under the jurisdiction of science, as science is concerned only with classification and analysis of sense data. Moreover, man has been busy with scientific inquiries and research, in the modern sense of the term, only for the last few centuries, while he has been familiar with the concept of life after death since time immemorial.
All the Prophets of God called their people to worship God and to believe in life after death. They laid so much emphasis on the belief in life after death that even a slight doubt in it meant denying God and made all other beliefs meaningless.
The very fact that all the Prophets of God have dealt with this metaphysical question of life after death so confidently and so uniformly – the gap between their ages in some cases, being thousands of years – goes to prove that the source of their knowledge of life after death as proclaimed by them all, was the same, i.e. Divine revelation.