The Story Of A Jew Who Islamized
Millions Of People: Jadullah A Muslim
12 March 2012
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Somewhere in France around fifty
years ago, there was a 50-year-old Turkish man, named
Ibrahim. He was an old man who sold foods in a food
store. The store was located in an apartment where one
of its occupants was a Jewish family who had a 7 year
old son named 'Jad'.
Jad the Jewish child came to the shop which Ibrahim
operated almost every day to buy household needs.
Every time he wanted to leave the shop –and he thought
that Ibrahim was off guard– Jad always took a piece of
chocolate belonging to Ibrahim without his permission.
One day after shopping, Jad forgot to take a piece of
chocolate before going out of the shop, then all of a
sudden, Ibrahim called him and told him that he had
forgotten to take a piece of chocolate as usual. Jad
was shocked, because he thought Ibrahim was not aware
of what he did all these time. He immediately
apologized and was afraid that Ibrahim would report
about his actions to his parents.
Ibrahim then answered: "Never mind, what's
important is that you promise not to take anything
without permission, and any time you want to get out
of here, take a piece of chocolate, it is all yours!"
Jad happily agreed.
Time passed, and the years changed, and the Muslim
Ibrahim now became just like a father and best friend
to Jad, the Jewish kid.
It had become a habit for Jad when facing a problem
that he would always came to Ibrahim for consultation.
And every time Jad finished telling his story, Ibrahim
always took out a book from the drawer, gave it to Jad
and then told him to open it at random. After Jad had
opened it, Ibrahim then read two sheets thereof,
closed it and started giving advices and solutions to
Some years had passed and such were the days spent by
Jad with Ibrahim, an old Turkish Muslim and not highly
14 years passed by, now Jad had become a gallant young
man who was 24 years old then, while Ibrahim at that
time was 67 years old.
Ibrahim eventually died, but before he died, he had
kept a box which he entrusted to his children, where a
book was placed in that box which he always read every
time Jad had a consultation with him. Ibrahim willed
so that his children would give the book as a gift to
Jad, a Jewish youth.
Jad only found out about the death of Ibrahim when his
son conveyed the will to give a box to Jad. Jad then
felt shaken and very sad with the news, because
Ibrahim was the one who, all these while, gave the
solutions to all his problems, and Ibrahim was the
only true friend for him.
Days passed, every time struck by problems, Jad always
remembered Ibrahim. Now he just left behind a box. The
box that he had always opened and kept inside it was a
book which Ibrahim used to read often every time he
came to him.
Jad then tried to open the pages of the book, but the
book contains writings in Arabic, whereas he could not
read it. Then he went to one of his friends who was a
Tunisian and asked him to read two sheets from the
book. Exactly as was the custom of Ibrahim before, who
always asked him to open the book at random when he
came for a consultation.
That Tunisian friend then read and explained the
meaning of the two sheets that he had showed. And
apparently, what was read by his friend, precisely
nailed into the problem faced by Jad at that time.
Then Jad told about the problem that he was facing,
and his Tunisian friend gave a solution according to
what he read from the book in question.
Jad was stunned and in shock, then with full of
curiosity he asked: "What is this book?!"
He answered: "This is Al-Qur'an, the Holy Book of
Jad was a bit in disbelief, at the same time felt
And then Jad asked again: "How to be a Muslim?"
His friend answered: "By uttering the Shahadah and
following the Shari'ah!"
After that, and without a feeling of doubt, Jad then
uttered the Shahadah, thus he now became a
Jadullah A Muslim
Now Jad had already become a Muslim, and then he
changed his name to Jadullah Al-Qur'ani as an
expression of reverence for the Qur'an that is so
special and able to answer all his life problems over
the years. And since then, he had decided to spend the
rest of his life to be at the service of spreading the
teachings of the Qur'an.
Jadullah then began to study the Qur'an, as well as
understanding its contents, continued by doing
da'wah in Europe to the point that he succeeded in
converting to Islam six thousands Jews and Christians.
One day, Jadullah opened up the pages of the Qur'an
which was a gift from Ibrahim. Suddenly he found a
sheet bearing the world map. When his eyes were fixed
on the image of the African continent, and appeared on
it was an inscribed signature of Ibrahim and under
that signature was written the verse:
"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and
good instruction!!..." (QS. An-Nahl; 125)
He was then convinced that this
was a will from Ibrahim and he resolved to carry it
After some time, Jadullah left Europe and went to do
da'wah in the African countries, including
Kenya, southern part of Sudan (where a majority of its
populations are Christian), Uganda, as well as the
surrounding countries. Jadullah managed to convert
more than 6,000,000 people from the tribe of Zolo,
this is from one tribe alone, not to mention the other
End of Jadullah's Life
Jadullah Al-Qur'ani, a genuine Muslim, an real
da'ie, spent the 30 years of his age, since his
conversion to Islam, to carry out da'wah in the
arid African countries and managed to convert millions
Jadullah died in 2003 where had been ill earlier. At
that time he was 45 years old and he died in times of
The Story Has Not Finished
The mother of Jadullah Al-Qur'ani was a fanatic Jew,
she was an educated woman and a lecturer in one of the
higher institutions. Her mother only converted to
Islam in 2005, two years after Jadullah had died, i.e.
at 70 years of age.
The mother narrated that –when her son was still
alive– she spent 30 years doing her utmost to make her
son return to Judaism by various ways, with all her
experience, establishment of knowledge and ability,
however, she could not influence her son to return to
Judaism. Whereas Ibrahim, an old and uneducated
Muslim, was able to soften his heart to embrace Islam,
this is because Islam is the only true religion.
Then the question is : "Why did Jad the Jewish
child embrace Islam?"
Jadullah Al-Qur'ani told that Ibrahim, whom he knew
for 17 years, never called him with words: "Hey
kuffar!" or "Hey Jew!" in fact Ibrahim
never even said: "Come into the religion of Islam!"
Imagine, for 17 years, Ibrahim never even once taught
him about religion, about Islam or about Judaism. A
simple Muslim elder never invited him to discuss about
religious issues. But he knew how to lead the heart of
a child, so as to be bound with the akhlaq of
And then from the testimony of Dr. Safwat Hijazi (one
of the famous Egyptian da'ies) who at one time
had joined a seminar in London in discussing about the
problem of Darfur, as well as the solution to handling
the Christianization, where he met with the leader of
one of the tribes of Zolo. When asked if he converted
to Islam through Jadullah Al-Qur'ani, he asnwered; No!
But he embraced Islam through someone who has been
Islamized by Jadullah Al-Qur'ani.
Subhanallah, How many more people will convert
to Islam through the people who have been Islamized by
Jadullah Al-Qur'ani. And Jadullah Al-Qur'ani himself
embraced Islam through the hand of an old and
uneducated Turkish Muslim man, but was having an
akhlaq that is sublime and pure.
Such was the story about Jadullah Al-Qur'ani, this is
a true story that this writer obtained and then
translated from the journal of Almarhum (the
late) Sheikh Imad Iffat who is nicknamed as "The
Sheikh of the Egyptian Revolutionaries". He was an
ulama' of Al-Azhar and a member of the Fatwa
Institution of Egypt, who was shot shaheed (insha
Allah) in an incident in Cairo on Friday, 16th
This true story deserves to be reflected collectively
by us in the times of fitnah like today. At a
time when a lot of people do not heed the way of the
Qur'ani Da'wah anymore. Easily declare kafir,
well-versed in reviling, claiming others to have gone
astray, pronouncing them as bid'ah, cursing,
spreading fitnah, whereas they are fellow
In the past, our da'ies had struggled tooth and
nail to spread Tawheed and Islamize many
non-Muslims, but why today, the people who are already
Muslim are declared as kafir instead and
accused of shirk? Aren't we obliged to judge
something on what is visible only? While in the matter
of batin (inner things) let Allah judge it
afterward. We are not commanded at all to split the
breast of every mankind so as to know the level of
iman owned by everyone.
Let's reflect again on surah Thaha verse 44
i.e. the commandment of Allah SWT to Prophet Musa and
Harun –'alaihimassalam– when they would go out
to conduct da'wah on Fir'aun. Allah says:
"And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps
he may be reminded or fear [Allah]."
Imagine, Fir'aun who was clearly
kafir la'natullah, but at the time of da'wah
on such a person we still have to use gentle words. So
do we, who are living in today's world more Islamic
than Prophet Musa and Prophet Harun? Or is there
anyone today who is more kafir than Fir'aun
that even the Qur'an records his kufr until
today? What is then the reason for us to not use
da'wah with the method of Al-Qur'an? Namely with
Hikmah (Wisdom), good Advices and Discussions
with strong arguments, but remained polite and
Therefore, what we need to take heed in da'wah
is that, what should we do so that this truth of Islam
can be easily conveyed? Due to that, if now we find
someone who is kafir, it is possible that at
the end of his life, Allah would give hidayah
to him so that he will convert to Islam. Hadn't Umar
bin Khattab also been hostile towards Rasulullah in
the beginning? Yet, Allah willed otherwise, thus Umar
then received hidayah and eventually embraced
Islam. So if now there is someone who is Muslim, it
could be that at the end of his life, Allah would
remove the hidayah from him so that he dies in
the state of kafir. Na'udzubillah tsumma
Na'udzubillahi min Dzalik.
For behold, the first sin committed by Iblis is
arrogance and haughtiness, as well as feeling the self
holier so much so that he refused to receive Allah's
truth by prostrating (due to respect) to Prophet Adam
–'alaihissalam–. Due to that, it could be that
Allah would remove the hidayah from a Muslim
with a high heart (prideful) and then give it to a
non-Muslim with a humble heart. Nothing is impossible
Let us preserve this aqeedah of Islam that we
are embracing, and don't ever sneer or undermine the
aqeedah of others who have also embraced Islam,
as well as professing Tawheed. We are brothers
in Islam. It is good to remind each other, mutually
protecting the aqeedah of fellow Muslims is
better. Let us always struggle shoulder to shoulder
for the sake of good things only.
Wallahu Ta'ala A'la Wa A'lam Bis-Sawab.
The author is a student of Islamic Law Concentration
Al-Azhar University Of Cairo's License Program.