Testimony of the “Son of the Desert”
Why I became a Christian
(Note: “Son of the Desert” would prefer to hide his true identity).
I was born in Saudi Arabia as a member of a Muslim family. We were a very happy
family, and I loved my relationship with them. I also felt very happy because I did
all the things that God asked me to. I had learned one sixth of the holy Quran by
heart and a lot from the Hadieth. When I was a teenager, I was an Imam for the
I was always very serious to do all that God ordered me to do—fasting during
Ramadan, praying five times a day or more, Hajj and so on. I was, at that time,
very much desiring to meet God at the last day, even when I had no guarantee.
But I had always hoped for this. My hope grew when I started to think about
fighting in the name of God (Jihad) in Afghanistan. I was sixteen years old. My
parents would not let me go because I was too young. So I decided to wait until I
was old enough.
I always had love and respect for the Muslim people. There was no love or respect
in my heart for the Christians, and the Jews were my first enemy, of course.
Far Away From God:
After some time, the devil found his way into our home and our life, and my life
became very hard. Slowly I drifted far away from God until the time that I believed
in no God at all.
My life became busy. I had a very good job and earned a lot of money. Still, I was
not happy because I was afraid for the day that I would die. Sometimes a question
came to my mind — will I be with God in heaven or not? And it was very
frightening to think about this, even for seconds, that I would not be there. What
about my future?
A Little Prayer
One day I had a big problem in my life. I was in my room looking through the
window up to the sky. Then I remembered God, and I wanted to pray to him to
ask him for help, but which God should I pray to. Allah? I was sure that he was
very angry with me because I had not prayed for a very long time. Or Jesus? I
knew He had done a lot of miracles in the lives of other people. Then I said, "Jesus
help me!" I don't know why I spoke like this. I sat down on my bed and spoke to
myself, "What is this stupid thing you just did?" Anyway, I did not expect anything
to happen or the problem to go away. However, one and a half days later, my
problem was solved! I decided to find out who this Jesus is. Is he God as the
Christian people say, or is he a prophet, as I know from Islam? At this time, I left
my country and went to Europe.
On the third day, my circumstances became very difficult for me, and I decided to
go back to Middle East. During that night I had a dream. I was standing in a cross
shape with a low wall around it. In my right hand, I had a big stack of white
unwritten papers. I was standing at the cross beam, and I was looking to a small
group of people who were standing at the top. They all wore long white clothing,
but one of them was different. He was standing at the right side, and with his left
hand he was leading the people through a door in the wall. Beyond the door was
light, and I could not see what was in there. One moment I was standing in the
dream, and the next moment I was seeing the cross from above. It was difficult
for me to understand this.
When I woke up the next morning, I felt a very beautiful happiness in my heart that
I never had before. And I felt a love in my heart and from inside my body a very
special feeling. I felt also I just wanted to walk and to walk and to ask every one I
met, do you know Jesus?
It was more than a great feeling. It was happiness that I had never known before
in my life.
After one year of reading the Bible in an honest way, I understand now what
happened to me. I found my way to God, the real God, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope now for all the people I love, my family, my friends, and everyone else to
change also and begin to read the Bible in an honest way. I am sure that God will
help them to find their way.
My Life Now
I feel love in my heart, and I am very happy to know Jesus. When I was a Muslim, I
could never imagine that the Christians were right. After that, I found out how
much God loves me, and I became a Christian. Yes, He loves me, He loves you,
and He loves the whole world. Jesus Christ loved us, and He still does. And don't
forget in the last day nobody can save us, only Jesus Christ.
Come to know Jesus before it is too late. Jesus said,
"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life." (John 8:12).
Feel free to write me at Desertson@exmuslim.com
Faith & Reason Forum would like to thank “Son of the Desert” for giving us his testimony for this