Priest embraced Islam, (5) Ex- Coptic Priest and Missionary (Egypt)-i

Priest embraced Islam, (5) Ex- Coptic Priest and Missionary (Egypt)-i

Part one

 

This is the fifth priest in this series of “Priests Embraced Islam”.

His name before Islam: Ibrahim Khalil Philobus

His name after Islam: Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed

He was born in 1919 in Alexandria, Egypt.

He was an Egyptian Coptic priest and missionary.

He studied theology and got a high degree from Princeton University.

He studied Islam to find gaps to attack it; instead he embraced Islam with his four children, one of them is now a brilliant professor in Sorbonne University, Paris France.

He leads and participated in many Debates about Islam and Christianity.

 

He wrote five books (in Arabic), they are:

Muhammad, peace be upon him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran
Forgiveness (Salvation) in Islam and Christianity
Israel the sedition of the generations in the Modern times
Israel the sedition of the generations in the Old  times
The Orientalists and missionaries in the Arab world and Islamic countries

 

He translated three books of Ahmad Deedat from English to Arabic, they are:

Is crucifixion fiction or Real?
What the Bible says about Muhammad [peace be upon him]?
Who rolled back the stone?

[Ahmad Deedat is the best known for his numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians; he has many video tapes of such debates on the net].

 

Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed presents himself saying:

 

“I was born in Alexandria on the 13th of January 1919 and was sent to the American Mission schools until I got my secondary education certificate there.

In 1942 I got my diploma from Assiut University (in Upper Egypt) and then I specialized in religious studies as a prelude to join the Faculty of Theology.

It was not an easy task to join the faculty, as no candidate could join it unless he got a special recommendation from the church, and also, after he should pass a number of difficult exams.

I got a recommendation from Al-Attareen Church in Alexandria and another from the Church Assembly of Lower Egypt after passing many tests to know my qualifications to become a man of religion.

Then I got a third recommendation from Snodus Church Assembly which included priests from Sudan and Egypt.

The Snodus sanctioned my entrance into the Faculty of Theology in 1944 as a boarding student. There I studied at the hands of American and Egyptian teachers until my graduation in 1948.

I was supposed, he continued, to be appointed in Jerusalem had it not been for the war that broke out in Palestine that same year, so I was sent to “Esna” in Upper Egypt.

 

That same year I registered for a thesis at the American University in Cairo. It was about the missionary activities among Muslims.

 

My acquaintance with Islam started in the Faculty of Theology where I studied Islam and all the methods through which we could shake the faith of Muslims and raise misconceptions in their understanding of their own religion”.

 

To be continued.

 

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Priest embraced Islam, (5) Ex- Coptic Priest and Missionary (Egypt)-ii

 

 

Priest embraced Islam, (5) Ex- Coptic Priest and Missionary (Egypt)-ii

Part two

 

This is the fifth priest in this series of “Priests Embraced Islam”.

His name before Islam: Ibrahim Khalil Philobus

His name after Islam: Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed

He was born in 1919 in Alexandria, Egypt.

He was an Egyptian Coptic priest and missionary.

He studied theology and got a high degree from Princeton University.

He studied Islam to find gaps to attack it; instead he embraced Islam with his four children, one of them is now a brilliant professor in Sorbonne University, Paris France.

He leads and participated in many Debates about Islam and Christianity.

 

He wrote five books (in Arabic), they are:

Muhammad, peace be upon him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran
Forgiveness (Salvation) in Islam and Christianity
Israel the sedition of the generations in the Modern times
Israel the sedition of the generations in the Old  times
The Orientalists and missionaries in the Arab world and Islamic countries

 

He translated three books of Ahmad Deedat from English to Arabic, they are:

Is crucifixion fiction or Real?
What the Bible says about Muhammad [peace be upon him]?
Who rolled back the stone?

[Ahmad Deedat is the best known for his numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians; he has many video tapes of such debates on the net].

 

Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed continues his real and interesting story and says:

 

“In 1952 I got my M.A. from Princeton University in U.S.A. and was appointed as a teacher in the Faculty of Theology in Assiut.

I used to teach Islam in the faculty as well as the faulty misconceptions spread by its enemies and the missionaries against it.

During that period I decided to enlarge my study of Islam, so that I should not read the missionaries books on it only. I had so much faith in myself that I was confirmed to read the other point of view. Thus I began to read books written by Muslim authors.

 

I also decided to read the Quran and understand its meanings. This was implied by my love of knowledge and moved by my desire to add more proofs against Islam. The result was, however, exactly the reverse.

My position began to shake and I started to feel an internal strong struggle and I discovered the falsehood of everything I had studied and preached to the people. But I could not face myself bravely and tried instead to overcome this internal crisis and continue my work.

 

In 1954, I was sent to Aswan as secretary general of the German Swiss Mission. That was only my apparent position for my real mission was to preach against Islam in Upper Egypt especially among Muslims. A missionary conference was held at that time at Cataract Hotel in Aswan and I was given the floor to speak.

That day I spoke too much, reiterating all the repeated misconceptions against Islam; and at the end of my speech, the internal crisis came to me again and I started to revise my position.

 

Continuing his talk about the said crisis, Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed said:

«I began to ask myself: Why should I say and do all these things which I know for sure I am a liar, as this is not the truth? I took my leave before the end of the conference and went out alone to my house. I was completely shaken. As I walked through “Firyal” public garden, I heard a verse of the Quran on the radio. It said:

 

“Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Quran). They said: We have really heard a wonderful recital! It gives guidance to the Right, and we have believed therein: We shall not join (in worship) any gods with our Lord.” (Quran 72:1-2)

 

“And as for us, since we have listened to the Guidance, we have accepted it: and anyone who believes in His Lord has no fear of either a short (account) or of any injustice.” (Quran 72:13)

 

To be continued.

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida & Atiku Abubakar In Closed Door Meeting Teaming Up For 2019 (Video)

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, had a closed-door meeting with former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), at his Hill Top residence in Minna, for about two hours

Atiku in closed-door meeting with IBB
Atiku in closed-door meeting with IBB
Atiku in closed-door meeting with IBB
Atiku in closed-door meeting with IBB
BREAKING: IBB, Atiku In SECRET Meeting At Minna
BREAKING: IBB, Atiku In SECRET Meeting At Minna
BREAKING: IBB, Atiku In SECRET Meeting At Minna
BREAKING: IBB, Atiku In SECRET Meeting At Minna
Atiku IBB hold close door meeting in Minna
Atiku IBB hold close door meeting in Minna
Atiku IBB hold close door meeting in Minna
Atiku IBB hold close door meeting in Minna
Atiku holds closed-door meeting with IBB, Niger Governor
Atiku holds closed-door meeting with IBB, Niger Governor
Atiku holds closed-door meeting with IBB, Niger Governor
Atiku holds closed-door meeting with IBB, Niger Governor
Just In: Atiku Abubakar in Secret Meeting with IBB
Just In: Atiku Abubakar in Secret Meeting with IBB
Just In: Atiku Abubakar in Secret Meeting with IBB
Just In: Atiku Abubakar in Secret Meeting with IBB
IBB Atiku in closed-door meeting
IBB Atiku in closed-door meeting
IBB Atiku in closed-door meeting
IBB Atiku in closed-door meeting
IBB set to return to public domain
IBB set to return to public domain
IBB set to return to public domain
IBB set to return to public domain