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6. Thomas Irving (Canadian)

To tell you why I became a Muslim, I have to explain what I felt before and after embracing Islam, My first contact with Islam and the faith that it inspired into me. First of all, let me tell you that thousands of Canadians and Americans think exactly as I used to think before becoming a Muslim; they have the same feeling of dissatisfaction; and they are awaiting the scholars of Ahl-as-Sunnah who will teach them the essence of Islam.

Science is a strength that is able to strengthen a community. Muslims need to have the courage to develop the strength of science. Developments also have to be made to useful scientific thinking in the minds of every person in the community. If this can be done, it will bring back the glory days of Islamic civilization that prevailed before. Such are the thoughts of Sayyed Jamaluddin Al-Afghani.

The human being is created weak, hasty and having no self-control. Sins have been decreed for him the tendency for doing acts of obedience. Hence, Allah (swt) with His mercy opened for His servants the doors of repentance, especially during some hours of the night, and at the end of the day. The doors remain open until the sun rises from where it sets.