NST coverage of the talk last night organised by Muslim Professionals Forum MPF
(original article: http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/her-words-drew-me-to-islam-1.115511)
STRONG FAITH: Blair’s sister-in-law feels a sense of peace
Social activist Lauren Booth says she was born to worship Allah
KUALA LUMPUR: LEARNING humility from the generosity of the Palestinians and the act of fasting have pulled Lauren Booth closer to Islam.
The sister-in-law of former British prime minister Tony Blair said she was attracted to the strength showed by the people of Palestine, despite their hardships.
“During my visit to a refugee camp (in Palestine), I was bringing food for the poor families (during Ramadan). I met this woman who has the most beautiful smile, lit from within from joy and hope.
“I was sure that her house is like the Taj Mahal, unlike some homes that have nothing. But, when I went in, she had nothing,” she told more than 200 people who had gathered last night to listen to her talk on how she had discovered Islam.
Booth admitted she felt angry at Islam at first after seeing the woman’s poverty.
“I … [Read more]
If you had the misfortune of missing out L.E.P.A.K youth retreat don’t worry. Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim is still in town and will be in and about KL. He’s looking to meet YOU!
Catch his talks:
11th July (Wednesday)
Masjid Al-Hidayah, Jalan Melawati 6, Taman Melawati
Recording with TV9
230-330pm ‘Recovering from Hardship’
530-630pm ‘When A Man Loves a Woman’
16th July (Monday), 8pm
Mukha Cafe, No. 15 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
‘Yahya Ibrahim’s Guide to the Galaxy’
17th July (Tuesday), 830pm
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA), off Jalan Bukit Kiara
‘Reboot Yourself This Ramadhan’
18th July (Wednesday), After Maghrib
Surau An Nur Taman Dagang, Jalan Dagang 1/4, Ampang
‘Making the Best Out of Ramadhan’
See you there!
Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim is no stranger to many of us. Last year’s talk was a full house, with hardly a seat to spare & Yahya left his audience totally inspired in welcoming Ramadhan.
Do bring your children along, esp those who’ll be missing the youth camp this weekend.