Anthony Green shared his Catholic boarding school experience, and ultimately found Islam. Alhamdulillah.
I had the experience of attending a Anglican missionary school during my teenage days. Being a young Muslim, it was challenging but interesting.
Why interesting? It made me ponder why Christians do what they do. Some rituals felt almost pagan although the Father was always explaining the significance of it.
My schoolmates were the nicest of people, though there were some nasty students and teaching staff trying to sway my faith. We also had a Jew classmate and the typical Asian cocktail mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism.
The Pope announces his retirement which shock my Catholic friends here in Singapore. Inevitably though, it was embarrassing to see a few Muslims friends making jokes about it.
Respect should be given…even though the Pope has made some bad remarks on Muslims. Let us remember the good akhlak (noble character) and from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wassalam) was, when he communicated with foreign rulers who have yet to embrace Islam.
Let us make a prayer.. may Allah bless the Pope with good health, and the opportunity to learn more from the Books and hopefully Allah bless him with hidayah. Ameen.
Which reminds me, I should get the book that I was eyeing…the letters compilation that Prophet sallallahu alaihi wassalam wrote to the foreign rulers. Just think the bookstores at Golden Landmark are a tad expensive, like everything else in Singapore.