Kids need a dignified mother, not a society woman (by Lauren Booth, Tony Blair’s sister-in-law)

Lauren Booth, broadcaster and journalist, who embraced Islam in 2010.

Friday 4 January 2013

Lauren Booth, broadcaster and journalist, is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law, who converted to Islam in 2010. Here below is her journey to Islam and the heart-warming reaction of her family in this translated version of a recent interview:

I thank Allah for giving me the chance to spend a month with the greatest Muslims alive in this Ummah today.
At the end of Ramadan, I went to a family home in Rafa one of the poorest refugee camps in the poorest areas, of the over populated city in the entire world. I had iftar with a family there who had about 16 mats, which were used at night to sleep on. In the middle of this tent area the mother places the meal if she has any for her children to eat.

This lady greeted me at the door and it was as if she was welcoming me to the Taj Mahal not a hellhole in the Gaza strip. ”Sallam alaykum!” she says with a smile that lights up the whole area. I asked her: “What is it like in Rafa at Ramadan with very little food?” She said: ‘Alhamdulillah!’ with such joy I couldn’t help but smile. And as I sat there on the floor of this home eating what little leaves that they had; a bit of hummus, a pita bread that was our Iftar.
I got angry … really angry! I thought what is this God That makes hungry people even hungrier? What is this God Who creates a fast for the poorest of the oppressed people in the world. So, I turned to this sister and I said: “With all due respect I want to ask you, why does your God starve you in Ramadan? Why do you fast in Ramadan…sister, just explain to me?” This lady who never owned a handbag, whose children didn’t have, never had shoes. Whose children I was sitting with didn’t have pen or paper to do any drawings, she said to me: “Sister we fast in Ramadan to remember the poor.” And a key went to my heart and unlocked it.

But of course Islam wasn’t for me that was for somebody else so I put the thought of how great Islam was to one side and said so what I like the Palestinian people but it has nothing to do with Islam.

Then last year in Ramadan again I went to Iran as a journalist and I visited a mosque there, it’s the Bibi Fatima Mosque and I made wadu because I knew how to do it and I put on a shadur and I made a simple prayer: Allah … and I used the word Allah. “Allah, don’t give me anything. I have everything. Thank you for this journey, but Allah, don’t forget the people of Palestine.” …

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4 replies

  1. Oh my God this is the best statement that I have ever read from a western lady. I salute her for coming to this conclusion.
    The ultimate reality and truth.An absolute solution to the immodesty and evil in the society.
    The depth in it can only be known who ponders over it with a sincere realistic consideration and strong observation in real life.
    God Bless her abundantly.Amen

    I wish all the women understood this message.

  2. Holy Prophet Mohammed was & is bestowed with the honour by ALLAH SWT as a mercy to the mankind.
    St.Barnabas depicted in his Gospel that Holy Jesus gave clear witness” The ALMIGHTY ALLAH
    with Glory created the Soul of the Holy Prophet Mohammed & said ” Ya Mohammed , if I have not created your Soul ,I would not have created the Universe.” This holy statement can be justified on the following grounds: ALMIGHTY ALLAH SWT sent 124000 Holy Prophet none but the followers of Holy
    Prophet Mohammed9MSAS) brought unity of faith & glorify ALLAH SWT every moment in Holy city of Makkah & all over the universe.
    Holy Prophet rightly said: Among women The First honour given to Holy Marium (RA), second Honour to Holy Khadeza RA, Third Honour to Holy Fatema RA
    and fouth honour to Holy ASiah RA Wife of Feraun.
    May ALLAH SWT bless all Muslims around the universe who truly follow the foot path of Islam & Holy Prophet Mohammed(MSAS).
    The world is changing fast & as per teaching of Holy Prophet Mohammed Hazrat Imam Mehdi & Hazrat
    Isa (AS) will be sent back to the earth before the end time. He will get married,have children &
    rule for over 40 years or so ,He & Imam Mehdi will kill Agog & Mogog .Then one eyed Monster will appear before the end of the earth the world will become so rich, that gradually people will forget to remember ALLAH SWT & Holy Quran will be forgotten from the heart of Imamas & golirified ALLAH SWT will ask the Angel Israfel to sound the Trumphet of destruction.Every thing will crush against each other & glorified ALLAH SWT will remain alone. Not even an Angel will live. ALLAH SWT alone knows howlong HE will remain alone before recreating the universe & resurrecting Holy Prophet Mohammed (MSAS) followed by all others.
    All will appear naked until all are cloted by ALLAH SWT. All will be so frightened that Mother will not know son nor son will remember Mother.
    The Pious & truthful will be known by Brightness on their forehead & receiving the deeds in right hands. There is no incurnation ,only resurrection. May glorified ALLAH SWT show mercy on us & keep us among Rightous people.
    One thing please note clearly:
    All Scriptures were holy & contain spoken Holy words of ALLAH SWT but all changed by human & evil hands except Holy Quran.
    Holy Quran does not clash with Science.
    ALLAH SWT stated in Holy Quran that a day with HIM is like 1000 earthly days so the creation of six days may be 6000 years of our time.
    The age of Earth may be nearly 22 Million of earthly time. Subhan ALLAH hidden truth & beauty:
    Holy Quran has many numarical assimilations.
    The day mentioned in Holy Quran 365 Times,
    Month 12 times.
    Sea 23 Times & Land 13 times. Muslim Mathematician
    discovered the amazing scientific results with these two numbers:
    % 23/45= 71.11111111
    % 13/45= 28.888889
    The modern science states that this is the exact proportion of Land & sea in the earth.
    Glorify ALLAH SWT. Holy Quran bears no contradiction with science & as a result many scientis are accepting Islam.

  3. Dear Respected Brother, A Latif,
    Kindly be informed all educated Muslims do
    respect all original Holy Books sent to all
    124000 holy Prophets. Holy Prophet Enoc(Idrish)AS
    himself had received almost 360 Books from ALLAH SWT. The well known are: Holy Psalm, Holy Tora,
    Holy Imjeel & Holy Quran which contain the complete & final message & Holy Prophet Mohammed is called the seal of the all Holy Prophets. No other Prophet will come after Him.Holy Prophet is bestowed with the honour of mercy to mankind.
    The glorified ALLAH SWT gave other honour to Holy Prophet ” Listen to ME(ALLAH)SWT * Holy
    Prophet Mohammed) Its such an honour many do not know. See the honour that Our Prayer Namaz is decorated with the holy name “Mohammed” & our all prayers & bowing presented before ALMIGHTY ALLAH adorned with His name Mohammed (MSAS).
    When we stand our head reflect” Meem”, on Ruku
    (Hay” Again we stand in shape of”Meem” & prostration” “DAL.

    With regard to Holy Bible. ST.Barnabas most educated & honest disciple of Holy Jesus said when Holy Jesus was on olive Mountain, suddenly
    sky was adorned with Angels & a shiny Book desented & entered in to the heart of Holy Jesus.
    The Verses were not sent by portion or Suras like Holy Quran. As a result through changes of hands
    Holy Bible got distorted & erronous information.
    Our Friend Dr.ZAkir Nayk had a long conversations with Respectable Christians Pastors & could not answer the questiones put to them.
    Please see; Holy Quran agrees with Science that creation of the Universe could not have been completed in 6 earthly days for to travel through milky ways it will take billion of earthly years.
    ALLAH SWT states that one day with ALLAH SWT is like 1000 earthly years, therefore probably
    Universe was created in 6000 earthly years.
    the earth may be 22 Million Years old & not 6000-10,000 years as Bible states.
    Bible refers Light created on first day, Veg etc on third day ,Sun on fourth day .
    Light with out Sun, Veg without Sun is not correct.
    Bibles stated The earth & Heaven has Pillers. Where? That Holy Jesus was crucified as a Lamb.
    But in truth, When Holy Angel Gabriel met Holy Jesus to warn Him against his enemy Juda Isacret
    & foretold him that they will try to Crucify him
    & be ready to be taken away. Holy Jesus fell on Prostration & wept & uttered” OH ALMIGHTY GOD,
    you promised that I will be given life until the end time,why you are taking me away” Then Holy Angel told him how he will be taken alive to heaven.
    On the very day Holy Angel was explaining how
    Holy Ishmael first son of Holy Abraham was to be sacrificed But then ALMIGHTY GOD sent a Lamb for sacrifice. Holy Jesus then asked the Angel, he had no money how he will sacrifice a lamb . Then Holy Angel pointed to him a lamb & Holy Jesus sacrificed that lamb.
    Bible says the Prophet Ishaq was first son of Holy Abraham but Prophet Isaq was born when Prophet Ishmael was seven years old.
    Therefore Bible had changed hands from Armamic to greek,Greek to other & English.
    Here I want to add: Athiests believe: They will
    die & mix with dust & there is no resurrection.
    Did we come to this earth to earn a living & die & never will meet our fathers mothers.
    Holy quran described how Men with Dogs took the shelter in a cave for the fear of Tyrent King.
    They slept for several hundred years & woke up
    & could not buy anything then again they asked ALMIGHTY GOD to keep them sleep until the day of Judgement. So Death is like sleep for honest Believers but evils & non believers suffering start from graves.
    Its becoming Mogrib time for prayer.I want to end hear by declaring that Islam stands by truth & Holy Quran contain the world of ALMIGHTY GOD & contains no contradiction with Science for
    ALMIGHTY GOD has given prudence to Scientists to
    discover many Godly Mystries with immense surprise & Many Scientists are accepting Islam. Thank You/

  4. I’ve left you a message at the ‘car burning’ article and till you educate yourself better, I have nothing more to say to you…

    My suggestion – start reading and educating yourself and THEN put your points across without sounding like a stuck record!

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