Originally from Cape town, South Africa.My journey started about 10 years ago when I was suddenly hit by a ton of bricks.My father inlaw Mr Ismail Osman pulled no punches when it came to certain issues...ie Moses...Red Sea, staff to snakes...Mary...Virgin Birth...Jesus...ascension and return, etc.
At the age of 73 he still fights the fight he so passionately started over 50 years ago.Being categorized and ostracized by the so called muslims, it became unbearable to live in the community where he once played as a child.Challenging the ullema got him literally thrown out of the mosque, but his struggle continued.At a later stage the mosque he belonged to came under fire for various reasons...ie...women praying besides the men, separated only by a rope...Women speakers addressing the congregation...Rabbi's, preachers and other "non muslim" guest entering the mosque.He never stopped.In fact he kept on writing "controversial" articles for "muslim" newspapers circulating in S Africa.Some of his works rejected while others dare to print...^^,)."Clergy in Islam...Flesh of the Swine...Significance of The Stone are but a few of his works and poetry.
A few years ago a certain individual Rashid Omar handed Mr Osman a copy of"The Quran As It Explains Itself".It is been used by my father and myself as a constant source of reference together with "The Exposition of The Quran".
He has always warned me to be careful as it is hard for people to accept "change". A tough one for me is that these students that have studied at these institutions where they have been indoctrinated, shun the ordinary individual who hasn't been to Al Azhar, Madinah, etc."No one has Authority over Islam"...Is that correct Doc?
Dr Ahmed...U are amazing...may Allah guide u and your team to greater heights In-Sha-Allah...",)