A satanist in a high security British prison had a dream. A stranger approached him, wiped a hand over his heart and declared, “La ilaha illallah” and the darkness lifted.
Shaykh Faiz Qureshy gives pastoral care to Muslim inmates in high security prisons in the UK. Meeting hardened criminals is par for the course – some are only allowed to communicate through a little hatch in their cellroom door.
One day, a prisoner who Shaykh Faiz hadn’t counselled before asked to see him. Tattoeed, gold-toothed, having seen better days, this man sat down at a table with Shaykh Faiz. What he said is nothing short of other-worldly – watch in the brief clip below.
“Verily, you guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are guided.” (The Qur’an, Sura Al-Qasas, verse 56)
Our sincere thanks to the KQZ Institute for this recording.