ALEXANDER PERTZ born of Christian parents in 1990. Since the beginning of his mother has decided to let him choose his religion away from the influence of family or community. Once she could read and write, then brings her mother’s religious books of all religions, whether of religion or religious heavens earth. After reading the books in depth, Alexander decided to become a Muslim. Though he never met one Muslim.
He was so in love with this religion to the extent he learned the prayer, and understand many of the laws syar’i, read the history of Islam, study the many Arabic sentences, memorizing some letters, and learn azan.
All that without even meeting with a Muslim. Based on these readings he decided to change his name to Muhammad Abdullah, in order to get a blessing for the Prophet Muhammad which he loved since childhood.
One Muslim journalist to see him and asked the boy. However, before the journalist asked him, the boy told the reporter asked, “Are you the one who memorized the Koran?”
The reporter said: “No.” But the reporters could feel the boy’s disappointment over the answer.
…. After reading the books in depth, Alexander decided to become a Muslim. Though he never met one Muslim ….
The boy again said, “But you are a Muslim, and understand Arabic, is not it?” He showered it with lots of questions reporters. “Did you already perform the pilgrimage? Do you have performed the ‘Umrah? How you can get the clothes of Ihram? Is it expensive ihram clothes? Is it possible I bought it here, or do they only sell them in Saudi Arabia alone? What difficulties are you experiencing, with your being as a Muslim in the community who are not Islamic? ”
After the reporter answered as best he could, the boy returned to talk and tell about some things with regard to his friends, or teachers, something that is related to eating or drinking, was wearing a white cap, ghutrah (turban) that he wrap his head with a model of Yemen, or establishment in the public garden to carry a call to prayer before he prays. Then he said with great remorse, “Sometimes I lose some prayers because of my ignorance about the times of prayer.”
Then the reporter asked the boy, “What makes you interested in Islam? Why did you choose Islam, not something else? “He paused for a moment and then answered.
The boy was silent for a moment, then replied, “I do not know, everything that I know is from what I read about Islam, and every time I add to my reading, the more my love in Islam.”
…. All that I know is from what I read about Islam, and every time I add to my reading, the more my love to Islam ….
The journalist asked, “Do you have the fast of Ramadan?”
Muhammad smiled as he replied, “Yes, I have been fasting and Ramadan that perfectly. Alhamdulillah, and it was the first time I fasted in it. It used to be difficult, especially in the first days. ” Then he continued: “My father was scared that I would not be able to fast, but I fast and do not believe it.”
“What’s your ambition?” Asked the reporter
Quickly Muhammad replied, “I have many ideals. I would like the pilgrimage to Mecca and kissed the Black Stone. ”
“Indeed, I note that your desire to perform the pilgrimage is very big. Is there cause it? “Asked another reporter.
Muhammad’s mother for the first time come to speak up, he said: “Verily, the Kaaba picture has fulfilled his room, some people think that what he was passed at the present moment is a kind of fantasy, a kind of fantasy that will stop in one day. But they did not know that he’s not just serious, but mengimaninya very deeply to the extent that can not be perceived by others. ”
Behold the smile on the face of Muhammad ‘Abdullah, he saw his mother to defend him. Then he gave information to his mother about tawaf around the Kaaba, and how the pilgrimage as a symbol of equality among humans, as God has created them regardless of skin color, nation, rich or poor.
Then Muhammad continued, “I’ve been saving money by collecting the rest of my pocket money so I can go to Makkah Al-Mukarramah. I heard that the trip there will cost 4 thousand dollars, and now I have 300 dollars. ”
…. I’d save the rest of my pocket money so I can go to Makkah Al-Mukarramah. The trip there will cost 4 thousand dollars, and now I have 300 dollars ….
His mother was above it and say to try to eliminate the impression of his error, “I do not mind and prevent him to go to Mecca, but we do not have enough money to send it in the near future.”
“What is your ambition else?” Asked the reporter to the boy.
“I aspire for the Palestinians back into the hands of the Muslims. This is the earth they were stolen by the Israelis (Jews) from them, “said Muhammad.
Her mother looked at him in amazement. So he has previously hinted that a debate between him and his mother around this theme.
Muhammad said, “Mom, you have not read history, read history, it really has happened” expropriation of Palestine. ”
Cita-citaku …. is that I want to learn Arabic, memorizing the Qur’an, and studying in Islamic countries ….
“Do you have other aspirations?” Asked another reporter.
Muhammad replied, “Cita-citaku is that I want to learn Arabic and memorize the Koran.”
“Do you wish to study in Islamic countries?” Asked the reporter
“Sure!” He said.
“Do you have a difficulty in terms of food? How do you avoid pork? ”
Muhammad replied, “Pigs are animals that are very dirty and disgusting. I was very surprised, how they eat meat. My family knows that I do not eat pork, so they do not menghidangkannya for me. And if we go to a restaurant, so I told them that I do not eat pork. ”
“Do you pray at school?”
“Yes, I have made a secret place in the library. I pray there every day, “said Muhammad.
Then came the maghrib prayer time in the middle of the interview. The boy immediately told reporters, “Would you allow me to carry a call to prayer?”
Then he stood up and proclaimed the call to prayer. And without being felt, the tears flowed in both eyes when the reporter saw and listened to the boy’s voice call to prayer. Subhanallah! [Riafariana / VOA-islam.com]