Previously he walked proudly on the street with stylish hairstyle & short sleeves to show off his tattoos. Islam has changed him. Stylish hairstyle has long gone and now cover by serban. All his tattoos is still there but it has been cover by long sleeves jubah.
Sheikh Abdullah Taqi Takazawa
His name is Sheikh Abdullah Taqi Takazawa. He was born into a typical Japanese family. He has been studying various religions prior to his reversion to Islam back in 2006. He performed Hajj in Makkah al-Mukarramah at the invitation of the Saudi Arabian government in 2008 and further his study in Islamic studies after receiving scholarship. The man who started his path to Islam 12 years ago is Sheikh Niamatullah, appointed him to become the Imam at a small mosque in the Kabukicho area of Tokyo.
When he was asked how he become Muslim, Sheikh Abdullah Taqi replied;
“As I said, as I born I was already a Muslim. I am now 39 years old. For 35 years I was sleeping Muslim and then four years ago I woke up. I would like to ask you when you woke up in the morning what makes you woke up. I officially reverted back to Islam four years ago (2006). It is the gradual process; something happened, I became Muslim. Of course, four years ago, it is not somebody forces me to wake up; it is not that I did use my alarm clock. It was very nice waking.”
Yes. What Sheikh Abdullah Taqi Takazawa is true that all of us are Muslim and this was mentioned by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w;
"All child is born upon the state of fitrah (Muslim). It is the parents who made them a Majusi, Jews & Nasrani"
How many of us who are still sleeping? When we should really wake up to convey the message of Islam or to study about Islam if we are still Not Yet Muslim? His story itself is a reminder for us to do our best and let Allah do the rest. Do not exclude anyone is our dakwah. Dakwah is the duty of every Muslim. Our job is just to share with them the truth and invite them to come back to Islam. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w can't give guidance to everyone he love although he wanted to because Allah is the one who guide;
"Indeed, [O Muhammad], you do not guide whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided."
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