South African Cricketer ‘Wayne Parnell’ converts to Islam

South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell has converted to Islam after a period of personal study and reflection and will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Friday as a Muslim.

Parnell confirmed in a statement on Thursday, 28th July 2011 that he converted to Islamic faith in January this year and is considering to change his name to Waleed, which means ‘Newborn Son’.

Proteas team manager Mohamed Moosajee, himself a Muslim, said Parnell’s Muslim teammates Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir had not influenced his decision to convert from Christianity.

Supporting Moosajee’s denial of influence by Amla, the players said he had never attempted to convert them to his religion, although they had all been very impressed by the discipline and strict adherence that Amla showed to his religion, by refusing to participate in celebrations with them that involved liquor, staying steadfast in his daily prayers even while on tour, and refusing to wear the kit sponsored by South African beer brand Castle Lager.

He is the second Christian to have converted to Islam after Pakistan’s Yousuf Youhana (now Mohammad Yousuf) in 2006.

Rap Music Industry Exposed

A look into the real music industry with former Death Row Records rapper Napoleon. He is talking about the life of Tupac, Snoop Dog, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre and all the other rappers that were a part of this fast life that people want to live. Nopoleon like many in the industry had everything people dream of having but he still didn’t have peace in life and depression was to follow. Tune into this show to learn the truth about the music industry and why it’s a dead end in life and a path that you don’t want to take.

Amazing Facts About the Bible with Former Christian: Dr. Jerald Dirks

Is the Bible truly God’s Word?

Has the Bible changed and altered over time?

Is the Bible full of contradictions and discrepancies?

Was the bible corrupted as Muslims claim?

Introduction [start time 00:00]
About Me [start time 03:12]
About the Methodist Church
Is Bible the word of God? [start time 04:54]
Different Bibles & Number of books
Was Moses the author of a part of the Bible? [start time 09:18]
The three parts of the old testament [start time 12:15]
Who are the Authors of the new testeament?22:57 Blind Faith [start time 16:18]
Woe to those that wrote the Bible!
Additions to the Bible
What to do now? [start time 27:37]
Use New Revised Standard Version Bible for study as it goes back to the earliest manuscripts. And use ‘The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary’.
Conclusion [start time 28:58]

Dr Jerald Dirks is the guest on this episode of the deen show, Dr. Dirks is a former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church and revert to Islam.

He holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver.

Author of “The Cross and the Crescent: An Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity and Islam” (2001), and “Abraham: The Friend of God” (2002).

He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over 150 articles on Arabian horses.