Yusha Evans Bio
He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. In his early teens he became heavily involved in the church near his home and in Young Life, a non-denominational youth oriented organization with the intention of becoming involved in the ministry of teaching and preaching.
He intended to enroll in Bob Jones University, a world-renowned Bible College in his hometown upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover and realizing many things were askew, and a lot of what he believed his entire life was not in line with what his research found, he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twist and turns, ups and downs and after looking at the many world religions searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life he encountered a Muslim, and was given a Qur’an. After reading the Qur’an cover to cover he accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.
Yusha (Joshua) Evans Currently works as a counselor and life coach and sessions can be booked with him at https://yushaevanscoaching.com and in his spare time he travels the globe as a lecturer and caller to Islam, as well as teaching workshops that have taken him all across the globe. He is very active in charity and philanthropic work. He has been pivotal in establishing Islamic television stations in North America as well has appeared on many Islamic stations throughout the world. He has been pivotal in the call to islam and bringing people to the faith, as well as bringing non practicing muslims back to the religion globally for over 15 years
He produces regular Islamic and mental health related content as well as his renowned podcast “Reflections” on his YouTube found at https://YouTube.com/@yushaevans
He has studied under numerous teachers and scholars in the various sciences of Islam and is a Psychology major. He holds both a bachelors and masters degree in the field of Islamic sciences with specialty in Da’wah (Islamic propagation) He is currently pursuing his doctorate under the tutelage of Shaykh Waleed Al-Menesse, one of the worlds foremost Scholars in the Qur’an and its various sciences.
Yusha also founded an online gaming community called MGL (muslim gamers league) with tens of thousands of youth interacting in a family friendly moderated environment and has a very active streaming community on youtube. His discord is https://discord.gg/mgl and his weekly YouTube livestreams can be found at https://YouTube.com/@yushaevans
He also is a multiple discipline Black belt holder and has ran martial arts academies in the past
In his own words:
(Taken from a newspaper interview)
In what faith were you raised?
I was raised in Greenville, S.C. with a very strict Methodist upbringing.
How involved were you in Christianity?
I was actually going to a small Bible college in Greenville through our church and actually had an intention to enroll in Bob Jones University. My intention was to become a minister or a missionary. I also had interest in becoming a Bible scholar, and I was learning to read the Bible in Hebrew and Greek.
When did you convert to Islam, and why?
It was in December of 1998. After reading the Bible maybe six or seven times, cover to cover, analytically, I began to realize there were a lot of inconsistencies, contradictions. This confusion led me to leave Christianity altogether and I started searching other religions, Buddhism, Taoism – every kind of “ism” that’s out there – and none of them seemed to have a clear truth. One day I ran into a Muslim. He invited me to a Friday worship service and when I saw Muslims praying it was almost like a light went off in my head. I asked for a copy of the Quran. I read it cover to cover in one week, and that was enough.
How difficult was the decision to become a Muslim?
The decision was not very difficult. The difficulty came after the decision.
Did your family have difficulty accepting your conversion?
My old-fashioned grandmother – I was raised by my grandmother – it was hard for her to digest. And my mother, who is a Baptist, and my father, he’s a Christian and a freemason, it was not easy for him. But it was harder for my extended family, many of whom are involved in politics in South Carolina. It was people trying to talk me out of it and not so much an open condemnation, but you could feel the cold shoulder of the family.
How exactly does one convert to Islam?
If you believe in your heart that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, then you must make something called shahada – open testimony, an open declaration. You do that before anybody who can be witness to this. I did it at a Muslim brother’s home late in the night. There’s nothing like a ritual that you have to go through.
How much has Islam changed your life?
After I left Christianity I started heading down the wrong road, being 17 years old and being confused by the world. Islam put me back on a right perspective and even my family sees it has made me a much better and a much better-rounded person than I ever could have been.
Has your conversion changed your understanding of yourself?
I don’t feel it’s changed my understanding of myself. But I finally feel I have made a real connection with something greater than myself. I feel with Islam that a connection has finally been made with the creator, and when you feel a connection like that, there’s no way it cannot change you.
Do you see your adopted faith as the one true religion, and would you recommend it to anyone else?
I absolutely would recommend it – not as the one true religion separate from everything else, but as the only true religion the creator has ever given to humanity almost every religion has claimed some form of truth in it. But Islam is the only religion that has contained its originality and its truthfulness over its 1,400-year span. We believe it’s the same religion preached since Abraham, since Adam, because God is not someone who changes his way of life for humanity.
Salam Alakum Yusha You dont know me but I have heard alot of great things about you. I to was raised methodist and have since converted to islam, I goto ISB and the new mousque in Millersville. The brothers from ISB want me to put a Jumat (sorry for spelling mistakes) together from millersville the problem is how do I get people to listen to me I know in islam there is no color but i can’t help but see some stares when i come to mousque from brothers who dont know me since i too am white like you. So I imagine that you may have had some of the same problems as me when you first converted. I know I can use my skin color to help islam and would like to someday be a knowledgable as you so if you can help me please my name is Yussaf and my phone # is 410-981-9042 my name given to me by my parents is Craig Joseph so sometimes people still call me Craig except muslims just in case you call me inchallah I continue to make duha for you and the brothers at your mouque it is time for fajr so i must go now salam alakum
Would like to meet you brother. My name is Abdul Lateef , I am a Muslim originally from Phila. but have been living and working in Saudi Arabia for the last 27.I usually visit the States once a year.Last summer I visited NC.,drove through SC. on my way to visit my bro. in Georgia.If I had known about the masjid you all were speaking of perhaps I would have stopped by.That was the first time I was down south since 1996.It was really good seeing how Islam is spreading in that area of the USA.
I just read your feelings while reading interview of Yusha….please keep one thing in mind you have seen light just keep yourself consistance. humanity has no other way of development despite of understanding the message of our created…..May Allah help you….
Aslam o Alaikam Brother Yusha
I saw you couple of times in Masjid dar-ul-Taqwa Columbia MD. I was really impressed. I guess you are true Muslim and May Allah give you more and more courage to spread islam.
As-salamu Alaikom brother Haneef,
I have just seen you in Denver, Masjid Abu Bakr. Thank you so much brother for your great khotba (preach). It was really great and may Allah bless you and make your belief stronger and not make your heart deviate from the truth after He has guided you.
Hope we will see the paypal logo soon on your website.
جزاك الله خيرا يا أخي وبارك لك وفيك وعليك.
My name is Memoona and i’m a student from Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. The other day, as I was surfing YouTube, I stumbled across a video of one of your talks at George Mason University. It was entitled ‘How the Bible led me to Islam’ and in it you discussed some of the amazing life encounters you experienced that, ultimately, led you to Islam. As I was listening to your story it had a profound effect on me. It was related with such sincerity and honesty that I found myself rduced to tears. It made me realise how there are so many people in this world who are just searching for a reason to justify why we are on this Earth- people who are searching for the truth and never find it. Indeed, some search all their lives and never find it. It is only with the divine mercy of Allah that you may be blessed with guidance and shown the right path. I can see that, Alhamdulillah, you are truly one of those who was blessed. May allah bless you further and give you the strength to carry on your good work, for many years to come.
Peace to you, Asalaamu Alaykum,
I saw your talk Islam in the Bible on google video. I got the link via LADO (Latino Dawah) and found it to the point. I hope Allah gives knowledge and other people to think about their religion with understanding and what it commands, and to follow the religion of God correctly.
Your story and your journey to Islam is simply amazing MashaAllah. May Allah continue to give you and your work barakah. The way you talk about Islam is so MashaAllah (i dont think theres a better word to describe it:), it has made me want to be a better Muslim and spread Islam to others.
Jazakillah Khair and May Allah grant you Janatul Firdaus InshaAllah.
p.s. Please do let me know if you ever decide to come to Southern California…we would love to have you =D
Brother we Love you so much
Asalamu alaikum Brother,
I watched your lecture online at George Mason University and MashaAllah it really effected me. Alhamdulillah your an example of why we must LIVE islam in all our actions…you never know who is watching inshaAllah.
Assalaam O Alaikum
Hope u r f9 brother Yusha. I was just surfing some dawah material here in india to work amongst our non muslim sisters and i came across one of your websites. At first i was shocked and taken aback but then i thanked Allah The Almighty to show you the straight path Alhumdulillah. May Allah fulfil all your desires and give you strength to keep oing this work. Really i am deeply touched brother. May Allah keep your parents, wife, kids and all your relatives. Aameen. Dear brother if possible could you please send me material on your dawah workshops? I will be very thankful to you. Jazakallaahu Khaira. Take Care and do keep in touch on the above email address. Wassalaam.
akhie yusha mash allah alkyk n brrka llahu fik
n may allah help u about working his dawah
really thats good job mulims do bcz allahu subhnahu wt3la said.ومن احسن قولا ممن دعئ الئ الله وعمل صا لحا وقال انني من المسلمين so brrka llahu fik akhie elkreem.
mona egypt cairo.
Salamu Alaikum dear brother. I’m a sister from Australia and through the will of Allahu Ta’ala I have watched your dawah lessons on The Deen Show and other websites. I praise Allah Alhamdul Illah that He (Almighty) has guided you and given you the opportunity to enlighten the hearts of others. I was just wanting to know if there was a possibility of you ever visiting us here in Sydney Australia to give dawah. There is a great organization here called the Islamic Dawah Centre of Australia (IDCA). They have had many wonderful speakers like yourself here, like Br. Abdul Raheem Green, Br Yusef Estes etc. Please let me know so I can let IDCA know of your intentions. It would be a great honour to have you here, Jazak Allahu Khairun and may Allah always give you the strength you need to continue your fine work. Barak Allah fik.
assalamu alaikum wa ra7matu Allah wa barakatuh
Im from Kuwait, I saw your videos on youtube talking about how you embraced Islam.. better to say your journey to islam.. subhanAllah.. you wanted Allah to guide and He did wal7amdulillah.. and He Wanted to show you that look you could have die and not finding my way but no.. He is the Merciful.. he made you see the death twice but yet He gave you back life,, not yet.. you first will get the answer to your question
there is aya in sura Al Sajda.. i recalled when listening to this’:
يدبر الأمر من السماء ثم يعرج اليه في يوم كان مقداره ألف سنة مما تعدون ذلك عالم الغيب والشهادة العزيز الحكيم
and you know what? there is a saying by Omar ibn al Khattab (the companion of the prophet Muhammad salla Allah alaih wasallam): one doesn’t know the islam if he didn’t know the jahilia ..
so brother if you never tasted the darkness that you were in before may be you can not appreciate the light of truth
al7amdulillah for the ni3ma (gift) of islam and Quran.. the Quran is really a life that without it there would be no meaning for life..
أومن كان ميتا فأحييناه وجعلنا له نورا يمشي به في الناس كمن مثله في الظلمات ليس بخارج منها كذلك زين للكافرين ما كانوا يعملون
Al Anaam verse 122
translation of the meanings: : Is he who was dead then We raised him to life and made for him a light by which he walks among the people, like him whose likeness is that of one in utter darkness whence he cannot come forth? Thus what they did was made fair seeming to the unbelievers.
and also in the same surah:
فمن يرد الله ان يهديه يشرح صدره للاسلام ومن يرد أن يضله يجعل صدره ضيقا حرجا كأنما يصعد في السماء
Al Anaam 125
translation of the meanings: Therefore (for) whomsoever Allah intends that He would guide him aright, He expands his breast for Islam, and (for) whomsoever He intends that He should cause him to err, He makes his breast strait and narrow as though he were ascending upwards; thus does Allah lay uncleanness on those who do not believe.
i don’t know if you will read this comment or not
but .. I really ask Allah to give you, me and every one read this “ekhlas” and knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah .. may Allah use us to serve the deen and give us 3im nafi3 and 3amal salih (beneficial knowledge and good deeds)
i really wish you visit Kuwait
wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa baraktuh
Akhie yusha i watched n listened many time your da’wah. Alhamdulilah it is realy benefit me, i use the da’wah material for spread islam to my non muslim friend [katholic] n now she become a muslim, subhanallah. It’s really effective.
I really praise to ALLAH ta’ala about all your work. You really doing good job. may ALLAH reward you n give you strength to keep doing this work . ameen
Your jurney become a muslim really amazing.
Barakallahufikum- jazakallah khoiron .
Wassalam- salsabila sister in Hong Kong
mashallah brother you are true Muslim i wish you the best and best and God put you in Janah and all the Muslims out there
Subhanallah. I have listen to couple of your lectures on youtube and on the deenshow. I was really impressed. Mashallah may allah bless you, your family, and your work. Just keep up the good work mashallah.
salamu alaykum brother i have seen your vedio how you become a muslim was amazing oooh brother i beleive allah loves you alot manshallaah . brother make me du,a i have health problem and also am looking for a good muslim brother like you kk may allah help help you what ever you doing inshallah,
yo whats up brother Yusha I can really see a Noor which means light it is on your face mashallah. out of all the religons in the world people convert to islam the most. The Quran talks Confirms the Big Bang and other scientific miracles, it talks about human embryo and how the male is responsible for the gender of his offspring. ISLAM IS THE TRUTH. You will have a special place in JANNAH
salam alaykum br.yusha,
All praises indeed be to Allah.thank you brother,i shed tears after watching how bible led me to islam,simply because i could profoundly relate to how u feel ,eventually seeing light crystal clear at the end of the tunnel.thank u for revitalizing my faith,May Allah make it a reality that i would be able to meet u someday.InsyaAllah.if u ever come to malaysia please do let me know.May Allah reward u highly.
I am from Pakistan , I have a problem that I want to choose my new born baby name Yusha, but most of the people here are saying that it a jewish name, and no one know the history of Hazrat Yusha,
Kindly advise me what to do and what r the emaning of this name, and how it will write in arabic.
I am a Muslim and adopt the way according to Islam. Please quote the book references in your reply so that i can satisfy those people.
Mohammad Touseef Kashif Khan
Asalamu Alikom, Brother Yusha, i just watched your story on how you became a Muslim, subhana allah, truly I felt like Allah loved you enough to guide you slowly to him, and the two incidences that you were about to die but yet, Allah was watching over you just to ring you a bell that hay “I’m Here” and keep searching for me, what a wonderful and inspiring story, I am a born muslim but I wish to have your sincerity and dedication towards Allah and Islam, you are the right example of a true Muslim, so humble and fully submitted to your creator, may Allah bless your life and use you as a guidance to many nonmuslims out there. And gather us with you with the “zomrat” group of Prophet Muhamed peas be upon him and all the companions and followers Ameen.
america has been waiting for you since it was founded. Alhamdullah Allah sent you as one of its (america) son to help propagate Islam to america. u are truly a blessing for america and the muslims in america.
every muslim love u, and we pray that Allah accept every step u take, every breath u take and each word u say, may Allah take them all as good. may Allah enter into His infinite mercy without questioning.
thanks so much u are an inspiration to all muslims.
Assalamu Alikium, Brother Yusha
I am a muslim girl, but i truly never grapsed the code and
conduct of a true Islamian. I search for thousands of lectures
on the internet on Islam so it can help boost my iman. I have
to say that by far, your lecture was one of the best. It opened
my eyes to see that even people who are were once outside
of the religion are getting pulled into it. Sadly i had the
knowledge but i wasn’t really using it to the best of my ability.
Now i’m hoping to boost my iman so no doubts arouse in my
mind. I’m fear that Allah’s anger towards me for having doubts
will be the end of me, but not in a good way. Brother Yusha, i
beg you to continue your lectures of your story, because not
only will the non-muslims benefit from it but the muslims will
too. Muslims around the world say their muslims and yet,
don’t act like one. Many thanks to you from me.
Mashallah, may Allah bless you and your family.
As Salaam Alaykum,
Thank you brother for your work and help in spreading Islam. Could you tell me if there is support group for Muslim Americans?
Second, being a convert and not from a muslim country and the culture makes it very hard to communicate with the non-american brothers and sisters they seem to shy away from any conflict or make a stand for what is right.
Seems that are too polite or just afraid to deal with serious problems in the community. I can understand living in peace but we should stand up for justice and fair treatment.
Can you suggest a book, tape or site to help me relate better, as I know I also need to be able to met them halfway,
Assalamualaikum Brother ,
I am very glad Alhamdulillah, to see your video on youtube of your journey for the truth. Really, Truly if Allah wants to give hidayath, no one can stop him. What attracted me the most is the age at which you searched for the truth.
I am from India, but live in UAE. I do what is in my capacity to support da’wath in both these places. Please do keep in touch when you come to any of these places.
Above all, Love our ‘Habib’ with full heart. As Allah said, He is “Rahmathun Lil Alamin” “Mercy to the Universe”. Also please let me know if you plan an umrah in Ramadan or Rabiul Awwal. Just hoping to meet this follower of The Creator and Lover of His Habib one day.
Jazak Allah Khair.
You are an ispiration. I came into the fold of Islam June 19, 2009, Alhamdo lillahi. I spent over 50 years in a Christian/Catholic environment and like yourself, had many questions about what I was taught and expected to worship and believe. It is comforting to know that I did make the right and only decision and your story cements my faith even more. As salamo alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
Dear brother Yusha, esselamu alejkum!
I watched your video on youtube and I was impressed. I like your way of explanation. Simple and understandable for everyone.
I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a muslim without faith. Bosnia was at that time communist country, where faith was expelled from the homes and hearts of most muslims. As 17 years old girl I began seek truth. I head the same questions as you and I tried to find answers in a similar way. Elhamdulillah I found it.
Go on with your message.
I wish you all the best, my Allah help you and blles you.
p.s. How can I get your cd?
I have a question about mathew 28 verse 16-20, will be really grateful to if u could shed some light on it, as i been lookiing for clarification on that verse for long, you’ll knw well as u had thoroughly studied the bible, I have emailed you this question pleae answer it when u hav time
Salam br. Yusha,
how can i get a copy of your dvd?please email me for instructions.thanx
Brother joshua mansha allah, may allah bless you and reward you in jannah. Iam sister frm Uk, Having to watch your video in youtube mansha allh was light upon light, wake me up.
You mention Duawah DVDs and want do my best in dauwah, i think getting hold of yr dauwah DVDs will be good start for me insha allah. I was wondering if yr DVDs are available world wide, because yr lectures are really good, im sure, it will win the hearts n minds of many non muslims.
Jazaka allah khayr.
yr sis in deen
My brother and habeby fe allhu
i am from egypt saw ur story .and be4 that isaw video of u u really get attention of mayn non muslim so i am really wanna to know ur name untill i added u to my fb anyway
i wanna to help muslim in US or everywhere and non-muslim too so if u know how i will be here and poke to do something
Keep go on with this fine work. At age of 17 you became a muslim wow wonderful. Allah (swt) loves you that’s why. It’s a beautiful thing to see people converts into the Islam and the more beautiful is when those people became sheikhs – peaceful
you are just very lucky man and allah choose you among all your family and guide you walah indeed he loves you, and I LOVE YOU LILAH AND I AM VERY PROUND AND HAPPY TO HAVE BROTHER LIKE YOU .JAZAKALLAH KHEYRAN .
Salamu Alaikum My Brother,
I’m a Muslim from Nigeria, in Africa
I have been seeing your good work. I have nothing to say much but to continue to pray for you. you know, if see or hear about white people that converted to muslim I always feel excited.
May Allah Help Us Amen!!!!
I just saw your video (How the Bible Led Me to Islam: The Story of a Former Christian Youth Minister – Joshua Evans) on YouTube. I am very impressed with your story and your path inspired me. It is amazing to see young Muslim men and women who inspire others through Islam. We need more young Muslims standing up and showing the true beauty of Islam. Thank you for everything that you do – and thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us.
God bless you and cared for
And paid in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad
Assalamalaikum wa rehmatAllah aywabarakatuHu
To all muslim brothers sisters and otherwise to all visitors, I am from Pakistan.
when we gained independence (1947), around that time we had a poet who predicted people like yourself, his name was Iqbal (he is our national poet now). He is the only Urdu & Persian (Local Languages of Pakistan and Iran) poet i know to have seamlessly woven the verses of the Quran into his reformative poetry.
Iqbal said and i quote “…….. Paasbaan mill ga-ay Kaabay koe sanum khaanay say” literally “defenders were granted to the Kaaba from the worshippers at idols’ temples” meaning that Allah Sarwat Hu Taala has granted the Qibla or the Kaaba, its protectors from among the peoples who disregard it, mashaAllah my brother, you are the fullfilment of a prophecy thousands of miles and around 60 or so years ago, mashaAllah. Welcome brother, Shaykh, May Allah eternally bless you and the brothers and sisters like you.
Assalamalaikum wa rehmatAllah ay wabaraka tuHu
i am umar from malaysia.
i just watched your video last night and i think its very good.
the title is how the bible led me to islam.yeah.i agree with you that we muslim nowadays are intend to keep our religion in the mosque.
we must change this.we must do da’wah to everyone.
thanks for the video by the way
keep spreading the words of Allah
In one of the sayings of the prophets which means
” If Allah wanted goodess to any of his servants, then He (ALLAH) will give him good understanding of the religion of Islam ”
My brother yusha ,
Although we are far away from each other and never met,
you are in USA and I am in LIBYA…but sincerely I LOVE YOU FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH,… and may ALLAH keep you in steadfast and be of the lucky people to represent islam with effective preaching and charm…
p.s I need your advise of how I can donate to share in your Dawa expesses. Jazakalluhu Khiran
Aslam alikum Br. YUSHA,
I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO OF HOW YOU CAME TO ISLAM , IT TOOK ME BACK TO THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH WHEN I ALSO REVERTED TO ISLAM WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD IM NOW 41 AND HAVE LOVED MY LIFE AS A MUSLIM, ALHAMDULILLAH ,
PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ,MAY ALLAH BLESS YOUR EFFORTS AND GIVE YOU JENNAH .
JUST WANT TO ASK HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR PARENTS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS ? ARE THEY CLOSER TO EMBRACE ISLAM ? MY PARENTS LOVE ME MORE AND ARE PROUD OF WHAT I HAVE DONE BUT STILL THEY ARE NOT EMBRACING THIS BEATIFULL RELIGION,
As for sister Lisa from UK, this is my opinion about your parents; maybe they didn’t yet receive the guidance light from ALLAH. Keep pray and never ever give up hope for them to be chosen by ALLAH to be among people who receive His mercy and bless. From chapter As-Sharh,94:8
And to your Lord (Alone) turn all your intentions and hopes.
Good afternoon Yusha, I met you after your speaking at the event at UAB on “How the Bible led me to Islam.” I was the one who asked you the philisophical question. Religion for me is difficult to get involved with, mainly because of the staunch orthodoxy and hasty judgment of large groups. There are several things in Islam I find to be fascinating, my only real objection is the same objection to following Christianity and Judaism–accepting the idea that God possesses a very human quality…jealousy. When I said you were one of few to provide a valid answer to my question at the speaking I spoke wrong, you were actually the only person who even attempted to answer it. For that reason, even though I have yet to become a convert, you gained my admiration and my respect. I found it rather an embarrassment as a student at UAB that most of the questions were relating either to your personal life or to the question of “Islam promoting terrorism?” The fact you did not defend against that allegation was very wise, as there is nothing to defend. If someone mis-reads a passage in a religion it is not the fault of the religion, the reason, because there are crazed lunatics under the disguise of every denomination. All that aside, though I have yet to completely devote myself to a God in any holy book I give you my best wishes.
I really enjoyed your lecture at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul Minnesota. I am working for the Minnesota Council of Churches: http://www.mnchurches.org/programs/christian-unity/TakingRoot.html.
If you could help me with advice on how to motivate Muslims into working for more social justice causes such as ending poverty. I would like specific statements from the Qu’ran to remind my fellow brothers and sisters to help families that are newly arriving to Minnesota.
I would like to tell you that I enjoyed your sermon, I left with a greater appreciation of the Du’a which you spoke to the congregation about.
I also count Surat Saff among my favorite Surats.
May Islam prosper!
oh and this all took place in mpls, MN
Alsalamo alikom wa rahmato Allah wa barakato
whoever Allah guided is the guided one and whoever Allah misguide is the misguided one.Subhan Allah who guide people to the straight path .
SubhanaAllah, I have never heard of you in my life before and wouldnot have ever stopped to hear you story as I was born a muslim alhamdulilah. And I never thought that your story can affect me. Fortuntly, I am a regular attender of Cardiff Univerisity Islamic Soceity lectures and this is how I have come to learn about you. I have attended your lecture yesterday 06/03/10 in Cardiff and mashaAllah I was touched with story and struggle. I feel so ashamed that I am not as passionate to spread the deen of islam as you are. I love my deen dont get me wrong – but I have always been selfish and satisfied with me, my family and my circle of friends being muslims – and thats that. So I didnt think I need to work hard to spread the deen and do dawah! But what you said, especially the naseeha you gave us at the end about spreading the deen and being true representation of Islam, reduced me to tears. I have never felt so honoured to being a muslim as much as I have yesterday. May Allah reward you abundantly for your hard work and reward you and your family JannatulFirdous ameen. We hope to see you again in the UK. All the best in everything you do. May Allah make it easy on you inshaAllah. BarakaAllahu Feek for everything.
You sister in Islam
Salamun Alaikum my dear brother, it is quite heart-melting your emotional and sincere story concerning your search for the truth.
It is likely on a lesser degree the same way your search has been like that of one of the Sahabahs of the our noble prophet (SAW) salman Al-farisy, as he happened to be from the tribe of israel, and he went through a Herculean ordeal in search of one through Allah.
I envied your upheld status and I appreciate your strength, having considered the inclined factor of the phenomenal western philosophy that has been assumed it could subdue the true light of Allah.
May Allah continue to guide and Strengthen us in this beautiful way of light and a Religion.
Pray for us please, a cultist christian Tyrant (The state Governor) in my Local State has been inciting Terror against the Muslim Ummah,
May Allah guide and protect us.
Assalamualaikum brother Yusha,
I learned about you when I was surfing youtube. After watching your video, I was very amazed by your stories having born as a non-muslim and the day you convert to Islam. Masyaallah…
I was wondering if there is any possibility at alll if you have any plan to come to my country, Singapore, to give a speech or what we known here as “syarahan”. I would love to listen to you “live”.
May ALLAH swt bless you for every good deeds that you do.
i am in new zealand, and i’ve seen your videos on the deenshow and yutube,its absolutley masha’alah.
i watched your videos more than 10 times each,its very intresting. Allah guides whoever he wills,and you were guided by Allah subhanu watala .
i am muslim from ancient land once called abyssinia,but now modern independent state of somalia, i would like to ask one question, when jesus peace be upon him return, is it just before or after event of judgement day?.i have christain friend who tells me muslims/jews/pagans will be punished when jesus comes back!..
Salam brother Yusha…
May ALLAH BLESS you and all muslims in the world..
MAY ALLAH strengthen ur heart…
Thanx for all the sharing..
I read a lot of story of Christian priests that convert to Islam when they realize the truth..
They are people who search for the real truth and ALLAH guide them with His Light..
Other Muslims who were born as Muslims should be very3 grateful to the Lord of Universe: ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY.
This people including me.
As for sister Lisa from UK, this is my opinion about your parents; maybe they didn’t yet receive the guidance light from ALLAH. Keep pray and never ever give up hope for them to be chosen by ALLAH to be among people who receive His mercy and bless. From chapter As-Sharh,94:8
And to your Lord (Alone) turn all your intentions and hopes.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ In The name Of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I Bear Witness that There Is No God But Allah and I Bear Witness that Muhammad Is The Prophet Of Allah Asalamu Alaikum my bro in Islam Yusha Hadith Of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)said: “If Allah wants to do Good to somebody, then He makes him understand the religion Of Islam” my Allah Guide U my Allah reward U n all us bro l’m So happy 2 have bro like you and My Eeman get stronger when I see bro Like you Subhanallah bro please keep doing Dawah Your place will be paradise if Allah Wills a lot Of non muslims doesn’t Know about “Islam” The way Of Life “O Lord Show us the straight path” O Allah ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ (Chepter Al-Fatiha 6) ameen Your sis in Islam from Somalia live in USA peace be with you.
Salam! Dear brother Yusha!
Allah has given you Hidayah. Inshaallah you can do more and more work for Dheen as a an American Masha allah.
Best wishes ..
Asalmu Alykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh to All.
I am a 15 year old girl from Toronto, Ontario.
I love your story so much brother Yusha, it has become my favourite vidoe to watch from youtube, almost every time i watch it again i lear something new.
I want to be like you so much, may Allah guide us all and not let us die but in a state of submition to HIm, Ameeeen.
Almost every day in school I am hasled and questioned about my hijab, but that doesnt apset me, no, I love it when non-muslims come to be and ask, because then i am not the one who is forcing my religion on anyone, they are the ones that came to me and asked.
After they ask I continue almost everyday telling them abot Islam.
I really hope i see you brother in Toronto, or any Majid in North York. I hope you will come to the third annuel Journey of Faith taking place this year in Toronto Ontario. May Allah bless you and your family and bestowe upon you His mercy, and let you enter Jannah without any judgement,Your story increased me in EMAN, MAy ALLAH reward you and MAY YOU BE AMONST THE ABRAR, INSH’ALLAH.
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
اللهم صلي و سلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله و صحبه أجمعين
بارك الله فيك أخي و جزاك خير جزاء أسأل الله أن ينفع بكم
الله أكبر و لله الحمد
أخ يوشع عندي سؤال
لماذا لم تغير إسمك إلى إسم إسلامي؟؟؟؟؟؟؟
مثل أحب الأسماء إلى الله عبد الله أو عبد الرحمان …………..؟
aslamualaikum my brother jushua. my tears slowly flow from my eyes when i see your talk in your tube how you searching the truth…..,no word i can describe my feeling ….so u are such true muslim indeed..i was born muslim.but lack of everything compared to u in all aspect of islam..eventhough i know some foundamental of islam and have strong faith in islam but action no really reflect
what is ALLAH want from me….iam very shame of my self….i want to be a good muslim like u…..i love u so much my brother jusha…we are brothers…
As’salamualikum wa Rahmatulalahi wa Barakatuhu
May Allah protect you and your family and put barakah in your work.
I hear you refer to your shaykh in your talks and I was just curious to know who you study with. I hope it is not offensive to ask this question since we should all protect our duniya and akhira and who take our deen from.
Jazza kallahu khairin
WAs’salamualikum wa Rahmatullah!
ALSALAMO ALIKOM WARAHMAT ALLAH WA BARAKATO.
BROTHER YUSHA I COULDNT BELIVE MY SELF WHEN I SAW YOU TODAY AT THE AIRPORT,YOU BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES YOU MAKE FEEL THE MEANING OF : ALLAHO AKBAR ,I KEPT SAYING IT AFTER YOU LEFT ,NO MORE WORDS AFTER THAT . ALLAHO AKBAR ,ALLAHO AKBAR, AKBAR AKBAR.
al salamu aliakum
God bless you,God bless all your effort in spreading word of allah , God strenghen your beleives and guide you to the correct way which lead us to paradise inshaa allah.
Ifollow all your works through youtube,thedeenshow or at your own web site………… may God help you and bless you … aamin … aamin
your brother in islam
May Allaah help you… u r a good man .
Fawziah from KSA…
Assalamualaikum Br Yusha,
I saw your video on how bible led you to Islam. As I have inherited Islam from birth, I suppose like any other inheritance it’s not thoroughly appreciated. By watching reverts like yourself who spoke so eloquently on Islam, it has made me want to further research and learn deeper about Islam. Thank you for giving such forthright comparisons between Islam and other religions as I, myself in my quest for further understanding of Islam have read about other religions with the conscious aim of strengthening my faith in Islam. I think as a Muslim we should also be knowledgeable of others religions so that we can counter questions posed to use. Alhamdulillah watching reverts like you and others have humbled me so much that I realize I have to learn Islam anew like you and others do. Thank you for that.
As’salamualikum wa Rahmatulalahi wa Barakatuhu
May Allah protect you and your family and put barakah in your work.
I am a born Muslim from Malaysia and I dont have the opportunity of reading all text from all the various kitab like you did. We only have Quran but from your speech at the U-tube, I am really amazed by your understanding of Islam. You are a true Islam than most of us who are born Islam. Thanks so much for letting the world see the Islam that should be…….Hope more non Muslim shares your view.
May Allah bless you and all the Muslims in this world.
AL Salam Alikom brother Yusha :
Your reminded me with this verse :
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَنْ يَرْتَدَّ مِنْكُمْ عَنْ دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ يُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلا يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لائِمٍ ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
Surat AL-ma2da 54
 O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islâm), Allâh will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allâh, and never fear of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allâh which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower
What I see now in USA and other non islamic countries is exactly like what Allah said
when muslim who born and grew up muslims turns back from Islam Allah brought new people to Islam whom he will love and they love him..
I am asking Allah to teach you in islam as he teached the first muslims Aameen.
That was a great story of you, i hope you can share all this beautiful story in my country- Malaysia, here we have so many Muslims, but nowydays so many of them are forgetting about what Islam is all about.
May Allah s.w.t always bless you for all of your life for all the dakwah you did.
Assalaaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!
I love you for the Sake of Allah akhee! May Allah grant you success in this world and the Next.. Ameen! 🙂
Nosherwan from Pakistan
We truely love you and love to see you around in the middle east on a dawa trip. If you like the idea and have time to do it as there is a growing english speaking community plesae let us know.
If we failed meet up here may Allah bring us together in the Jennah.
We in the Arab world truely love you and we are proud that you are part of our ummah.
AlSalaam U Alaikum
Dear Brother Yusha,
Islam needs people like you. May God help you.
You are really true muslim. I am very happy to see you on youtubes.
Now you became muslim and learnt about Islam please spread this beautiful religion worldwide.
Peace be with you
Your brother Ali from Oman
may allah protect you dear brother , and hope to see you all around the world. djamel from algeria
al-Quran is a great book…even people didn’t know the meaning, by listening few verses from it..we know its not a word of man..its kalamullah..
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah Brother Yusha!
May Allah (SWT) bless you all and make your tasks easy for you. I have met many reverts and have heard of many stories like yours and I always admire such efforts in the search of truth.
I wish if I could ever have the feeling of accepting Islam by choice. Alhamdulillah I am a born Muslimah from Pakistan but I feel like missing that opportunity….like feeling of entering the light zone from the darkness like you guys do.
Asalamulaikum warahmahtullahi wabarakaatuh:
Dear brother Yusha Evans, I couldn’t imagine how hard you have your journey finding the true meaning of happiness that is the fact you have arrived to bring yourself in the nearest side of Allah subchanawah taalla – Alhamdullillah! It seems to me that you are indeed the chosen as the light of Islam in America. More interestingly, you have spread the true messages of Allah to Pope, Christians and Jews to accept about Islam, other words to bring all mankinds live side by side in loving peace, that is an awesome impression. I’m highly admire and respect of you as a humble Muslims, May Allah Bless you, and your family also your knowledge.
Asalamu aleikum Warahmatulahi wabarkatu, I just discover your speech and I loved macha allah you make me crying. May Allah bless him a make me to see you in paradise ameen ya rabil allamin. Et Qu’allah me donne un homme tel que vous même si je devenais la deuxième femme.
Asalamualikum Brother Yusha,
I met you at the MCA San Francisco Bay Area last weed during Jum’a. I was hosnestly shocked. You are genius. In only 12 years, you have achieved a lot. In fact, when I learned about you reading the Holy Qur’an in only one week for the first time, I got could imagine how much desire you had for a true and complete religion, like Islam. I will make Dua for you, May Allah give the courage and success to spread Islam everywhere and be a very good example to all who are still in the darkness.
Allahumma Ae’zzal Islam Wal Muslimin. Ya Arham Rahimin.
Peace been upon you brother Yusha
I like listening to your story frequently, it is realy amazing and sorrowful story, but the end was very wonderful with finding the absolute truth.
No desperation with Allah, that what we had been taught since childhood days
Thank you for your sincere work in dawah
May Allah reward you Aljannah (paradise),, Ameeeeeeeen
My Dear Brother. Assalamoalekum wa Rehmat Ullah. I am from Pakistan.
May! Allah bring all human beings on the right path. Your struggle and quest for truth is really impressive for others. I would also appreciate your activities for spreading Islam. May! Allah give you the best reward.
May Allah T accept you efforts.
When we follow sunnah indeed we are actually doing a favour to ourselves, and this is a big favour you have done to yourself by bringing yourself close to Allah T.
Jazak’Allah khair for sharing your story and advice.
Salaamu’alaykum Akhi Yusha and family,
Alhamdulillah im given a good chance to wean off music by listening to video lectures (i converted them to mp3s) of akhi Nouman Ali Khan, akhi Mutah and your good self. Jazaakallahu khairul jazaa’!
i kept repeating the part u were at your first khutbah and when Imam started preaching, u went, “oooh myyyy…”
i have no idea why that gets me in giggle fits everytime.
ud’uu lee ya akhi yusha.. for my arabic to be better than you (i give myself a decade -maybe 2- to be on the same par as you -ok, maybe 3-) so on one of these good days Allah has bestowed me, i am able to understand Al-Quran verses in Arabic following the sunnah of Rasulullah s.a.w. Lillahi Ta’ala. subhanAllah what an awesome day it shall be!
thoughts from dora
pls do make du’a also for Allah to provide me with rizq to attend TheDowra in Tarim, Yemen.
and for Allah not to be mad at me for asking everyone with a comment box to make du’a for the above to come true.
brother yusha your story about converting to Islam was the most beautiful story i`ve ever heard in may whole life.
jazak allahou kheir.
Allah bless you
JAzak Allah khair
Dear brother Yusha,
As a Muslim girl growing up in New York I’m constantly surrounded by non believers, and sad to say many of my friends are Atheists. So far I’ve been able to hold onto my faith Alhamdullilah, but it gets hard sometimes knowing they’re always cynnical towards the idea of a “religion.” I try telling them about the wonderful beliefs, but it never caught their attention. After your video however, it did catch a few of their attentions. I’d like to thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful story, and I hope you always prosper in life. Thank you so much, and may Allah always be with you.
asalamu alaikum brother Yusha
I’m glad to hear about your convertion to islam, I don’t know if you tried to learn arabic. If not, you have to start because arabic is as great as islam is, eventhough it is difficult.
Finally I like to say may Allah bless you and be with you.
notice: I don’t know much english, so excuse me if there are some mistakes in my writing.
Esselamun Aleykum brother Yusha ,i want to praise to Allah (swt) who has choose he is Khalifetullah (Vicegerent of Allah) in this world to work for he is cause you are blessed brother,i have seeing you thru my search i am turkish and i have my own web site http://www.whyislamtrue.com i will like to meet you one day insaAllaah ,Allah (swt) will reward those who are steadfast and perserve them self and promote he is Deen,May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon you
I’d like to first congratulate you on your accomplishments and work in and for Islam. Secondly, I’d like to thank you personally. Though your work is directed towards non-muslims in calling them to Islam or showing them it’s true meaning, as a Muslim, your work has helped me recall how great our faith truly is and has completely abolished the doubts I have recently been having. It has also inspired me and reassured me that doing all that I can to raise awareness about Islam and playing my role in helping others to understand Islam is a calling I should persue. I literally learnt your name an hour ago, researched a bit about you, and watched part of “Islam in the Bible.” I have been researching our religion recently and have struggled to find good, clear sources of information. I
I grew up in the South and have an Aunt who converted from Christianity to Islam, and I think that is why I was able to strongly understand and relate to your words of truth. I am positive god led me to find your videos and am thankful to him. I hope he continues to lead me down the straight path and I hope he gives you strength to continue doing the amazing things you’re doing. and may he bless you and your family. dont ever stop, because what you’re doing inspires us all.
I’d heard your story last year. Masha Allah it was heart warming. And since then I’ve watched it a couple of times especially last week when I was very anxious because of certain wordly issues,a nd it really cheered me up cause I realized i had Islam, and the opportunity to make my Akhira, and that my efforts towards that will surely give fruit iA, whether or not this worldly life may or not.
I pray that Allah gives you the strength to continue striving in the path of Allah.
salam. brother u give the message of living in this life .. and how allah love u that allah give u the hidayat . and u become a great muslim and u r sending a message of allah to every man kind ………………………………..and we all r pray for u ……..
اللهم اهدنا اهد بنا واجعلنا من المهتدين اللهم اهدنا الى نور التوحيدو ثبتنا عليه وتوفنا على كلمة التوحيد صلى الله على سيدنا محمد على اله و صحبه اجمعين
Asalamu Alaykum br Yusha-
Mashallah. I have listened to a few of your videos and I have to say that the eloquency and full understanding you bring to the table is quite unique. I especially appreciate how you answer questions, very respectful to other religions with a gentle manner & with hikmah (wisdom).
I ask Allah to bless you and your family, and utilize you for His Sake and for all that he loves. May you be granted steadfastness, continual iklaas (sincerty), and the highest levels of paradise. Ameen.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious – Most Merciful.
Subhanallah, I’ve seen your lecture on YouTube and thought, “Phew, this guy is able to benefit our Muslim youth out there!”
First of all, I’m not another revert or anything, or even American. To begin with, I’m a Muslim-born, but wasn’t practising much and at some point in my life back then – abandoning my duties to the Creator altogether. I didn’t understand why I should be praying, and was too naive to acknowledge my Deen and be thankful to Allah SWT.
Only after some turbulance and difficulty, I came to terms of searching inner peace in myself, and seeing so many kuffar/ or people of other beliefs backlash against Muslim community in the West and made accusations of them as being terrorists. Only that time, I made a connection of such situation with mine: we’re in great calamity.
And in times of this fast-chaning world, let us face it – not only we’re threatened by such external forces, but also our own spiritual life. Younger generations nowadays grow up listening to music by immoral singers that do not have self-respect by revealing their skin on stage, and/ or movies that prove to you it is now WRONG to be a virgin in your 20s. When I studying abroad somewhere in the West, it was indeed true: they actually laughed at me being pure.
My point is: young generation of Muslim, we’re in dire need of role models – to show us to study all secular stuff, but not abandon reading holy Qur’an and praying 5 times a day. And searching our true identity, learning great times in Islamic history and extending our intellectual capacity in best possible way with Islam.
And I hope, Mr Evans here will be one of the best role models for young Muslims to live as true Muslims, not only by names. Salam.
As-Salamu Alaykum dear brother Yusha
When you joined a Penal Law course I teach at Sharia Academy of America, I didn’t imagined that one of my students was as great as I came to know later on about you. May Allah bless all your efforts on the path of Dawah (call) to Islam, grant you happy endings in this life and the next, and gather us together in Jannah! Ameen!
beuatiful story how you came to islam. Allah The Most High loves you Masha Allah please make du’a for our children to be like you Insha Allah.
I saw a video of you giving a speech on how you converted. And i thought you were very brave to come up and share your story. I’m like the old you, frustrated, sad, angry trying and trying to find answers, and when i viewed your video, it touched my heart. It moved me to want to understand Islam even more deeper. I’m glad it gave me a better picture of Islam. Thank you.
May Allah bless you. : )
Salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatu,
About a month ago you came with; Yusuf Estes, Mutahhir Sabree, and Eddie, to Moraine Valley Community College (near the Chicago-land area). Alhamdulillah, long story short- I was thinking about wearing the Niqab (face veil) since last semester but I hadn’t acted on that feeling.
The Friday that you came to the College, I thought about wearing it to the event but then I knew I would have felt awkward around my friends since there aren’t too many Niqabi’s in town and I had never seen one at that school…so I didn’t build up the courage to wear Niqab to the event but as soon as I walked in- I saw the only Niqabi there, I was told she was your wife, Masha Allah. May Allah reward you, her, and your children with the highest level of paradise!
In addition to other things, this was definitely a sign from Allah to me, Alhamdulillah. The next day I bought a Niqab and in this past month I have been building up to wearing it at UIC and around my friends. Niqab has been a great experience overall, the believer is always happy even during hardship because if they remain patient they will be given a good reward.
Never underestimate the voice of a woman in Niqab, even if she is silent- as a caller to Islam, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will make her the loudest.
Jazak Allah Khair to my sister in Islam and to you too.
If you ever come back to Chicago maybe you could give a lecture about Niqab, insha Allah ta’ala.
Raahil moosa from south africa wishes you all the best in life and continue preaching islam
Esselamu aleyküm Yüşa brother…
I m writing from Turkey.God bless.For what you did.Be entrusted to God.There is a need to come to Turkey I would like to recount his experiences at universities.
Asalam Alaikum Brother Yusha,
I doubt you remember me but I had met you on the stage of WhyIslam SoCal Banquet in 2009 (Anaheim) for the first and the last time. I reverted on that stage by reciting the Shahada after you. I remember, everyone told me that you should consider yourself lucky, getting reverted by Yusha Evans and now after all the research, I do consider myself lucky. I just want to Thank you for everything and that special moment which will always be cherished by me for the rest of my life. You truly are an inspiration.
May allah always be with you.
I came across your story and a number of your videos and wow, you’re an inspiration bro. May Allah reward you and keep you on the path of teaching the world about Islam.
Assalamualiqum dear brother i have watched your story on you tube and i got really emotional and ambarrassed because you are reminding our
reponsibility as a muslim. I have been very happy that you had found the right way in your life and wish Allah Jalla jalaaluh to keep your feet very strong along his holy way. Thak you
Salaam Brother Yusha.
I have watched most of the videos you posted on Youtube. I appreciate your efforts in spreading the true word of Islam. Especially your emphasis on the responsibilities of Muslims in the West and the positive work they should be doing in their communities.
You are a great inspiration to all young Muslims who want to get closer to Allah and follow the correct path.
May Allah bless you in this world and the Hereafter.
Syed Usamah Shah
Assalamu alaykum. Please we are dawah group from Nigeria we need brother Joshua Evan’s number so we can invite him to our interfaith dawah programm.
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Assalam alayka Yusha
I’m Mohamed from Niger
After going through all these comments & messages, I find that we’re numerous friends to like your tribunes. May God Almighty guide you and both muslims in the right path. May God support you to go ahead with success in your mission. Ameen
Yaa salaaam !