The Deen Show: A Christian Minister’s Conversion to Islam ( 1 of 2 )

The Deen Show: A Christian Minister's Conversion to Islam ( 1 of 2 )

Why did I choose Islam? Why I’m no longer a Christian? Dr Jerald Dirks is our guest on today’s show, Dr. Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in 1971, his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1974, his Master of Arts (clinical child psychology) from the University of Denver in 1976, his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1978, and his sessions program certificate in Islamic studies from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998. In 1969, he obtained his License to Preach from the United Methodist Church and was ordained into the Christian ministry (deaconate) by the United Methodist Church in 1972. He converted to Islam in 1993 and completed the ‘Umrah and Hajj in 1999. His vocational history includes over five years teaching in American colleges and universities and over 20 years spent in the private practice of psychotherapy. In addition, he has taught at the middle school level at two different private Islamic schools and has served as the psychoeducational consultant at one private Islamic school. Dr. Dirks is the author or co-author of over 60 published articles in the behavioral sciences (primarily in psychosomatic medicine), over 140 published articles on the Arabian horse and its history, and over 220 published articles or formal presentations on Islam, comparative religion, and private Islamic education in America. He has lectured widely on Islam at
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25 Comments so far »

  1. 409Ace said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    @IKnowIslam and KafirGirl is an ignorant uneducated person who has NO knowledge about Islam! Islam is the Religion of Peace and Submission to God Almighty!Islam PROHIBITS killing of any kind,Islam IS Spiritual and heaven(Paradise) is BOTH Physical and SPIRITUAL Pleasures!

  2. 409Ace said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    IKnowIslam and KafirGirl is an ignorant uneducated person who has NO knowledge about Islam!Islam is the Religion of Peace and Submission to God Almighty! Islam PROHIBITS killing of any kind,Islam IS spiritual and heaven(Paradise) is BOTh Physical and SPIRITUAL Pleasures!

  3. 409Ace said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    @IKnowIslam Obviously,YOU CLEARLY DO NOT KNOW ISLAM!

  4. abegmusic said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    hey man pick up an english translation of the Quran, you might actually like it

  5. IKnowIslam said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I wish more people would actually read the koran. Islam is not a religion at all. It is a brutal, criminal, supremacist ideology with a facade of religion to dupe the gullible. There is nothing spiritual about islam, even its version of “heaven” is nothing more than decadent sensuality, which has no place in the spiritual plane.

    Read the Qur’an with KafirGirl she’ll give you a great insight
    kafirgirl(dot)wordpress(dot)com/archive/

  6. thenightsultan said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Beautiful

  7. TheMustaqbal said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Alaahu akbar

  8. MsRrosey said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    lol we dont worship kaaba we worship one god (Allah) going around kabba is like praying in masjad. a way of worshiping god and be near from him spiritually also its  helathy plz make sure before you post sth. peace.

  9. MsRrosey said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Allah Akbar

  10. 94nonogirl said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    no its not an idol and we dont worship it ,its a A sacred place go read a book we worship the one and only god and if you read the Quran you may understand.

  11. ramatirthadasa said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    WTF is so wrong with worshiping “idols”? the kaaba is an idol and you muslims worship that!!

  12. ahmad1d said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    جزاك الله خير

  13. PurpalicousGal said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Some people liked this because they don’t like Muslims or Islam, which I can tell by their comments. I can’t believe many Non-Muslims are hateful towards Islam and also disrespectful towards Islam. Thank God we Muslims respect other religions and don’t say anything hateful to them, a TRUE Muslim whose peaceful and respectful won’t say anything disrespectful back because it’s against our religion.

  14. SHIBBYiPANDA said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Hey I’m looking for some muslims with some answered prayers… Anyone have any interesting stories? I’m not talking about things like “I needed a job so I went a job interview, then I prayed about it, and I got the job”.. I’m talking about miraculous things..

  15. alilasvegas said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    all I can say is:Al Haqq

  16. vixi92 said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Amazing at the ignorance of the thumbs up idiots who obviously like Christart have ignored the fact that this guy was a deacpn, Minister And DR …you name it in the Divity and god….NICE TRY. Just accept it

  17. christart said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
    – 1 John 2:19

  18. ineedhack2 said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    الله يقويك ويجزانا وياك الجنه

  19. 94nonogirl said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    this guy did the right thing he stopped worshiping Idols and he began worshiping the one and only god and not three!!!!!!!!!!

  20. HollowayHitFactory said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    To everyone who is saying where is the “evidence” of this guy being a big time preacher- this was the 70s? Way before TV evangelism, and also over 20 years before the Internet kicked off into what it was today. I do believe he was a big preacher in those days standards, when a lot of word got out about a good speaker by word of mouth. Btw, I’m a Christian.

  21. squally8830 said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Ishmael & Esau

  22. ESSJ333 said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Who cares this guys conversion aint stopping me from worshipping Christ.

  23. lazimammoth said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    He isn’t modern day.

  24. MrHkareem8409 said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    Even the Qur’an says truth is clear from falsehood. The gentleman is knowledgeable enough to decipher the truth from falsehood. How humanly possible is it for Prophet Muhammad (Pboh), an unlettered man to have about 500 scientific facts in the Quran 1400 years ago. This is enough to believe in the fact that the Quran was from God.

  25. believeonetime said,

    Wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    Jerald Dirk was a hospital chaplain at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston
    for two years then stoped being a chaplain …never was a preacher…never had a church …man is a con..
    and a liar…..and a fool…

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