A Muslim’s Remarkable Conversion to Catholicism
February 14, 2012 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
" The fascinating autobiography of Muhammad Moussaoui, who narrates his conversion from Islam to Catholicism, shows miracles of grace and of human correspondence, on the one hand, and on the other hand the terrible harshness of Islamic mentality and persecution of Christians. The book’s title, The Price to Pay,
summarizes well what this privileged soul had to go through in order to be faithful to the call of grace. After his conversion, he took the name Joseph Fadelle.1A Muslim from an Important Family
Fadelle belonged to one of Iraq’s most important Shiite Muslim families, the Moussaoui clan. As head of the clan, his father was a kind of judge and solved disputes between clan members. He also had great wealth and prestige.
In 1987 Fadelle was drafted into the Iraqi army, then under the rule of Saddam Hussein, right in the middle of the war with neighboring Iran. By this time he was 23 years old and single.
Sent to a garrison on the border with Iran, he was housed in a room with a Christian. He became indignant on learning he was going to be lodging with a Christian, an insult to a born Muslim whose family also descended from the Islam’s founder Muhammad. "
Click this link for the full story: http://www.tfp.org/a-muslims-remarkable-conversion-to-catholicism/
Now this book, The Price to Pay
, may interest my friend who likes to read books in French.
Joseph Fadelle, Le Prix à Payer
, (Paris: L’oeuvre Editions, 2010). Unfortunately the book has not been translated into English.