FREETOWN - Touring the black continent for years to introduce Christianity to Africans, a Sierra Leonean Christian missionary has reverted to Islam, turning into a Muslim preacher who helped thousands of Africans to find Islam.
"For many years, I tried to persuade Muslims in my country to adopt Christianity, then I had a dream in which I was invited to adopt Islam," Musa Bangura, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday, September 8.
Bangura with Islam started twenty years ago when he had the same dream of "Islam invitation" for three consecutive times.
Converting to Islam in 1993, he became one of the leading Muslim preachers in Africa and Sierra Leone.
Instead of spanning across Africa to call people to adopt Christianity, the new Muslim preacher had a new mission to find differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity.
He even tried to invite his fellow priests to convert to Islam.
"I revealed the contradictions in Christianity which resulted in my discussions with Christian priests, Bangura said.
I proved them that Islam is the real religion.
Muslims believe in Jesus as one of the great Prophets of God and that he is the son of Mary but not the Son of God. He was conceived and born miraculously.
In the Noble Qur'an, Jesus is called "Isa". He is also known as Al-Masih (the Christ) and Ibn Maryam (Son of Mary(.
As for his crucifixion, Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified but was lifted up to heaven.
Muslims believe that Jesus will come back to earth before the end of time to restore peace and order, fight the Anti-Christ (Al-Masih Al-Dajjal) and bring victory for truth and righteousness.
The true followers of Jesus will prevail over those who deny him, misrepresent him and reject him.
Abandoned by his family and wife after converting to Islam, Bangura tried to build a bigger family by helping needy Sierra Leone Muslims.
He later launched 'Why Islam' website to introduce true information about Islam as well as directing Why Islam In Action (WIIA) organization, sponsored by a Turkish organization, IHH Insani Yardim Vakfi.
The website achieved huge success, helping more than 8,000 non-Muslims to adopt Islam.
"I now work for the Christians in my county and try to help them realise the truth and choose Islam," Bagura said.
Why Islam In Action (WIIA), is a non-governmental humanitarian organization.
It was established in 1995, under the auspice of Bangura.
About four million of the Sierra Leone six million citizens are Muslim.