45-year-old C&S leader, Mr Afolabi, has converted to Islam and shares the reasons for his conversion.
C&S leader, Mr Afolabi, 45-year-old, has converted to Islam and shares the reasons for his conversion.
Alfa Abubakar Afolabi, as he is now known, attributed his conversion to a divine encounter he had with a strange man in white in his dreams who showed him certain flaws in Christianity.
The Alfa says he was convinced that Islam is the only religion that leads to heaven.
In an interview with The Sun, Alfa Abubakar spoke on his experience as a Muslim.
Alfa Abubakar speaks on his dreams, saying at first it was mostly about the changes he noticed in his church, ranging from members performing ablutions before entering the church, to sitting on the floor within the church.
'I was preparing for the anniversary when I started having dreams that eventually led to my conversion. At first in the dreams, I noticed my members were sitting on the floor in the church and some of them were covering their heads. I also saw that people were washing their hands and feet before entering the church just like it is done in Islam.'
When asked if he could continue the spiritual work he did for his members, now that he was Muslim, he has this to say:
'Rendering spiritual help is given to all men by God for their own use, so the wisdom of it is given to me by God, he didn’t take it away from me because that is different from religion. It is a way of livelihood so, if any one falls sick, wants to give birth, is having stillbirth, stagnation at work, that is all what we use that for. He showed me places in the Bible where many prayed to God in Islamic way. By this praying, I mean to kneel down and bow down your head and face down.'
Alfa Abubakar goes on to explain that the colleagues he had as a christian, have all deserted him since the day he invited an Imam to preach at his C&S branch.
'They all left me the day I invited an Imam to come and preach in my church. That day of our anniversary. I have also been relieved of my position as president of our association. The only thing the pastors do once in a while is to call to ask me if indeed I still want to continue in the new faith and I usually confirm it. As for friends, some have stayed while others have left.'