Daughter of a Rajput family embraces Islam
Hyderabad, 14 May 2012:
Thakur Prahlad Singh cautioned his daughter Madhurani (36) ‘see the decision you have taken is extremely wrong, you go back with your decision and no one would say anything to you. You will get back daddy, mummy, and brothers and sisters’ love. But Madhurani did not pay heed to father’s anger and admonishment. Finally Thakur Prahlad Singh told Madhu ‘by looking to your determination it seems that you would rest only after accepting Islam, see! if you want to change your religion, you may become a Christian or accept Buddhism or you can become an ascetic if you like, but don’t become a Muslim. I know very well about Islam and Muslims. Woman has no position in this religion. She is thought to be a house maid. You will repent after accepting Islam. If you insist on accepting Islam I will kill you.’
When Thakur Prahlad Singh stopped expressing his views, Madhu started talking with full confidence and religious fervor. Her father, mother and others remained awestricken listening to her speech.
Madhu allayed all their apprehensions regarding Islam with complete proofs. She said ‘if there is any religion which gave a respectable status to women that is Islam. By saying that ‘Heaven lies beneath mother’s feet’ Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) raised the position of woman to the height of the sky. As far as the matter of violence is concerned, Islam didn’t teach violence rather it propagated the message of peace and brotherhood.
Daddy you term Islam as the religion devoid of manner and conduct and you think yourself to be cultured and well-mannered person still you warn me to kill if I accept Islam, while our prophet (pbuh) saved girls from being buried, nearly 1500 years ago.
Prahlad Sing and other family members remained speechless after listening to Madhus’ lecture.
Later they decided they would not force her but will convince her with love and affection. But Allah guides whom He wills. So now Madhu is before us as a pure Muslim girl and hope her parents would also embrace Islam some day.
Madhu Rani is the eldest daughter of Thakur Prahlad Singh retired government servant. She belongs to Rajput family; she has two brothers and two sisters.
Madhurani whose Islamic name is Khadija told that the pleasure and tranquility she experienced after embracing Islam cannot be narrated in words. She was born in Warangal.
Throwing light on the causes and reasons behind accepting Islam, Khadija told that she decided to embrace Islam after deep study of religious books of Hinduism and the holy Quran. She thought herself to be the most blessed person after becoming a Muslim. Answering a question she told that there were few Muslim workers in the company where she used to work; and she liked the way her friends used to offer prayers. She was very much impressed to see congregational prayers. She further told that though she was born in a hardcore Hindu family, from the beginning itself, she disliked bowing down before multiple gods.
Khadija told that Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is repeatedly mentioned in all the Hindu religious scriptures. All the books also mentioned Oneness of Allah.
After studying the religious books for years, many questions came to her mind. Who is she? What is her aim of life? But when she started reading the holy Quran she found answers to all her questions.
According to her she recited ‘kalima’ silently for three years and used to pray secretly. But it became difficult for her to stay in her house after becoming Muslim. Hence seeing all these problems Khadija left her house on March 20, 2012 leaving a chit stating she is leaving her house for Islam with her own consent.
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