The Conversion of Dr. Asif Ali Gilani
Rev. Dr. Syed Asif Ali Gilani is a converted Christian and a born-again believer; he belonged to the great Syed family, a Prince of Baghdad from the generation of the Prophet of Islam. He was born in 1975 in Madina, Saudi Arabia as his grandfather Syedna Tahir Allauddin Al-Gilani Al-Qadri migrated to Saudi Arabia. The father of Asif Ali Gilani was an Orator in Masjid-e-Nabvi (The grand Mosque of Prophet Muhammad) in Madina, Saudi Arabia. His mother belonged to the Pakistani Syed Family, sister of Col. Syed Abid Hussain Shah. He is a cousin of Syeda Abida Hussain Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, and Syed Saleh Faisal Hayat (President of South Asian Football Federation). But Rev. Dr. Asif Ali Gilani left his royal lifestyle and his famous family for Lord Jesus Christ. This man left the comfortable life and slept on the ground, in hunger, and in difficulty. In Pakistan, to leave Islam, punishment is death. Jesus Christ said in Luke 14: 26 “Anyone who wants to be my follower must love me far more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—yes, more than his own life—otherwise he cannot be my disciple.”
Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’
Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’ And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ Matthew 25:34-40
Dr. Asif Ali belongs to a wealthy family that owns farmhouses, cattle ranges, and ranches and whose family has been honored by Kings, Presidents, and Prime Ministers, but he left the luxurious lifestyle for The KING of kings and The LORD of Lords “Jesus Christ”.
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The first time Dr. Asif Ali left his home to save his life, he slept on the grass for 11 days, only drinking water from the roadside tap and not having money to eat food. It continues on and off when he remains hungry and has been attacked by his family several times to kill him, and once acid was thrown at him. He still doesn’t have a good life and does not own a home to stay in, but he passionately reaches others and preaches the gospel to others. After 22 years of living a miserable life, believing that we all believers are his family. Like him, other brothers and sisters who are rejected by their muslim families for accepting Jesus, their savior, need the family in Christ. We request you support our ministry in Pakistan and enable us to reach more and advance the Kingdom of God.
Let Dr. Asif Ali see A family through you!
We as peacemakers are passionate about preaching to the muslim world and helping converted Christians like Syed Asif Ali. They are rejected by their families and live their life in danger. We have helped so many converted Christians with limited funds.
Dr. Asif Ali is also working with us and is a part of our team. We arranged for him to live with a family of believers; we support that family and brother Asif Ali Gilani and pay for his medical needs. Though it’s tough for him to live with a family and not have any privacy, that home also doesn’t have a proper toilet, which makes it more difficult for him to stay there. But he has no other option. He is living under the circumstances and has a medical condition, and he has been diagnosed with sciatica and limping. It’s difficult for him to go to the washroom as it doesn’t have a commode seat. It’s painful for him daily several times use the toilet. He has been suffering since he was 26 after leaving his royal lifestyle, and now he is 47 years old; from 22 years, he never lived an everyday life. He deserves a family of believers like us, so please open your heart. We need regular partners to arrange a good place for him. Right Now, we need to have a building on rent as we can’t own a building where brother Asif Ali Gilani and other converted persons can live.
We go to different cities and villages to preach the gospel and have also arranged street evangelism. We started a regular Urdu video gospel program to deliver the message of Life to other Pakistani muslims. We arrange all his expenses, travel, food, bills, and medical. In All these years, we have never gotten any funding and do things for the Kingdom of God on our own as it’s an Islamic country. Anyone who is willing to help this mission and this particular serving, Please be a part. If you want to support us, You can contact us through email at email@example.com or at info@KaleemShahzad.com. Our Ministry is supported by Kaleem Shahzad.
Rev. Dr. Asif Ali Gilani’s Family Background on Wikipedia:
For muslims his grandfather was a holy man and written on Wikipedia as His Holiness, Qudwatul Awliya Naqeeb ul Ashraaf Hazoor Pir Syedna Tahir Allauddin alGillani alQadri alBaghdadi, was a Sufi Saint who lived in the twentieth century and was the head of the Qadiriyya Baghdadia Spiritual Tariqa. He was the custodian of the Shrine of Ghous-e-Azam Abdul-Qadir Gilani and has been accepted by many as a reformer of Sufism. Born in Baghdad on 18 June 1932, he traced his lineage by seventeen steps to Abdul-Qadir Gilani and 28 steps to the Islamic prophetMuhammad.
In 1956, Al-Gillani left Baghdad and migrated to Pakistan, where he settled permanently in Quetta. He stayed in Pakistan until the end of his life. He went to Germany for medical treatment May 1991, and died the following month. He was buried in Lahore, Pakistan. He had three sons, AlSyed Mahmood Mohyuddin Al-Gillani Al-Qadri, AlSyed Abdul Qadir Jamaluddin Al-Gillani Al-Qadri and AlSyed Muhammad Ziauddin Al-Gillani Al-Qadri, who propagate the teachings of Silsilah e Qadiriyya Tahiria.
Al-Gillani came from an Iraqi family who are the custodians of the mausoleum of Abdul-Qadir Gilani. He is the youngest of the six sons of Naqeeb-ul-Ashraaf Mahmood Hussamuddin al-Gillani al-Qadri. His grandfather, Naqeeb-ul-Ashraaf Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani, was the first Prime Minister of Iraq (11 November 1920 – 20 November 1922) following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
Since a young age, he began touring across the world for propagating Islam and the teachings of Tariqa Qadiria. His visits included Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf countries. During Al-Gillani’s visit of Ceylon in 1958, he established a care-home in Ceylon for needy and orphaned children.
When Al-Gillani visited India in 1952, he visited the city of Bareilly on the invitation of Mustafa Raza Khan Qadri, the Grand Mufti of India. When Al-Gillani reached Bareilly, his car was lifted by the hundreds of thousands of devotees and carried to the residence of Mufti Mustafa Raza Khan. It is reported that Mufti Mustafa Raza Khan was so respectful of Al-Gillani that he remained barefoot for the duration of his stay and would stand to serve him. On this occasion, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan also made several of his family members pledge Baith on the hands of Al-Gillani including the later Grand Mufti of India Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan. During this visit to India, Al-Gillani was visited by the heads of major Sufi Tariqas situated here, including Abdul Qadeer Badayuni Qadri and Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri.
In the 1960s, Al-Gillani was invited to the city of Faisalabad by the grand scholar of Pakistan Muhadith e Azam e Pakistan Maulana Sardar Ahmed Qadri to attend the opening ceremony of Jamia Amjadia Rizvia. To welcome Al-Gillani and for his protocol, Maulana Sardar Ahmed Qadri arranged for rolls of white silk to be spread the entire journey from his madrasah to the Railway Station. It is reported that a small spot had been left uncovered near the door of the madrasah and Maulana Sardar Ahmed Qadri kneeled down and used his own beard to sweep this area clean.
Al-Gillani would be invited as main guest to conferences and events, being held both nationally and internationally. These include the International Khatm e Nabuwat Conference held at Minar e Pakistan, the inauguration of Minhaj-ul-QuranInternational held at Lahore in 1984, the International Minhaj-ul-Quran Conference held at Lahore in 1987, the Al-Hejaz Conference held in London and the historic International Minhaj ul Quran Conference held at Wembley Arena, London in 1988.
Why we need to Help converted Christians who left Islam:
Conversion by Muslims to other faiths is forbidden under most interpretations of Islamic-sharia and converts are considered apostates (non-Muslims, however, are allowed to convert into Islam). Some Muslim clerics equate this apostasy to treason, a crime punishable by death. The legal precedent stretches back to the seventh century when Prophet Mohammed ordered a Muslim man to death who joined the enemies of Islam at a time of war. Most Muslim families kill the converted Christians or some are neglected and thrown out of their homes.
These converted Christians hide in Islamic countries, change their names to save their lives, and are unable to get jobs. Christians and churches in Islamic countries also do not support these converts, and those who support these converts also face threats and few have been killed. There are very few believers in Christ who have the heart to preach to muslims and who are ready to take risks for the Kingdom of God. Those ministries that preach to muslims are not supported by native Christians. Therefore converted people seek asylum in other countries to live a normal life.
Jesus used the Parable of the Good Samaritan as an example of loving those who may not live nearby. The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) explains how Jesus sees a person. Even His judgment is also based on helping his people. The Holy Bible tells that whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life? What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it? He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have. Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him. Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.
Jesus also said whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine; you did for Me. This is the important deprived Christians who are rejected by churches and by their families for the namesake of Jesus Christ.