February 15th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Nigeria's celebrity preacher wants to save your soul

Editors note: Every week CNN International's African Voices highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. This week we profile Enoch Adeboye, one of the world's most influential spiritual leaders.

Dressed in simple trousers and a shirt and bowtie, Enoch Adeboye's modest appearance belies the enormous influence and power he wields.

The Nigerian pastor, known to his flock as "Daddy," is one of the world's most influential spiritual leaders. On any given night, he can draw more than a million to his service at Nigeria's Redeemed Christian Church of God.

His fervent sermons, coupled with his magnetic personality, have turned the Pentecostal church into one of the fastest-growing evangelical congregations across the globe.

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  2. Muneef

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    February 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |

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    February 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  3. Muneef

    Some body has to!

    Al-Araf sura 07:
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful. (157) Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah to you all – (the messenger of) Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and He giveth death. So believe in Allah and His messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, who believeth in Allah and in His Words, and follow him that haply ye may be led aright. (158).

    February 18, 2011 at 6:53 am |
    • Larry

      Blah Blah Blah.

      February 18, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • Muneef

      No one better than another.
      The Creation of Mankind's Body & Spirit.

      Mankind and many earthly creatures were created of Wet Earth..and then as a drop in a safe lodging,when that goes through all the fashioning process then God breathed into him of His Spirit and appointed us senses...?
      The Body being created in the womb and when shape fashioned then the Spirit is Breathed in to the body.While thirdly becomes the Soul which becomes created at childhood as in ( The I/Me )... 
      Terror free Quran verses !  
      Al-Furqan 25:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      And He it is Who hath created man from water, and hath appointed for him kindred by blood and kindred by marriage; for thy Lord is ever Powerful. (54). 

      Al-Noor sura 24:
      Allah hath created every animal of water. Of them is (a kind) that goeth upon its belly and (a kind) that goeth upon two legs and (a kind) that goeth upon four. Allah createth what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things. (45) Verily We have sent down revelations and explained them. Allah guideth whom He will unto a straight path. (46).

      Al-Mumenoon sura 23:
      Verily We created man from a product of wet earth; (12) Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging; (13) Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators! (14) Then lo! after that ye surely die. (15) Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raised (again). (16).

      As-Sajda sura 32:
      Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay; (7) Then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid; (8) Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit; and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye! (9).

      February 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
    • Muneef

      The Creation of Mankind Soul.
      Mankind is consisting of Body,Spirit and Soul the last of which has control of the faith of those two but by controlling it as the peeling evil as peeling onions a man would reach the spiritual core of becoming pure spiritual that can make use of senses more than those material ones....refer to (Terror free verses below);  

      Yusuf sura 12:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      I do not exculpate myself. Lo! the (human) soul enjoineth unto evil, save that whereon my Lord hath mercy. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful. (53).

      An-Naziat sura 79:
      But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust, (40) Lo! the Garden will be his home. (41).

      Al-Fajr sura 89:
      But ah! thou soul at peace! (27) Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure! (28) Enter thou among My bondmen! (29) Enter thou My Garden! (30).

      Al-Ankaboot sura 29:
      Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do. (45).

      February 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • Muneef

      The being of God;
      God being A Spirit breathing into creations of his Spirit, God has a soul as a living conscience watching over things, knows not rest nor sleep (AlHai Alqauom).
      Above that God is of light and named as The Light of Heavens and Earth, God has sent his light for our enlightenments to his creations (Jinn&Mankind) as for Guidance as through,a Reminder,a Warner, for those being lost astray saving the soul of who wants to be saved from the darkness into light, generation after generation some believe and some do not believe which all will be judged by God on a named date when we are brought back from dust where ever your atoms might be will they will come back into shape brought out from under grounds;

      Nooh sura 71:
      And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth, (17) And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a (new) forthbringing. (18).

      God is the light of heavens and earth.
      Kindly read related verses;

      Al-Noor sura 24:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah setteth forth for mankind similitudes, for Allah is Knower of all things. (35)...

      An-Nisa sura 04:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light; (174).

      Al-Maeda sura 05:
      O People of the Scripture! Now hath Our messenger come unto you, expounding unto you much of that which ye used to hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much. Now hath come unto you light from Allah and plain Scripture, (15) Whereby Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path. (16).

      Al-Anaam sura 06:
      And they measure not the power of Allah its true measure when they say: Allah hath naught revealed unto a human being. Say (unto the Jews who speak thus): Who revealed the Book which Moses brought, a light and guidance for mankind, which ye have put on parchments which ye show, but ye hide much (thereof), and by which ye were taught that which ye knew not yourselves nor (did) your fathers (know it)? Say: Allah. Then leave them to their play of cavilling. (91).

      Az-Zumar sura 39:
      Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for the surrender (unto Him), so that he followeth a light from his Lord, (as he who disbelieveth)? Then woe unto those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error. (22) Allah hath (now) revealed the fairest of statements, a Scripture consistent, (wherein promises of reward are) paired (with threats of punishment), whereat doth creep the flesh of those who fear their Lord, so that their flesh and their hearts soften to Allah's reminder. Such is Allah's guidance, wherewith He guideth whom He will. And him whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide. (23).

      Ash-Shura sura 42:
      And it was not (vouchsafed) to any mortal that Allah should speak to him unless (it be) by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He sendeth a messenger to reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted, Wise. (51) And thus have We inspired in thee (Muhammad) a Spirit of Our command. Thou knewest not what the Scripture was, nor what the Faith. But We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And lo! thou verily dost guide unto a right path, (52) The path of Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach Allah at last. (53).

      Al-Hadid sura 57:
      On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and wilt hear it said unto them): Glad news for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein ye are immortal. That is the supreme triumph. (12).

      Al-Hadid sura 57:
      O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah and put faith in His messenger. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light wherein ye shall walk, and will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful; (28) That the People of the Scripture may know that they control naught of the bounty of Allah, but that the bounty is in Allah's hand to give to whom He will. And Allah is of Infinite Bounty. (29).

      Al-Maeda sura 05:
      Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light, by which the prophets who surrendered (unto Allah) judged the Jews, and the rabbis and the priests (judged) by such of Allah's Scripture as they were bidden to observe, and thereunto were they witnesses. So fear not mankind, but fear Me. And barter not My revelations for a little gain. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers. (44).

      Al-Maeda sura 05:
      And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah – a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil). (46).

      Al-Tawba sura 09:
      Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse. (32).


      February 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
    • Muneef

      Light of Lights send us Lights.
      God being the light of heavens and earth send us his light inspired delivered to his chosen messenger to learn it by heart and have it written out in to scriptures and in to books to enlighten both Jinn&Mankind the inhabitants of earth.

      Moses was attrected to a firelight at one of the trees when he needed that fire for warmth, cooking and there where when God first spoke to Moses in form of light to give him message and powers !

      Ta-Ha sura 20:
      Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses? (9) When he saw a fire and said unto his folk: Wait! Lo! I see a fire afar off. Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire. (10) And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses! (11) Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa. (12) And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired. (13) Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no God save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance. (14).

      Wonder why mankind for generations worshiped:
      -The Sun.
      -The Moon.
      It was the Light because the knew creator was of Light but searched for it in the wrong sources,or made an idole of light sources to worship rather than reading and looking in to ones self by reading the light that is within the books that was meant for them to read thing and believe in to submission  !.
      Our lights at the moment are scatered in dispute and lead to many astray  and in to wrong doers with knowledge or with out knowledge as to rights aod wrongs brought up be the messengers as words of God.
      Following verses will speak in support of the above subject:

      Al-Anaam sura 06:
      Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty: (75) When the night grew dark upon him he beheld a star. He said: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: I love not things that set. (76) And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: Unless my Lord guide me, I surely shall become one of the folk who are astray. (77) And when he saw the sun uprising, he cried: This is my Lord! This is greater! And when it set he exclaimed: O my people! Lo! I am free from all that ye associate (with Him). (78) Lo! I have turned my face toward Him Who created the heavens and the earth, as one by nature upright, and I am not of the idolaters. (79).

      -About Fires.
      Satan was created out of fire;
      Sad sura 38:
      He said: O Iblis! What hindereth thee from falling prostrate before that which I have created with both My hands? Art thou too proud or art thou of the high exalted? (75) He said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire, whilst him Thou didst create of clay. (76).

      Al-Hijr sura 15: 
      Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered, (26) And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire. (27).

      Ar-Rahman sura 55:
      He created man of clay like the potter's, (14) And the jinn did He create of smokeless fire. (15).
      – About The Sun,The Moon,The Planets&Stars.
      Yunus sura 10:
      He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of the years, and the reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge. (5).

      Nooh sura 71:
      And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp? (16).

      Al-Anaam sura 06:
      And He it is Who hath set for you the stars that ye may guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have knowledge. (97).

      As-Saaffat sura 37:
      Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets; (6).

      No wonder why at Night night flying insects fly over the light lamp posts and or crashing on to cars head lights and wind screens? They are after light as well...!

      February 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
  4. Jimbob

    No negr0 be savin my soul!!

    February 18, 2011 at 1:13 am |
  5. Muneef



    February 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      That article can be summarized into two points:

      1) "Old enough to bleed, old eneough to breed" and

      2) islam should not be attacked for condoning the marriag of "ripe" 10+ year old girls because other religions and/or countries also allow.

      Niether is a valid argument in the modern world. This nothing but child abuse. islam and any other organization that allows this practice or any form of child abuse, and anyone that supports it, is disgusting and beneath contempt.

      February 19, 2011 at 2:02 am |
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