“You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.”

LOL at “your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.” Respect to the brother who owned the store for giving dawah and having mercy.

Merciful storekeeper changes robber’s mind, religion


NEW YORK (CNN) — A potential victim became a compassionate counselor during a recent robbery attempt, changing the would-be criminal’s mind — and apparently his religion.

Storekeeper Mohammad Sohail was closing up his Long Island convenience store just after midnight on May 21 when — as shown on the store’s surveillance video — a man came in wielding a baseball bat and demanding money.

“He said, ‘Hurry up and give me the money, give me the money!’ and I said, ‘Hold on’,” Sohail recalled in a phone interview with CNN on Tuesday, after the store video and his story was carried on local TV.

Sohail said he reached under the counter, grabbed his shotgun and told the robber to drop the bat and get down on his knees.

“He’s crying like a baby,” Sohail said. “He says, ‘Don’t call police, don’t shoot me, I have no money, I have no food in my house.’ ”

Amidst the man’s apologies and pleas, Sohail said he felt a surge of compassion.

He made the man promise never to rob anyone again and when he agreed, Sohail gave him $40 and a loaf of bread.

“When he gets $40, he’s very impressed, he says, ‘I want to be a Muslim just like you,’ ” Sohail said, adding he had the would-be criminal recite an Islamic oath.

“I said ‘Congratulations. You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.’”

When asked why he chose the hybrid of two Pakistani presidents’ names, the Pakistani immigrant laughed and said he had been watching a South Asian news channel moments before the confrontation.

Sohail said the man fled the store when he turned away to get the man some free milk.

He said police might still be looking for the suspect but he doesn’t intend to press charges.

“The guy, you know, everybody has a hard time right now, it’s too bad for everybody right now in this economy,” said the storekeeper.

Source: CNN (via Hahmed.com)

18 Replies to ““You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.””

  1. I love how the first name the brother could come up with was an amalgam of the two most corrupt presidents lol

    ah classic

  2. omg …LOL..masha’allah..jazakallah for sharing.. I pray the robber tries to learn more on Islam insha’allah…

  3. “it’s like naming your firstborn Bill Clinton Bush.”

    These days it would more of Bill Clinton OBAMA lol

  4. This really is a great story. Islamic history is full of conversion stories like this where a wali was robbed but the force of his hal was such that the would-be robber broke down in tears and became a Muslim on the spot. Alhamdulillah.

  5. Maybe we should refrain from calling people Kaffirs? They are our brothers and sisters in humanity. They don’t deserve to be denegrated simply because they choose a different path to God.

    Alhamdulillahi Rabbil >Alameen<.. it’s not Muslimeen

  6. Salamalikum

    this is one of the funniest stories i’ve ever read
    Really shows you the power of Allah

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