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A true story of freedom and miraculous healing as a Muslim girl finds faith in Christ

When Gulshan Fatima Esther, a devout Muslim girl, was six months old, typhoid left her a cripple. Her loving father took her from Pakistan to England to find a cure, but the only hope the British specialist could offer was prayer. Gulshan and her father made pilgrimage to Mecca and begged Allah for healing, but it was not until her father’s untimely death that Gulshan began to receive an answer. In her grief she wanted to die, but as she called out to God, for the first time in her life she sensed she was being heard. She heard a low, gentle voice say, "I won’t let you die. I will keep you alive. I am Jesus, son of Mary."

As Gulshan began reading the Quran, her interest in Jesus grew, until one amazing night he appeared to her in her bedroom in a blaze of light. He restored her crippled arm and leg and taught her The Lord’s Prayer. He told her to go to his people—now her people—and tell them what he had done. Since that time, and to this day, she has been a joyous, obedient disciple of Christ. The Torn Veil is an amazing story of faith and determination.

This moving autobiography was first published in 1984 and has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.
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I SAW JESUS! - A Pakistani Muslim Esther Gulshan Fatima Story



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Gulshan Esther
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Early Life

Gulshan Esther is a Pakistani Christian, a convert from Islam, and the author (with co-writer Thelma Sangster) of the book The Torn Veil.

Esther was born in 1952 to a wealthy and prominent family of Jhang in the Punjab, Pakistan. At the age of six months she became ill with Typhoid Fever and was thereafter paralyzed on her left side. At the age of 14, in the search for a cure for her paralysis, her father brought her to England to see a specialist, who declared her beyond healing and recommended prayer. From England Esther proceeded directly on a pilgrimage to Mecca with her father and two maids. Despite many prayers and great faith, on this Hajj Esther was disappointed not to have been healed, but her faith in Allah never wavered.

Conversion

In her book Esther reports that beginning after her father's death when she was 16 years old, she began to hear the voice of Jesus, encouraging her to read about Him in the Quran. At the age of 19 she says she had a vision of Jesus and twelve other radiant beings in her bedroom at 3am, just before morning prayers. At that time her limbs were instantly and completely healed. At the same time He healed her, Esther recounts that Jesus said, "What you have seen now with your eyes you must take to my people," then he taught her The Lord's Prayer and told her one more time before departing, "I want you to be my witness." As a result of her healing, Esther immediately became a local celebrity.

Later, in light of some hostility from Muslims who didn't like her testimony that Jesus had healed her, Esther began to wonder why He was considered an unimportant or peripheral character by Muslims. She further began to question why, if Jesus could heal the sick and raise the dead, was he considered less important than Mohammed, who could not perform these feats. She also puzzled over the fact that the Quran contained almost no information or teachings about Jesus, even while stating that he was a noble and favored prophet. Esther wrote that The Lord's Prayer taught her that Jesus has primacy over any prophet, and is proof of the Kingship of Jesus, since it was He who taught her the prayer (during their brief encounter) and it is He who will establish the earthly kingdom of God upon his return from Heaven.

A great deal of persecution came to Esther following her conversion, including the loss of a large inheritance, being jailed without charges for a month, and the threat of immediate murder from two of her brothers.

Today

Gulshan Esther now lives in Oxford, England. She travels widely on speaking tours, on which she discusses her book and answers questions about her faith. [1] Her book has sold over 200,000 copies.

Quotes

On her visit to England in 1966 (from pages 16 and 17 of The Torn Veil):

“I pondered the contradictions of the ‘’Ingrez’’ – a kind people, living in a gentle, green country, fed by frequent rains, whose Book led to such freedom. Yet our Book was related to theirs. What was the key to this difference between us? It was too deep for a girl of 14 – I dismissed the question from my mind, and gave myself up to anticipation of the Pilgrimage upon which we were embarking. It was many years before further enlightenment came, and when it did I would not be able to dismiss the question so lightly.”

On her conversion to Christianity (from page 71 of The Torn Veil):

“I now saw that Jesus was not just a poor, secondary prophet, he was an eternal king, and would be coming again to bring in a heavenly kingdom on earth, as in heaven.”

Explaining her religious belief after her conversion (from page 155 of The Torn Veil):

“ The blood of bulls, sheep or goats can never wipe away sin, but we may enter into the holiest place in perfect acceptance, through a new and living way, 'through the veil', that is to say, his flesh. For this man (Jesus) when he had offered one sacrifice for sin for ever, sat down on the right hand of God."

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The Torn Veil 

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Book Description

A Muslim girl, imprisoned by her religion and severe disability, is healed and set free by God.

Product Details

    * Paperback: 156 pages
    * Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade (June 1989)
    * Language: English
    * ISBN-10: 0875084737
    * ISBN-13: 978-0875084732
    * Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
    * Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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     Source * Amazon.com Sales Rank: #299,156 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)