Editorial

French Lady Petronin’s Open Letter to Macron about Islam

A French woman’s message to the French president after she declared Islam in France, not in the republic of Mali: This is a message from Mrs. Maryam Petronin to the French President Macron

Mr. Macron!

Peace be upon the one who follows the guidance!I came to know that you were amazed at how Sophie Petronin, a French woman of pure white Catholicism, had converted to Islam after 75 years of Christianity and during 4 years of captivity among Muslims! Let me simplify things for you.

Mr. Macron Yes,

I was a prisoner of Muslims. But they never touched me inappropriately, and always treated me with appreciation and respect. They used to provide me food and drink and preferred me over themselves, despite the scarcity of resources at their end and they respected my privacy too.Unlike your treatment of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, no one has ever subjected me to verbal or physical harassment, nor did they insult my religion, nor Jesus, nor the Virgin Marry, peace be upon them. They did not impose Islam on me, but I saw it in their morals; these people purify themselves with water, pray five daily prayers to the Lord, and fast the month of Ramadan.

Mr. Macron!

Yes, the Muslims in Mali are poor and their country is poor too. They do not have the Eiffel Tower and they do not know our French perfumes, but they have the cleanest of bodies and the purest of hearts. Yes, they do not own luxury cars and do not live in tall towers, but their concern is above the clouds and their faith is more firm than the mountains.Mr. Macron! Have you ever heard the recitation of the Qur’an in your life while they recite the Qur’an in their prayers at dawn and at night? How beautiful its reading is! even if you do not understand what they are chanting, your body shudders and shivers as you listen to them reciting the words of God, for they memorize it by heart! … When you realise with your subconscious that this is not a humanly speech but rather a heavenly melody descended from the sky, and you have an unbridled desire to know the meaning of what they chant at dawn and at night in heavenly hymns!

Mr. Macron!

Have you ever made single prostration in your life for God and get your forehead touched the ground and whispered to your Lord about your worries and thanked Him for His blessings as they do? Have you ever felt the closeness of God to you and your closeness to Him?

Mr. Macron!

Their women are black as coal, but their hearts are white as milk. They wear simple clothes, but in the eyes of their men they are the most beautiful. Their women neither mix with strangers, nor do they spend time with them in private. None of them bring a man into her home in the absence of her husband. They do not drink, do not gamble, and do not commit adultery.Mr. Macron!Muslims there believe in all the prophets, even the Prophet of God Jesus, whom they love more than us, and his mother Mary, who I named myself after her because of their great love and veneration for her and her position.Mr Macron!You might ask me: How do they love Christ more than we do? I will answer you: Yes, they love the Christ more than we do, because our country shed the blood of innocent people in the name of Christ, desolated their countries and plundered their wealth. We are blessed with the good things of Muslim countries and we extract the tribute from their rulers in various ways, impose commercial consumer projects on them that are not developmental, spread sedition among them, and then sell them weapons to kill each other, but we still consider them terrorists, rather they realize that we are the terrorists, not them! But they dealt with me and other hostages with the morals of Christ that we were learning in the churches but we do not apply in reality.

Mr. Macron!

At the end … I did not want to declare my Islam in Mali so that I would not be said to have converted to Islam under the sword, and I decided to declare my Islam while I was free on the land of France to convey the message of Islam to millions of French and to Europe with its Christian and atheist parts as a whole!

Mr. Macron!

This is the religion of Islam that you fight night and day. It stirred my heart and filled my mind …I did not see France with its glamorous beauty, more beautiful than poor, modest Mali. Instead I even decided to go back to it again, but after inviting my family and loved ones to Islam. Because I want them to taste the sweetness of what I have tasted from the worship of the one and only God, who has no god but He. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and I want for them all the goodness of this world and the hereafter. I invite you too to Islam and to repeat your calculations with this great religion, which is the message of all the prophets and messengers from the time of Adam, passing through Jesus Christ, and concluding with the Master of all mankind Muhammad, peace be upon them all and peace be upon those who follow guidance…

{Maryam Petronin}

Please find attached link of the French Version of the letter.

La lettre de l’ancienne otage au Mali (Sophie Myriam Petronin) à Emmanuel Macron

Date: 21.10.2020

Note: This letter has been tanslated from Arabic to English by: Syed Mohammad Saad Bhiwandi

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