Watch my video explanation on this herein. Michael Dennis Peter Noonan aka Ibrahim Noonan is the token fake-Ahmadi-mullah from Ireland. In the early 90’s he had fallen in love with some desi girl (Marina Ayaz, we don’t know if she was a qadiani) that he knew in some college and then eventually divorced her (see the refs in the below). All of this happened since Ibrahim Noonan was an unemployed loser who really disliked working. This is very similar to MGA and his sons. Nonetheless, this is how Ibrahim Noonan joined the Ahmadiyya movement. Ahmadiyya INC needed a local Irishman as a Mullah so that they could properly spread their business in Ireland with a local white spokesman. Ahmadiyya does this in every country. Or they try. Thus, Mirza Tahir Ahmad hired Noonan in the late 90’s for this position. They also gave him another brown wife (Qanita Noonan), whom he is still married to. He didn’t attend Jamia in Pakistan, which was the only Jamia at the time (and Qadian). Instead, Noonan claims to have had studied under Hafiz Fazle Rabbi. Who is not a Murrabi, in fact, by 2021, he was working as Secretary Talim-ul-Quran and Waqf-e-Arzi in the UK. Maybe he worked with Noonan to help him learn the Quran only.
Further, he boasts on social media and regularly harasses people of all faiths and pretends to be a scholar on Islam and Christianity. He recently staged a video wherein he passed through the famous Speakers corner in Hyde Park and tried to have a conversation with some Christians. The conversation went wrong very quickly and Noonan kept saying that he had to leave, he kept calling people arrogant and finally at the end, he told the black man that he was his father. Fiona O’Leary had a huge beef with Ibrahim Noonan (@ImamNoonan) a few years ago in terms of Homeopathy and the Ahmadiyya fraud (2016-2017). She has had a run-in with the official Ahmadi-mullah, Ibrahim Noonan. Ibrahim Noonan has been ordered by his Khalifa to offend everyone, he is doing Jihad, he is using his Irish priviledge to specifically go after anyone who criticizes Ahmadiyya. This was over the usage of homeopathy by the Ahmadiyya Movement. Fast forward to 2021, the famous Ahmadi heart surgeon Kashif Chaudhary aka @KashifMD began tweeting against the uses of homeopathy. Many Ahmadi’s began attacking Kashif Chaudhary aka @KashifMD and calling him a traitor to Ahmadiyya. Is it wrong for an Ahmadi to disbelieve in homeopathic medicine? In classic Ahmadi argumentation the answer is yes and no. I have covered this topic via a video also, see herein and the essay herein. In the below, is an essay from askamurrabi.com, which is official jamaat material. In this essay, he argues that since the Khalifa said that homeopathy came from God, Ahmadi’s are forced to believe in it. Nevertheless, a few days ago, a huge argument broke out on twitter between Ahmadi’s, many Ahmadi doctors called homeopathy as just a placebo and essentially non sense. These Ahmadi’s argued and called each other Kafir on twitter.
Noonan is born to an irish family of heavy drinkers and smokers, even his mom was like this, he admitted this on twitter. His mom drank and smoked while she was pregnant too.
Did Noonan graduate from College?
It’s unclear if he ever graduated. It’s highly unlikely, we are sure that Noonan dropped out of college and began working in night clubs. He was either a bartender or a dancer. However, Noonan claims that he was a bouncer (security) and claims to have worked as such for 7 years. We have to assume this was from age 18-25. Noonan lies all the time, he claims to know Greek and Arabic, which is a total lie. He may be able to pronounce a few words or read a few words but he is not fluent in any of those languages, in fact, his english is terrible.
He claims to have worked at a club called Hippedrom. Then he contradicts his story, he claims to have been a bouncer in Ireland before England. We know he never went to college and was just hanging around bars, chasing women and drinking Irish beer.
Noonan loved fighting, just like all raging drunk Irishmen
This is a snapshot into the type of man Noonan really is. He is an average Irishman. They love fighting, drinking beer smoking cigarettes, and chasing women. Noonan was exactly like that, however, he lied about the drinking and smoking (he denied it in the video).
By age 35, Mr. Noonan was a lazy good for nothing
Noonan goes on to say that he finished his studies, and then began travelling the world (North Africa) with girls and thus committing adultery. In fact, Noonan admits to committing adultery for over 10-20 years and totally living in this condition. He then says that as he was committing adultery, he felt bad and thought it was immoral.
Noonan meets a desi girl and gets her pregnant, this causes him to convert to Ahmadiyya, he has a few children with her and they get a divorce. Noonan is mostly unemployed in this era. After his divorce, Mirza Tahir Ahmad makes him President of MKA-UK and gets him married to another Ahmadi girl (Qanita). We have inside sources that tell us that at this point in Noonan’s life, he met an Ahmadi girl and began having adultery with her. He got her pregnant and then was forced to marry her. She introduced Noonan to Ahmadiyya. The story that Noonan gives is a total lie. In fact, many years ago, we encountered Noonan’s eldest son from his first marriage on (via twitter) and he confirmed all of this.
New data found on Noonan’s first Ahmadi wife
The Ahmadiyya Jamaat in the UK heard about Noonan’s fake conversion to Ahmadiyya. The local Ahmadiyya jamaat was excited that they had finally gained an Irish-white-Ahmadi. In fact, the famous Bashir Ahmad Orchard was the first Irishman to join Ahmadiyya and he was still alive in those early days (92–96) when Noonan had just converted to Ahmadiyya. Ahmadiyya INC hadn’t got many other Irish-white converts to Ahmadiyya and were excited showing off Noonan to the world and etc. Noonan was thus being treated like a God by the Pakistani Ahmadi’s. They immediately told the vicious Mirza Tahir Ahmad about Noonan. In the meantime, Bashir Ahmad Orchard died and Ahmadiyya INC needed another local Imam to further its business practices in Ireland. Also, in the same time frame, Noonan’s wife was tired of Noonan being lazy and just hanging around the house. They eventually divorced. Mirza Tahir Ahmad then told Noonan that he would personally get him a new Ahmadi wife and would even give him a job, as an Ahmadi mullah. The rest is history.
He becomes the President of Majlis Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya in the UK, this was only given to him to groom him into becoming an employee of the Ahmadiyya Movement.
In 2022, he argues with Sohail Ahmad aka @Reasononfaith and claims that he went to Jamia for 7 years.
Ibrahim with Huzoor at the UK Khuddam Ijtema in 2000
With my Hebrew teacher Ustaz Falahuddin Muhammed Odeh 12.09.16
Muslims in Galway: Jane Kelly meets Imam Ibrahim and hears how a good Catholic boy came to be a Muslim missionary seeking to convert Ireland to Islam
Posted by Jane Kelly
Michael Peter Noonan was born as one of seven children into a lower middle class Irish catholic family. He wanted to become a priest as a teenager. After losing his Catholic faith he became a night-club bouncer and body guard in London. Now he is Imam Ibrahim and wants to convert Ireland to Islam. Jane Kelly hears his story.
When Imam Ibrahim stands in the centre of Galway in his voluminous robes preaching the message of Islam, his main problem comes from other Muslims. There are over a thousand of them, immigrants from Iraq, Libya, Saudi and Algeria in what was until recently a quiet Irish town. He says:
I get abuse. They call me a Kaffir or infidel and say I should die.
He represents a reformist sect which orthodox Muslims dislike, but they are also a bit suspicious as he is in fact Irish. Ibrahim began life as plain Michael Peter Noonan, in Waterford. He is the only home-grown Irish Imam on the planet so far, and his conversion is surely a sign of the strange times in which we live.When I first visited Galway, in 1989, there were only three Muslims there. Dr Tasleem Amhed and Arshad Rashid had just arrived from Pakistan to start an Irish Jihad, a word then largely unknown in the west. They bought a five bedroomed house on a wind-blasted estate, and lived there with Rashid’s wife Zahide, who was hidden from Tasleem’s eyes behind a purdah curtain.
When Tasleem told me that it would be easy for him to convert the Irish to Islam I laughed like a banshee, picturing future renditions of “When Islamic Eyes are Smiling”, “Does Your Mother Come From Mecca?” and “Seven Sober Nights”.
But we’ve all drunk a lot of mineral water since then. Muslims have arrived en masse in Ireland, their leaders have grasped the proselytising power of TV, and astonishingly Islam is now seen by many as a viable replacement for 1500 years of Christian civilisation.
Ibrahim, 40, chatted to me recently in the same house over tea and delicious cakes made by his wife Qanita, 35, who lives behind the same curtain, now getting thin with age. In the background, MDM, a 24 hour Islamic TV channel shows an ancient white robed cleric preaching, and the room is full of box files, religious books, computer, photocopier and printer; all the paraphernalia of a modern missionary.
Ibrahim began life in simpler times as one of seven children in a lower middle-class family. His father Dennis was a builder, his mother Irene a hairdresser. Aged 12 he joined the Legion of Mary, practicing prayer and good works in the community. He did well academically and represented his school in athletics. At 18 he won a scholarship to Maynooth, Ireland’s most prestigious seminary, but in his late teens he changed his mind about becoming a priest. He says:
I worried about celibacy and questioned the divinity of Jesus.
He found the Church neither sacred nor practical enough.Having upset his family, he headed for London and to support himself, like the notorious Abu Hamsa, he worked as a night-club bouncer and body guard. During the day he protected the likes of the Sultan of Brunei and the Arsenal football team. At night he was a bouncer at Equinox, a flesh-pot on Leicester Square. He says:
I used to escort the models like Caprice and Elle McPherson into the VIP room. It was my job to stay with them.I saw people snorting cocaine and having sex. There were “Page Three” models who would do certain things – I won’t say what. There were wet t-shirt contests, and a lot of frolicking. I saw prostitutes, people trying to spike girls’ drinks and giving out ecstasy tablets. The bands I looked after were often high on heroin, they took it in front of me, they were so stupid and arrogant.
It was a dangerous and degrading job, dealing with people on drugs, out of control, not concerned about morals or God.
But it was his encounter with Barry Manilow which, perhaps understandably, finally pushed him into the arms of Allah. Ibrahim says:
I’d been a fan of his, but when I met him, perhaps he was having a bad day, but I found him bossy, arrogant and rude. I didn’t like the way he spoke to his co-stars in his show. I was very unhappy after that, he seemed to sum up the disappointment I felt about life and I decided to make a decision.
Islam with its authoritarian structure and dearth of fashionable crooners, was on offer and in 1995 he converted. For this sense of redemption and belonging, he was prepared to change everything. He had a house in Lewisham, a working wife and two small sons. Ibrahim says:
My interest in Islam destroyed the marriage. She liked night-clubs and the western way of life. I felt that I had normalised my life by becoming a Muslim, to me the Koran seemed rational, but she couldn’t see it. She refused to wear a veil or change her habits.
Three years ago, after learning Arabic, he returned to Ireland and agreed to marry a Pakistani he’d never met. She was chosen by the old man sermonising on the TV behind us. He says dispassionately, his mind fully focussed on his mission:
I trusted him and I trusted God. She’s a good wife and given me children.
Of his mission he says:
It will happen. Mohammed was told by God that Islam would rise in the West. I just need a small nucleus of Irish converts and they will bring other people in.
But did Mohammed mean as far west as Galway? While he talks two American Mormon missionaries who’ve come to the door also looking for converts, are invited in. Dressed in identical black anoraks they sit on the sofa smiling blankly. Beverages become an issue as they not only eschew alcohol like him, but can’t drink coffee or tea either. Sipping water, they nod at everything he says.The Mormons have 90 missionaries on the streets and made 125 converts in Galway last year, Ibrahim made two: Anna, 31, a Finn researching “holistic science”, and Christopher, now Yusuf Pender, 24, who studies film.
Yusuf discovered Islam through MDM, but is also bitterly disillusioned with Catholicism. He says in disgust:
It was dead even before the sex scandals, it’s about politics and power not spirituality.
His younger brother, Thomas, 22, is also thinking about converting. According to Galway Diocesan statistics, 95% of the population still have their babies baptised, but sitting among the Mormons and the Muslims I feel I have entered a new age of globalised Puritanism.
For these people the liberal agenda of their parents has failed, and Catholicism as it slackens its rigidities is not enough – they prefer the community of faith that howls at Ibrahim in the street.
Jane Kelly worked as a full time staff feature writer for the Daily Mail for 15 years, but she now lives as a freelance journalist and painter in west London. She is chiefly interested in writing about unusual, usually unpopular people.
Noonan beefed with Osama Sayyad with the islam after Ahmadiyya youtube channel. I engaged him on twitter, he regularly said weird things and attacked me personally. He even called me a fake Muslim.
Noonan’s current Pakistani-Ahmadi wife sells homeopathy and beefed with Fiona O’Leary. In 2016, he can seen herein on his phone tweeting while on the stage at the Jalsa.
The Ahmadiyya temple in Ireland had its windows smashed during prayers.
Muslims ‘terrified’ after Galway mosque attacked during prayers
100 members of the Galway mosque left ‘terrified’ as windows smashed
The imam of a Galway mosque which was attacked during the hour of prayer on Monday evening has appealed for “calm” in the wake of the London terrorist attack.
Imam Ibrahim Ahmad Noonan of the Masjid Maryam mosque in Galway told The Irish Times that up to 100 members of the Galway mosque were left “terrified” when rocks smashed through the windows during the attack on Monday evening.
The attack comes in the wake of the terror attack in London on Saturday night and news that one of the three attackers lived for a time in Ireland and got married here. A cross-border inquiry is seeking to establish if Rachid Redouane (30), who lived in Rathmines for a time, got married in Ireland for immigration reasons. Police said Redouane claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan.
An investigation in recent years found some men who had been refused immigration status or whose marriage plans had been questioned in Britain sought to marry in Ireland as a “back door” to staying in the European Union. It is understood he married in 2011 or 2012 before leaving for London and that he made an unsuccessful application for asylum in the UK in 2009.
Imam Noonan said the the attack in Galway took place at approximately 11.20 pm on Monday evening. “Last night, during the time of prayer and actually as we prayed, rocks smashed through the windows”, the Imam said.
“I was leading the prayers when we heard an extremely loud bang and obviously we were in the middle of the prayers so continued on but there were one or two people who left the prayers to see what the bang was,” Mr Ahmad Noonan told The Irish Times.
The Imam of the mosque in Galway said he feels that his community has been targeted as a “direct result” of the latest terrorist attack in London over the weekend.
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“A group of individuals were seen smashing our windows and we believe from the descriptions given, these men are understood to be Irish. They ran away once we came outside to investigate. It’s a very disturbing attack for us as a community because the prayer was going on.
The Imam said that cameras at the mosque had captured the culprits on film and they could be seen “quite deliberately” picking up stones and throwing them at windows.
“Technically, one is not supposed to break the prayer, but we had men, women and children inside the mosque praying at the time so they were quite anxious, so it was very stressful for us to have the windows smashed with rocks.
“The rocks came smashing through the windows and could have seriously injured one of my members. We have had attacks in the past, but I feel this is a deliberate attack. We can tell that this is a deliberate attack based on the tragic events in London and Manchester in recent weeks,” he added.
Mr Ahmad Noonan has appealed to the rest of the Irish public not to attack other mosques in retaliation to the London attacks.
“I believe that this was a direct backlash on our community as a result of the weekend and I am fearful that more attacks will come which could be worse. I am appealing to the Irish public that what is happening in London and Manchester is sad and tragic and unforgivable but we cannot just assume that every Muslim and every mosque is involved or supporting these so called radicals.”
Gardaí were called to the scene last night and it’s understood an investigation into the incident is now taking place.
“I am thankful that the rocks did not hit any of the children inside. People were anxious to leave the building last night after the attack took place. We are now reassessing the situation for the next few days as we might encourage women and children to pray at home to protect their safety in case of further attack.”
Meanwhile, Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri , Chair of Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council, condemned the Galway attack describing it as “shocking”.
“I absolutely condemn the attack that took place in Ireland. The Muslims are alive in the war against extremism and we are victims of these extremists ourselves. We are as much appalled and as much saddened by the events in Manchester or London as any other person.
“To blame Muslims would be doing exactly what Isis wants and it is falling into the trap of Isis. I urge everyone to stand up against hatred and stand united with the Muslims. Extremists are enemies of all of us, so therefore I am urging everyone to be united and all of us should stop any support of extremism,” added Dr al-Qadri.
Highlights of this video
1–Ahmadiyya is a cult
2–Abusive comments towards Fiona
3–Ahmadi’s really believe in the nonsense of homeopathy
4–Ahmadiyya is building a massive homeopathy hospital in Pakistan
5–Noonan is at the head of this harassment vs. Fiona
6–Noonan’s wife sells homeopathy medicine
7–Ahmadiyya is using the poor for experiments and converts
8–Ahmadiyya has a relationship with Scientology
9–Noonan and Ahmadi’s hate gays and the LGBT community
10–There is an Ahmadi who is leaving that cult…a young Ahmadi has reached out to Fiona
11–Noonan has never answered any questions that have been posed to him, and it’s because he is in a cult.
Did Mirza Tahir Ahmad die of Cancer?
Fiona has inside information which indicates that Mirza Tahir Ahmad died from Cancer, this seems to support the info about his coffin being replaced and etc.
______________________________________________________________________________________________Read Fiona’s newest blog entry here
Her blog entry pasted here
I wrote a blog about Ahmadi and their links to Scientology and the Quack ‘treatment’ Homeopathy, people can read about this here.
Not long after my blog was published I started to receive abuse on social media from male members of the Ahmadi movement.
The Ahmadi Imam in Ireland Mr. Noonan called on all Ahmadis to report me, see in screenshot below.
Noonan started a witch hunt on Twitter which then led to further harassment on my Youtube channel.
Noonan accuses me of bigotry and defamation because I highlight Ahmadis clear involvement with Scientology and Homeopathy.
Ahmadi Homeopaths are promising vulnerable people miracle cures, claiming they can treat and cure serious diseases and conditions with their sugar pills.
See in screenshots below.
The previous Ahmadi leader was a Homeopath and spread so much misinformation and harm.
He even claimed that Homeopathy could save people from a Nuclear Fallout.
Vulnerable people, especially poor people are trusting Ahmadi and being duped by their snakeoil.
Ahmadi are now building a huge Homeopathic hospital in Pakistan, it is being constructed as we speak, learn more about this here.
I have been talking to a young man in the Ahmadi movement who shares my concerns about their quack treatments.
He says Ahmadis are not allowed to think for themselves and that they must obey their leader.
Ahmadis present leader also believes in this pseudoscience and would have given his support to this new quack hospital.
Homeopathy is a proven fraud.
Ahmadi are not concerned about these warnings and this information has been sent to them multiple times.
Their response to this information is that I work for ‘Big Pharma’
Some Ahmadi reps are even accusing me of having a hidden agenda, see below.
Ahmadi are offering this quackery worldwide including Ireland where I live.
Imam Noonan lives in Galway, he has been at the forefront of a hate campaign against me for some time now.
He has harassed me on Twitter, sometimes into the early hours of the morning.
He has reported me to the Police and continues to slander me.
I run a group called Autistic Rights Together, see what Noonan has shared about my group below.
Noonan shared a blog written by a well known quack and anti vaxxer.
This blog is anti LGBT, so I presume Noonan supports these hate filled views also.
Ahmadi have a motto ‘Love for all, Hatred for none’
Well I can confirm that they do not practise what they preach!
In fact they are quite sinister and I believe that this needs to be highlighted.
All the intimidation and abuse I have received has been from men from this movement.
Some comments include F**k Off, why dont you clean your filthy kitchen, comments about ridding Autism from my children and more.
Then there are the comments about how ‘Big Pharma’ are corrupt and trying to stop their Homeopathic ‘cure’
It is the typical quack talk that I am sadly used to, however it seems to be organised and only happened after Noonan gave his orders, it is targeted harassement.
Then Ahmadi love to use the ‘Religious Card’
You are not able to discuss serious concerns or they will cry bigotry.
Imam Noonan is misleading people, he is endorsing pseudoscience and unproven ‘treatments’
The strange thing is, during our conversations on Twitter Noonan managed to keep something very well hidden.
If Noonan is so convinced and happy to endorse Homeopathy why did he not tell us about his wife?
Noonans wife Qanita is a Homeopath but he had not uttered a single word about this.
She has a quack shop in Galway and I called her undercover.
She was so very strange over the phone but told me she ‘treats’ Autistic children.
Homeopaths are offering a bogus treatment called C.E.A.S.E therapy to Autistic children.
The name alone is digusting, it stands for Complete Elimination Of Autistic Spectrum Expression, like the final solution!
Remember Homeopathy is bulls**t.
Imagine an Autistic child hearing this term, eliminating your expression and then subjecting them to this quackery.
Homeopaths charge between 60 and 100 euros for a visit.
Noonans wife wanted 60 euros to experiment on my child with her bogus sugar pills.
Noonan says his wife did not say she would ‘treat’ my Autistic child, listen to my call with Mrs. Noonan here.
Qanita Noonan also endorses anti vaccine nonsense, see below.
Then I see Ahmadi reps saying they do not charge for Homeopathy, well they do!
Some Countries offer this quackery to the very poor, free of charge, many of these people are desperate and suffering from life threatening diseases.
They experiment on and use these poor people for research into their quack industry.
They extract money from those who can afford it and then exploit the poor!
Nobody wins, both rich and poor are being lied too.
Ahmadi are taking vulnerable people away from proper care and people die because of this.
I do not see the Pope peddling quack cures and if he did l would be addressing it also.
This has nothing to do with religion, I expose quacks and Ahmadi are guilty of peddling quack ‘treatments’
This HATE trail is not abating and now I have been told something really concerning.
A guy I know had an interview recently, there were some Muslims reps on the interview panel.
These individuals questioned this guy about me, asking him if he knew me.
It was men from a Dublin mosque. This is not normal, this is somebody at a job interview being questioned about me, a Mother who campaigns against quack treatments.
Am I on an Ahmadi watch list?
Please see screenshots of a handful of comments I have received from Ahmadi reps below.
I will not be censored or set upon.
I am free to voice my concerns about pseudoscience whenever it raises its ugly head.
Love for all, Hatred for none!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________The Ahmadiyya related content
One of the speakers listed above is Rebeeb Mirza of Ahmadiyya, see details here.
Rebeeb can be seen with Scientology members at the Youth For Human Rights event in screenshot below.
See Rebeeb hiding his face whilst leaving the grand opening of the new Scientology Centre at Firhouse Dublin below.
I have contacted Rebeeb and his colleague Mr. Noonan at Ahmadiyya Galway about this serious issue, Noonan says he does not support Scientology and is planning on making a statement in the future but must speak with his ‘leader’ first.
However I had rather a heated conversation with Mr. Noonan today where it seems he has spent a lot of time engaging with people who are handing him dirt and lies in an attempt to discredit me. Are these Scientologists he has encountered while conducting his inquiries into the cult? Time will tell.
Noonan says he was ringing around and says many people have given him information about me, apparently I am a troublemaker. In the course of our conversation Mr Noonan also mistakenly made a defamatory comment about me, saying that there is a restraining order against me.
No such restraining order exists.
Rebeeb has not made a statement to date regarding his involvement with this cult.
On further research I have found Ahmadiyya linked to Scientology in the UK and other Countries.
See screenshot of Ahmadiyya women attending the home of Scientology Cults founder L. Ron Hubbard last March below.
See screenshots of comments made by Ahmadiyya community below.
Islam are also supporting Scientology, read here.
He showed up at Speakers corner and made a fool out of himself, the video has since been deleted. In this same year, he admitted to chasing women and being a loser. He publicly beefed with Fiona O’Leary also, see here.
The full video
Noonan claims that he see’s the Khalifa in a dream and equates the Khalifa with Muhammad (Saw).
Noonan vs. Sohail Ahmad aka @Reasononfaith
Account Of Ibrahim Noonan
‘I was born in a staunch Roman Catholic Family,
a family who had priests and Missionary Nuns’
My Christian name was Michael Peter Dennis Noonan, I was born on the 12th of March 1965. I was born in the Rep of Ireland in a city called Waterford, the most ancient in Ireland, which was built by the Vikings.
I was born in a staunch Roman Catholic Family, a family who had priests and Missionary Nuns, whom were my grandaunts. My Grandparents on both sides were extremely staunch Roman Catholics and passionate about their beliefs. They showed great reverence towards the Sacred Heart (Jesus) and the Blessed Virgin Mary. My parents were Catholics, but not church going, but I was moulded mostly by my beloved grandmother from my mother’s side. She was from Wales and a very devout Catholic, she was married to my grandfather, Michael Murphy, whom I had the honour of being named after him; he was very religious and devout Catholic whose brothers and sisters were priests and Missionary Nuns. My grandparents and the parents of my beloved mother were truly the ones who inculcated the love of God in to my heart and taught me all that I know about ethics, truth, kindness and respect for others.
I myself became very God conscious and through my grandmother, who made sure that I went to Church and attended mass on a weekly bases, and indeed she would often check and ask me what was the gospel or the epistles’ that was read and which Priest offered the mass, there was no escape from missing mass; but in truth I wanted to attend anyway. I would also part take of the Eucharist celebration on a weekly bases and I would also attend confessions weekly. I was educated at St Paul’s primary and secondary school and completed by 3rd level education in Theology and Philosophy from University of Wales Trinity of St David.
I knew something about Islam through my studies and I had visited Tunisia in North Africa where you can say I saw a living example of Islamic way of life; it was there that I was introduced to Islam, and the order of Sufism. And it was from there that my interest in Islam started to develop. On my arrival in Tunisia like most young Irish men I was unaware of the Islamic customs and traditions of purdah and separation of men and women, but this really had an impact upon me from a moral perspective. I was quite impressed even though my other Irish friends both being male and female were not at all impressed, rather they felt it was oppressive. We saw that Muslim ladies were swimming in fully covered outfits and also the Irish girls being asked to cover up, of course I could see the reason why my friends felt it was oppression, but actually I admired it very much. It was during this time I heard my first ever Azan and I was spelled bound. I asked a local person, whose English was very good, what it was? And what did it mean? When he explained everything, I was overwhelmed by it all. I made my mind that when I return to UK I would pursue more about Islam.
When I returned to UK I was adamant to learn a lot more about Islam, I remember telling a Christian friend of mine whom I met in the World Wide Apostolic Church about my experience in Tunisia and he made a very interesting comment, he said ‘Muslims are the hardest to convert’! When I asked him why? His reply was more shocking, he said ‘because they really practice their faith and believe in it’. This really had a deep impact upon me.
The next time my Christian friends went to Hyde Park to preach I went with them. It was my first time ever to Hyde Park for preaching, it was amazing to see all faiths and also those with just opinions in one place, but I was soon in front of Christians debating with Muslims and it became very clear! That Muslims were hammering the Christians on theological ground even though I had studied theology and also spent over a year studying biblical studies with the World Wide Pentecostal Church to see if there were any differences between evangelism and Catholicism but nothing could prepare you for this.
There former Christians who had accepted Islam many whom today are well known Islamic personalities like Abdur Rahim Green, Yusuf Islam, Jay Smith (Christian apologist) all who were to become friends and enemies. I met Sufis, Shias Wahabbis, Sunnis and I was impressed with Islam. I studied Islam over the next two years going to Hyde Park every week, Piccadilly Circus (another area of debating) a place where I was to preach for over 15 years myself as well as Hyde Park in the future.
I had met many Muslims over two years from all sorts of Islamic schools of thought, the one that interested me was Sufism (Naqsh Bandi). Many Irish friends were embracing it, but for some reason I held off. I started to go to Regent Park Mosque and Goodge Street Mosque, a Muslim League Mosque (Wahbbi’s Mosque) and I became interested in them because of their discipline and strictness, but it became very clear after a while that some of their teaching was very radical. One day I was invited to a wedding (non Ahmadi salafi) I went and it was my first ever Islamic wedding I was impressed. All the men with flowing gowns long beards embracing each other with ‘Assalamo Alaikum’, shaking hands and much more.
During the wedding there was a room where men were sitting in groups, due to me being white non-Asian people were happy to see me and started to dawah to me. I also noticed a discussion between two Muslims who were surrounded by a group of men listening, the debate was about ‘the second coming of Jesus’. I started listening myself. One Muslim was debating that it would be Jesus himself that would come and the other was debating ‘no it would be someone else in place of Jesus’. The debate was based upon (which I know now – not then) a hadith from Bukhari that when Jesus was to return he would go around and kill all the pigs, and break all crosses and remove Jiziya.
‘I loved and believed that Jesus would return
for the salvation of all mankind’
Ibrahim Noonan, when training to be a Missionary and holding the post of Sadr Khuddam UK
with Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV
Muslim (a) was debating that it was to be understood literal and Muslim (b) was arguing it was metaphorical, I asked Muslim (a) if I could make a comment (by the way he is now a famous Asian Labour Party MP) and he and Muslim (b) said fine. I explained that Muslim (b) made more sense and his interpretation of the hadith was more realistic. After they both finished, this Muslim (a) asked me if I was a Muslim, my response was ‘I have come to believe that the Holy Prophet may peace be upon him was indeed a Prophet and that the Holy Qur’an was a Divine book, but I have not formally declared myself a Muslim’. His response was ‘then don’t tell me about Islam‘, he said further ‘this guy (Muslim (b) is not a Muslim, he is kafir’. My response was, ‘is he a Shia as they are only Muslims I have heard being called Kafir?’ Again his response was, ‘he is worst, he is Qadiani!‘. And then he walked away. I approached this other Muslim and asked what a Qadiani was? He simply replied that he was not Qadiani but an Ahmadi. I asked to explain what an Ahmadi was, he explained to me that he was indeed a Muslim, but belonged to a community called Ahmadiyya. He elaborated for the doctrines of the Ahmadiyya Community especially about the belief that Jesus did not die on the cross, and that someone else would return in his place.
I must admit I rejected this belief outright! As being a former Christian I loved and believed that Jesus would return for the salvation of all mankind, but as I came to know about Islam and found truth in it, and that it also mentioned Jesus and about the blessed Virgin Mary, it impressed me. Of course the very fact of the excellent character of the Holy Prophet of Islam also attracted me to Islam, and that it would be Jesus who would come back, was far greater. But now to be told that it would not be Jesus, but someone else, wow! No way had I thought to myself. This Ahmadi asked me if I would read a book that he wanted to give to me, I said, ‘yes I would’.
The book that was given was more of booklet but it was called ‘Tomb of Jesus’. It was all about the survival of the cross and it gave many biblical references, which was impressive. When I got back to London, I started reading before sleeping, and as I was reading it, I was amazed at the Biblical evidence it was presenting for the survival of Jesus on the cross. I could not put the book down, I continued reading it and I finished by 2am.
I remember going on my knees and praying to God that is it possible!!! Is it possible that all these years (I was 22) I have been worshiping a human and that he did not die on the cross and that he survived and went looking for the other tribes of Israel?
This, putting it mildly ‘I felt that I was just hit by a bus’. The very next day I made contact with this Ahmadi and asked to see him. As I was also living and working (part time as I was studying) in Central London we agreed to meet. When we met I had loads of questions based upon the book he gave me. He was happy that I found the book to be helpful, but he said ‘I have no knowledge’ but he gave me another book to read and explained it would answer my questions with regards to the other book.
He gave me ‘Jesus in India’. I took this book home and started reading it. It took me a while to digest its content, and about a month to complete. It was another book, which simply destroyed any argument I could think of with regards to the issue of the return of Jesus Christ. It just crucified me. It finished any intellectual or academic point with regards to Biblical evidence on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This book really bothered me a lot, almost every day I would be thinking about it in points and content. I had many Christian friends that I wanted to consult and also Muslim friends, but for some reason I did not seek their advice. It was actually a good thing as they would have tried to convince me that the Ahmadiyya is false.
Anyway another month passed by. I went almost every week to Hyde Park and watched the debates between Christians and Muslims and became friendly with a renowned Christian apologist Jay Smith (who today is an arch enemy of Islam and Ahmadiyyat true Islam). I heard anti Islam debates and attacks upon the Prophet of Islam may peace be upon him and it was two debates in particular that really changed my life. The First one was, hearing Muslims debating about salvation and how the Holy Prophet may peace be upon him was the Messenger of Allah, and that now he was the only way to Salvation. The response from the Christians was ‘where is Muhammad may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him? Is he alive or dead? Of course the Muslims in their innocence said ‘he is dead’. The Christian (Jay smith) said, ‘ahh Muhammad is dead and buried in a grave, praise the lord Jesus, who rose from the dead after the crucifixion and is alive in heaven’. He died for the sins of the whole of mankind, but your Prophet, just a human, died and was buried.
This is when I remembered the books I read that actually there is a belief that Jesus survived the cross and he was just a humble Prophet and he died a natural death like all humans. This made me decide to contact again this Ahmadi.
Then there was an incident when I saw a young Muslim the same age as me then (22) he had a beautiful beard (long) and was wearing very simple clothes. He was asked about the nature of God according to Islam, he beautifully explained about tawhid. I was so impressed, that deep down I knew, I wanted to be a Muslim. The second incident which convinced me that Islam is what I truly wanted to follow, but to be honest I was still hanging on to Jesus.
I started to visit Hyde Park frequently and also Leicester Square where a lot of preaching by Christians and Muslims would take place almost every night. I met with many Muslims and started to question everything about Islam. I had good Sufi friends, Shia and Salafi, they were all asking me to take the shahada, each time I considered it and planned to do it, something kept stopping me, at least three times something stopped me. I needed more questions answered by this Ahmadi friend.
‘When the Khalifa came in, he looked so beautiful and bright
like a shining star’
I made contact with this Ahmadi and he asked me to come to their convention (Jalsa Salana), where there would be scholars who could explain everything to me. I explained that I would be going back to Ireland on that weekend. He pleaded with me to consider attending the convention. I said ‘okay, I’ll go for one day only’. The day I went was a Friday, this was 1990, and the first thing that hit me was the volume of people and the various nationalities and of the majority being from Pakistan and India. I was placed in the main marquee where the entire English-speaking guests would sit. After a short time I saw people standing up and shouting and raising their fists and arms shouting something (Nara takbir). I was amazed and thought these people were mad, but suddenly I notice a man wearing a turban, entering the marquee and there was an entourage of people with him. He went on stage and the formal ceremonies (Quran, Nazam) began. I remember his speech very well, it was about tarbiyyat of the Jama’at. I was very impressed because I never saw a man, a leader, rebuke his own people and guide them towards God. After he spoke and then left the stage, I started to run after him as I wanted to meet him. I was running fast, so fast that I ran into someone and he fell down to the ground.
I picked him up and asked him if was okay? He said he was fine and asked me where was I rushing to? I told him I want to see the man in the white turban. He informed me, that you can’t just see him like that. I explained that I never saw or heard a man like him and I need to see him. He explained that this man was the Khailifa and you can’t just see him like that. The man I bumped into was Imam Rashid. He requested me to come back tomorrow and you can see the Khalifa in a specially organised function and Question & Answer session. The Imam told me that I would come as his guest.
The next day I returned and my Ahmadi contact was very surprised at my eagerness. We arrived at Islamabad and I was taken straight to the Question & Answer Marquee and there were over 300 guests many of whom were European either English or German and many others. After a short time everyone was told that the head of the community was coming, we all sat down, I was in the front row, literally right in front of the Khailifa.
When the Fourth Khalifa (r.h.) came in, he looked so beautiful and bright like a shining star. The Question & Answer had not begun yet just looking at him overwhelmed me. Before the session started, the Khalifa asked an English man why he was not doing the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. This English man (Maulana Tahir Selby, great man and great missionary) smiled and said that someone else was doing it. After the formalities the session started, each question was profound and the answers were astonishing. The Khalifa was able to answer every question with such authority, it was amazing. I could not keep my eyes off the Khailifa for a second. When the Question & Answer finished, I went to another English looking person, who turned out to be Scottish man, Yahya Mckenize, a convert of 7 years. I asked how do I become a member of this community? He was shocked! He said ‘you want to join the community?‘ I said ‘yes!’ He said ‘you have to fill out a Bai’at form‘. I personally didn’t feel the need of filling out a form and even questioned it, but it was explained to me and I said okay. But they had to speak to Imam Rashid.
Ibrahim with Huzoor at the UK Khuddam Ijtema in 2000
‘You can take the high road and read all the books
or you can take the low road and pray for the truth’
Imam Rashid asked me to sit with Maulana Bashir Ahmad Orchard, an English Missionary. I asked him loads of questions and he answered the best he could. He noticed that I had a bundle of books that Imam Rashid asked me to read, but said to me, ‘look you can take the high road and read many books or you can take the low road and pray to God to give you an answer about the truth of the Jama’at’.
After the Jalsa I went to Fazl Mosque to meet Imam Rashid as I wanted to sign Bai’at form, but he asked me to read more books and asked if I truly understood who the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him was? Of course, he was right, I knew academically, but spiritually probably not. Anyway I took more books and in a few days I left UK for my country, Ireland.
On my way home I was practicing telling my parents that I want to become a Muslim or I have decided to become a Muslim. But when I finally arrived, after been away for over four years, I was unable to tell them straight away, so I put my books in my room and spread them out in hope that they would see them.
But it took some time. One of the first problems I faced was that almost every morning, my father would offer me bacon and eggs for breakfast. I refused every time, but then on the Sunday, (where all Irish people never refuse bacon, eggs and black pudding, which is completely Haram but it used to be my favourite) when my father brought me my breakfast I said ‘no thanks just eggs’. Well it was an explosion, my father became very angry and asked ‘have I become a Muslim?‘, I was shocked and immediately I said ‘yes!’ He became angry and ran upstairs and told my mother, who came down reciting ‘hail Mary’s‘ and the Lord’s Prayer. Both were very upset. My mum saying that she saw strange books in my room, (the Holy Qur’an) and she had seen me doing strange exercises in my bed room (Salat). Within the hour my brothers and sisters came to the house debating and trying to convince me that I had made a mistake or I was not in my senses. Later during the day my father called the local priest, who came to see me, and he tried to persuade me that the only path was through Jesus Christ. I told the priest not to waste his time, as I have chosen my path.
For a number of weeks my family was putting me under a lot of pressure, and they did not speak to me properly. There was tension in the house all the time. I decided to move to another city in Ireland, Cork City to get some space. During that time my Father came to see me and my friends, all still trying to convince me that I made a mistake. Being a young 23 year old, I started to think that perhaps they are right, I am Irish, all my friends and family are Irish, my whole social life was the Irish culture ( i.e. pubs, night clubs, girlfriends etc.) even though I did not drink, but still all my friends did. I started to ask myself, ‘am I being silly, is Islam for me.’ All sorts doubts were coming to mind, I missed my friends, and my ex girlfriend whom I cared about a lot as I was still in love with her. All these things started to effect my mind and heart.
It was at this point that I remembered the words of the great Maulana Bashir Orchard sahib ‘you can take the high road and read all the books or you can take the low road and pray for the truth’. I was given a janamaz (prayer mat), I put the Qur’an and the Bible on a shelf in front of me. I did not know the Arabic for Salat so I prayed in English and fell to ground in prostration and said “Oh God, I know you exist, and I know Satan is not more powerful than you, so when I pray to you, he cannot come to me before you, you say in the Qur’an, ‘make one step towards me and I’ll come running to you’ in the Bible it say’s ‘knock and the door will be opened.’
Oh God, I believe in Jesus, a noble Prophet and I believe that Muhammad may peace be upon him is also a Prophet and I only want to follow the truth, so which of these two Prophets should I follow?
Oh God, Satan cannot get to me before you, so which of these prophets should I follow? If you don’t answer me than I’ll hold you accountable on the Day of Judgment.”
After this prayer I fell asleep and I saw my first real dream. I saw “that I was praying in a church with other Christians and I stood up and turned to the east and raised my hands and said ‘Allahu Akbar’ and I fell in prostration, also seven other Christians stood and turned to the east and said ‘Allahu Akbar’ and fell in prostration”
When I woke up I realized that I was told to follow Islam. I packed my bags and decided to return to London, as I needed to be near Muslims. My parents were distraught, my mum begged me to stay, my father had tears in his eyes, but I had to go. On my return to London I went straight to the Fazl Mosque to see Imam Sahib and told him my dream and I declared my shahada. But when a few weeks passed and I met some of my old Muslims friends (non-Ahmadis) they were happy to see me, and asked where have I been? I told them I went back to Ireland and now I am back, I told them that I have declared my Shahada. They were very happy and one person who was with them asked ‘which mosque do you attend?’ as he has not seen me in the mosque. I told him ‘I go to the London Mosque’. He said ‘you mean, Regents Park Mosque?’ I said ‘no, the London Mosque in Southfields‘.
This Muslim started saying, you mean ‘Qadiani Mosque!‘ He said ‘no brother they are not Muslim‘. We debated for some time. He gave me a book called ‘Qadianiyyat an Analytical study‘. This was a pure anti Ahmadi book, but I took it, and thought what if they are right? So I started to read this book, and after a few chapters I could not read anymore, because it was full of all abuse against the Promised Messiah(as). I was now fed up, was Ahmadiyyat true or not? I took my Janamaz and fell in prostration and cried in anger and said ‘Oh God, I have no time for this! If Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is true and he is the Messiah and Mahdi, then I want to see him”
That night after sleeping I saw the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him in front of me and he said ‘Ahmadiyyat is Islam and Islam is Ahmadiyyat’. He then said ‘if you are ever in doubt again pray in this position, and I saw the Promised Messiah may peace be upon him fall in prostration’. When I woke up I was sweating and I realized that Ahmadiyyat is the true Islam. Alhamdulillah.
Now by the grace of Allah Ibrahim Noonan Sb is serving as a missionary in Ireland.
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