of 'Allah' on eggs and beans
will see in this the random playfulness of nature, but Mikail Güçlü
has no doubt: he has in his possession miracle eggs and beans bearing
the name "Allah".
About three years ago 33-year-old Güçlü from the Regent
Quarter of The Hague, Holland, bought some eggs fresh from the farm and
as usual had them on sale in his shop. But two of the eggs seemed slightly
strange. "I noticed that the shells were a little misshapen,"
"Very odd, just like Arab letters. And
then suddenly I saw it: 'Allah'."Reason enough for him to call in
a friend. He himself speaks four languages but his knowledge of Arabic
is limited and, besides, he wanted to hear all the 'ins and outs' of it.
"But I could hardly believe what he said what could be read
on the egg was: 'There is but one God, Allah, and Mohammed is His prophet.'
Thats why I asked others, too, just to be on the safe side, and
I went to the mosque, to the Imam. Everyone said the same thing."
A neighbour, Mohammed Moncef from Tunisia, in the shop by coincidence,
confirms that this text can indeed be read on the egg-shells: "This
is the first time Ive seen these eggs, but its quite clear.
What you see here is the first line of Islam."
Less definite is Ali Reza Rahiminejad. He doesnt know the whole
story but has been called over by Güçlü to discuss an
'urgent matter'. Rahiminejad, an Iranian, abandons his telephone business
and an egg is pushed into his hand as he arrives with the request
that he say precisely what he sees. It takes a while, but then he too
sees it: "That, there, says: 'Allah' repeated a few times."He
doesnt decipher any more in it, even when Güçlü
tells him the whole phrase. "Yes, you say that, but I dont
see it. I see only 'Allah'. And here too, and there. But thats all."
The beans, however, present Rahiminejad with no problems whatsoever. "Without
the shadow of a doubt, this, here, says 'Allah'."
Güçlü discovered the "miracle
beans" while sorting through them two days after he had purchased
the eggs. He had bought about five kilos of beans, about 500 grams of
which bear the name 'Allah'. "People may think that I scratched it
on the beans myself, but I swear that is not the case. Take some with
you to check them, if you like. But I would like them back please."
Güçlü believes that what subsequently happened with the
beans is even more of a miracle. He gave some of the Allah-beans
away to friends. Out of respect he did not feel he could sell the remaining
beans: he decided to give them to the mosque, and requested that they
be cooked and shared among the congregation. "About 40 people enjoyed
a complete meal from these beans and there was still food left over. The
Imam told me later: 'We could serve as much as we wished, and the supply
was still not exhausted.'"
It was not the first time that 33-year-old Güçlü had
heard of such phenomena: "Ive heard that it happens quite often.
In London. And somewhere in Holland there is also said to have been a
similar case with a pepper. Ive also heard that in Turkey the name
'Allah' was found in honey-comb. And in Ankara I myself saw an apple bearing
the holy name. But I never dreamed it would happen to me. I couldnt
believe my eyes."
Mikail Güçlü sees the incident as a miracle from God:
"I used to pray a lot, but I havent been doing it so much lately.
The Imam said: 'This is a sign for you, continue in your faith.' But,"adds
Güçlü firmly, "it is also a proof for non-believers
that God exists."
from: Share International November 1997
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