Catholic Priest Wakes Up From Coma After 17 Months, Converts To Islam

Jakarta | A Catholic priest from the island of Java in Indonesia who has woken up from a 17-month-long coma has converted himself to Islam after the man claims Allah spoke to him and showed him “the beauty of the heavens”.

The 87-year-old priest from Spain has lived and preached on the island for more than 43 years and is fluent in Javanese and various dialects of the different ethnic groups of the island and is a well known and respected figure amongst all religious groups of the area.

The man who has suffered a cardiac arrest while helping local volunteers to fix the roof of his own church and fell an incredible two stories high has managed to survive and come out of his coma, in brittle shape, yet a changed man.


Priest Eduardo Vincenzo Maria Gomez weeks before his tragic accident

“I know nothing of Islam. Never once have I read the Quran but God spoke to me and asked me to follow him to the heavens and the Holy light shone through my entire being and behold the golden gates of Heaven appeared before me and God told me his name and it was Allah” told the newly convert to a journalist of the Kalimantan Press.

The man who miraculously suffered no spinal injury should be able to walk soon, admits the physician who took care of him at South Jakarta’s Metropolitan Medical Centre.

“This must be the strongest 80-year old I have ever seen. His bones should be smashed to pieces” ponders Jim Won May, who has practiced medicine for over twenty years. 

His conversion to Islam took most of his church followers by surprise, but interestingly enough, already half of his Christian followers have shown interest in converting to Islam.

“If Allah is the true God, I don’t want to be misled in the wrong direction on judgment day. I trust Father Eduardo. We all believe in him” explains one of his followers.

The priest who is still under medical attention has already ordered the construction of a new mosque and his followers are already hard at work to find the funds necessary for the task.

“We owe it to Father Eduardo for all he has done for us” comments one of the devotees of the old Catholic church, that is now for sale.

7 Comments on "Catholic Priest Wakes Up From Coma After 17 Months, Converts To Islam"

  1. pROPHET MUHAMMAD said..Verily, an ignorant person (ie a person who does not know about islam) who is kind hearted n sicerely charitable is loved by Allah more than a devoted muslim who is stingy.

    • applerose, in Islam is strictly forbidden to say something that Muhammed pbuh has never said.
      Prophet pbuh said that Allah will support any leader that is righteous and just even if the leader isn’t a muslim. Allah doesn’t love more someone that denies Him more than a muslim that worships Him as one and the only God but is sinful.
      Thus this doesn’t mean that Allah loves that leader more than a muslim.
      Also it contradictory to say “a devoted muslim that is stingy” because a devoted muslim MUST give charity and help others otherwise he/she can’t be devoted.

  2. It reminds me of an American hotel owner who has been living in Thailand for 20 years. He was in a coma for two years after he hit a rock while diving of PHuket and almost drowned He was rescued and was on life support for two years but suddenly he woke up and, quoting from the Buddhist scriptures in Pali and speaking fluent Thai said he had seen the Buddah in a vision so he converted to Buddhism. This was published in the Chang Mai Tribune. He is now a monk in the biggest Buddhist temple in Bangkok.

    • The priest was slightly deaf from old age. It was “Buddha” but mistook it for Allah. “-dha” sounds like “-Llah”.

  3. Allah Akbar…

  4. Abubakar Miyam | October 11, 2014 at 10:49 am | Reply

    Almighty Allah guide us of the right path to heaven.Amen suunah amen

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