Nigerian Muslim Lawyer Binta Encounters Jesus In An Open Vision


At about 1:30a.m. suddenly, an unusual bright light appeared in the bedroom with a mighty wind blowing and throwing all the pictures and other valuables to the ground.

Binta Faruk Jalingo was a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Yola.

Nigerian Muslim Lawyer Binta Encounters Jesus In An Open Vision

Once in a while we get this kind of stories, where God himself shows up in certain persons life and begin a journey of salvation and impact with them. We can easily make reference to the story of Saul in the Acts of the Apostles, who later became Paul after his encounter with the Lord Jesus. The story of Binta Faruk, a Nigerian Muslim Lawyer and former Programme Producer/Director with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Yola who encountered Jesus Christ and her life never remained the same, is also one of such.

Read Binta Faruk’s Powerful Testimony Below:

I was born into the  Muri kingdom, which is mostly Fulani. My mother, Hajia Aminat Jalingo, is of the Kutep tribe. Contrary to the Islamic tradition of multiple wives, my father married  and maintained only my mother. I am the fifth of nine children. My father lived in many parts of Nigeria, serving in the Army till 1996. My mother also worked with the Nigerian Medical Corps until her retirement in 1992.

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I attended the Army Children School, Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos, completed my secondary education at Government Girls’ College Enugu. I studied Mass Communication at the  University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). After my studies, in 1996, I worked as Programme Producer/Director with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Yola. I got married on April 27, 1997 and God blessed us with a set of twin boys – Hassan and Hussain.

I never believed that I needed salvation for whatever reason, because every Moslem is convinced that Muhammad was the last Prophet in the long line of those that Allah had sent before. The Islamic Hadith (Mishkat) speaks of about 124,000 people who lived at various times in history. Twenty-eight of them are mentioned by name and most are found in the Bible. Since each of them was sent with a word from Allah to warn the respective people not to practice idolatry, to live righteously and to consider the coming Day of Judgement, it is perceived by Moslems that Isa (Jesus), the one to whom is given the greatest prominence in the Qur’an, was like Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses) and most others sent to the Jews. Therefore, when I heard Christians call Him, Lord, I became mad at them.

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As a young girl, in the secondary school, and even as an undergraduate, I would delightfully pack copies of the Holy Bible and take them to Kaduna  for destruction, I thought the Bible was demonic. Many are still doing it today, I became Vice President of the youth wing of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam. Very often, I saw Christians happy in every situation; yet, my success at school, which gave me the job at NTA, and brightened my chances of a good husband, could not bring me such peace and happiness, Several people had talked to me about  Christianity, but to me then, Muhammad was the final seal of the prophets. This was my pride as a Fulani girl who saw herself in the greatest religion of all time.

Qu’ran does not teach salvation in Jesus Christ, but it gives Him the greatest prominence. The wonderful statements in the Qu’ran are enough to compel one to search more about Him. The name Jesus (Isa)  occurs about 25 times in the Qu’ran, and the title Messiah is used 93 times.

I hated anything that had to do with Christianity. I was always happy seeing a Christian unhappy and enjoyed hearing that Christians were suffering, but on the 25th of September 1999, I was caught in a web. The day before, we attended the Friday prayers and all went well. At about 1:30a.m. suddenly, an unusually bright light appeared in the bedroom with a mighty wind blowing and throwing all the pictures and other valuables to the ground. My husband and I became afraid. He got up from bed, brought out charms, known in Hausa as “Hayaki”. He placed it on the ground, got hot charcoal and placed the charm on it, but the mighty wind threw it all down.

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Before we could make out anything, a voice thundered, saying: “You have been baptized by the Holy Spirit. Go and be “Tabitha” unto my people”. I asked my husband if he could understand what the voice was saying, but he said that he did not hear any voice. He later concluded that I belonged to a secret cult, which accounted for my hearing voice that he could not hear. He thought that I wanted to sacrifice him or our set of twins. He got angry, took our twins to the guestroom  and abandoned me in the bedroom. I was very worried and couldn’t sleep. In the morning, again, I heard the voice saying: “Tell your husband that you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour”. I said “No, I can’t. What has a Fulani got to do with Jesus Christ”, I thought that demons were after me. The thing happened again on 28th and 29th, and each time, there was an invitation to “come and serve”. So I told my husband that I would go to Church the following Sunday. “Not in this house”, he retorted, He might have received my word with shock, yet joy and peace flooded my heart at that time. I knew what I was passing through and it would be disastrous for me not to do what God would want me to do for Him.

On Saturday, after speaking to him about it, I went ahead and bought for myself the first Bible I ever bought or read in my life, and hid it under my box. The next day, Sunday, I picked up my Bible, got into my car and drove to the nearby Baptist Church.

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After the service, I came back and met my husband at home. I greeted him but he asked me where I was coming from; I wanted to lie, but heard a voice saying ‘what were you taught in the church today?’ It was “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” So, I told him that I was coming from the Church. He got up in anger, gave me a beating, snatched the Bible from me and wanted to tear it but I told him of the danger of tearing the Bible, so he stopped. He was shocked because he knew that it was my role in the past. So he dropped the Bible in anger and left till the evening. I brought out food for him as usual, but he kicked the food away and warned his sister that no one should eat the food I cooked in the house again for he had declared me an infidel and as a result, I would have nothing to do with the family, even with my own kids. The next day, he went to fetch my father from Makurdi. As I welcomed my father, he too, started beating me with his military belt and boots, until I was unconscious and was taken to the hospital where I stayed for three days. Wonderfully, on the third day, at about 2 a.m., the Lord appeared to me. I noticed a touch on my feet and I woke up trying to see who it was that touched me, but the face was shinning like the sun in such a way that I could not see his face. I only looked at Him from His feet to the chest. I was afraid and screamed for help. One of the nurses came, prayed with me and asked me not to be afraid again. As I said amen to her prayers, I began to speak in tongues for about three hours. I was saying things they could not understand. Some of them thought I was mad but a psychiatric doctor who was called in, confirmed that I was normal.

The figure appeared again. This time He said unto me, “Be bold, for this is temporary: you will overcome the temptation”. The fourth day, I was discharged from the hospital. On getting home, my husband gave me a divorce letter, which I collected with joy and told him. ‘I am married to Jesus.’

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After that, I packed my things, including my two cars, kept them in someone’s house and travelled to Lagos. My husband took my twins to Saudi Arabia. Not done yet, my father had the man that I had kept my belongings in his house arrested on the grounds that he had abducted me from my husband’s house. On hearing that, I returned to Jalingo and arranged his release. Then, my father collected my cars and other belongings claiming that he bought them for me as wedding presents.

In trying to make me renounce my faith in Christ, the Management of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Yola, had my appointment terminated, under pressure from my husband. My father and some Islamic fanatics took me to one Alhaji’s house in Jalingo and there chained my feet and my hands. After seven days, I was released, with a threat of death, if I went to Church again.

My mother arranged for my uncle, her elder brother to reconcile my father and me. As we went talking, my father got angry, picked up his gun and shot at me. As God would have it, the little movement I made at the sight of a gun overturned the seat where I was sitting and I was pushed to the ground. The gun sounded but the bullets did not enter me but passed through the chair and to the wall. Everybody was alarmed, my mother started weeping that he had killed her only daughter.  Later, my mother advised me to go and stay with her elder brother. Being a moslem, he too was unhappy with me and made life difficult. Once, he threatened to kill me with a cutlass so I left his house for Lagos and later, Maiduguri.

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I was denied my rights in the family; my father had me thrown into prison on false allegation. He had initially gone to a Sharia court but I protested against that since I am now a Christian. So, he took me to a Magistrate court at Hadeja. The Magistrate ordered that I be remanded in prison for calling my father, my neighbour. I was in detention for six months without trial and bail until  some Christians on prison visitation, learnt that I was there for becoming a Christian. The matter was reported to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman who wrote a petition that led to my proper trial. The Magistrate sentenced me to two years imprisonment plus a fine of five thousand Naira. One Christian Women Fellowship in the area paid the fine while I was taken to prison. That was September 5, 2000.  Some inmates asked me to appeal but I told them, confidently, that the Lord Jesus would do a great Appeal for me. At midnight, I prayed: ‘Lord, I want you to deliver me from this prison before December. If you don’t, the people will ask me, where is your God?’ I reminded him of how He answered Hezekiah. On October 2, 2000, less than a month after my imprisonment, a letter came from Abuja ordering my release and I was set free. My prison experiences brought me closer to God that I developed more faith in God’s ability to see me through.

After two months, I decided to go and share the Lord Jesus with my grandparents. The moslem youths were looking for me everywhere, to kill me. They hid me until I couldn’t be hidden. I fled to the bush for four days. On the fourth night, I woke up with a snake beside me. That day, I told God that I wanted to go back to Islam. I couldn’t continue like that in the bush but He quickly reprimanded me. He asked “Upon all the sufferings you’ve been through, you still want to go back? If I didn’t shut the mouth of the snake, wouldn’t it bite you while you slept? I repented and told him that I was sorry; I will never go back to Egypt”.

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I found out that God actually took me to prison to teach me some things. One was to read the Bible and, two, because of a female Christian warder who left and married a Moslem and God shut her womb. In the prison, God told me in a dream that she was going to have a baby. When I told her, she became angry, tortured me, called me names, but I kept praying for her, that the name of the Lord be glorified since I had said the Lord told me. Later, she actually had the baby, and that converted her and her husband. Eight molems in the prison gave their lives to Christ. They were baptized in the Holy Ghost before I left. Seeing what the Lord used me to do in the prison, I knew that I would do better outside.

One day, some moslem youths came and kidnapped me. They laid me on the ground, raised their cutlasses to kill me but their hands remained hanging in the air. That happened to three of them and the others fled. They were later taken to the police who wanted them killed but I told them it was the Lord’s battle not theirs. I told them that I had forgiven them. As I was leaving, they asked for their hands to be restored. I said “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, let your hands come down” and their cutlasses dropped. Today, they are Christians and live with me. On  another occasion, another group of moslem youths kidnapped me. They were taking me to Sokoto. On the way, scorpions emerged and started to sting them. They dropped me, begged me and even gave me money to take me back home. Yet on another occasion, they kidnapped me and wanted to inject me with poisonous material but they couldn’t find those materials and had to let me go.

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The Bible says we must start from our Jerusalem. Moslems and Fulanis are my Jerusalem. Many of them live in ignorance, not having heard of Jesus till today. And if I am one of the fortunate ones that God brought out, I need to go out and say something to them. That is why I say I would fight the cause with my blood. I am not limiting myself to Nigeria; I intend to go to the Middle East, planting a church in Saudi Arabia where my children are. I tell God that my children in Saudi Arabia are Ambassadors of Christ and they must become Pastors in Saudi Arabia.

So, any time I hear a moslem is converted somewhere and is persecuted, I take them in. I have forty-nine under my roof right now. They call me “mama”. The oldest is eighty-nine years. She became a Christian and her children threw her from upstairs to die, but God preserved her. A Pastor found her and brought her to the centre. Some come with their ears cut off, others are stripped naked etc. I pray for people to join me in this crusade. Thank God. He is raising men among the coverts in the centre and in my family.

My immediate elder brother who is a soldier has become a Christian. My mother became a Christian since 2002. My elder brothers who wanted me dead or back to Islam are now Christians. One of them, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri had to relocate to Imo State because of persecution.

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I testify that Jesus is Lord. Some people came to attack us. The first time they came, they saw a pool of blood: the house became a pool of blood. The second time they came, the house became plain land. The third time, they saw ocean. The last time, the house became a pillar of fire. Sometime later, something happened that led to their arrest and the Commissioner of Police sent for me. On getting there, the police brought the criminals who said that I didn’t know  them but they knew me. They were all Moslems, some of them from Republic of Niger. They then narrated how they had to attack me, but I was delivered by the Lord. That day, the Commissioner of Police lined up his men in the office and asked me to pray for them.

Instead of leaving me alone, my former husband began to persecute me. While leading some assassins to my place to kill me, the vehicle in which they were travelling was involved in an accident. He, alone died in the hospital after confessing that he wanted me dead for I was bringing shame to his name. It pains me because both of us were in the same room the day I heard the voice. After that I prevented him from destroying a copy of the Bible, something I used to enjoy doing. He knew how violent I was, destroying Christendom. He should have learnt a lesson from my conversion and repented. That is how many others die without repentance even though they are exposed to the gospel. The good Lord who is always my Shield and Protector will always save and hide me in His shadow. My life is in God’s hand.”

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Binta Faruk Jalingo was a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Yola. She now runs Tabitha Evangelistic Ministry, a home for the persecuted (Converted Muslims) in Miango, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria.

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  1. I thank God for the life of Binta Faruk .I pray that God will continue to empower her the more. And she should pray for the soul of her father also . hallelujah !

    • thank God for saving her and even using her to deliver other people from the power of satan. i pray that God who called her unto salvation shall continue to strengthen and deliver and also use her to do more exploit in Jesus name. Amen.

    • No wonder King Solomon said only fools say there is no God, because the Bible has so many fulfilled prophecies, one would have to be a fool not to believe. Then in the Book of Job he was told about stars, a huge sun and smaller suns that follow it, giant sun alone is fascinating, as God even tells Job he guides it and other things about the universe, things that astronomers just learned recently, one former atheist astronomer became a believer when he discovered, I believe it was Orion, anyway when he learned that Job was told about it, he was amazed, in his speech to his fellow astronomers he astounded them when he mentioned their make maker God, there is much more. Then King Davis mentions things about the oceans that have been discovered recently to be true with the development of technology. How did these men such things? Only one way by their Maker telling them. Then there is Prophet Daniel telling us about when this age is coming to a close there will be an increase in travel and knowledge, just think about when the cars and planes were coming on the scene and now we cell phones and computers. It astounds me when people laugh at the Bible, I have to wonder if God Himself has hardened their hearts for a reason,

    • I believe He will, maybe He chose a woman to put Muslim men to shame, since many believe a woman is meant as their servants, in most if not all Muslim countries women have to walk behind the men and are denied a lot of rights and privileges that men have. I have no doubts that God will have to protect her life 24/7.

  2. Jesus is real and the gospel is the only instrument of salvation. He will always deliver his own. God is still in the business of putting the devil to shame. Have faith in Him.

  3. Thank God for visiting her and save her. May the Lord Jesus Christ the Alpha and Omega protect her and giver her more courage to reach more soul for Christ in Jesus Name. Jesus is Lord.


  4. Jesus is Lord! Praise God! O lord, help her, strengthen her, increase her, protect her and continue to use her. Amen.

    Help me too Lord, in my Jerusalem, to make you known. Amen

  5. I guess if you would convert from Christianity to Islam your family won’t try to destroy your life and your father and husband won’t try to kill you…

  6. God that has called yu into his vineyard will never forsake yu.Yu have become an instrument that he will use to win souls. to his glorious throne. May God blessed nd protect yu.amen.

  7. This has strengthened my faith in God. I was just reading Roland Buck’s encounters with angels and the Throne room when I came across this story. God is real. Jesus is alive.

  8. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High He shall abide under the shadow of His wings” may this be your portion at all times in Jesus name. Amen.

  9. The reality of our God is realer than stories…
    You can’t deny the existence of God.
    Those outside there still asking if God really exist,this is more than a prove to you.

  10. That is the Lord my God for you. He is always in the business of setting captives free especially if they are willing, obedient and faithful. He has the ability and capacity to use anything and anybody to do His works anywhere on earth without fail, no matter the hindrances. Nothing is impossible to Him even to whoever that believes in Him. Jehovah is His name, Jesus Christ is His savior’s name and He operates with the power of His Holy Spirit. Anyone that believes him shall not die but live to testify of His works and goodness. Anyone that believes in Him, even if he dies shall definitely live. But anyone that does not believe in Him is dead already and can only live again by His intervention. GLORY BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY IN JESUS CHRIST NAME, AMEN.

  11. I thank God to input this enablement n strength in u. I pray God continually strengthen u n God should please help me know more of Him than I have known

  12. On hearing this I have no course to relax in my Zion on praying the more and in doing kingdom business everywhere I go. God is not a God of excuses. He isn’t a tribal God. Am challenged the more. We need (and I) need to press towards the mark. If at all i was down now I must be up. Thank you Jesus!

  13. This is a remarkable testimony of salvation. May God continue to keep sister Binta from falling and give her grace to win many muslims to Christ.

  14. This is very touching. Jesus is too wonderful. He that has called you to this mission would forever be with you MA. May God bless you keep you and preserve you to the end. Amen

  15. Great story compounded with determination, hope and faith. God blesses her as she journey on in her new found faith in Jesus’ Name!

  16. Halleluyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh praise be to the most high God! Jesus you are the awesome God

  17. Bible says that no one has heard God’s voice or seen His shape [John 5:7]. Yet it says Binta has seen Him and heard His voice. Who is the liar, Binta or Bible?

    • God spoke with Moses on many occasions, one of those times is found in Exodus 19:9. God knew Moses face to face, please read Deuteronomy 34:10. Neither John 5:7 or John 7:5 talks about “no one has heard God’s voice or seen His shape”. I pray for your timely encounter (like our Sister Binta) with the Saviour of the whole world, the Lord Jesus Christ who has purchased salvation for us through shedding His blood for you and I at Calvary. Shalom.

  18. Sheikh musdafa. When you encounter the one true God. Your spirit comes alive in the presence of its maker. He most certainly doesn’t have to introduce himself. You will call him lord with all your being. There will be a knowing. Find out what causes these sort of conversions or you are concerned you might end up falling in love with Jesus. Study about the conversion of Paul who killed Christians. As you read, she was a staunch muslim. These sort of conversions doesn’t just happen by chance. People don’t just wake up and decide to come into the light from being Muslims for years, Something happens. I dare you, Find out deeper about God. Call to the one true God out there. Allah won’t answer you but Jesus will cos He cares.

    This is a powerful story and I commend her exploits for the kingdom. May our Father continue to strengthen her against persecutions

  19. No one has encounter with Jesus and remain the same. God our Father will strengthen you to the end. If I know your address, I would have invited you for a crusade.

  20. Glory be to God, God is wonderful and great all the time. May his name be exulted ijn. Really thanks God for binta faruk deliverance…wish more grace and endless anointing in ur ministry…the Lord is ur strength,shield and refuge….

  21. Great is our LORD JESUS CHRIST who will continue to fetch his people out. The holy spirit will help you to carry on the LORD’s service in Jesus name.

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