Yusuf Estes

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Yusuf Estes
Yusuf Estes Bekeerlingendag 2013.jpg
Yusuf Estes in Amsterdam in 2013
Born Joseph Estes
(1944-01-01) January 1, 1944 (age 73)
Ohio, United States
Website www.yusufestes.com

Yusuf Estes (born Joseph Estes, 1944) is an American preacher from Texas[1] who converted from Christianity to Islam in 1991. He claims to have been a Muslim Chaplain for the United States Bureau of Prisons through the 1990s, and to have served a Muslim delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders held at the U.N. in September 2000.[2]

Active in Islamic missionary work in the United States, Estes has served as a guest presenter and a keynote speaker at various Islamic events[3] and on Islamic satellite TV channels. Estes was named as the Islamic Personality of the Year at the Dubai International Holy Quran Award ceremony on 8 August 2012.[4] Estes's Islamic background is Salafi.[5]

Estes is the founder and president of Guide US TV, a free-to-air Internet and satellite TV channel, which broadcasts different programs about Islam.[6]

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  1. ^ Ahmed, Akbar S. (2010). Journey Into America: The Challenge of Islam. Brookings Institution Press. p. 303. ISBN 9780815704409. 
  2. ^ Abidin, Danial Zainal (2007). Islam the Misunderstood Religion. PTS Millennia. pp. 180–82. ISBN 9789833604807. 
  3. ^ http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/11561864.Harmony_is_the_message_for_gathering_at_Blackburn_s_King_George___s_Hall/
  4. ^ Shahbandari, Shafaat (9 August 2012). "Yusuf Estes Lights Up the Award Ceremony". Gulf News. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  5. ^ The Muslim 500: "Sheikh Yusuf Estes" retrieved December 30, 2015 | "Sheikh Yusuf Estes is a well-known preacher of a moderate Salafi background who lectures all over the world."
  6. ^ "Dr Shaikh Yusuf Estes named Islamic Personality of 2012". Khaleej Times. July 9, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 

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