(continued from above)
At the time, I began talking to some Mormon missionaries, but, as nothing relevant to this main discourse occurred, I shall skip it here. Several more illustrations or examples can be provided if you so desire them.
Note, that the first time I received the Sacrament of Penance and was absolved, there was something supra-natural that happened, as if the Priest was Christ Himself (this in an Orthodox Church) come to heal me as many are recorded in the Bible; when I first took the Body and the Blood (again, in an Orthodox Church), I saw that Christ had come back to die for me - and indeed, had never stopped dying for me, as his sacrifice was infinite. And, contrary to many people's experiences, something supra-natural again occurred on the same day, with the Reception of the Holy Sacrament (or Mystery), whereas many say, "You'll be let down if you expect something special, as it is an inward grace alone", I most certainly experienced more than the physical experience of eating bread and wine; I was brought for once out of the darkness and in to the light, and saw clearly, in a spiritual sense, for the first time in many years (not to mention I didn't have the need to eat for several days: God hath granted me abundant graces, for what reason I don't know, beyond that He is Infinite, and I am finite). Since those events, the previous mental illness and drug addiction have faded to an almost imperceptible level (no fits, no episodes, no cravings), without at all changing my course of treatment, except for adding Christ.
The most pertinent episodes, as I remember them, are herein recounted.
- Every last one of them that was both a pious Muslim, enemy of Christ, and had "the balls", as is said, to do similar things; I was urged down the path myself, by another Muslim who did similar before me, with less dramatic, but still dramatic, effects (he became a Christian, and I wanted to disprove the theory, or to prove his weakness of mind, or that Allah had lead him astray, as he does as he wills); I followed in his footsteps instead.
As far as the recitation of the Qur'an during salat goes, many, though not most or all, have experienced similar things, and all interpret it in the same way: according to the ahadith that state that angels come down from Paradise, to listen to the recitation of the Recitation, and to witness perfect salat.
I apologize for the lack of eloquence and structure, and rambling nature, herein: if you have further questions, or wish further examples, or desire further clarification of a specific incident, please let me know, and I will do what I can, by the Grace of Christ God.