Born in a Muslim family of a small village, Jawatiyan, near Gujranwalla (now in Pakistan), his father's name was Maulvi Muhammad Azeem.
His conversion to Christianity was due to a personal experience during his early youth. During a visit to Sargodha Mission Hospital, he was attracted to a Bible verse written on a wall. Contemplating this verse led him to accept the Lord Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour. The verse that so impressed him was,
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whome I am a chief."
1 Timothy 1:15
Abdul-ul-Haq was a scholar of very high calibre and had full command of several languages including Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Urdu and English
© Akhtar Injeeli 31/01/2013