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One of the reasons why I was able to convert to Islam was because my whole life I’ve been searching for a relationship with God, our creator Allah. I really never found that in Christianity because Christianity is more focused around who Jesus was and rarely do they talk about our creator God.
I converted in Ramadan and I was determined to start my life as a Muslim as best as I could. I was excited for the challenge of fasting. As a Catholic during lent, I had abstained from snacks and only ate a small lunch during the day...
The recitation of the Quran, the prayer that you attended in Fajr is witnessed. The questions is, it is witnessed by who? You know, that’s an hour of the day when most of people are asleep, so even if somebody is walking or driving to the prayer nobody sees them but Allah says that’s the time that is witnessed.
Prophet Muhammad treated the poor with mercy and kindness, and he used to give them whatever he could, although he, himself, was poor. He also used to teach his companions to have mercy upon the poor as well.
I will make a strong determination to quit all my sins and come out of Ramadan a different man. I will not forget to pray Taraweeh at the night before the first day of fasting and is almost forgotten by many people.
As the emptiness grew, the parties became dull, I got stuck with a sexy image and the hipster friends did not bring out the best in me, to say the least. I began to hate who I was becoming in those short months and I was back to feeling lost, hopeless and confused about the world.
The Quran exhorts us to remove ourselves from the countless distractions of worldly life in order to spend time alone with our creator, praying and reflecting on His words.
For new Muslims who will fast for the first time this Ramadan, we prepared this folder which contains many interesting stories, reflections, and memories of reverts who shared their experiences of fasting.