This day when I started knowing more about Islam, we were playing football, and a fi sabil Allah (member of a Muslim dawah group) came in the field. And we stopped playing and they started speaking about Islam… It was like that…
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When the Quran I had been reading, connected with the sound of its recitation for the first time, was like a burning desire was ignited inside me. That recitation, coupled with my experience living with Muslims in the weeks I spent abroad there, resulted in an insatiable thirst to know more about Islam.
The birth of Islam meant the coming together of many different people. At this stage there were no children born into Islam everyone was a convert. Everyone experienced the same exhilaration that we feel today when we accept Islam. It is said that around that time there were less than 50 Muslims.
At the age of 15, many teenagers are interested in boys, going out and other such activities. I am not going to lie, ...
The successful birth of Islam and the Muslim nation was due in part to the determination of Khadijah, the woman who was the first person to accept Muhammad as a Prophet of God and was later given the title the Mother of the Believers. Khadijah was born in Makkah...
Uthman accepted Islam easily partly because of the dreamlike vision he had experienced whilst on a journey home from Syria. While trying to fall asleep Uthman had heard a voice calling out, “O sleepers arise because Ahmad has emerged in Mecca” it said.
I started to hate Islam because of these horrible Muslims killing innocent people here and there for no reason whatsoever. I dragged my best friend at the time into this, and she quickly hated Islam as well. We Snapchatted each other, with pictures of...
I was always curious why Muslims are so proud that they are Muslims. I was Catholic, a good one, but I always had doubts and I didn't agree with some parts of my religion...
Words do not adequately describe the extraordinary effect that this book had on me. Suffice to say that the very same magnetism that had drawn me to the Gospels at the age of 11 was present in a new and deeply imperative form. This book was telling me, just as I could tell Jesus had been telling me...
Islam taught me that people could be good. And Islam showed me that I could be good too. And that holding out for good things in your life and saying no to these bad choices, or these bad opportunities is worth it. That is important to do that. So that's why I love to be a Muslim. And that's why I chose Islam.
Growing into Islam was a struggle in itself, especially as Preacher delved further into his love of comedy and became a part of the entertainment industry. With Hollywood calling him, Preacher quit teaching, gave his retirement money to his mother, and left to pursue his comedic dreams.
My first Ramadan truly showed me how blessed I was. The fact that I was able to get excited to break my fast at the end of the day and truly spend a good amount of hours trying to decide between which meals I would like to cook, while others do not have any options, is a blessing in itself.