Tom always thought of himself as normal, average even. He grew up in the middle-class neighborhood in middle America. He made good grades in school, had lots of friends, and even was an eagle scout—an achievement not many young men accomplish.
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I cannot say that my path to Islam was easy; but when one is searching for the truth things become easy although they may seem hard at first. The decision to become a Muslim was also difficult due to the material reasons involved...
When I came across Islam and when I moved to work in Dubai, I learned more what I like about Islam. I realized that in Islam it is OK to ask questions; and every question you ask should have an answer, whereas with other religions it is just like you just have to have faith.
After a long research, I became frustrated. I read the English meaning of the Noble Quran (ironically, that my pastor had given to me) in order to better debate with my husband. Instead, I found a text harmonious with Biblical teachings. I found comfort in the concept of One God.
Fatima's hajj is the ultimate journey because her journey begins before she receives the good news of the Gifted Hajj. Her journey begins with the first steps she takes towards consciously embracing the life of a Muslim.
Before I became aware of Islam I had a strong belief in God, but I could not find an exact expression of that belief in any of the churches I attended. There always seemed to me to be a hypocrisy about churchgoers, a sanctimonious ‘holier than thou’ attitude which contradicted the kind loving nature that I saw in Jesus.
The more I pray the more I turn to the Lord, the more I just try to understand how beneficial the religion is. In the Quran, for example, for every struggle you’re going through, there is something in there that relates to it, if you open your heart to relate to it.
I was more caught up in her clothing attire. It sparked my interest more than anything. My heart immediately desired to be like the woman. Pious and modest. So this is where my search began. I immediately got online and searched "Muslim Woman Dress"
Abigail is a quintessential sweet as sugar Southern Belle born and raised around the swamps of southeast Louisiana. She is quintessential in every way but one-Sweet Southerner, Warm-hearted American, and Muslim. Abigail is hard to miss.
There were only two choices and one was no choice at all. I could not deny what I had discovered, ignoring it and going on with my life as before, though I did consider it briefly. That left only one option. I knew I had to accept it.
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...