I looked out the window and viewed with awe the horizon, with its vibrant colors, the clouds and the sun setting. At that moment I said to myself, "I know there is something more out there, but what is it? If God is so great then why is mankind not bowing to Him?" I prostrated myself to God and prayed I would find the "thing" that would fill the void in my heart and soul.
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What I was seeking really was a formula for not only spiritual peace and inner peace, but also something that gave me form, structure and self-mastery, and all of that was in Islam. The late 60s was a time of social upheaval and everyone was "doing their own thing,"...
I traveled to many parts of the world during my quest for the truth. I became very interested in tribal religions and the spiritualist way of thinking. I found that a lot of what these religions were saying had truth in them, but I could never accept the whole religion as the truth.
Without any delay or hesitation, I went out to meet the Prophet. I saw crowds of people at his door. I moved about in the crowds until I reached close to him. The first words I heard him say were: "O people! Spread peace...Share food...Pray during the night while people (normally) sleep... and you will enter Paradise in peace..."
`Umar took me, paid off my debt, and gave me an extra twenty saa` of dates. I asked him: "Why this increase?" He replied: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) ordered me to give you this for my scaring you."
My love for Islam actually stemmed from hearing the beautiful sounds of the words of the Quran. Ever since then I just felt the connection to it whether I understood the language at the time or not I found it fill my heart and it never left me since the age of thirteen.
One of the first things that stuck out to me with respect to the Quran has to do with preservation of the Quran. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a period of 23 years. And so this book was passed on by the Prophet Muhammad to his followers, and it has been preserved minutely since that time to this day.
In becoming a Muslim, I have merely obeyed the dictates of my conscience, and have since felt a better and a truer man. There is no religion that is so maligned by the ignorant and the biased as is Islam; yet if people only knew, it is the religion of strong for the weak, the rich for the poor.
I was originally really starting hearing about Islam and learning about it through my husband through his character and his good example and ways in teaching me etiquettes and cleanliness before I was even converted. He just told me a lot of things and then I started reading Islamic books...
Family and friends entering Islam from one man. If I were to stop right here, I’m sure that you would have to admit that at least this is an amazing story, right? After all, three religious leaders of three separate denominations all going into one very opposite belief.
Many people ask me how a preacher or priest in Christianity can ever go to Islam, especially considering all the negative things that we hear about Islam and Muslims everyday.
I embraced Islam after graduating from Cambridge. Prior to that I was a skeptical Catholic; a believer in God but with a mistrust of organized religion. The Qur’an was pivotal for me. I first tried to approach it in anger, as part of an attempt to prove my Muslim friend wrong.