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Marry a Drug Dealer, but Not a Muslim!

Marry a Drug Dealer, but Not a Muslim!

What will you do if your beloved mother tells you: “I don’t care if you marry a drug dealer, but don’t marry a Muslim?” This is exactly what was told to Susan Carland when she was 17 years old after declaring that one of her New Year’s resolutions was “to investigate other religions.”

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How a Former Detroit Policewoman Found Islam

How a Former Detroit Policewoman Found Islam

I actually would get mad in my job as a police officer because people were attacking Muslims for absolutely no reason in Detroit, especially after 9/11. It was absolutely horrible and it really bothered me. Just because they are Muslims doesn’t mean that they are extremists or they believe in extremist beliefs.

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Why Islam and Not Somewhere Else?

Why Islam and Not Somewhere Else?

My road to Shahadah began when an admired director, Tony Richardson, died of AIDS. Mr. Richardson was already a brilliant and internationally recognized professional when I almost met him backstage at the play Luther at age 14. Playwriting for me has always been a way of finding degrees of spiritual...

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Why Convert to a Troublesome Religion?

Why Convert to a Troublesome Religion?

An interesting question to ask is why conversions to Islam continue to grow even as the US is becoming increasingly intolerant of Muslims. The answer, according to Asma Afsaruddin, professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, is that despite Islamophobia...

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I Found Islam Simple Yet Powerful

I Found Islam Simple Yet Powerful

This seemed so simple, so powerful, so direct, and made so much sense. So from there I started reading everything I could about Islam. Everything I read made so much sense to me. It was as if suddenly all the pieces of this puzzle were fitting perfectly, and a clear picture was emerging.

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