“When I forced myself to evaluate where I stood on faith and religion,” Mallory explains... I started learning [about other faiths] by watching lectures on YouTube and purchasing books on Amazon. My favorite resource actually ended up being About Islam 101!”
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In the blessed pages of the Noble Quran, I found solutions to all my problems, satisfaction to all my needs, explication for all my doubts. God attracted me to His Light with irresistible strength, and I gladly yielded to Him. Everything seemed clear now...
I felt angry at Islam! I felt angry at a book that would tell hungry people to be hungry for thirty days. I was angry at the Quran for telling this poor woman not to drink water when always her water is dirty.
Actually my first experience wasn’t when I was Muslim. I had practiced fasting one day before or sometime before Ramadan. I woke up remembering that I needed to fast that day but this wasn’t in Ramadan. And I did it anyway. I fasted and I worked the whole...
It was 1984 I looked out the kitchen window and it wasn't a Jehovah's Witness, it was a short black man with a kufi... He introduced himself as my new neighbor and he said he's Muslim and if I was interested in the religion. He gave me a copy of the Quran...
A real convert tell their stories, and we can share their elation and excitement. There are even articles that explain exactly how to become Muslim. Many advantages are gained by converting to Islam, the most obvious one being the sense of calmness...
I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).
The lack of any kind of spirituality in my family caused my heart to become restless. The older I became, the heavier this restlessness impacted my whole being. I was looking, searching, screaming, crying for that restlessness to be taken away from me...
Leigh explains: “My life felt like a storm. But I found so much peace in my new faith. My husband continued to attack my faith and eventually threatened me with divorce if I did not leave my religion. I refused, and he made good on his promise.”
My previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?
Bible reading, when I was younger, was not encouraged. And, as an adult, I was among people who read it all the time, and among people who were doing Bible studies and attended Bible studies, but I didn’t always feel free to ask questions...
I was in a very bad place, suicidal. I was talking to someone that wasn't there, asking for help for like three months… and I stumbled up onto this video on Facebook about Jesus. Whereas I thought Jesus was the Son of God, it was telling me that Jesus was a Prophet of God.