I love about Islam that it teaches you how to be kind to each other, and how to care for each other.
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I had a lot of the theology and the knowledge but I had never experienced it. I had never gone to a mosque and experienced, it but I have a lot of Muslim friends and even had a Muslim partner in the police force that explained a lot to me.
I called her on the phone and I told her: “Mum, I've decided to become a Muslim.” And she said “I have two questions: Do you still believe in God?” And I said “Yes I do.” And she said “Will it make you happy?” And I said “Yes it will.” So she said “Beyond that, it’s fine. You have to do what makes you happy”
Months passed and I had almost forgotten about Zenita, when suddenly she called and begged me to meet her at the Metropolitan Museum and go with her to look at the special exhibition of exquisite Arabic calligraphy and ancient illuminated manuscripts of the Quran.
The Quran is in modern knowledge it can’t be explained, and therefore it must be the word of God, because things that happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago cannot be explained today, how they knew it sort of thing...
I can not explain on how honored and grateful I am for this golden opportunity and for Allah bringing me to where I am today.
My mum said to me “you can believe all these things without becoming a Muslim you know you don’t need to change your religion, you can still be a good person” but I said it is because I believe these things that makes me a Muslim...
What I used to find static, appeared stable to me. This made me curious to read more in this regard; I spent hours online talking to friends who used to tell me about Islam. My outlook towards Islam started changing which was reflected when I spoke with my friends or discussed things with them.
Islam is beautiful because we learn something all our lives. We can never achieve perfection of the same sort as God's, because He shows us that it is only Him who is perfect.
Everything I do comes with an awareness that I will be held accountable for my actions and that I need to constantly ask for Allah's forgiveness. Islam has given me the purpose in life that I had been seeking. It is one of the few things I am passionate about.
I planned to begin in Morocco, because I knew that country well and because it followed traditional Islam and was fairly stable. The last place I wanted to start was in a backwater full of uproarious sectarians. I wanted to paddle the mainstream, the broad, calm water.
I knew I would have to learn many new things, but everything new was fascinating and interesting to me. I was thankful to God for everything, for guiding me all my life and for giving me an opportunity to get familiar with various religions before I embraced Islam. Islam is the climax of my journey to the real truth.