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.
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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.
Before I took the Shahadah, my hands were shaking and my heart was racing because I was so nervous. When I had finished saying the words, (in Arabic even), my hands stopped shaking and I finally felt at peace. I began to cry for the joy that was in my heart. I had never before in my life had a feeling like this, and I was so happy.
This life He put us into is then, in fact, merely a test to show us our own true nature and characteristics. Although, He has All Knowledge and does not need to put us in this test to know our nature.
Islam is the most precious and beautiful religion, and alhumdulillah we are so lucky to have been shown the light. When you see it and grasp its value, you should make the struggle, because in the end you will benefit more than you can ever imagine.
I was in high school when I accepted Islam as my new way of life. My life didn't change overnight, but my heart did. I knew from the start that Allah was indeed the only deity worthy of worship, and that He sent Prophet Muhammad to guide all mankind to that knowledge.
I had no plans to tell my father about my conversion because he did not care for my spiritual path. He asked me a question which unavoidably brought out my reversion, "Have you found peace?"
The words shook my very soul such that I decided not to go to my meeting the next morning. I prayed for forgiveness of my sins and bad conduct; I prayed for guidance and mercy from the God I had turned my back on. I decided then and there that I wanted to dedicate my life to doing good and pleasing God.