I grew up in a society with atheist past of Soviet Union, but at the same time, I was a Christian thanks to my family. I was so religious by nature though I didn’t get any deep knowledge or religious education for my self. But day-by-day, I discovered this...
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After a long research, I became frustrated. I read the English meaning of the Noble Quran (ironically, that my pastor had given to me) in order to better debate with my husband. Instead, I found a text harmonious with Biblical teachings. I found comfort in the concept of One God.
My name is Lawrence Coleman, right? So I could choose to hide but, you know, Islam gives me a place to hope for better. My parents, my mother was born in the City of Tacoma. My father was born in Chicago. We ended up moving to the hilltop area in the early nineties.
Much of my early awakening came from reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X as a freshman. I was riveted by Malcolm’s intimate story of how he came to realize that he’d been the victim of institutional racism that had imprisoned him long before he’d landed in an actual prison resonated with me.
I spent my senior year of high school in Japan as an exchange student, and this was a pivotal experience for me. My views on many social principles, such as feminism and concept of family were greatly impacted. It was in Japan that I realized that men...
In the past, I haven't listened to Allah, and in fact, I didn't understand Allah as I understand Him now. I understood Him in a different way. But, understanding Him or not, as a human beings, we turn away from Him...
I remember trying desperately not to believe what I was reading; resisting it, and at one point closing the Quran and thinking: ‘I'm never going to read this any more’, but I couldn't help myself. It was a very strong thing. So after reading a few chapters, I thought: “Well maybe my translation is wrong.”
When I found people refusing to give me an answer or a direction, it's kind of led me onto a path where I was searching on my own. I started searching in many different religions and visiting their places of worship. After studying a number of different...
I don’t think that Islam is only for Arabs. I think one of the misperceptions is that if you convert to Islam, you have to be living in Arabic lifestyle. This is wrong I think, because after I studied Islam for a while, I found that Islam embraces universal values...
Some of those whose conversion began with knowledge of a terrorist crime wanted to better understand how a religion could possibly be that evil. It’s an outrageous claim that isn’t easily swallowed by everyone. These people needed to find out for themselves.
Woman in Islam is protected like diamond. It gives protection in many ways. Even before marriage, man is asked to do a lot of things to marry a woman, and the woman comes with small bag of clothes to her husband, and he must take her with all his heart.
When I returned from Spain, I spent a year reading books and watching lots of YouTube videos and researching online… not to change my religion, but just to find out what that religion is because my only perception of religion was through people in my country.