I was raised with Muslims together. It started actually when my elder brother converted to Islam. The reason why he converted to Islam was that he married a Turkish Muslim woman. So being his sister and wanting to protect him in his decision, of course we went to Islamic centers. Well, I did.
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Read,” the first revealed Divine Command, implies more than an exhortation or an obligation but is, rather, interwoven into the fabric and structure of the message itself.
Just pick up a leaf or watch a bird in a tree and try to give your mind the space that you need to really appreciate these things, you know, try to unclutter your mind and forget about the issues of work, forget about whatever just happened with your family...
They told me: "Your heart is Muslim, you are Muslim, all that you do is because you are Muslim, but you don't know it yet, the only thing that you need to do is the Shahadah!! And they were saying the truth.
One day my daughter brought home a book about Islam. We became so interested in it that we followed it up with many other books on Islam. We soon realized that this was really what we believed.
I discovered that Islam is not a new religion, but a “re-animation” of the roots and the essential of the old religions of the Jews and Christians, with the first Muslim Abraham as the father of all monotheistic religions and with the same prophets, including Jesus.
was seeking for a teacher in Islam, I was praying constantly all day to God "Help … Help … Help … Help .." over and over and over all day for almost two years, because I did not know what to do or where to go.
Although Backbiting and Slander are notorious, they are still quite widely spread and even approved of in many gatherings! Human nature has a negative side to it that needs to be monitored...
The Creator wants us to worship Him. Bilal wanted to impress God by everything he did because when he dies he knew that is what is going to count. Bilal knew for certain that bad deeds will not impress God.
While women in Islam have and always will have the same recognition in the eyes of God, as pious believers, when they demonstrate taqwa (God-consciousness), women are not identical replicates of men.
I wanted another way of life. I wanted something which is going to give me a way to live my life which would be in harmony with my intellect and my emotions and my instincts, not just like one of my instincts.