While studying the marvelous complexity of cell biology that year, several of my classmates and I reaffirmed our belief in the Creator and that creation was not an accident as some scientists speculated.
One day when I went with my father to a second hand market, I looked for some books and found an old translation of the Quran in the Swedish language. I decided to buy it for historical purposes, and to gain a greater understanding of my friends’ religion.
An important element for every Muslim to find ultimate contentment in life, no matter how difficult the circumstances are, is to strike a balance between this worldly life and the next life.
When my family knew that I am Muslim, I had many problems, especially with my mom, because she thought that I will be a human bomb, a killer or a terrorist. My sweet mom doesn't understand the truth, because she closes her heart when I try to tell her the truth about Islam.
Our life is for Allah, The One who I searched for all that time. Because of that, the best books for me are the ones about tawheed, about our Creator. Because of that I found peace and firmness in my heart.
I recently met a new Muslim sister who said that all the reasons given to her for the existence of God did not satisfy her until she read/heard the scientific proofs of God's existence in the Quran. How could some of this information be available over fourteen hundred years ago? How could Muhammad, an illiterate man have known these?
I have learned through trial and a lot of error, that you cannot build a loving relationship by tearing each other apart. You cannot build a loving relationship without first showing a little mercy.
Make sure whether you just became religious, or newly embraced Islam that you evolve gradually into Islam in order to establish the correct steps both physically (worship) and spiritually (faith). Only then can you maintain religious maturity.
I have suffered from grief and sadness at the spiritual separation from my family and friends, and I felt social isolation especially around special times like Ramadan.
Shaytan “Satan” tricks the religious people. He hardens their hearts. He makes them judge, jury and imprison. So they think because I’m religious I have to be tough.
Can the two co-exist? My family's American roots run deep. There is a town in Kentucky name after us - Corbin. We are a country of many different peoples, transformed into one group united by common values.