One thing that resonates throughout the book is the need to maintain your own person. How being Muslim isn’t about being Arab, Indian, or any other ethnicity. They explain how Islam was sent for all of mankind and how many of us converts believe that when we embrace Islam, that we are embracing a different culture.
Just who are the strangers? Is it me or you or the neighbors? Or is it the people at the mosque, or the other mosque? Is it all of us or none of us? Are the strangers those who have converted to Islam? Or the born Muslim who suddenly grows a beard, or puts on a scarf for the first time?
Something I had wished Muslims would have told me before I converted: Converting to Islam does not mean that life turns into rainbows and ice cream parties. I was made to believe that along with the forgiveness of my sins, converting would make life so much easier.
After I had bullied my convert comrades into conceding to this concept, we started talking about miseducation. Why epiphanies often occur in Taco Bell, I will never know. But among those wrappers of half-eaten bean burritos, we dug deeper to decipher what can legit qualify as a mistake a convert makes.
A guard who used to provide security for worshippers at Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson, New Jersey has embraced Islam, after watching
Reflect for a moment on the idea that the companions could talk to the Prophet about whatever was going on in their life, for better or for worse, and they were met with that beautiful open prophetic heart. And reflect for a moment upon the priority…
two-day event held by the Nigerian Academy of Islamic Propagation (ACADIP) culminated in huge success after eighty-two Christians converted to Islam in Modakeke, Osun State.
When a famous person converts to Islam it often raises more than eyebrows, it forces people to ask questions about religion and about the nature and origin of humanity. People wonder why someone like Lauren Booth would choose a religion that was…
It is funny to look back at myself and remember all the misconceptions I held and the miscommunications I stumbled into on my way to Islam. Here are some stories of hilarious thoughts, incidents, and misinformation converts have tripped over on their way to becoming Muslim.