Nigerian Muslim Convert Shares How She Hid Faith for 5 Years

Taking the decision to become a Muslim, a Nigerian young woman has revealed that she had to keep her faith in the hiding for five years due to fear of her mother’s reaction, Vanguard Nigeria reported.

“It took me literally five years to tell my mom I was a Muslim,” @ayushhadeyah wrote on Twitter.

“All these years I’ve been wondering how she will take it.. If she was going to have a heart attack and die… I waited in fear.. Then one day a friend told me to just go ahead call her and tell.. If anything happens it is because Allah willed it.”

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In a series of tweets, the Muslim woman recalled how she managed to tell her mother about her new faith.

Calling her, the first reaction was shock and denial, as her mother ended the call refusing to hear from her daughter.

In the coming two days, she managed to talk to her and accordingly the mother accepted the decision.

“The next day… Before I could call her she called to talk to me for the last time about it… I told her that nothing will change my mind,” she wrote.

“Told her what drew me to Islam and how I’m never going back… Few days later my mom started acting normal with me and told me that if that is what I believe in then so be it… Waited for years to get this off my shoulders… But the moment I told myself that Allah is in charge.”

The series of tweets were shared for more than 3000 times and liked for more than 8600 times, generating lots of positive reactions.

“This story is so emotional, I pray she join Islam in future, and may Allah strengthen your imaan, u have been through a lot, my respect for you,” one wrote.

“May Allah SWT open her heart to islam and keep us all steadfast upon his religion…ameen,” another added.

Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in the entire region of West Africa. The CIA Factbook estimates that 50% of Nigerians are Muslims while the BBC estimates this to be slightly over 50%.

Read her story below

It took me literally five years to tell my mom I was a Muslim… All these years I’ve been wondering how she will take it.. If she was going to have a heart attack and die… I waited in fear.. Then one day a friend told me to just go ahead call her and tell.. If anything…

Happens it is because Allah willed it.. I thought about it that night and then I called my mom, as her phone rang my hands were shaking in fear… But still it didn’t stop me… Then as she picked up the phone, I asked her if she loves me and she said of course she does and…..

She asked me why I was sounding that way… I told her how much I love her and how nothing has changed and I’m still the same person she brought to this world… Still her little girl that has never said no to her. And then I said to her the only difference between me and you is

Our faith and what we believe in… Then she asked me what I meant by that… Then I told her that for five years now I’ve been a Muslim… And she kept quiet for a long time…. Then she said to me she has tried her best as a mother and if this is how I want to pay her back then

So be it.. And she ended the call.. I tried calling her she didn’t pick up.. Couldn’t sleep that night, I cried and cried asking Allah not to let her over think and let something happen to her… I slept in tears that night with a heavy heart knowing I have broken my mom……

First thing 6 in the morning my mom called me telling everything she has been through and how I’ve hurt her… She said if I can keep this secret for five years then I can poison her… She was crying and asking me what hasn’t done for me, how she has wronged me.. If she deserves

What I’m doing to her… I was crying on the phone and so was she as she continued…. But at this stage I’m doing this for the sake of Allah… I can’t go back… If only Islam was the wrong way but it is the truth and the light… I had to face it… So she said if anyone

Should ask me if I have a mother I should tell them no cos from today I’m no longer her daughter… I was crying bitterly as I told her that I’ll always be her daughter, and I’ll never stop loving her and respecting her cos that’s what my religion teaches me… I was still crying

When she ended the call… I tried to call her but she wasn’t picking my call anymore…. Then I allowed her for sometime… The next day… Before I could call her she called to talk to me for the last time about it… I told her that nothing will change my mind…

Told her what drew me to Islam and how I’m never going back… Few days later my mom started acting normal with me and told me that if that is what I believe in then so be it… Waited for years to get this off my shoulders… But the moment I told myself that Allah is in charge

He took total control… My mom has accepted who I am… Alhamdulillah! Please put her in your prayers so one day she’ll be Muslim too. May Allah reward you as you do so…