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I Found God in the Australian Bush

I Found God in the Australian Bush

My meditation and contemplation had an impact on me. And honestly, deep inside of me, I felt that there was this burning flame of longing for that Higher Being ready to ignite me. I found myself having thoughts about God in His role as Creator and Sustainer.

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Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

Almost All My Family Members Came to Islam

There was one question in my mind that nobody else raised. Would this Allah even listen to me? Me, a young, uneducated woman? In my culture, it was men who practiced and carried out all the official rituals. Men live in the monastery. Men are the ones that can obtain a higher form of spirituality.

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I Was Being Prepared to Become a Muslim

I Was Being Prepared to Become a Muslim

My soul was crying out and even my stubbornness could not squelch the cries. We started working together and discussing our respective beliefs. I had given up on Christianity completely, but when he started asking me questions, my faith surged and I felt I was a ‘Crusader’ defending the Faith from this evil “Moslem”.

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The True Spirit of Jihad Made Me Muslim

The True Spirit of Jihad Made Me Muslim

The Arabic word “Jihad” is roughly translated as “to struggle and strive in the Way of God.” Jihad is to speak nicely to people when they speak poorly to you. It is a jihad to smile at others when you are not in the best mood. It's a jihad to refrain from intoxicants...

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A Letter to My Christian Dad – I Found the Truth

A Letter to My Christian Dad – I Found the Truth

My conversion didn’t come about because I thought that Islam as a religious practice was superior to Christianity, or because I thought Muslims were somehow more pure than Christians. From where I’m standing, those who play the “my-religion-is-better-than-your-religion” card have missed the point of their own religion.

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