I knew I would have to learn many new things, but everything new was fascinating and interesting to me. I was thankful to God for everything, for guiding me all my life and for giving me an opportunity to get familiar with various religions before I embraced Islam. Islam is the climax of my journey to the real truth.
I was in high school when I accepted Islam as my new way of life. My life didn’t change overnight, but my heart did. I knew from the start that Allah was indeed the only deity worthy of worship, and that He sent Prophet Muhammad to guide all mankind to that knowledge.
When I told my husband what I was about to do, he was shocked and happy at the same time. He asked me if I was really sure about my decision, as if he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. I responded that I was never surer about anything in my entire life.
Although Kara’s heart was filled with the morality of the Islamic belief, she still felt incomplete, so she went and searched for guidance.
I wish more and more people in my country would go beyond biased mass media’s view on Islam and start reading the Quran and understand the depth of this beautiful religion called Islam.
I want to be a good Muslim; I am sure that as long as I will be guided by God, I will lead a good and meaningful life. I lost my parents but gained a meaningful way of life. I am not afraid of anything, except God Almighty.
Besides the job description and career path, pertinent matters that need sorting out, such as leave (including maternity and sick leave), child benefits, flexi-time (if possible), overtime and weekends (you have to decide whether or not you would like to be contacted then), possibilities for a career-shift to work from home.
I came to know that Muslims believe in all the prophets. I was interested to learn that Jesus was considered to be a prophet and that made sense to me, and then I came to know that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last of the prophets.
Since I have become a Muslim, I feel so lucky. I have more friends. And these are real friends. I have also realized the kind of person I really am and the beauty that God has granted me. Now, I am happy with the way I look.
Through every happy moment, every illness and on the days when I was so sad I could barely summon a smile, my Muslim husband has been right there holding my hand. He is my best friend, confidant, and the father of my children.