Your way to Islam !!!!!share your story

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    As-salaamu'Alaykum Brothers and Sisters. Here is my journey to Islam. I was raised a Christian as I lived with my mother after my parents became divorced. In my early teenage years I didn't feel religious as in the sense that I didn't have a specific belief in any one religion except that I strongly believed in a one and only God. My mother and her side was Christian whereas my father and his side was Muslim.

    My father often talked to me about how I should investigate Islam and his views on a few issues like how the conflicts (which are absolutely devastating and should have never happened) in Iraq and Afghanistan are only occurring because of resources such as oil etc. So I talked to both my mother and father about religion and where I should go.

    Obviously my mother wanted me to become Christian while my father wanted me to become Muslim and therefore couldn't get an answer that wasn't bias towards their own faith. This was one of the big problems of the whole decision making process since I had to accept that I couldn't please both my parents as I can't be Christian and Muslim at the same time.

    Before confirming my belief in Islam I had always from a young age prayed every night to God and talked to Him about many things like before covering to Islam I would seek guidance from Him on which religion was the correct and authentic one. Since I was in a Christian family I had already known everything about Christianity so I began to investigate Islam by reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam by Yahiya Emerick and watching videos by The Deen Show (which I recommend as those videos are quite good).

    While I was investigating Islam I began to refer to God as Allah and began to see the clear picture that Islam was in fact the truth. In my heart I knew that Islam was for me and was so happy. When I confirmed my belief in Islam I did it by the process of elimination as I knew straight off that most of the religions in the world today were false like Atheism and Scientology.

    So it came down to the three largest religions in the world: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. I crossed out Judaism for many reasons, one being that they didn't believe in Jesus (PBUH). So it was down to Christianity and Islam. I struggled to believe in the trinity as how could there be one God that was in three forms?

    Then original sin I didn't believe in since everyone is responsible for their own actions not someone else's. Then finally the belief that a priest can take away your sins despite how bad they are. It simply didn't make sense and wasn't logical. So it finally came down to Islam. The true and authentic religion revealed from Allah (SWT). When I converted on the 23rd of July 2011, it was one of the greatest days of my life that I will never forget. I had found the truth. That is my journey to Islam. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for reading. I wish everyone the best in this world and the hereafter. Ameen.
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    wow,, mashallah brother, I hope you found your happiness towards submitting your will towards God. And if everyone had the blessed curiousity that you do about what is right, than maybe we can turn all hearts soft. When Muhammed (SAW) was introducing people to Islam, he said that when a non-muslim converts to Islam, all of your sins are erased, because you simply did not know what is wrong and right. But now you see the light, never lose it.
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    Thank you brother. I have definitely found happiness submitting myself to Allah (SWT). That quote from Muhammad (SAW) is beautiful and so true. I'll never lose the light. :)
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    WHY I BACAME A MUSLIM

    Salam to all,


    I want to share to all how i became a muslim? Way back the year of 1987 when i embraced the islam. That night we are all waiting for the vacation of my father who's working from Saudi, Jeddah, He just came and we noticed one thing about his wearing a small rounded white hat on his head. We don't know about that. Just we welcome him and finished our dinner. Suddenly, we heard from his room a shouting with a different language say's ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR?..... and so on... and we saw he is standing and performing something like praying.

    ..........to be continued...
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    Islam-my story

    Salaams,

    I reverted to Islam about 6 years ago now, it's a bit of a complicated story but I'll just skip to the main points.

    My mother converted to Islam before me (we followed sikhism), as she was suffering from depression and she had alot of muslim friends who, some encouraged her to accept islam in order to start a new life an become free from the troubles which were causing her to be depressed.

    So with some persuasion my mother converted, as soon as she did, I noticed a change in her behaviour, she appeared more at peace, calmer and just generally a nicer person. I began to think that if this is the impact Islam can have on a person's behaviour then there must be some truth in it. I began to research what Islam was about and I came to the conclusion that it was the truth, so 2years after my mother I took the shahadah!
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    Assalamu alaykum dear sister.

    That was a beautiful story. You were inspired when you saw how Islam changed a human being for the better.

    Alhamdulillahir rabbil al ameen!

    Jazakallah khair for sharing.
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    don't know why this posted twice
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    Reverted to Islam in 2004. Trying to be on my deen since 2009. Obsessed with being granted Shuhada since 2011 (this year of course). Brothers I use to work with invited me to embrace Islam, but I didn't take the invite too serious. Allah ta ala granted me a serious illness in 2004 and I knew it was time to revert (to Islam.) In 2009 I told myself I would never miss another Ramadan and to try to follow the straight path. Now I am just doing as much research on the Shuhada and Islam all together. Jazak Allah Khair.
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    Salaams
    I started reading and watching revision videoes since about the time I joined the catholic church actually.... I joined the catholic church for the right reasons but at the same time... I didnt really look at islam seriously because i felt like i should at least fall into a chirsitian religion and i bit hook line and sinker...

    i was really active in the catholic church. I was head of all the lay ministries, i was teaching the youth classes, i was singining in the choir and while i loved it... problems started creeping in, for example i realized it was my priest i had to please, not God... As far as i was concerned God was much more forgiving but at the same time.. i was having a huge problem w/ the trinity and its one of the reasons i stopped teaching the youth classes it wasn't right for me to teach something i couldn't believe in myself.

    Then I had a problem or two w/ a person my priest set me up w/. I think he really wanted me to get this guy involved in the church... i DID but he thought he was a vampire.... ( dont' ask ) i made a huge mistake and took myself out of the equation as soon as i could safely as this guy was a loose cannon and had actually TRIED to kill his father.... (Ya Allah)

    So i started reading more and more w/ the Koran, i started listening to Nasheeds and paying attention to how my heart felt w/ both.. I joined forums like these, and asked questions and posted even if i said the wrong thing...

    And Mashallah after a few years Here i am. !! It was the best thing i could have done and Inshallah my family - my parents - will one day decide that islam is a valid path, at this point it isnt to them.
    Serena
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    In The name of Allay the most gracious the most merciful

    Assalam o Alaikum to all brothers & sisters.well let me start by saying ALLAH O AKBAR,ALLAH O AKBAR,ALLAH O AKBAR..i cant stop myself from reading all the wonderful stories & a strange sense of happiness inside me doesnt let me stop...i felt like i was not going to get a chance to reply to the thread ever so i felt like i should CONGRATULATE everyone first,so that i can go bak reading all the wonderful stories & when i finish,then i should share mine.Actually btw me & all the brothers & sisters here,mine is not interesting at all..so its better to go wid da inspiring ones first..
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    That is so so so true! It depresses me to even think about it!
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    i suppose its my turn .... Before writing this, i read many posts here and my story is kind of similar. I was born muslim, used to pray and read quran(cuz parents told me too) but never had a true understanding of what i was reading. for the past 2-3 years i''ve been going thru unstable rough times... i have lost myself during this time many times over and could not for the life of me find a grain of peace n relaxation in any of my actions anymore... then i gained something surprising something i never thought i could never imagine myself doing.... dikhr or muraqaba... i do it every night now for an hour with my father we have bonded over it .... it is the only time when i find myself happy! i hope to continue down towards the path of islam now and never let go with Allah's help
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    Assalam Alaikum brothers and sisters

    My journey to Islam very briefly. I was in my mid forties and had been an atheist all my life. I started working with some Muslim brothers and was interested in there devotion to prayer and fasting. My interest was stimulated sufficiently to start asking questions. I never stopped asking and as a consequence was given the gift of a Koran. Several months later after visiting a masjid and seeing brothers pray that I was ready to take my shahada. My life was changed forever, alhamdulillah!
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    walaikum salam wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatuhu brother

    To be honest your story wasn't it was really moving SubhanAllah

    JazakAllah khair for taking the time to share
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    As-salamu alaykum, I started my religious journey in 2008 after trying to figure out which religion was right for me with reading many books on different religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and of course Islam. After reading a few memoirs and women's biographies about Islam and their own journeys rediscovering their own faith, I became more intrigued. The summer of 2009 I visited Malaysia for one month which got me even more interested in Islam, so once I got back to NY that was it, I decided to go and talk to the girls from my universities MSA and ask for more information and how I can learn more about Islam besides the books I already owned. I became really good friends with one of the sisters and she introduced me to the other girls and I was able to make friends and learn more about the religion. As time grew on and I learned more I became more and more interested and believed I finally found the right path (the religion I was looking for).

    Before I decided to take Shahada I was very very nervous, but afterwards I felt great. The days that followed that I began taking Quran Arabic classes in the local Masjid to learn as much as I could. I couldn't attend every week, but I did my best to go as often as I could. Islam is a beautiful religion and I wish more of my friends could understand why I converted. Many are still very ignorant, however I've met awesome Muslim friends as well who helped me 100%.

    It's a step by step process for me to make some changes in my life: I stopped eating pork and drinking alcohol. I am trying my best to do more good deeds and stay on the right path. I have been reading the Quran everyday and making Dua and memorizing Surah's as best as I can.

    My family has no idea and i cannot ever tell them. At least not for a long time. They are very anti-muslim and do not understand nor want to understand. My family used to threaten me for making muslim friends and would tell me they will cut me out of their lives and disown me and more. Inshallah in time i hope it will be okay, but now after 3 years they still have no idea. My mother told me if she ever saw me with a hijab on she would shoot me. So I have to be careful from time to time. I hope one day she can understand me and respect my decision. She gets angry at me for disagreeing with Christianity. She tells me I can be any religion I want except a Muslim or a Jew... I will make Dua for her as well and pray for my mother because I do love her with all my heart.

    I am very happy to be a Muslim!
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    barak Allah fikom
    We ask faithfully a constant and strong guidance for all our brothers who turn to Islam and we wish hopefully many new others.
    Thanks God, the light of Islam will penetrate and reach everywhere, this divine light will save the whole humanity from all evils.
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    :salam2: Brothers and Sisters:)
    I was born muslim alhamdullilah...but too far from my own country i was muslim by name i knew nothing about it
    i just believed that there is god and there was somone sent by him to guide us...i saw my mother and brother and my sister praying but i never
    asked them why or what there doing i found a muslim friend she was really amazing a saw her wearing hijab, praying, and reciting quran i became more
    intersted i asked her if she would learn me surah's and then after a few years i came back with my family back to my homeland i started learning how to
    pray i learned to recite quran i went to mosque to learn more i was getting and feeling everyday great and special i continued that for 3 years
    after that i fell with some friend they had good characters they were good girls i dont know how to say but they had misguide me and ofcourse shaytaan like i stopped praying five times even not one time every ramadan i finished quran 3 times
    but i was changed it was difficult for me to read just a page of it and again i found another friend she told me to start again praying and obeing allah and
    his prophet.she told me everyday amazing stories i after that i cried every night i was really feeling ashamed in front my lord for disobeying him
    then i changed again now i cover my head and i'm folliwng again the sunnah and quran i know i'm still not perfect but inshallah i will get better again
    specially this website helps me too much and you all...i'm really happy for being here thanks fom all of you :hijabi:
    may allah protect us and guide us ameen :)
    wasalam
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    I was born and raised in an Islamic community. However, i believe that the difficulties and struggles I've been threw had a huge impact and has greatly strengthened my Iman. :p

    Peace be upon you - :salam:
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