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  • How They Became MuslimWomen

    Islam is being subjected to a fierce attack internally as well as externally with accusations of terrorism, regression and barbarism constantly directed at it. Also, the enemies' attacks are directed to the Muslim woman and her Hijab, which indicates her identity and the degree of her commitment to the orders of Allah The Almighty. In the meantime,.. More

  • The Veil: The View From The Inside

    By: Nakata Khaula When I returned to Islam, the religion of our inborn nature, a fierce debate raged about girls observing the hijab at schools in France. It still does. The majority, it seemed, thought that wearing the head-scarf was contrary to the principle that public -that is state-funded - schools should be neutral with regard to religion. Even.. More

  • A Jewish American Embraces Islam

    I saw her radiant face in a mosque that is located on a hill in a small American state, reciting a translation of the Noble Quran. I greeted her and she returned the greeting warmly and cheerfully; we got talking and became good friends in no time. One night, we were on the shore of a beautiful lake, where she related to me the story of her conversion.. More

  • My Journey to Islam

    Aisha Bhutta The Guardian Newspaper, England Thursday 8th May 1997 A Woman on a Mission -------------------------------- Aisha Bhutta, also known as Debbie Rogers, is serene. She sits on the sofa in big front room of her tenement flat in Cowcaddens, Glasgow. The walls are hung with quotations from the Koran, a special clock to remind the family.. More

  • Experiences of a Recently Converted Hindu Woman

    "My Experiences and How I Find that Islam does not Oppress Women" by Sister Noor, University of Essex I came from a purely Hindu family where we were always taught to regard ourselves (i.e. women) as beings who were eventually to be married off and have children and serve the husband-- whether he was kind or not. Other than this I found.. More

  • Jenny's Testimony

    Melbourne, Australia In the Name of Allah, The Benificent, The Merciful October, 1998 Often when people ask me ‘How did you come to Islam?’, I take a deep breath and try and tell them the ‘short version’. I don’t think that Islam is something that I came to suddenly, even though it felt like it at the time, but it.. More

  • Lara

    In the Name of Allah, most Compassionate, most Merciful Becoming Muslim Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem DISCOVERING ISLAM: A CANADIAN MUSLIMA'S STORY April 25, 1996 As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmahtullahi wa Barakatu (May the peace, the mercy, and the blessings of Allah be upon you). I am Canadian-born of Scandinavian and other ancestry, and I was.. More

  • Michelle

    As-salaamu-alaikum, I come from a Jewish family in New York. My mother was from S. A. but also Jewish. She never was comfortable with anyone knowing that. When my father died, she remarried a Catholic and became one herself. And that is how she brought us up. From the age of 5 I was told that Jesus was also God...? I never felt comfortable with it... More

  • Rita, Canada

    God works in mysterious ways I suppose we have all heard stories of converts before. They are, praise be to God, becoming very common, and growing in their number every day. But still, I can never forget how it feels to know that another human being whom you know personally has chosen to accept Islam. I do not wish to embarrass my friend, so I will.. More

  • Sister Penomee (Dr. Kari Ann Owen, Ph.D.)

    July 4, 1997. Assalaamu alaykum, beloved family. "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammed, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is his messenger." These are the words of the Shahadah oath, I believe. The Creator is known by many names. His wisdom is always recognizable, and his presence made manifest in the love, tolerance and compassion.. More

  • The Introduction and Decision

    by Aminah Assilmi I was completing a degree in Recreation, when I met my first Muslims. It was the first year that we had been able to pre-register by computer. I preregistered and went to Oklahoma to take care of some family business. The business took longer than expected, so I returned to school two weeks into the semester (too late to drop a course)... More

  • Why I Embraced Islam

    by Sr. Asiya Abd-az-Zahra Taken from Noor Magazine- Aug-Sept 97 Islam has been described as being the religion of Fitrah, the innate nature of all humans. It is not surprising therefore when we discover that Islam is being accepted as the only pure way of life a person can follow by millions of reverts around the world. Statistics show that out of.. More

  • Bride Jemima Goldsmith: Why I chose Islam.

    Sunday Telegraph, May 28, 1995 When Jemima Goldsmith, the 21-year-old daughter of billionaire Sir James, married Imran Khan she embraced not only the world's most handsome sportsman but also the Muslim faith, taking the name Haiqa. Here, in an exclusive account, she tells how she journeyed from the glamorous society of London to the austere religion.. More

  • My Path To Islam

    C. Huda Dodge Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullah. Since I have started reading and posting on this newsgroup a few months ago, I have noticed a great interest in converts (reverts) to Islam: how are people introduced to it, what attracts people to this faith, how their life changes when they embrace Islam, etc. I have received a lot of e-mail from people.. More

  • My Life as a New Muslim

    Fathima Lienberg from South Africa Published By: Jamiatul Ulama (Kzn) Vol. 3 No. 4 I am Fathima Liebenberg, a white Muslim woman converted to Islam in 1995. I am very proud to say! I am a Muslim, but if it was not for my son I would never have been a Muslim. For me it was a hard and long struggle because it cost me my job, friends and family. My.. More