Yusuf Chambers is a Muslim convert from Britain. He was a Catholic. Yusuf have been a Muslim for more than 27 years now. He never thought of being Muslim. He thought Islam was a religion for brown people and ethnics.
He spent years searching for the purpose of life; for a direction. It was plaguing him every day. He was disappointed. Then, he came across the book that answers all of the questions!
How did he find Islam? What did push him forward in your conversion to Islam? What did he learn about the religion? What have Islam given him?
Learn how and why this Chinese Buddhist successful young woman left Buddhism and embraced Islam. Here is a part of the story:
I’m sad to say I was not as blessed or fortunate as my co-panelists; to be one of those people who actually search for answers in life. In fact, I think I was the opposite.
And my fear is that there’re too many people like me outside in this world who feel they are very complete the way they are…life is good, there’s nothing really wrong, so why should I search! So, all the questions about God, no-God, the purpose to life, life after death.
I was born into a wonderful Chinese Buddhist family. It was not Buddhist in the true sense as I later learned. My mom grew up praying to the idols as because my grandmother told her to and probably my grandmother was taught by her great grandmother to. She didn’t really know why, and when I started asking her, ‘Mother, what is the purpose of life?’ she wouldn’t be able to answer me because she wouldn’t really know. She was just taught and got used to do it.
My life was very smooth; doing well at school, getting a good job, buying a good car, buying a nice house, having kids…you are happy. That’s the mantra.
So, I was gauging my life as being successful, because according to this mantra my life was good. Everything was alright. Nothing in my life was wrong. I am well-educated, earning money, I have my own home, and my own car. My job was in fact very interesting. I was travelling, meeting people. Why should I think about “Why I am here?” “What is the purpose of life?”
I had no emptiness in my life. I frankly, sadly, never looked for something else. I actually never felt I need to look for something. To me religion was something needed for spiritual fulfillment, and it was looked for by people who felt empty inside, who needed answers.
I didn’t have any of that, so I thought I was fine.
When I was in university I decided I since I was born Buddhist I should find more about my religion. So I joined the Buddhism society and I learned about Buddhism and I thought yes, it makes sense. Buddhism is a very practical kind of religion, it teaches you about principles of life, detachment, but there was one thing that was missing though. It didn’t bother me, but it was missing. I didn’t realize it was missing. When I was young from the time my mom would make me kneel before the altar and pray I always believed in God. I didn’t know how but I knew there was a God. I never believed there was no God. And Buddhism didn’t answer that. It didn’t help me know who God was. Buddhism doesn’t deny God but never deals with the Creator.
Years later Allah destined, alhamdulillah, that I would be introduced to a Muslim who was a himself a revert. He was running some Islamic classes in English in his center. And I was surprised as I saw a Chinese man teaching Islam in English. I went to the classes and I found Chinese people, Indians. And finally I was shocked to discover what I discovered about Islam. It answered questions that I never thought to ask myself. And when I had the answers to these questions I realized that I couldn’t find the answers anywhere else!
So, I am a lawyer and I’m trained to think logically, I’m trained to ask a lot of questions and I’m trained to never be satisfied with or accept anything that is illogical or shady.
Listen to the whole story in the video here…
Brother `Abdul-nur, a former opera singer from Spain, has converted to Islam. How did he accept Islam, and why? Here is the story:
I spent years searching for spirituality metaphysics, and meaningful philosophies. Nearly 17 years later – when I was 40, I met a man speaking about spirituality, but with very deep, profound and meaningful sentences. I was curious to know what he was, what is his source. There was something different and deep in his words… where did he read this!
And almost after a year I found he is Muslim, but he never spoke about Islam. Then I asked him directly: “where did you read this?” He told me, “It’s from the Qur’an.”
At this point, I had a crack in my mind. My thoughts about Islam had nothing to do with religion. I thought Muslims are a sect in the desert. I knew nothing about the Qur’an. He told me it is the Last Testament; the last word of God. I returned home and spoke to my wife about what I heard. Then we both decided to embrace and this was the beginning.
Twenty years now he and his wife are Muslims.
Listen to brother `Abdul-nur to learn more about his life after being Muslim and listen to him calling the adhan…
Source: Digital Mimbar
My name is Ala. I am from Ukraine. I was Christian. I had so many questions about Christianity, the church, and my life. Every time I go to the church I see idols, icons, candles, and emblems. I was asking myself if what I was doing is right or not.
Once, I went to the priest and asked him ”Can you forgive me?” but he rejected. And this was a shock for me. Why does someone have the right to forgive my sins or not?
There, I stopped to think about all this. And this was the beginning…..
Watch sister Ala talks about her journey to Islam and what a kind of person she was before Islam and how Islam changed her into a totally different person….
Source: Islam Explained
My Journey to Islam….
My name is `Ali. I am 22 years old. I am from Sweden. I’ve been a Muslim now for 11 months. I was born a town called Gothenburg.
When I was 16, I started to hang around with bad people doing bad things just to get money, i.e. selling drugs, robbing people, stealing computers, do drugs, etc. I did all the bad stuff you can imagine. I hang around with them just to fit in; to feel accepted.
My family was worried about me and what I was doing.
As the time goes, you find that this is not life, you cannot live like that. And one day, I found Islam………
Watch Brother `Ali in the video below talking about his journey to Islam; how he found Islam, and found true meaning of life …
Source: Digital Mimbar
Finding Him by Aliza Kim is a vlog series revolving around the journey of Aliza’s reversion to Islam. The series highlights the step-by-step process that she took when she became a Muslim.
Before finding Islam, she was an international model, actress, and TV host. Currently, she is an inspirational speaker and active in da`wah to Islam. She was a Christian born and raised in the USA.
How did she find Islam? From where did she begin? What was she searching for before finding Islam, and what did she really find in the religion?
Here’s her fifth episode: Body and Soul Purification (Part 2)