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)
By Editorial Staff
Popular Irish singer-songwriter, Sinead O’Connor, has left Catholicism and converted to Islam. The 51-year-old Dublin singer, also known as Magda Davitt, revealed she had changed her name to Shuhada Davitt. Now she has new religion and new name:
I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey.
“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada“, she revealed on Twitter.
“I grew up in the 80’s, and while I was never ‘into’ music, of course I knew all of the famous singers of that time frame, and when one is surrounded by people who are into music, one can’t help but know the songs and lyrics (that’s my legit excuse btw!!).”
After changing her name to “Shuhada” on her Twitter page, O’Connor also replaced her profile picture with a photo that reads “Wear a hijab just do it”.
The next day, she shared that she had been given her first hijab, writing that she wouldn’t be sharing a photo because it’s “intensely personal,” before humorously adding that there was a second reason she wouldn’t be posting a photo.
“My best friend, Elaine just gave me my 1st Hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on. Not gonna post a photo because is intensely personal. And I’m an ugly old hag. But I’m a very, very, very happy old hag.”
Over the next couple of days, the Irish singer went on to share a number of photos of herself wearing a head covering, simply writing that she was “happy.”
O’Connor also posted videos of her attempting the azan – the Islamic call to prayer.
She wrote that it was her first attempt at this and added, “I got some pronouncition [sic] wrong because emotions took me from my page… but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come.
“Sorry re all the mistakes in my Azan…. 1st attempt. When I’ve practiced it 30 times I’m Gonna make the world stop turning,” O’Connor tweeted.
Additionally, her Twitter bio now reads, “PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU POST RACIST OR ANTI MUSLIM RHETORIC ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL BE BLOCKED.”
The musician was ordained as a priest in 1999 in a dissident Roman Catholic group.
People magazine, which had also reported on O’Connor’s conversion, said she had previously spoken out against the abuses of the Catholic Church, even ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992 because of the sexual abuses and cover-ups taking place under his watch.
O’Connor was born in Dublin in 1966 and rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. She has since produced ten solo albums.
Sinead O’Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song Nothing Compares 2 U.
Now her embracing of Islam is, as she herself realizes, is a natural conclusion:
“This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant,” she wrote on Twitter.
May Allah bless our sister Shuhada and make her a role model for her people, and all of us!
By Editorial Staff
Susan Carland is a lecturer at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies, where she specializes in gender studies, youth and sociology of religion. Susan, who has been raised as a Baptist, decided to become Muslim. Here’s her journey to Islam …
I started to have lots of questions that I didn’t feel I was getting answers for.
How Did She Find Islam?
When I was 17 years old I began to question why I believed what I did; do I believe what I do because I think it is true or is it simply because this what I have been raised to believe?
I was raised in a very open-minded Christian household. My mom was very radical . I had positive connection to God. But at that time, seeing teens becoming quite existential, I started to have lots of questions that I didn’t feel I was getting answers for. And so I decided to start looking into different religions, except for Islam because I thought it looked like a violent, sexist and barbaric religion. Islam was not on my priority list.
Despite that, I kept coming across information about Islam; on TV, articles on newspapers, articles, etc. So, information about Islam had been presented to me without looking for it.
And it was when I started to look into what the religion said about itself as opposed to what I saw Muslims doing in the name of Islam and what I saw journalists say about Islam. To my surprise, it made a lot of sense to me, and I started to look at the matter more seriously.
It was until I was 19 that I actually became Muslim. I was very worried about how my family was going to react, especially my mom. But it was then when I realized that I need actually to truly live my life, not to make other people happy. I have to make this choice for myself. It then decided to become Muslim. Islam engaged my intellectually and spiritually. The word “God” then made sense to me.
I didn’t have that intellectual divide between mind, body and soul that I had found in Christianity.
Susan became a Muslim without the influence of anyone.
Married to a Muslim; Melbourne lawyer Waleed `Aly, but she admits she “didn’t become Muslim for him.” She wanted and decided to be Muslim.
In the video below Susan tells more interesting details about her conversion story and her life as a Muslim woman; a Muslim wife, and mother living in a West …