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Reader Stories: How I Became a Muslim

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People travel very different paths in their journey of faith, and for many people, that path leads to Islam. Read personal stories of how people have found their way to Islam.

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Muslima thrown in foster care

Before reverting to Islam, I had little information about Islam, I didn't understand it, I didn't know any Muslims, I was completely out of touch with it. And so how is it that in the course of 2 wee…More

Changing the "settings"

I was working with a Muslim lady and she encouraged me to accept Islam. I wasn't taking it seriously and I thought - it's just like this I'm Muslim now - but to be honest I used to still do all the h…More

Immediate conversion

I almost immediately converted after starting to read the book. I didn't want to live another day without praying at sunset, without worshipping God and being part of a widespread Islamic community. …More

Age doesn't matter

I have a son who converted to Islam some six years ago. My relation to him changed immediately after he embraced Islam. He became my enemy and a strange fellow to my entire extended family. I am marr…More

Young Muslim found Islam through family roots

I asked a few of my friends that were Muslim any questions I had and I asked them to teach me about the religion. I also did my own research and I enjoyed it so much. The more I learnt the more I rea…More

Belonging to an Ummah

I went to meetings with other Muslims, and visited the Mosque, and researched Islam. After about a year or so, I decided to finally do the first Pillar of Islam- the Shahadah. I met up with some peop…More

Former Catholic Jew

I went to the local Mosque, where I knew many friends from school, and I made an appointment to convert to Islam. I said the Shahadah, with a pure heart in front of witnesses. I chose a new name: Ima…More

Excellent Tips for New Sisters

I kept reading about Islam, and became more and more interested and committed. I began to pray at home. I then decided time was right to go to the mosque. I tried to go in twice, but couldn't. On the…More

Not Accepted

I stopped praying with the verses that I was taught as they held no faith for me. I conversed with GOD and loved it. However, as time went on and the rebellion took hold, my conversations with GOD de…More

Pre-Teen Convert, Former Wiccan

A friend had told me about Islam, and how amazing it was. At first, I was skeptical. I had just gotten out of Wicca, and before that Christianity. Quitting two religions in three years? I was done wi…More

Speaking to your soul

Sometimes the answer becomes so clear. Sometimes something happens deep within that can't be explained. Even though you might have been introduced to Islam in such a simple way, but then a moment of …More

Hindu to Muslim

I studied Quran in Hindi and other Islamic books for three years and at last when I came to be clear about the scientific facts in Quran I was unable to live out of the boundary of Islam. So in the y…More

Words of Encouragement

I found a book of the Koran at the library and it was that simple. I bought a few copies and then got rid of them when I had too many arguments about having them. Then I left where I was and bought s…More

My Choice

It started by asking my Muslim friends about Islam and they told me every thing I needed to know. A friend brought me the Holy Quran to read and be sure of my decision. But at that time I already kne…More

Muslim Uncle; Grandmother's Reaction

In 1992, I took my shahadda. My grandmother was my main concern. When I told her, I thought I had to run for cover over the phone. But she didn't say anything until later when I got out of prison. Sh…More

Telling Mother Before Conversion

My journey to Islam was no ordinary journey. My story, I feel, was no accident. It was definitely God's will for me to have taken the paths I chose and establish the friendships I have today.Upon res…More

Attending Friday Prayers

I converted at a beautiful mosque and was surrounded by many sisters who welcomed me into Islam. I read the Quran, the hadiths, and the qudsi hadiths for guidance. I struggled at first with the five …More

Life After Alcohol and Marijuana

After going through so many problems in life and having marijuana issues as well as achohol, I grew tired of my life and began to study the Holy Quran on my own. The more I read, the more at peace I …More

Brahmin From Nepal

I was born in Lumbini, Nepal, within a strict Brahmin household. As a young man, I travelled to England and settled here. In this day and age it is quite illogical to be worshipping idols and I was u…More

Caring for Elderly and Orphans

It took me five months to make that great decision. I was reading Islamic books, especially on fiqh and sunnah. I have two Muslim brothers who really encouraged me and provided the books. I broke the…More

Islam Even After Divorce

I went to see the Imam and his wife offered to teach me as she was already a teacher at the Madressa. I started there and am currently busy with learning Arabic. I am so happy. I found what was missi…More

Working in Saudi Arabia

I read through all the books I collected, and contemplated if I was ready to embrace the Islamic religion by heart and action, and whether I was ready to face all the circumstances brought about by m…More

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