Category: Journey towards light

How I Came to Islam By Sara Bokker

How I Came to Islam By Sara Bokker

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”. I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated on the glamour of life in “the big city”. Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for those seeking...

How Emily became Muslim

How Emily became Muslim

I said, Emily has become Muslim?!  She said, Yes, she became Muslim.  This news came as a surprise, and I asked myself, how did this woman become Muslim?  I had never noticed anything in the expression of this Filipina woman to indicate that she wanted to hear anything about Islam,...

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Former Lutheranp Archbishop Embraces Islam

It was December 23, 1986, two days away from Christmas, when Arch Bishop Martin John Mwaipopo, announced to his congregation that he was leaving Christianity for Islam. The congregation was paralysed with shock on hearing the news, so much so, that his administrator got up from his seat, closed the...

From Harassing Islam to a Staunch Lover

My name is Safia, but I was born Helena Brigitte. I changed my name on the 23rd of October in 2017. I converted to Islam three weeks after my 17th birthday, which was on the 28th of August in 2016. It has not even been two years, but I learned a lot....

A US Journalist Embraces Islam -Michael Wolfe

After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I was searching for new terms by which to see. The way one is raised establishes certain needs in this department. From a pluralist background, I naturally placed great stress on the matters of racism...

From Atheism to Islam

Salam ‘aleykoum, I’m sorry if it’s a long story, but it’s a process that took years, for me anyway. I grew up in a atheistic family. In fact my family hated religion (in particular Catholicism). I remember my mother told me that we she was a child it was the...

The Story of Oum Hajar

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I am a Muslimah who reverted to Islam after I got married to an Egyptian Muslim. Alhamdullilah… Qadr… I am a foreigner living in Cairo, Egypt. I have been wearing the niqab for 3 years now, I have decided to wear it when I...

As If The Scales had lifted from my Eyes

Now, as a Muslim, I cannot understand the attractions of pubs, discos, nightclubs, expensive holidays and so on. If you are amongst a community of believers you derive your pleasure from sitting with them, discussing the wonders of our creator, or by enjoying with your family and doing things together,...

I Had a Quest Within Darrick Abdul-hakim

My name is Darrick Abdul-hakim. I am a 20-year-old Muslim brother living in the United States. I currently attend Cupertino University, which wont be for long since I am transferring to a University that suits my major in more malaise. I major in Old Hebraic and Arabian Literature and History....

Ex Priest Converts to Islam Jason Cruz

Thank God, I have been blessed by Allah with the gift of Islam since 2006. When I was asked to write about the path that I took and how Allah has blessed me, I was hesitant. I have seen others get caught up with personal fame by telling how they...

From Drury Lane to Mecca -Abdul-Hakeem Murad

History has not recorded the name of the first British Muslim to carry out the rites of Hajj. Rumours abound of converted Crusaders who made the trip in medieval times, and of British Muslims in Ottoman naval service who visited the hallowed precincts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. But...