Category: Journey towards light

French Rapper Diam’s Conversion Story

Amid a nationwide debate in France surrounding attitudes towards the Islamic veil, or hijab, a French rapper has surprised fans by announcing her conversion to Islam and choosing to wear a headscarf. Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, has gone through what onlookers have described as a “complete transformation” from an...

Malcolm X’s Letter from Makkah

Malcolm X was an African American leader in the civil rights movement, minister and supporter of Black nationalism. He urged his fellow Black Americans to protect themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary,” a stance that often put him at odds with the nonviolent teachings of Martin Luther King,...

How I Came to Islam (Yahya) Donald W. Flood

I comprehended that it was found imperative due to innovations attributed to Divine revelation that the need arose for another Prophet after Eesa (alaihissalam) with another revelation after the Gospel. This is why Allah sent Muhammad (sallallaho alaihi wasallam) with the last Message, (i.e., the Qur’an), to bring all of...

What Attracted Me to Islam By R. L. Mellema

What has attracted me to this faith? I began with my study of Eastern languages at the University of Leiden in 1919 and attended the lectures of Prof. C. Snouck Hurgronje, the well-known Arabist. I learned Arabic, read and translated Al-Baidawi’s commentary on the Qur’an and Al-Ghazali’s reflexions on the...

Alexander Russel Webb

Muhammad Alexander Russel Webb was born in 1846 C.E. in Hudson, Columbia county, United States of America. After completing his education at Hudson and New York, he began to write as a short-story writer and an essayist. In a short time, he excelled in journalism and served as the Editor...

Conversion Story of Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders was born in London in 1946. His professional career in photography began during the mid-sixties where he photographed most of the major stars in the music business including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, the Rolling Stones etc. Towards the end of the 1970’s, Sanders’ attention...

The Chickens Broke Our Gods

Before I became Muslim, my habit when I visited any city or town was that the first building I would enter or look for in that city would be a place of worship, a temple or church or whatever. Allah may He be exalted willed that I should enter a...

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,...

The Story of an Hedley Churchward

Like many Anglo-Muslims of his day Churchward was the conservative, gentlemanly scion of an ancient family; indeed his ancestors possessed the second oldest house in Britain. His father ran a successful business in Aldershot, and was well-received in regimental circles, enabling young Churchward to meet Queen Victoria and the philanthropist...

My Journey to Islam -Erin Fannoun

My intention in writing my story is that for Allah’s sake, I may help someone who is searching for the Truth, to realize that they have found it in Islam. I began writing this on Easter Sunday, kind of appropriate, I think. I have been Muslim now for seven years,...

Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon is best known as the foremost spokesman of the “perennialist” perspective and a sage and philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. Over the past 50 years, he has written more than 20 books on metaphysical, spiritual and ethnic themes as well as having been a...

The Story of Akeel Mathews

Assalamualaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh My new name is Akeel and I am Indian, having grown up in southern plain state of Kerala. I had a very long road to Islam. I always believed in God from the time I was a child. My father had died when I was...