Category: Motivating

Yousef al Khattab

Yousef al Khattab

I was born to a Secular Jewish family, and at the age of 18 years old decided to look “deeper” into the belief in God. Like most people, I looked at religion from a viewpoint that was closer to me. Being that my family was Jewish and I was raised...

The Conversion Story Of Clinton Sipes

The Beginning: Early Life Trials of Clinton Sipes I grew up in a dysfunctional family setting in the atmosphere of alcoholism, physical and emotional abuse that came from my father.  Without a positive father figure, I was basically developing antisocial behavior and an inclination to violence. I began to imitate...

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...

Al-Khwarizmi The Father of Algebra Mahmudul Hasan Jobayer

Abu Ja’far Mohammad Ibn Musa Al-Khawarizmi, popular in the west as ‘Algorithmi’, was a Persian and Islamic Golden Age Polymath who had appellation in numerous bounds of knowledge as he’s been recognized as the father of Algebra, adopter of zero and the decimal system, astronomer, geographer and cartographer. His principal...

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...