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Posted on Wed, Mar 01, 2006 08:20

It is quite amazing how my love for Islam is developing; every day I can feel its presence a little more inside. It is also amazing how every day I have a sign that this is the right thing to do. Today a tutor of mine (who is a revert) gave me a translated Quran. After receiving this gift I went outside and was approached by two sisters in hijab offering free chocolate with a message attached, inside it read Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him said)Exchange presents with one another as it removes bad feelings from the hearts. Narrated by Tirmhidi. How much I wished those sisters could see what is inside me, to see that my feelings of Islam are the same as theirs. It made me wish that people knew how I felt inside, especially my mother. She is a wonderful woman mashallah and a very intelligent woman too. I love her dearly and I can see a lot of her in me but I fear that she will be unhappy with my decision and worry greatly about her response when the time comes to tell her. I hope that when I do explain to her that she doesnt feel that I am rejecting her and the way she brought me up because I believe she has done a good job and by adopting the customs of Islam I will not be changed, only my actions will (praying, zakat, inshallah hajj one day). All the values her and my father instilled in me will always be a part of me and ultimately largely who I am. I used to worry that I would not be able to reconcile being white and Emma and Muslim but I have realised al? hamdullillah that they can be. My mother?s values are extremely compatible with Islam in actual fact, she taught me that lying and stealing were wrong and that being a nice person is extremely important. Islam teaches these things also. I hope that my mothers opinion of Islam is not distorted by the media representation or Western stereotypes or the few radical and politicised Muslims that add to the inaccurate portrayal of the religion I have decided to follow. As she is a sensible, highly intelligent and tolerant person I believe she will not do so but I must prepare myself for the fact that she may not be entirely happy. My biggest concern is for her to understand both my motivations and reasons for wanting to revert; the fact that she knows me so well alleviates this worry slightly but it remains a large problem for me. I worry that she may think I am doing it to fit in with the people that I choose as friends or in an extreme case that I am doing it for someone other than myself. I cant describe how this makes my heart ache. I hope she knows I am more sensible than that. I truly believe Islam is the truth and the feeling I get from reading Quran and hadith and hearing the azaan (I heard for the first time yesterday while in Birmingham) is indescribable to anyone, even a fellow member of the ummah. Despite all my fears I know that alhamdullilah Allah will always provide and that as long as I have iman everything will be ok inshallah. I look forward to the day that my anxieties about being accepted are relieved. Only then will I truly be how I already feel. I would also like to add that changing my name is a concern for me, my reasons for doing so are firstly that I want other Muslims to recognise me as being a part of the ummah, I know iman is inside of you but it is important to show that I am (will be) proud to be a part of the ummah, secondly the shahada marks a new stage in ones life, a new beginning in a way (though my past is important to me, special and ultimately composed a large part of who I am today) it will mark that beginning for me. The name I have chosen is Aminaah which means secured, safe. It is also the name of Muhammads (saw) mother who passed away when he was young. Inshallah my mother will not see this as a rejection of the name Emma as I love it and it will always be me. If she prefers to call me Emma that is fine, I just want to please her and as Islam puts great importance on parents feelings, especially mothers I will always bear this in mind. Bismillah irachma niraheem muhammadun rasullallah. Peace and blessings be upon all the prophets and their families. Emma (Aminaah)


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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2007 04:13

Mashallah to that brother. That shows that we can only show other people how Islam has improved us to inspire them to come to Allah.


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Posted on Fri, May 12, 2006 16:54

Asalamu alaikam sister truly Islam is a beutifull way of life make dua to Allah that he guides your family also to Islam. And insha'Allah by your actions and your duas Allah might guide your parents as well. even if they are harsh towards you when you tell them but you must be nice and kind Islam teaches alot of respect to parents even if they are non muslim. I pray that Allah helps you and make it easy for you aameen.


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Posted on Sat, Apr 29, 2006 06:37

Bismeallah How is it wonderfull and amazing to hear someone convert to Islam! Islam means only LOVE! Love of GOD! Love of reality! Love of truth! Love of any goodness! Aminnah and BrooklynRox you should know first of all Allah return to you and put his love in your hearts. Allah loves you to guide you to the best way, to the straight path. So first of all never forget him. You are at the beginning of the road. You started a new life and born again. So please keep your pray hardly and ask him to help you more and more. Imam Ali (A.S) said: ?Allah blesses that man who knows his/her self (his/her reality) and edify it?. So keep learn and learn about Islam and try to have 2 wings all the time together. Wing of the right knowledge and beliefs, and wing of good deeds and actions. Then you can fly towards Allah by your soul, and you can find the real pleasure and satisfaction in your mind. Dear Aminaah, I believe you should not to worry about your mother. As far as you convert to Islam only for Allah subhanah, so he will help you to satisfy her. Just do pray for her and be the best with her and don?t leave her in any situation at all, though you don?t have same beliefs. Allah ordered us so many times in Quran to act parents very well. We are so happy for you and pray for you. good luck dear sister.


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Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2006 17:35

assalamualaikum w.bt. i am a born muslim who have a friend that revert from christian too. the reason i write is to share his experience. my friend was a christian married with a kid. his wife refuse to revert to islam. so they become separated. now he is marreid to a muslimah. recently his ex and his kid also convert because of the good value that he show to them. he always take care of his ex and kids material need.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 26, 2006 13:44

Dear Ameenah, Salamu Alaykom Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatu Congratulations I think that you can find the informations that You will feel more happiness when you know more about Islam. Tell me How can I help you AbouMohamed Salamu Alaykom


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Posted on Tue, Apr 25, 2006 18:03

Mashallah, Welcom back to Islam and keep up the trust in Allah. God bless.


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Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 15:06

WOW, I'm truly amazed


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Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 10:40

salam sisters Its all the faith that counts now your heart is a sea where first time the rays of thruth have reached may ALLAH keep this light alive always Ameen


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Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 06:29

Salaam, Thanks so much for all your support, I am not a gold member so I cannot reply to you all individually but thanks from the bottom of my heart, I have treasured every piece of advice. You have all made my burdens lifted and truly strenghtened my iman. Shukran. Allah hafiz Rachel.


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Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2006 19:25

salam you can find information about any subject in islam by internet.some inforamtion are different languages, you can find some website contain audio and video information. salam


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Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2006 16:20

Salaam, I just wanted to say that I am always inspired by people who have embraced Islam, because I believe that Allah has given them a gift that people born Muslim take for advantage. All to often people who are born Muslims don't realize how lucky we are to have been born in a Muslim family and Islamic practices are all around us. For those who embrace Islam, Allah has selected you personally to be guided to the truth, even with all the misconceptions that surround us in the western world. Salaam Ahmed.


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Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2006 00:25

Dear Ameenah, Welcome on board. Be very cautious with the people that you mixed with. Get together with other muslim sisters if you have problems in this religion. If you really need an opinion I'll be glad to help. Assalamu'alaikum


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Posted on Sun, Apr 16, 2006 18:03

assalamu aleykum, If you say that your mothers values coincides with islamic values then convincing her to embrace islam is easy for you. Allah doesnot guide the injust people.You should try it. For Allah doesnot burden a soul that which one cannot carry. If in your heart the desire to tell her you chose islam grows strong then dont wait any longer. This is my advice what you do with it is up to you.


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Posted on Sun, Apr 16, 2006 06:14

Assalamualaikum sister Aminah, Masahallah, out of Billon people allah chosen and open your heart to revert to islam, your heart is pure as white cloth.may allah protect you and your iman. Hussien from Singapore


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Posted on Fri, Apr 14, 2006 17:34

What is love without a test? This life is only a test, only then Allah will know who is His lover.


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Posted on Sun, Apr 09, 2006 17:40

Assalamu Alaikum: Bless U everytime, movement by movement & day by day, Ameen. May Allah Almighty give U real knowledge of Islam & prove U a symbol of Muslimah. Wasalamu Alaikum. Regards Umer


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Posted on Thu, Apr 06, 2006 06:01

Bismillah. As Salamu Alaikum wa Rhamatulla wa Barakatahu brothers and sisers. I don't mean to contradict anyone but Allah knows best. First we must think of what it is to be a Muslim. Muslim means one who submits to the will of Allah. Islam is total submission. Technically everything submits to the will of Allah, the trees, the sun, the skies, birds and everything else in the alameen. Therefore we are all born Muslims its just people and society that teaches people beleive they are not Muslim. Just as a new born calf is born untainted or mutilated we are born in true faith of Hanif until we are tought to beleive otherwise by our parents and the society we live in. Islam is mans true religion. Therfore when anyone converts from christianity to Islam they have leaned the truth an are brought back to the true essence of their spirit which is total submission to Allah(SWTA). EVERYONE IS A MUSLIM, they just don't know it or care to know it so they follow the ways of their elders and ancestors. This why we use the term revert, meaning to change back. Salaam.


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Posted on Thu, Apr 06, 2006 06:00

Bismillah. As Salamu Alaikum wa Rhamatulla wa Barakatahu brothers and sisers. I don't mean to contradict anyone but Allah knows best. First we must think of what it is to be a Muslim. Muslim means one who submits to the will of Allah. Islam is total submission. Technically everything submits to the will of Allah, the trees, the sun, the skies, birds and everything else in the alameen. Therefore we are all born Muslims its just people and society that teaches people beleive they are not Muslim. Just as a new born calf is born untainted or mutilated we are born in true faith of Hanif until we are tought to beleive otherwise by our parents and the society we live in. Islam is mans true religion. Therfore when anyone converts from christianity to Islam they have leaned the truth an are brought back to the true essence of their spirit which is total submission to Allah(SWTA). EVERYONE IS A MUSLIM, they just don't know it or care to know it so they follow the ways of their elders and ancestors. Salaam.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2006 22:25

Salaam this is Sameer I am from Houston I would like to know more about you.


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