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Posted on Sat, Oct 14, 2006 21:23

Salam to all. I've always admired reverts' journey to find out the Truth. It's like they have tasted all the delicacies in the world but they finally settle on this one. I will never have the same kind of wonder or awe... I'm a born Muslim but I think I got serious about this faith only a few years ago, but I knew I have always been spiritually-inclined. Let me share my story: I remember when I was about 5-years-old, lying on the bed with my cousin of the same age, who just had an argument with her mother about some stuff. Cousin: I'm angry at my mother!!! I wish she will turn into a monkey!!! Me: (gasps) Oh-uh!!! You cannot say that!!! You will BURN IN HELL!!! So you see, that was how the old-fashioned religious teachers had been teaching the religion: "You cannot do this, you cannot do that or you will most definitely BURN IN HELL!" It's never: "Allah LOVES it best if you do this and you do that." And I just reiterated that to my cousin. She turned to look at me and said, "When I grow up, I want to be a Christian." Even though I may be young then, I knew you shouldn't say something like that. BUT I was pondering about it. Hmmm... They go to church only once a week, unlike us who have to pray 5 times a day!!! It's tiring... And besides, when they do go to church, all they do is raise their hands up and sing to their hearts' content: Jesus LOVES you! Jesus LOVES you! <-- It looks like fun! I replied to my cousin, "Yea! I want to be a Christian too, when I grow up!!" But Alhamdulillah, up until now my cousin and I have never turned our backs to Islam. I may be born into it, but now I know I choose to keep my faith. Sometimes when I'm feeling that my Iman is low, I would read reverts' stories to be inspired and be grateful that I do not have to go through half of the sacrifices they went through. I have much respect for you reverts! For some of them, I even noticed that they are usually more devout than born-Muslims. So if you have had a wonderful experience throughout your journey to have come where you are right now, please share. fatima22 (Hey! How do I contact you?)


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Posted on Sun, Oct 15, 2006 13:07

Aslmkm sheryne Am away at the moment ...escaping from persistent match makers! Lol..... (seriously tho....have sent u a note...)


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