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 doesn?t 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 mother?s 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 intel...
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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. Toda...()