A New Muslim's Diary

To the Hesitant Soul

To the Hesitant Soul

Dear Hesitant Soul, You wondered if you'd be able to follow all the rules. You didn't want to seem like a hypocrite; and you worried about your family and friends and what they would think. So you held back; you hesitated. This is for you; you're not alone.
Are We Pretending to Believe?

Are We Pretending to Believe?

"A belief in God would demand one hundred percent obsessive devotion, influencing every waking moment of this belief on earth. But four billion so called believers do not live their lives in that fashion, except for a few. The majority believe in the usefulness of their beliefs- an earthly and practical utility- but they do not believe in the underlying reality."
Who is Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.)?

Who is Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.)?

How can I come to accept and love Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) as a Messenger of God, even though I've only known Jesus all my life?
A Lifetime of Seeking Knowledge

A Lifetime of Seeking Knowledge

Being able to find other souls who similarly wanted to deepen their faith made me realize that if I believed in something, I should just go for it. And I have never felt so comfortable since. People have told me not to rush, to give it a year or two. Yes, I am giving myself a lifetime. My decision to revert to Islam is the acknowledgment of the start of this journey of lifelong searching.
I Was Not Born to Sin, I was Born Pure.

I Was Not Born to Sin, I was Born Pure.

I cannot accept that God created us with a sinful nature and we proclaim it is something that cannot be helped. The action of sinning comes from my hands, my feet, my mouth, which belong to me, so don't the actions belong to me too? Don't I have to answer for the sins I have committed and take the responsibility as my own?

Why is the Qur'an a Miracle from God?

Why is the Qur'an a Miracle from God?

Who said miracles only have to be in action? Why can't it be in literature and scientific knowledge as well? God works in so many ways. Obviously we're discounting Him if we have our own definition of what a miracle is.
That Final Push to My Shahada

That Final Push to My Shahada

"How did you know it was the right time for you to convert?" After all, I was reading, listening, believing completely and changing my outlook on life, but I still didn't know what the 'right' time was. My friend said, "There isn't a right time, Sister. Knowledge will always come to you along the way. You just have to know that your heart is there."

That 'Accidental' Discovery

That 'Accidental' Discovery

The boot is the foundation of my faith. When my faith is well founded with a good boot size, only then can I get up and start walking. After I made this analogy, I discovered a quote in the Qur'an, "Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky?" Simple coincidental occurrence? But to me, it means a whole lot more.

(Re)Discovering the Prophets

(Re)Discovering the Prophets

Prophets were sent by God to the part of the world and period they were meant to fit into. How could I have only just heard this beautiful reasoning that made so much sense of God's ways? Why have we gone so narrow to focus only on one of the ways when He has actually been doing so much more all these while? Truly, when you focus too much on one thing, you miss the beauty of the rest.

Which Journey Would You Choose?

Which Journey Would You Choose?

Yesterday was really interesting. I talked to 2 friends, each of different faith experiences, and both told me their own unique spiritual journey...
If God's Laws are Perfect, Why Would He Change Them?

If God's Laws are Perfect, Why Would He Change Them?

There was no contradiction in following of God's Laws, even Jesus advocated it, and helped us see how to live it, so why are we removing them?
Wanting to Fear God

Wanting to Fear God

Somehow I was never God-fearing. My religion taught me that God loves me so much that He will forgive all my sins, so what is there to fear? Will that STOP me from sinning further, or if I do sin, would I feel so awful and want so badly to repent and be forgiven?
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