RISA | Japan

“I made Shahada led by Dr Zakir Naik in his lecture with over 1,200 witnesses. My question was how I could deal with other religious practice in society as Japanese Muslim. The answer by him was “If you do not go against what Quran says, it should not be a problem.” It was my last question before reverting. I felt so relieved that I am finally part of Islam and my heart gets clean.”

SHAHIN | Japan

“There was a time I hid from my parents about being muslim. I did my prayers in my toilet, it’s a small space but I have no other choice because I have no other place I can pray without them seeing. And it was also hard for me to go to the Mosque. Because I always had to lie to my father.”

YUSUF MUHAMMAD | Japan

“My dream is to become a Japanese Imam InsyaAllah. Next September, I’ll go to Madinah University, so I have to improve and work very hard.”

KHADIJAH | Canada

“If you have never read the Qur’an, please don’t go spreading your ignorance to other people. Keep your mind open and away from the media. You can’t base a religion on a minority of people who have a wrong, misinterpreted idea of the religion.”

SIERRA | America

“At first Islam seemed kind of burdensome to me and though I wasn’t interested in becoming Muslim, I began to live the kind of lifestyle that a practicing Muslim should.”

AYA | Japan

“I’ve experienced many things after I met my sweet husband. I’ve seen his kindness many times. One day he shared with me a small candy by dividing it into two with his teeth. He gave money to people who didn’t have a home in Japan. I was totally impressed.”

TASHEEN | Japan

“It all began with my friend sending me a link to a YouTube video about how to style hijab. Mind you, we were both non-Muslims at the time, but we thought headscarves were absolutely beautiful!”

ARISA MARYAM | Japan

“One year later after I started to study Malaysian, I still had many words that I couldn’t understand. I realised that all of them were related to Islam, so I took classes of Islam….at the time it was only for studying.”

AAFIKA | Singapore

“I was a dance instructor and a performer. I loved and had passion for what I did. I did not believe in religion, none made any sense to me. I saw Islam as restrictive and oppressive to women.”