Posts Tagged ‘convert’

Light upon Light

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Light upon Light

“Dania, she wants to do it, she wants to become Muslim,” another friend approached me in chemistry class to break the news. I remember standing there in shock, not being able to believe it was true.

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Looking Back

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Looking Back

Usually when people look back at the old days, they feel joy because the past was such a beautiful time for them. Their days would be full of fun and laughter, and carelessness wouldn’t be much of an issue. ‘Those were the days’ for them, as they always say.

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No Ordinary Plain Jane

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No Ordinary Plain Jane

It was on one occasion that I remember her sitting across the table from me with a stern gaze. She traced her fingers along the rim of her mug as she spoke, “I’m just a plain Jane, you know? I don’t think I’m Muslim enough to wear hijab”. Muslim enough, I thought. “I don’t get what you mean,” I glanced at her as I tilted my head, puzzled. “I mean, I’m not worthy enough and that I’m not practicing enough…” she replied. I paused to formulate a precise response but all I could say was, “You’re no ordinary plain Jane.” She smiled her signature smile of humility and shook her head.

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The Path of Truth is One

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The Path of Truth is One

It’s a beautiful spring evening; the wind is calm, the air is still, the smell of freshness consumes my nostrils. Walking through my neighborhood in Irvington, NJ, I hear the thoughts of my heart crying out for guidance and my mind pondering over my life. What will I do with the rest of my life, what is my purpose? Without any doubt, I know there’s a God and that heaven and hell are real; I don’t know why I know it, but I know it. And when will I know how to get into heaven? Truly, I don’t want to go to hell.

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Summer of Contemplation

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Summer of Contemplation

It was a summer of contemplation for me. Turning the idea over and over in my mind was like turning over new soil for better cultivation and growth. Not every young woman made such a shift but evidently, it had been written. I thought about Islam every waking moment of every day.

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