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WHY I BECAME A MUSLIM

Abdullah ibn Salam, Jewish Rabbi, Medina

Al-Husayn ibn Salam was a Jewish rabbi in Yathrib [Medina] who was widely respected and honored by the people of the city, even by those who were not Jewish. He was known for his piety and goodness, his upright conduct, and his truthfulness. Al-Husayn lived a peaceful...

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Jason Cruz, Ex-Priest, USA

Alhumdulillah (Thank God), I have been blessed by Allah with the gift of Islam since 2006. When I was asked to write about the path that I took and how Allah has blessed me, I was hesitant. I have seen others get caught up with personal fame by telling how they came...

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Sushil Kumar Sharma, Ex-Hindu Priest, India

Returning to his room after praying the Isha prayer[1], Abdur Rahman, 42, an Indian national, sits down with a pen and a mind full of thoughts. He is writing the story of his life, “Pandit bane Musalmaan” (Hindu priest becomes Muslim) in his mother tongue, Hindi. He...

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Cat Stevens, Former Pop star, UK

(part 1 of 2) All I have to say is all what you know already, to confirm what you already know, the message of the Prophet [may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him] as given by God - the Religion of Truth. As human beings we are given a consciousness and a duty...

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Jermaine Jackson, USA

(part 1 of 2) When and How did you start your journey towards Islam? It was way back in 1989 when I, along with my sister, conducted a tour to some of the countries of the Middle East. During our stay in Bahrain, we were accorded a warm welcome. There I happened to...

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Michelle, Previously No Religion, Canada

Hi and welcome, my name is Michelle and I converted to Islam. I live in Ontario, Canada, and this is my story about my journey to Islam. My life before Islam was a constant struggle, unsure of who I wanted to be, haunted by many painful memories from my childhood,...

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Malcolm X, USA

(part 1 of 2) “I am and always will be a Muslim. My religion is Islam.” -Malcolm X   Early Life Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louis Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children. His...

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Audrey, USA

(part 1 of 2)   This is my story As I sit here, remembering my story, tears come to my eyes. So many minor things happened by the will of God, the Almighty, that brought me to revert to Islam. I have learned that when people say no, you say yes, when they stare...

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William Burchell Bashyr Pickard, Poet and Novelist, UK

“Every child is born with a disposition towards the natural religion of obedience (i.e. Islam); it is the parents who make him a Jew, A Christian or a Magian.“(Saheeh Al-Bukhari). Having been born in Islam, it was a good many years before I realized this fact. At...

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“Mi”, Ex-Christian, USA

(part 1 of 3) “In my mind, there was nothing wrong with Christianity. I was perfectly fine with it. I had questions and had not been feeling the same fervor I once experienced as a teenager but I just had to shake it off, pray, and continue to be faithful in the hopes...

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Jeffrey Lang, Professor of Mathematics and Writer, USA

Dr. Jeffrey Lang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest universities in the United States. He started his religious journey on Jan 30, 1954, when he was born in a Roman Catholic family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The...

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Raphael Narbaez, Jr., Jehovah’s Witness Minister, USA

(part 1 of 2) A forty-two-year-old Latino, Raphael, is a Los Angeles-based comic and lecturer. He was born in Texas where he attended his first Jehovah’s Witness meeting at age six. He gave his first Bible sermon [soon after the age of thirteen], tended his own...

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