Brother Hamza Tzortzis speaking on 6th National Convertsday in The Netherlands. March 2013.
“Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“I testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His messenger,” she added.
After her announcement, Matic posted on Facebook more statements explaining her conversion to Islam. Following the “massacre of Charlie Hebdo” and other event that have targeted France, the French director announced that she became a Muslim.
A catholic priest from the island of Java in Indonesia who has woken up from a 17 month long coma has converted himself to Islam after the man claims Allah spoke to him and showed him “the beauty of the heavens”
The 87-year old priest from Spain has lived and preached on the island for more then 43 years and is fluent in Javanese and various dialects of the different ethnic groups of the island and is a well known and respected figure amongst all religious groups of the area.
Amazing journey of a UK based Brother Haroon, who was born into a Sikh family and how Allah(God) guided him to Islam. As the Qur’an tells us that Allah never burdens a Soul more then it can bear. Haroon had a very difficult life spending a long time in Jail, abandoned by his family and relatives to finally finding solace and peace in Islam. Read his journey in his own words……….
Jennifer Berzon is counting the months. In a year she will leave her job as home help for an Emirati family and finally return to her own children and husband in the Philippines.
And to that joyous reunion she will take something in addition to the hugs, kisses and gifts – a new religion.
Jennifer, 31, converted to Islam from Christianity last year, in the middle of Ramadan.
My journey to Islam is, it safe to say, not the usual one. Most white converts I have met came from a liberal and very open background. My upbringing was far from this. Both of my parents were in the US military and my upbringing was very strict. My father was very racist, and because of this, I was very racist myself until about the age of 24. I can remember as a child listening to my father lambast and attack Arabs and Muslims and bash the religion, their way of life, and their race. As this was the way I was raised this is the position I took as well. I had a very troubled childhood, as the above can only begin to describe.
By: Myriam Francois-Cerrah
An explanation of why I reject the construct:
My opposition to the use of the word convert to describe someone like myself (Muslim over a decade) is linked to the exclusive and thus exclusionary dimension of the term ‘convert’.
It both identifies those of non-Muslim heritage as different to the rest of the community, in some cases, particularly white converts, as somehow superior and more enlightened, worthy of adulation and praise for having left behind the (implied superior) dominant culture to adopt the (implied lesser) subaltern culture, and on the other hand, serves to deligitimise those same voices when necessary by putting into question the ‘true’ Islamic nature of their identity.
The Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame as a result of his opposition to mosques in his homeland, has now embraced the faith he reviled.
Daniel Streich was a member of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) in Switzerland. A well-known politician, Streich led the calls for a ban on minarets across Switzerland. He was active in building anti-Muslim sentiments throughout Switzerland. This sustained campaign led to him being given a high ranking position in the Swiss Army.
“Perhaps Allah will put, between you and those to whom you have been enemies among them, affection. And Allah is competent, and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” – Surah Al-Mumtahina [60:7]