877-Why-Islam presents the story of Sr. Zainab Ismail, nicknamed the Sheikha of the health and fitness industry. She is a fitness and nutrition expert who has had many celebrities from Hollywood and sports as her clients. But a series of events over a few years, brought her to Islam by the Mercy of Allah SWT. Her yearning for the closeness to Allah led her to accept Islam not once but twice. She shares the importance of supporting new Muslims and accommodating them in our communities.
Sister Sateesh Khan is a Pakistan based actress, model and was a born Muslim, but like so many of us she realized the meaning of Islam and returned back. Since then she has given up Acting and modeling for the sake of Allah. Here is her story in her own words. May Allah reward her
The journey that has just begun.
About 10 years ago when my parents split up. I had this urge to have a perfect family since. I grew up learning from the circumstances, from people around me, from places I travelled and live. I had a sister who died of Hepatitis at the age of 17 and I was only 11, my younger brother was 9 and elder one was 13. We had never heard of any sort of disease nor had we known that people can die so young. My family needed a strong leader to help fill the void left by the death of my sister.
I was born in Camden town, London in 1975, I am the youngest of 5 children. I was a bit of a trouble child when I was younger. Very wild had a lot problems growing up at school and was bullied though most of my junior and secondary school.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May Allah shower our dear sister Tayyibah Taylor with mercy who returned to Allah. She served as the Founder and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Azizah Magazine. Her pioneering work with this magazine was truly inspirational in our efforts as Muslims in America. Please make du’a for her and May Allah make ease for her family.