There is no God except ALLAH, Muhammad is Messenger of ALLAH.
Allah is the supporter of those who believe.
He leads them out from darknesses into the Light.
[The Holy Qur'an, Surah 2:257]
My Conversion to Islam - Ms. Mariam Mohammed
I came to Islam pretty much on my own. I was born and raised Roman Catholic. We are three sisters and I am the eldest of the three. My two younger sisters had fallen in love with Muslim men and got married and converted themselves. They are now practising their faith with their own free will. My mother was still a Roman Catholic but she had no problem in our conversion. She is happy for us. My father was a very religious Roman Catholic. He expired about seven years ago.
I have been learning about Islam for the past few years. I always had a deep fascination with the spiritualities of other cultures. My Journey started when I desired to have a relationship with my creator. I wanted to find my spirituality, and not the one I was born with. I decided to research Islam for myself and draw my own conclusions.
I found a religion deep in love and spiritual truth, and constant God-mindfulness. I started reading about Islam from the Internet and then I decided to fast for Ramadan in the year 2001. I was married to a Roman Catholic then. During that year of my fasting I was gifted with a Quran which had an English translation by my friend and I started to read it and began devouring everything I could.
It opened my eyes to the wonder and mercy of ALLAH, and I found the fascination growing every day... it was all I could think about. No other religion including Catholicism impacted me in such a powerful way. My hubby did not like the idea of me getting so involved with this religion and after a year we decided to split. We were married for 10 years with no kids, and I decided to move on with my life. I fasted again the next year i.e. 2002 for Ramadan and by then I had finished reading the whole Quran in English.
Eventually, I began to look into Islam. At first, I was only interested in looking at those issues which specifically dealt with women. I was surprised. What I read and learned taught me a lot about myself as a woman, and also about where the real oppression of women lies: in every other system and way of life outside of Islam.
I finally got enough courage to profess the Shahadah at the Dubai court on 10th August 2003 in front of a Muslim brother and my family. I am now a practicing Muslim and I thank ALLAH for leading me to this place: Ashhahdu anna la ilaha ilallah wa Muhammad ur-rasul ALLAH!
This means: "I believe in the oneness and totalness of ALLAH and that Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the chosen prophet of ALLAH."
I now also accept Jesus as no longer equal with ALLAH, but sent as Muhammad was sent ... to bring all of mankind to submission to the will of ALLAH!
May all of mankind find the light and truth of ALLAH.
My Mother's conversion to Islam
It so happened during Ramadhan on Lailat-ul-Qadr - The Night of Power my mother didn’t sleep whole night and the next day morning she told us that she had a dream. She said she could not see the face, it was just a light telling her “Your 3 daughters have become a Muslim why don’t you also become one”. This troubled her.
Then after Eid she again saw in her dream: Some angels (but they have all worn Abayas) came up to her and said “What are you waiting for, become a Muslim. This is the time.”
These dreams kept troubling her and she finally opened up to us. We said to our mother “Think about it. Probably you are sick that’s why you want to become a Muslim because you want to feel secure. Take some time before you make a decision”.
In fact we didn’t encourage her even though we knew that’s the right thing to do but we were not convinced then that mum really wants to become a Muslim but after one month her decision stayed the same.
On 9th Nov 2006, my mother reverted to Islam and her Islamic name is Fatima. None of us forced her or even suggested her to become a Muslim.
Alhamduillah (thanks to Allah) today she is a Muslim.
Wassalaamu 'alaikum wrahmatullahi wabarakatuhu (peace and blessings of Allah be with you).