What Made You Revert?
Posted 17 August 2011 - 06:50 AM
What made you revert to Islam, and what positives has it made in your life?
- Imam Ali (A.S.)
Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:22 PM
Well... I was raised in a strict Christian family so i never really knew what Islam was growing up. I always had issues with the doctrine I was taught though. I did not believe in the trinity... no matter how hard I tried... and I DID try, I wanted so badly to fit in with my family... I just couldn't believe it. So I thought I was just a very bad Christian. About a year or so ago, I stumbled onto a website about Islam. I couldn't stop reading about it. It was what I always believed about Allah swt. I just never knew there was a name for my beliefs or a place where I would fit in. And so, I said my shahada. I've been a Muslimah for one year now
Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:08 PM
Douche much man? I was simply asking for AbuLayla's story, not trying to change the history of literature.
For me it was quite a complicated story. I can only say in the simplest of terms that i was given a message, at the very least a sign. I was pretty much in the greatest of despair emotionally then i have ever been in.
I have many sins which i need to make up for in my life, finally now i know what i need to do.
This post conveys alot of what i may just be regurgitating here.
Any input in either post would be appreciated, as i am fascinated by the experiences people had when they first found themselves absorbing Islam.
- Imam Ali (A.S.)
Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:00 AM
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:20 PM
before that i actually started getting into reading christian new testament and was into that. i grew up in a christian family but did not ever really sit down and read the new testament until i was in my late teens.
My dad though was i would say the first to tell me who Allah is. when i was young he had a record of a band that titled contained Allah in it and i asked him due to knowing this who Allah is, and he told me God.
Edited by Maitham, 13 October 2011 - 06:28 PM.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:49 PM
no one told me sunni or shia. I just stumbled across it. Like many reverts i have been doing my own research and study so u can say i brain washed my self
If the followers of the A.B spent more time discussing the family and their amazing standards rather than wasting time cursing and using absolutely disgraceful swear words against the sahaba as i have read on you tube reviews and was horrified at the usage of words God knows how more sunnis would look into this
i am sorry but you guys need to review your priorities .. how many potential followers of the A.B have you turned away ???
Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:41 AM
right from my childhood i was intrested in politics histroy and to study various cultures...
i was a devout hindu but in my late teens i was wondering about the rituals of hinduism and the concept of god
soon i releaised that how ignorant was i to worship the idols
ex-ganesh festival ; hindus worship this half elephant half man idol for 9 days and then 'throw"(nimarjan) it in sea or river
this couldnt sink in my mind and made no sense to me as to why we do this ...........
then i started learning about christianity,buddism,judaism,......also islam
but speaking frankly i had prejudices about this religion,but as i was giong through the biography of the holy prophet (saww)
i was impressed and made me think
but didnt made my mind to convert yet
i was still in investigating and exploring the religion
i found very fasinating and yet simple rituals in the religion
the five basic principles
so i was in this state of transition when i was confused about shiism and sunni
then again i started exploring the books in my college library,wikipedia,youtube,google and ofcourse with my muslim friends(sunnis).........slowly i began to realise the deen
let me put it this way
reasons for me to be muslim-
prophet muhammad saww biography
simple rituals in islam
reasons for me to be a shia-
EVENT OF MUBAHALA
EVENT OF GHADEER KHUM
KHUTBA OF BIBI FATIMA AZ ZAHRA
"12 RULERS AFTER ME AND ALL ARE FROM QURAYSH"
"I AM FROM HUSSAIN AND HUSSAIN IS FROM ME"
"WHO EVER ANGERS FATIMA ANGERS ME AND WHOEVER ANGERS ME ANGERS Allah SWT"
THE OPPRESSION OF BIBI FATIMA AZ ZAHRA
THE KILLING OF UNBORN HAZRAT MUSHIN A.S.
IMAM HUSSAIN A.S. SACRIFICE AND HIS MESSAGE
BIBI ZAINAB'S TEACHINGS
TEACHINGS OF OUR IMAM'S A.S.
"2 THINGS QURAN AND MY AHLULBAYT MY AHLULBAYT MY AHLULBAYT"
SACRIFICES OF AHLULBAYT
LOVE OF AHLULBAYT
i have given my shahada "ashadu la ilaha il Allah ashadu anna mohammad ur rasool Allah ashadu ali an wali Allah ashadu ali an hujjatullah"
i will be a practising muslim after i finish my studies and settle down in life inshallah
ya ali madad
labbaik ya hussian
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
mashaAllah: that so many find the truth
subhan Alllah: to find the truth by thier own, no forcing, no manipulation, from totally different cultures that most of times hate islam..but they still find thier way to it, to to shia , and Ahlul bayt teachings in particular..
InshaAllah: inshaAllah Allah (swt) help you with guidance and patience, and may Allah bless all your days inshaAllah...and inshaAllah we will see more and more converts/reverts
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:22 PM
Iltemas e dua.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:01 AM
Mashallah Sister, May Allah give you reward.
In my opinion you can start with usool e deen first.
1.First of all comes Existance of Allah and its attributes. In this regard I have an excellent quote by Imam Khomeinei
"It is intellectually clear and every body knows it intuitively that anything the existence and
non-existence of which is equally possible, cannot come into existence automatically and that
there must be an external force to bring it into existence. The first cause of bringing into
existence all possibly existing things must be an eternal and self-existing being. If it is
supposed that the imaginary upper space, and it must be imaginary because it is a non-entity,
has always existed, then it possibly can neither automatically turn into anything nor anything
can come into existence in it automatically. The assertion of some people that in the
beginning the whole world was an infinite vacuum (anything being infinite is questionable in
itself) in which subsequently appeared a sort of steam from which everything has originated,
does not stand to reason, for without an external cause no new thing can appear nor can one
thing change into another thing. For example, water does not freeze nor does it boil without
an external cause. If its temperature remains constant and does not go below 0 degrees nor
above 100 degrees it will always remain water. In short, the existence of an external cause is
essential for every change. Similarly nothing the existence of which is only possible can come
into existence without an external cause. These facts are self-evident truths."
Adal means Allah is perfect. His creation is perfect. Even so much studies have done by scientists so far yet no one have ever been able to find a single fault in his creation (nature) so far.
God creation is perfect in every way but there is something which is not perfect and that thing is human desires and soul. Which has left unperfect for a purpose. To make them in image of Allah, Allah have sent prophets to guide people and give them books.
Then explain prophet hood of Muhammad to be true from logic and reason.
For this purpose I have a very good Quote by Imam Ali Rida (a.s).
"Among the true reasons of his prophethood is that the Prophet was an orphan, a poor shepherd
and a worker who had not read any books and had not been taught; yet, he brought a book in
which there are the stories of prophets and the information regarding both past and future
There were times when there were no Prophet in those times, Imams were the source to guide people. It is logical in every matter. There are many ahadees about Imamat. So you can prove it.
It has been established that Allah is Just. The world began one day and anything which begins must end one day. Thus this world will end one day and Men will be judged according to their deeds. It is the fear of this day which forces a man to do good and stop evil.
As you have noticed this approach is purely based on pure logic nothing else. I think this should be the way.
If I am wrong somewhere please forgive me.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:58 PM
I was raised Christian, but I never understood the idea of Jesus (a.s.) being the son of God. I remember at age 16 sitting in the pew going through the hymnal looking for hymns that did not mention Jesus being the son of God, and finding 2: Amazing Grace and Blest Be the Tie, and thinking that I could only really sing these. I did not know anything about Islam at the time.
Later when I went away to college and met the man who would become my husband, alhamdullilah, I learned about Islam, and it made perfect sense: the unity of God, His Justice, all the Prophets (a.s) being valid, and so forth. And the daily prayers and fasting provided a discipline and a constant returning to Allah (s.w.t.) that Christianity did not have. Then, later when I went to Hajj, I felt almost a second conversion, or perhaps I should say a deepening of my understanding.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:17 AM
Haiderium Qalandram Mastam
Banda e Murtaza Ali Hastam
Peshwa e tamam Rindanam
Ke Sag e Koo e Sher e Yazdanam!
I am Haideri, Qalandar and Mast (intoxicated with inspiration)
I am a slave of Ali Murtaza
I am leader of all saints
Because I am a DOG of the lane of "Allah's Lion" Referring to ALI (as)
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