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Did you convert to Shia'ism?

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Why they became Shi'a:

http://al-islam.org/index.php?sid=25088039...b_pages&cat=116

Responses to misconceptions:

http://al-islam.org/index.php?sid=25088039...&t=sub_pages_74

http://al-islam.org/index.php?sid=25088039...&t=sub_pages_74

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17:81 And say: "Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."

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prefer to pray on straw mat, rather then turba..

Ok i see and understand where you are comming from in all the other points you mentioned, but would you mind explaining why you would prefer a straw mat on top of a turba?

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The Prophet used to pray on a straw mat, besides turba, has taken a significance on it is own, eventhough it is nothing but a piece of dried mud.

sorry for the late reply.

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for exshia and refugee or something. read the title of a thread before u post because when it has nothing to do with a topic its regarded as spamming and thats not acceptable. now ofcourse u can make ur own thread, who is a shia convert to sunni'ism.

but keep it for there.

i am a born shia of ali alhamdulilah.

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(salam) ,

Well, my story is not as simple as just being born into a Shia family. My father is an Iranian Shia, and my mother is an not a practising Muslim. However, my grandparents on my mothers side are Shia, and have been devout Muslims their entire lives. Before September 11th, I was a non practising Muslim and really did not know anything about my own religion. After the attacks, my grandfather explained to me the situation in Palestine and the struggle which has been at the heart of the Muslim world for centuries. I slowly began to read into a religion that I knew nothing about, and became a strict Shia Muslim by mid- 2002.

However, due to the fact that I adopted a very strict interpretation of Shia Islam, I often was also introduced to Salafism and Wahabbism. This made me disillusioned, as I realised that what I had been practising was not true Shia Islam, but a hybrid of Sunnism and Shiaism. For a while I then went back to my old ways, but did not renounce my faith. Then, my father (who had converted to Shia-Sufism some years back) started taking me to Khanegha (a Sufi version of a Mosque) every thursday. I used these sessions to learn as much about true Islam as possible, and realised that Islam was linked to everything around me, be it science, geography or mathematics. I was convinced that this was the true Islam. More recently, I have been learning more and more about more orthodox Shia Islam (I am currently in limbo as to which Marja to follow) and slowly, but surely I am becoming more and more of a practising Muslim (I now even mourn for Imam Hussein(as) during Muharram, something that I would never have dreamt of 5 years ago). Inshallah one day I will be as good of a Muslim as alot of the people on this board are :).

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(salam) ,

Well, my story is not as simple as just being born into a Shia family. My father is an Iranian Shia, and my mother is an not a practising Muslim. However, my grandparents on my mothers side are Shia, and have been devout Muslims their entire lives. Before September 11th, I was a non practising Muslim and really did not know anything about my own religion. After the attacks, my grandfather explained to me the situation in Palestine and the struggle which has been at the heart of the Muslim world for centuries. I slowly began to read into a religion that I knew nothing about, and became a strict Shia Muslim by mid- 2002.

However, due to the fact that I adopted a very strict interpretation of Shia Islam, I often was also introduced to Salafism and Wahabbism. This made me disillusioned, as I realised that what I had been practising was not true Shia Islam, but a hybrid of Sunnism and Shiaism. For a while I then went back to my old ways, but did not renounce my faith. Then, my father (who had converted to Shia-Sufism some years back) started taking me to Khanegha (a Sufi version of a Mosque) every thursday. I used these sessions to learn as much about true Islam as possible, and realised that Islam was linked to everything around me, be it science, geography or mathematics. I was convinced that this was the true Islam. More recently, I have been learning more and more about more orthodox Shia Islam (I am currently in limbo as to which Marja to follow) and slowly, but surely I am becoming more and more of a practising Muslim (I now even mourn for Imam Hussein(as) during Muharram, something that I would never have dreamt of 5 years ago). Inshallah one day I will be as good of a Muslim as alot of the people on this board are :).

(salam)

What a facinating story! Please write more (or do you have webpage somewhere)....???

Is there a large Shia community anywhere in Russia? ( or at least your part of it)? Is there a resurgence of Islam in "Russia" proper since the collapse of the Soviet Union?

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(salam),

Thanks for the compliment bro. I don't actually live in Stalingrad, I live in London but have a fascination about pre-Krushchev Soviet history lol. Unfortunately I don't have a website or anything, but if there's anything more you'd like to know, I would be happy to answer through this thread or PM.

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(salam),

Thanks for the compliment bro. I don't actually live in Stalingrad, I live in London but have a fascination about pre-Krushchev Soviet history lol. Unfortunately I don't have a website or anything, but if there's anything more you'd like to know, I would be happy to answer through this thread or PM.

(salam)

I am a big fan of Russian writers (especially Checkov), and have always been fascinated (as well) with similar writers from this period. So you're not really from Stalingrad? :mad:

(Just kidding :) )

I would like to encourage you to write more about your experiences, as those of us who have been through these experiences may be able to benefit future generations by such a ishtihad (struggle in the path of Allah (s.w.a.)). Maybe start a new thread, I'm sure I'm not the only one who will comment.

P.S.- After the third week in a row of cold and overcast weather (you did say your were from London, right?) when you are bored out of your mind and have nothing productive to accomplish you can read my re-version story at http://members.cox.net/eli_smart/alight.html and feel free to let me know what you think.

Edited by Ali Zaki

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^^(salam)

Brother Ali Zaki, i have read your story and i have no words to express my emotions as it was one of the most fascinating and eye opening stories i ever read.

How a singer who had chances to promise in materialistic life, came to islam just shows how merciful Allah(swt) is. You should thank him for this blessing (that is Islam) as much as you can. We pray for your sucess and expect the same from you.

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To be honest.... I am fund of Socialism... Chavez... Fidel.... Chroeshchev.... Ho Chi Minh... I really love these guys because they did great things for their people and freed them from Capitalist American domination.

Did you guys know that Chavez president of Venezuela has employed 15.000 Cuban doctors to work in Venezuela? Do you also know that within 4 years he made 30% of his country literate? Do you also know that Chavez annually gives 4$ billion to Argentina 4$ billion to Brasil and hundreds of millions to other poor S-American countries?

I think it was Khatami who even visited Chavez!

Edited by La ilaha ill Allah

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I was the first born shia in my family followed by my cousin Ice cold (mutahammis) , but my parents were converts to islam from christianity. After they became Muslims they practiced sunni islam because they did not know that what Shia islam even was Until the iranian revolution.

My parents never really felt the compation between Mulims when they were sunni because they were always so criticle of each other. while my parents were sunni they also never really felt whole like there was something missing in there practice, something that they felt needed to be there and By Allah they became shia. and that was when or around when I was born. So I was the first born shia in my family

more about my family.

yes that is true alot of people say that when they are not shia they notice somthing missing from them which is the love of ahlul bait

subhan alla

I was born a shia - but i am a sunni now

wow it is the first time i hear of a shia turning into a sunni. can you explain y?

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^^could u be more specific on what your talking about? :unsure:

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I was born a shia - but i am a sunni now

Yeah right, like hell...

(bismillah)

(salam)

I was the first born shia in my family followed by my cousin Ice cold (mutahammis) , but my parents were converts to islam from christianity. After they became Muslims they practiced sunni islam because they did not know that what Shia islam even was Until the iranian revolution.

My parents never really felt the compation between Mulims when they were sunni because they were always so criticle of each other. while my parents were sunni they also never really felt whole like there was something missing in there practice, something that they felt needed to be there and By Allah they became shia. and that was when or around when I was born. So I was the first born shia in my family

more about my family.

Masha'Allah

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I was raised as a Christian, but became sort of areligious (no definite religion, but certian in the existance of GOD, etc.) in my mid-teens. Then when I was 21 I was introduced to Islam by the man who would become my husband 3 years later. He was in a different country, so much of my exploration into Islam was independant. I read into Islam from different perspectives, including the salafi/wahabi stuff that was sent to the library I was working at, but could not deny the truth that I saw in the shia beliefs. I researched over a year, including reading Qur'an and tafsir cover to cover, before finally taking the shahada. Every day I learned, I was CONVINCED Islam was the right religion, and shia was the correct form of Islam.

I am proud to say i have been shia Muslim for nearly 6 and 1/2 years now.

MASHAALLAH ! A PERFECT MODEL!

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alhamdulillah, that total is now over 8 years (since January of 1998). I thank Allah (SWT) for leading me to the right path, and making my faith stronger every day.

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(bismillah)

(salam)

[7:42] And (as for) those who believe and do good We do not impose on any soul a duty except to the extent of its ability-- they are the dwellers of the garden; in it they shall abide.

[7:43] And We will remove whatever of ill-feeling is in their breasts; the rivers shall flow beneath them and they shall say: All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah had guided us; certainly the messengers of our Lord brought the truth; and it shall be cried out to them that this is the garden of which you are made heirs for what you did.

Reversion story of Sister Sarah and her Family

Also see Reverts & Stories for more.

wassalaam

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I am a Syed, and my family was shia till 3-4 generation ago.

Then my great-great grandpa became sunni.

But I converted back to shi'ism. :)

Selam Brother

you mentioned that your family was shia till 3-4 generation ago and Then your great-great grandpa became sunni, but then you converted.

Can you please tell me why you converted and what are the main differences and issues between the two?

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because I was already interested in islam, I read "Then I was guided" and I was convinced by the NUMEROUS facts which point in the direction of the True Islam which is shia islam, what sealed the deal was When Allah (swt) told Muhammad (SAAW) that if he did not make his speech (Ghadir Khumm), his entire mission would have basically been pointless, and I find it funny that sunnis try to say, well this is correct but when Muhammad (SAAW) said Maulana he meant friend and not leader... this is stupidity in its purest form... 1) do you think Allah (SWT) would make this statement to Muhammad (SAAW) just for him to say that Imam Ali (as) is the ummah's friend? 2) Imam Ali (as) was always friends with Abu Bakr, Ummar and the rest of the ummah, why would Muhammad (SAAW) have to make such a statement like this? Are they stupid? anyways it's thier loss and not ours :P

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Selam Brother

you mentioned that your family was shia till 3-4 generation ago and Then your great-great grandpa became sunni, but then you converted.

Can you please tell me why you converted and what are the main differences and issues between the two?

TahaSyed became a Sunni again, few months ago.

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TahaSyed became a Sunni again, few months ago.

That was stupid of him... :(

WHY? :cry:

Did I forget to mention that I also reverted?

I started "Shia" or "Shi 'ite Islam" by Alamah Tabatabai (May Allah grant him a high station in Janaah)

then it was very fascinating... "And then I was guided"

by Muhammad Al-Tijani Samawvi - May Allah (SWT) give him countless-blessings and May Ahlulbayt (as) intercede for him

Edited by JawzofDETH

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