I am so proud to be a Muslim, what about you?
I always respected what people believed in i have always shown a genuine interest in all Faiths, sometimes i even wondered why i didn't have one of my own.
Aged 21 i met my Husband who is a Muslim man. We married very quickly which my family didn't understand, but accepted as they knew how happy he made me, i knew he was the one from the moment i first met him. He never forced Islam upon me or suggested i should convert, he never bashed my way of life or my families instead he showed me so much love that i had never felt before (still does)
The months went by and every day i watched my Husband pray five times a day without missing. I began feeling calm, peaceful and contempt watching him. Felt envious of his open heart and generosity to people who really needed it, from that, i fell in love with Islam.
I had a revelation on day, like a message from God, i felt so passionate and knew i wanted to be a Muslim. I felt so happy inside and cried once when i saw a young child reciting the Qu'ran so beautifully.
When Ramadan came i wanted to try fasting even though being instructed by my Husband that it is pointless for me to do so as i had not converted yet, i still wanted to do it, although no benefit would be made. I managed to last three weeks which i was proud of. I had never done anything like that before, something so special happened to me.
From then i wanted to embrace everything, learn everything, including learning Arabic prayers in two days..self taught. I was so eager to start. I read books on Islam, bought my robes and asked my Husband to take me to convert at the Mosque. When the day came i felt like i new woman. I took my first steps and spoke those sacred words, something happened to me, i can't explain it but it felt good.
Since then i pray every day five times a day without missing, if i am even late i feel ravished with guilt. My Husband and i had a special bond anyway but now it is amazing. I thank God everyday for choosing me, i thank my Husband everyday for coming into my life. Allah saved me, he saw the potential in me, he showed me how wonderful Islam is and the beauty it possesses
The moral of my story is that more and more English women are converting to Islam and proves from my story it is possible to break the stereotype, if you open your eyes you will see.
I would like to say i am proud to be amongst my Brothers and Sisters, more so during this special time.
I will like to wish you all Ramadan Mubarak, i hope your prayers are answered and sins are forgiven, much love and respect to you all.
Thanks for your kind words though lol like clockwork as usual. Don't you ever get bored of the same old lines? Here is a line for you, Dont tarnish us all with the same brush my friend.