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Going Through My Old Cell Phone Contacts

Going Through My Old Cell Phone Contacts

How did going through the list of contacts make me feel? I realized that a small number of the contacts were friends who were deceased. They are people who remain alive in my heart as dear friends...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:36

Learning a New Lingo

Learning a New Lingo
I can think of several amusing misunderstandings in my early months as a Muslim (many years ago!). I first learned to perform salah from a book…
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:05

Hamzah: The Lion of Allah

Hamzah: The Lion of Allah
Had he been quietly thinking about becoming Muslim? Had a special word convinced him of the truth of Islam? Had it been the message and the personality of the Prophet that had drawn him to Allah?
Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 09:31

He Begets Not, Nor Is He Begotten

He Begets Not, Nor Is He Begotten
Since I was a Catholic, I went to my priest, Father Albert. I had barely asked my questions about Jesus before his face swelled up and turned blood red. He looked as if he was going to slap me...
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 06:58

Living with a Void: Finding the Essence of Islam

Living with a Void: Finding the Essence of Islam
I searched for 14 years, begged Allah to help me, to save me from drowning. I started to find answers to the many questions I had. I slowly started to understand who my Creator is....
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:17

Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam
Do you know that hijab is mentioned in the Bible? Did you know that the seven sleepers are mentioned in the Qur'an? I recognized in Islam many things I had learned from my Catholic upbringing...
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 07:34

A Sea with No Shore

A Sea with No Shore
I converted to Islam at the age of 15, a very difficult stage of the teenager years. One of my best methods of learning was reading a piece then writing it down then memorizing it, this enabled me...
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 08:16

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