Stories of Converts/Reverts – Why Am I a Muslim

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subhn01God was instilled in me as a child. I came from a  French-Canadian Catholic family.   I sought God in the New England woods where I grew up. I watched the cycle of the seasons, the course of the sun and the moon. I observed the pristine, perfect beauty of nature. Everything had its own rhythm and purpose. It had its own design in symmetry and in proportion. All living things had its own adaptation. From atoms having their own circular orbits, to galaxies and stars revolving around each other, everything had its own system and submitted to the will of God. God’s divine law is in the rules of physics. Only man, God gave him his own free will and could choose between good and evil. Man’s love for God was greatly cherished by God, because man had the ability to choose to love or not. God gave me strength to overcome many things.

I became a poet and an artist to celebrate what I saw in the beauty of nature. I was dismayed by the falsehood and the disintegration of family, the disregard for women in my society.

I converted to Islam upon my marriage. I married a Bengali man 23 yrs. ago. I raised my children in Bengali and Muslim culture. Bengali culture is a very family oriented and I also traveled to Bangladesh many times.

All my life I have been very softhearted to those less fortunate than me. I believed that I followed the compassionate way of the Prophet. I have worked with abused and abandoned, mentally challenged children as an art teacher and tutor.

I have read the Koran. It is not a book of terrorism. It is a book of peace.  There are people who distort sections of the Koran for their own benefit, just the same as the Bible and other books have been distorted, for people’s selfish political goals. It is amazing the descriptions of science and nature that in no way could an illiterate man that many years could have known about and written about. One should learn the Koran in Arabic, but also learn the translation and the meaning of it. This way no one can sway anyone to any misconceptions or wrong thinking.

I follow the Koran, which gives vivid descriptions of nature as signs of God. I believe fully in the simplicity of the Koran and its way of life.

6 thoughts on “Stories of Converts/Reverts – Why Am I a Muslim

  1. I AM ENGLISH AND WAS BROUGHT UP CHRISTIAN HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE KORAN AND THINKING OF CONVERTING TO ISLAM, CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY ADVICE, LYNNE

  2. BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIMY. ISLAM IS PEACE AND LOVE AND IT ISN’T ABUSES WOMEN LIKE SOME STUPID THINK!!

    PS PRAY FOR OUR GOD TO ALL PEOPLE THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT’S THE TRUE MEAN OF ISLAM

  3. there is no reason to give advice, u have chosen right. unlike a lot of people think, islam is not the religion of hate. women actually have as much rights as men, and cannot be abused or used by them. u might have heard about muslim women getting abused…..that’s culture, not relition. some weird people made a culture with no women rights than balame it on our religion. i’ll give you one reason why i am muslim….and that is because it makes sense. in christianity (don’t get me wrong, i am not saying anything against it) there were many questions. like, if jesus was the son of a god, why couldn’t he rescue himself from the cross, and if he died for us, why would a god prove that he loves us by having himself hanged? it’s like, if a teacher, allows himself to get yelled and abused by his students. why on earth would a teacher do that? than none of his students would respect him anymore, just like jesus, allowing himself to be torturred by humans. there are other ways he would show his love, not by letting himself get hanged on a cross. it makes me no longer trust him. ther are also many other questions about christianity, and that’s why i am a muslim. cause everything in islam fits together, like they are pieces of a puzzle, and it makes sense. if u look into the right place, u will have answers for every question u have aout islam!

  4. My parents are Muslims but I am confused with Islam. I did not read Koran yet nor any other religious text. I believe there is one god but I am not able to convince myself that Muhammad pbuh or any other prophets are the messengers of God.I think in my heart that been good is enough to be good in god eyes..but still there is something missing..I am not able to cope with this fact..its like soul searching excercise leading to nowhere..please advice..

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