April 22, 2012
I had a feeling that Islam made more sense. I wanted to embrace Islam at age 9. My family and I loved travelling to Melbourne from my hometown of Seymour (which is in the state of Victoria in Australia). On nearly each and every journey, we would pass suburbs with a strong Muslim population. » Continue Reading
June 8, 2011
Paul Martin was just a student when he decided to convert to Islam in an ice-cream shop in Manchester four years ago. Bored of what he saw as the hedonistic lifestyle of many of his friends at university and attracted to what he calls “Islam’s emphasis on seeking knowledge,” he says a one-off meeting with an older Muslim changed his life.
“I liked the way the Muslims students I knew conducted themselves. It’s nice to think about people having one partner for life and not doing anything harmful to their body. I just preferred the Islamic lifestyle and from there I looked into the Qur’an. I was amazed to see Islam’s big emphasis on science. » Continue Reading
June 8, 2011
Stuart Mee is a divorced civil servant who describes himself as a “middle-of-the-road Muslim.” Having converted to Islam last year after talking with Muslim colleagues at work, he says Islam offers him a sense of community he feels is missing in much of Britain today.
“Everything is so consumer-driven here, there are always adverts pushing you to buy the next thing. I knew there must be something longer term and always admired the sense of contentment within my colleagues’ lives, their sense of peace and calmness. It was just one of those things that happened – we talked, I read books and I related to it. » Continue Reading
June 3, 2011
Like many people, Steven Longden admitted his identity range, both in family, neighborhood, region, religious affiliation, education, and to ethnic. But he now claims was happy, because he now has â€œglassesâ€ to look at him: his faith. â€œIslamic Culture plays an important role in my life right now,â€ he said. » Continue Reading
May 29, 2011
RENOWNED Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame for his campaign against minarets of mosques, has embraced Islam.
A member of the Swiss Peopleâ€™s Party (SVP) and a well-known politician, Daniel Streich was the first man who had launched a drive for imposition of ban on mosques minarets, and to lock the mosques in Switzerland. The proclamation of Streichâ€™s conversion to Islam has created furore in Swiss politics, besides causing a tremor for those who supported ban on construction of mosques minarets. » Continue Reading