September 13, 2011
Peter Casey, or Abdul Malik as he is known now, was a Judeo-Christian. He converted to Islam when he was 15 years old; his parents declined to comment for his convert story.
He was raised in Long Island suburb, from a Jewish mother and Catholic father. Growing up, he grappled with a divisive figure in the family: Jesus. On the one hand, Christianity spoke of a divine being, Son of God and God Himself. On the other, Judaism spoke of Jesus as a false messiah â€” if it spoke of him at all. » Continue Reading
July 6, 2011
I accept that I cannot control the events that occur in my life or in the lives of others.
Islam is the only religion that communicates total submission to our Creator, the Creator of all people and of all things. As a Muslim I know that everything I do first begins with an intention and then I must transform that intention into an effort in order to carry out what has already been decreed. This wisdom defines my path to be a better person to myself, my family, my community and to all of my brothers and sisters here on earth. » Continue Reading