Dr. Jeffrey Land is an associate professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest university in the United States. He started his religious journey on Jan. 30, 1954, when he was born in a Roman Catholic family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first 18 years of his life were spent in Catholic schools, which left him with many unanswered questions about God and the Christian religion. Watch how Dr. Jeffrey Land found the truth.
I started to ask myself some questions. Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? I investigated Christianity and I started to realize that there is a lot of interpretations of Christianity. I also investigated Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism.
A graduate of Cornell University, Brown University Medical School and George Washington University Hospital residency program, Laurence B. Brown is an ophthalmic surgeon, a retired Air Force officer, and the medical director and chief ophthalmologist of a major eye center. Watch this video to see how he came to Islam after a long search for the truth.
Omar Dexter, a young man from UK who reverted to Islam several years ago talks about his journey from atheism to Islam. He admits that he had so many questions about man and life but couldn’t find convincing answers to them anywhere except in Islam.
I was born in Scotland to a house which was atheist. In our house, we were not allowed ever to speak about God, and even if we learned something in school, we were not allowed to say anything or we would be punished.
Brother Nouman Ali Khan talks about how he went from being in a Muslim family but later in life he turned towards atheism and then after gaining a better understanding about the Qur’an he finally had all his questions answered and then turned back to Islam.
Join us in this episode to see how Nouman Ali Khan first shifted from Islam towards atheism and then he was back to Islam after all his questions were answered.
This is an autobiography of an Indian atheist woman who turned to Islam after a very long journey that witnessed so many various stages. Each stage led to the next by Allah’s Grace and Mercy. Join us to read the first part of this four-part interesting story. In this part we will see how she moved from Atheism in a Hindu environment to Deism and how she became a wife to a devout Christian…
These were the terms my early life provided. The more I thought about it now, the more I returned to my experiences in Muslim Africa. After two return trips to Morocco, in 1981 and 1985, I came to feel that Africa, the continent, had little to do with the balanced life I found there. It was not, that is, a continent I was after, nor an institution, either.
I once knew an atheist who claimed he had never believed in God’s existence. In his view, believers were supposed to be people of weak character who felt the necessity to find a crutch for their inability and laziness, so they attended church.
Very early on, I learned that behind the glorious works of the Spanish Catholic mystics there was the history of Islam in Spain, and that a beautiful Islamic inspiration had survived in that tradition. I eventually travelled to Spain repeatedly, searching out the traces of the long Islamic residence in the Iberian Peninsula.
Well, it’s for multitude of reasons. Although people usually assume it’s for a man. Why else would a woman do that, right? WRONG. Not in my case anyway. It’s pretty dazzling how some people assume these things though. Even asking for halal food at my local university cafe received a snarky comment from the waitress asking if I ‘converted for my boyfriend’.
The life of a Muslim in Germany is quite difficult than one would think especially for me as a German Muslim because when someone asks a German what they know about Islam; they would tell you something about Arabs. For them it is like mathematical operation, Islam = Arabs.
I began to look again closely at the beauty of Islam, the science of Islam, and the life of Muhammad (peace be upon him). I began looking at all the fundamentals of Islamic Faith and marveled at each one. The way that Muslims prayed and humbled themselves before Allah 5 times per day, served as a constant reminder that they were mortal and following a higher power.
I was a Christian in name only. While I did believe in God, I had not submitted Him as the maker and creator of my destiny. I felt that this was something I was better off handling rather than letting God decide my fate. Being raised in the West and subjected to the influences with which we are constantly bombarded, did not help the situation neither. In a word, you could say that I was living by my own set of rules.
Is it possible to draw close to God before you even begin praying, before even knowing about the deeds that please Him? That is a matter for those with deep knowledge of the Islamic faith to expound. And surely God can do as He Pleases with His creation.
Touring the UK and the US, I have met many imams, in regions where shahadas are becoming rapidly more common, that have heard similar stories from reverts.
So I was like a man without a religion. Fortunately I was not a man without a God. I even went back to the Catholic Church. I said I was born a Catholic, and I have been a Jehovah’s Witness throughout all my life so I’m going back to the Catholic Church because maybe I missed something. I went back to the Catholic Church for about 3 months.
Before I converted, I didn’t really believe in God. I didn’t really have a religion. I didn’t really have a faith, I guess you could say. I kind of grew up with what my parents taught me, so I didn’t really believe in God. I didn’t believe in really any religion at all.