Martin: A White Brit of Irish Ancestry

Yet all the Muslims I could find would use excessive amounts of Arabic or Urdu in explaining their understanding of the religion. On top of that, they were very attached to their native cultures in terms of clothing and mannerisms. Nothing I could see in them made me feel that I could belong as a Muslim.

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How a New York Firefighter Found Islam

My father is Native American, an African-American, and my mother is Jewish. They were very unreligious, I would say, to the point of being atheist or agnostic.

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Wilfried Hofmann, German Social Scientist and Diplomat

Islamic art was the second experience for Dr. Hofmann in his journey to Islam. From his early life he has been fond of art and beauty and ballet dancing. All of these were overshadowed when he came to know Islamic art, which made an intimate appeal to him. Referring to Islamic art, he says: “Its secret seems to lie in the intimate and universal presence of Islam as a religion in all of its artistic manifestations, calligraphy, space filling arabesque ornaments, carpet patterns, mosque and housing architecture, as well as urban planning.

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Conversion Story of Alexander R. Webb (USA)

I might reply promptly and truthfully that I adopted this religion because I found, after protracted study, that it was the best and only system adapted to the spiritual needs of the humanity. And here let me say that I was not born as some boys seem to be, with a fervently religious strain in my character. When I reached the age of 20, and became practically my own master, I was so tired of the restraint and dullness of the Church that I wandered away from it and never returned to it.

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Conversion Story of Abdul Karim Germanus

During a summer vacation, I was lucky to travel to Bosnia, the nearest Oriental country adjacent to ours. As soon as I settled in a hotel I dashed forth to see living Muslims, whose Turkish language had only beckoned to me through its intricate Arabic script from the pages of grammar books. It was night, and in the dimly-lit streets, I soon discovered a humble cafe in which on low straw stools a couple of Bosnians enjoyed their kayf.

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A Martial Art Led Me to Islam

I was more interested in “spirituality” and looking for anything that didn’t have to do with organized religion. To me, Christianity was out of touch and not relevant to the times. It was hard for me to find anything in it that I could apply to my everyday life.

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Finding the Path towards Truth

I was brought up as a Christian all of my life, though my family rarely attended church services except on special occasions such as Easter and Christmas Eve. You could say I was a Christian in name only. The thought was if you’re not Jewish, well then you MUST be a Christian. I have always sought to have a spiritual bond with God, but never could fully submit myself for some reason.

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God, Guide Me If You Are There

It was soon after we arrived in India, being so deeply impressed by the spectacle of that wonderful country, that I dug myself into Hindu culture and life and became a practicing Hindu. This experience lasted for several years. These years opened up my interest in God and my formal search began. It also led me to some conclusions within myself. But before specifying what these were, I wish to relate some experiences I had as a Hindu in India which were of great importance for my proceeding on my spiritual search.

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World-Famous Atheist Convinced by Science That God Exists

His thesis was disarmingly simple: Most people assume that God exists, and therefore that the atheist must prove otherwise. Flew reversed the onus. He claimed that there is no evidence that God exists. Therefore, the religious believer must prove that there is a God.

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Conversion Story of Yvonne Ridley, Journalist, UK

If you were being interrogated by the Taleban as a suspected US spy, it might be hard to imagine a happy ending. But for journalist Yvonne Ridley, the ordeal in Afghanistan led her to convert to a religion she says is “the biggest and best family in the world”.

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You Are a Muslim, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

There was no option but for me to leave the school and go to a normal high school. All the time that I remained at home, I was made to attend Church with the rest of my family, but my heart was no longer in it. At that time, I became an Agnostic… not sure of my beliefs, but knowing that the one religion I did know anything about was not correct

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How Haneefah Bint Stefan Reverted to Islam

From this time, I remember having strong doubts about Christianity. I read the Bible but it did not give me what I needed. I knew there was something I was looking for, but I did not know what. I learned about astrology and tried meditation and so on, but all this made me feel even more confused.

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Dr. Jeffrey Lang: From Atheism to Islam

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.

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An Ex-Atheist Explains His Journey from Atheism to Islam

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.

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