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    Why Islam?

    By Dr Laurence Brown Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider […]

Why Islam?

By Dr Laurence Brown

Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider Islam.

Islam […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Common Ground, Spiritual Journeys|79 Comments

Finding Islam

Dr. Laurence Brown
There is a certain fascination with conversion stories, and for good reason. Frequently they involve dramatic life-altering events, sufficient to shock the convert out of the materialistic world and into the spiritual. Most who pass through such moments of trial and panic experience an overwhelming feeling of helplessness, and turn to their Creator […]

By |June 19th, 2012|Spiritual Journeys|3 Comments

Finding Islam

Dr. Laurence Brown
There is a certain fascination with conversion stories, and for good reason. Frequently they involve dramatic life-altering events, sufficient to shock the convert out of the materialistic world and into the spiritual. Most who pass through such moments of trial and panic experience an overwhelming feeling of helplessness, and turn to their Creator […]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Personal Stories, Spiritual Journeys|1 Comment

Huffington Post Video: The Journey to Mecca

 

By |November 22nd, 2011|Pilgrimage, Spiritual Journeys, The Muslim World|0 Comments
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    Michael Wolfe

    “I did not want to ‘trade in’ my culture. I wanted access to new meanings.” – How an American writer born of a Jewish father and a Christian mother found spiritual fulfillment in Islam. After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I was searching for new terms […]

Michael Wolfe

“I did not want to ‘trade in’ my culture. I wanted access to new meanings.” – How an American writer born of a Jewish father and a Christian mother found spiritual fulfillment in Islam.

After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I was searching for new terms by […]

By |August 4th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|21 Comments

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How I came to Islam – by Yusuf Islam
From Musician to Muslim by Allah’s Will
All I have to say is all what you know already, to confirm what you already know, the message of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) as given by God – the Religion of Truth. As human beings we are given […]

By |August 4th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|38 Comments
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    Aminah Assilmi

    This American lady, a former radical feminist and Southern Baptist from Oklahoma, studied the Quran, Sahih Muslim and fifteen other books on Islam in an attempt to convert the Arabs in her college class to Christianity and “save those poor ignorant heathens from the fires of hell.” Guess what happened?! The Introduction and Decision I […]

Aminah Assilmi

This American lady, a former radical feminist and Southern Baptist from Oklahoma, studied the Quran, Sahih Muslim and fifteen other books on Islam in an attempt to convert the Arabs in her college class to Christianity and “save those poor ignorant heathens from the fires of hell.” Guess what happened?!

The Introduction and Decision

I was completing […]

By |August 4th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|72 Comments

9/11 – The Day I Became a Muslim

By Robert Salaam
 

9/11 is a day of reflection for me for several reasons.

On 9/11 I found out that:

1. I really was a Marine

2. I was willing to die for my country

3. Islam is in fact not only a religion of peace, but the truth

Most people have no problem with 1 and 2 when I ordinarily […]

By |July 1st, 2010|9-11, Spiritual Journeys, Terrorism|39 Comments

Spiritual Journeys

“We have indeed sent down signs that make things manifest: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight.”

The religion one decides to practice is a very personal decision. Islamic holds the position that human beings have been created by God with the attribute of free will. They are free […]

By |June 25th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|Comments Off on Spiritual Journeys