Reflections of a Convert on Black America, Family, Community, and The Comforts of Islam

Interview by Melissa Barreto Candice Elam, DNP, FNP-C, accepted Islam 19 years ago. Like many converts, her choice meant practicing a new religion, navigating changing family dynamics, and learning how to maintain her own identity in the wider, and often ethnocentric, Muslim communities. This is her story and the lessons [...]

2022-09-16T13:30:12+00:00August 27th, 2022|African Americans, Converts|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00October 25th, 2014|Islam and Other Faiths, Spiritual Journeys|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:47+00:00August 4th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|
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