ALHAMDULILAH…I became a Muslim because……….

ALHAMDULILAH…I became a Muslim because

by Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim chaplain and well being writer

karimahscuisina@live.co.uk

ALHAMDULILAH…I became a Muslim because when the wind of life’s troubles blows I stay on my deen, my prayers, my hijaab, trying to be patient and grateful. All praise is due to the Creator I embraced Islam for myself not for a man.Some women come to Islam because they have to, to  get married to that tall dark and handsome man , some of them stay the course and become muslims of conviction.Some of them it was just for convenience and they are not strong enough in their conviction or they just don’t understand they beauty of this religion, some of them are put off the religion because of the terrible way that the man they embraced Islam for is not actually practicing what he preaches, there are loads of variables.

Alhamdulillah, all praise is due to the Creator, I do not fall into any of the above.

When I was about 2o I was shown a book called ” In Search Of The Truth” by a Shiite  Muslim. I didn’t understand anything about Shiite and Sunni, I just thought ” why do you have to search for the truth?

 As I grew up and my consciousness became more aware of the world I was living in, it became apparent that the Truth is something you do have to look for in a world of illusion and lies.

Now some years later, having looked at Buddhism, Hinduism, coming from a Christian background, I was a Rasta for 7 years and studied with a Pan African Egyptology group for 2 years, at last Allah guided me to Islam, the final destination .But this is not the end of the line , it’s the guidebook of how to get back home, instead of the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy it’s more like the A-Z of How To Get  To Paradise.

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