Working my way up to Islam

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I never thought much about Islam until September 11, I was a Lutheran.  A Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, Member of the Board of Education, Children's Music Director, Church Councilperson and Church Librarian.  I thought I was pretty convinced about how I felt, religiously. September 11 brought Islam to my attention, but it also frightened me, so I began studying Judaism, thinking I would work my way up to Islam.

My reading about Judaism convinced me of the Oneness of God, and I realized I wasn't exactly a Christian any more. Yet Judaism's extreme disrespect for Jesus bothered me a lot.  I no longer felt he was divine, yet I couldn't just negate his very existence - it seemed to me he had done something important, and had been sent into the world for some reason.

So I was struggling - I wasn't a Christian but I wasn't a Jew, either, and never could be one.  I didn't want to be a Noachide, I was so lost and frightened.  I kept saying to God, "You must have led me to this for a reason, and it's not my fault I can't be a Jew - what is it You WANT from me?!"

My sister, who has been close to me all my life and knows me better than anyone, had been hearing Muslims speak on television in the aftermath of 9/11. She kept trying to make me study Islam.  She kept telling me I was a Muslim, I just didn't know it - she, herself, is a Christian, so I found it strange she was so sure I was a Muslim.  But, Praise be to Allah, I finally listened to her and began studying.

I read books and talked to people and every moment I kept finding just what my heart was hungering for.  Suddenly I knew the answer to my question, and everything I learned seemed right to me.  So I said Shahada and continued learning.  Now I am happy and fulfilled.  I have value and worth, I know where I belong, and why I am here.  I love to wear hijab, I love my daily prayers, I love learning Arabic and studying the Qur'an.  This is what I was looking for all my life - the way to submit to Allah.


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Older Comments:
JAMAL FROM SAUDI said:
ALLHAMDLLAH, Sister Samira ,ALLAH Love you, wish you all the happeness .I have one question to you how your sister knew you are Muslim before you convert to Islam ?
Wish you all the best.
2007-04-24

ZOHRA SIDDIQI` FROM USA said:
Indeed Allah s.w.t. has chosen to invite you into HIS deen. Welcome, sister. May Allah s.w.t bless you for your efforts, Ameen.
2002-11-29

AHMED AL-GURASHI FROM U.K/SUDAN said:
Havinng read this article I was assured of the truth and wisdom of Islam. speking of reason and logic may seem strange not only to others but to some of the muslims who were confused by the Sep.11 attacks. This article eroses any doubt, if there is any, that the theme of Islam regarding the existence of One power, One god and One authority,this theme evey day confirms itself
2002-06-14

BUSURAT JINAD FROM NIGERIA, AFRICA said:

Sallam, Aleekun,

Alhamdulilah kabeer that people are now embracing Islam. I pray that may Almighty Allah continue to lead us aright till the day of Kiyamat,(Amen).
My dearest Sister in Islam Congratulations once again and May ALLAH bless us all!. Amen.

Ma sallam.
2002-06-10

ABRAR AHMAD FROM PAKISTAN said:
I AM REALLY PLEASED TO READ "WORKING MY WAY UP TO ISLAM".I BELIEVE THAT IF ANY BODY IN THE WORLD, KEEPING ASIDE HIS PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE, ASKS TO ALLAH FOR THE TRUE PATH ALLAH IS ALWAYS THERE TO GUIDE HIM/HER.THE TASTE OF THE CANDY CAN ONLY BE KNOWN BY TASTING IT AND THE BEST TASTE IS THE TASTE OF ALLAH'S TRUE PATH.
2002-06-01

UMMUL KHAIR FROM MALAYSIA said:
alhamdulilah..thanks to Allah,the most merciful
it was a good news for ISLAM
remember that ISLAM is the way of life
2002-05-29

ALI FROM US said:
Asalam alaykum,
This is a beautiful story. Sister Samira, may Allah reinforce you and all of us in our faith.
I honestly would love to marry a woman like you! Allah definitely has chosen you. What better spouse to have than someone who is chosen by Allah?
Wa salam alaykum
2002-05-18

MAHMOODA BEGUM FROM CANADA said:
Assalamualaikum,
Sr.Sameera,
I read your article, Alhamdulillah you look a right step and embrassed Islam. May Allah guide you and help you in all aspects of life.
Take care.
Jazak Allahu khair.
2002-05-15

AHMED FROM USA said:
Salams Candi and many many Blessings of Allah.
I am happy that you found the truth. I only beg of one thing though. Read the Quran in its totality. Allah has asked us to find the Truth and gain knowledge in Faith. Read the Quran thoroughly. Its the best thing you can do. An then i assure you..everything will be crystal clear to you and you will look at this earth with a totally different view.

May Allah bless us all
2002-05-08

ABDIQANI FROM CANADA said:
Wow! What a wonderful decision you took sister. Allah-u Akbar (God is Great)! But, sister, why did you have to change name, "Candi" doesn't contradict Islam and "Samira"is an ARAB name not a muslim one? Besides, you still be one of the best among us, incha'Allah.
2002-05-08

SHAH FROM CANADA said:
MashaAllah, consider yourself truly blessed sister. Allah Subhanahu Wa T'Ala guides the chosen ones. Continue with learning the chosen religion brought for all of mankind and Insha Allah... Allah Subhana Hu WaT'ala may reward you bountifully.
2002-05-07

KHADIJAH FROM CANADA said:
Ahlan Wa Sahlan my sister!
Allah has guided you through a stange event to the true way to live and worship Him.
Subhanna Allah, last year in May you had no clue you'd be a Muslim today. Most probably you would have laught in disbelief if someone would have told you.

May Allah Bless you with the Best of Blessings. Jazzak Allahu Khayiran.

Khadijah
2002-05-06

MOHAMMED HABIB ADAM FROM GHANA, SERVING IN US ARMY said:
SISTER CANDI(SAMIR), SURELY YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED.
MAY ALLAH CONTINUE TO SHOWER HIS ENDLESS BLESSINGS ON YOU. I PRAY THAT YOUR ISLAMIZATION WILL SET A STAGE FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW. LOOKING AT YOUR PROFIL, YOU TEACH ISLAM TO OTHERS BY WRITING POETRY. MAY YOUR SISTER, WHO ALERTED YOU TO DESTINY BE BLESSED TOO AND MAY ALLAH SEND HER HIS GUIDANCE TOO.
2002-05-05

MOHAMMED HABIB ADAM FROM GHANA, SERVING IN US ARMY said:
ALHAMDULILLAH, WHOMSO ALLAH PLEAESES TO BE GUIDED HE SENDS HIM/HER HIS GUIDANCE. I BELIEVE THAT MANY AMERICANS ARE NIETHER ANTIISLAM NOR ISLAM PHOBIA. THE TRUTH IS THAT MOST AMERICANS WHO HEARD ABOUT ISLAM EITHER DID SO THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA OR MASS MEDIA AND WE ALL BEAR WITNESS TO THE SORT IMAGE THE MEDIA POTRAY ISLAM. IT IS MY PRAYER THAT ALLAH MAY SHOWER IS ENDLESS BLESSINGS ON AMERICANS AND OPEN THE GATE OF HIS GUIDANCE FOR ALL AND SANDRY. HOWEVER, ALLAH DO NOT EFFECT CHANGES AMONG PEOPLE UNLESS THE PEOPLE YEARN FOR AND MAKE EFFORT TO BRING A CHANGE. MUSLIMS SHOULD THEREFORE SPEND THIER TIME URGING OTHERS TO READ AND SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DEFEND ISLAM. ISLAM IS CAPABLE OF DEFENDING ITSELF. IT IS ALLAH WHO HAS SENT DOWN THE GUIDANCE(QUR'AN) AND HE WILL SURELY PROTECT IT.
MAY ALLAH LEAD US TO HIS STRIGHT PATH AND CONTINUE TO SHOWER HIS BLESSINGS ON US ESPECIALLY IN THESE TRYING MOMENTS.
2002-05-05

MUSLIMAH FROM INDONESIA said:
Congratulation to Sister Candi ( Samira) Clark. May Allah bless you all the way. Being a moeslem is not the end of your search.It's a start to explore Islam. Allah promise to try our faith. Don't give up easily.
2002-05-05

FAZLI MABOOD FROM CANADA said:
Dear sister in Islam,
This is a great blessing of the Almighty Allah who guided you in selecting the right path. I congratulate you again and again on becoming a practical Muslim. I know that now you are sure to answer a few very basic questions: why are we here in this world? what is the real life? and how we should prepare for that life after death where there is no death.
I hope you will be learning more and more to become clear about the message of Allah and his last messanger, Mohammad PBUH. I hope you will find answer to all your questions while learning Islam. I know that now you will be sure what is the meaning of Islam and will be trying more and more to understand and convey the divine message to many of your friend as possible.
Congratulate once again.

Fazli Mabood,
McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
2002-05-04

GAMAL AGAN FROM BRAZIL said:
Candi(Samira)Clark's acceptance of Islam after a thoughtful search for THE TRUTH demonstrates the compatability of Islam's principles with the nature of human mind.After all, Islam means submission to Almighty God ( whose nature is beyond human thinking) without intermediaries,and Islam requires humility and not arrogance, and Islam respects and demands equality,dignity,compassion and solidarity among all human beings irrespective of color, gender and origin.These principles can't go unnoticed by a fair human mind like that of Samira Clark. Congratulations to her for finally finding THE TRUTH each one of us is looking for.
2002-05-04

ZUBAYR said:
salamu alaykum
maashaa allah, may allah keep you driving where guidance is, and keep you moving and working for islam. We proudly and happily welcome you to Islam. Everybody had to come to Islam once, there is not citizenship in islam rather than accepting Allah and his messanger and beliving its truthness and the light it shuns under the lifes of those who prostrate and believe his glory. Islam is worldly being accepted because of its simplisty and the compassionate it preaches. May allah make the world the home of muslims and the repressive muslim regimes follow it. ISLAM WILL PREVAIL, and some people think by cleansing muslims or murdering martyrs they are reducing muslims, it is quite the opposite. allahu akbar, ALLAHU AKBAR, allahu akbar. salamu alaykum
2002-05-04

SUSAN FROM SYDNEY said:
May Allah The Almighty reward you and always help us all to be the best muslims, people of justice and compassion to humanity

welcome. you are now my sister and as such have that value that is the mercy and compassion God has placed in our hearts towards one another
salam
2002-05-04

EDWARD DUDLEY FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
I feel heartened by Candi Clarks story post 9/11.
I hope she is feeling the Warmth of being part of a diverse and close community.
It is heartening that people in the US do their own researchy rather than the Media's percption on a few extremists
2002-05-03

ASIF KHAN FROM USA said:
I recommend that you include the following in your read list:
Message of Qoran by Mohammad Asad
Mohammad by Martin Ling
I hope you will like and learn from these and other books.
2002-05-03

NABEEL HENDRICKS FROM SOUTH AFRICA said:
Dear Sister Samira,
May The Almighty Allah grant you deeper insight into this innately beautiful deen of Al-Islam.May all your supplications be accepted - Insha-Allah.
Was salaam,
Nabeel.
2002-05-03

ABDUL IZHH RAHMAN FROM CANADA said:
Truth stands out clear from falsehood. May Allah keep guiding you onto the straight path. I bare witness that there is no one else but God, and Muhammad (pbuh) is the messanger of God. God bless you my sister.
2002-05-03

HUSSAIN KHODABACKSH FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
Assalamoualaikoum,
May Allah protect you and give you the strength as us muslims are/and will be going through a very difficult time.Islam is the religion of patience and commitment to the values of the prophet {P.B.U.H] and obeying the rules of our lord God.I am married to a christian and I would be very interested to know how you exactly felt before you embraced Islam as apparently the bible specificly says that one will only go to heaven if he/she accepts Jesus as being God.Also those who deny if would be cast into hell.
2002-05-02

SHARIQ FROM USA said:
All praise be to allah for he guides us all, im really happy for u sister ,may allah give hidayat to entire humanity.
2002-05-02

ANISA MORREAU FROM NETHERLANDS said:
As Salaam Aleikum my dear sister Samira,

Hamdu llillah that Allah led you to the right path, Your story made me so happy, it made cry with joy.
Allahu Akbar!!

I' ll remind you in my prayers, and all my muslim brothers and sisters, Incha Allah more people will follow Islam, let us concentrate on Allah and his will, and less on dunia...

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh

Anisa
2002-05-02

AYESHA FROM CANADA said:
Praise be to ALLAH, for guiding you towards the truth. I was very excited to read about your conversion. May ALLAH guide us all. Your sister in Islam Ayesha. Wassalam
2002-05-02

RAHIM FROM CANADA said:
I am Happy for u sister and may Allah keeps u steadfst in his path.and congratulation for this great reward that Allah has prosponed on to you because he loved to guide you and you should work more for his cause to show appreciation to him that he has chosen you and may Allah accept you and don't forget to make duaa for the Ummah
2002-05-01

MOHAMMED FROM US said:
Assalam Alikum,
Allah Akbar , wal hamdu li Allah. I am so happy that Allah subhanahu taala guided you to the right path. Sister, go on and work to spread the words fo Allah.

Wassalam Alikum,
Br. Mohammed
2002-05-01

ARIF WAN FROM MALAYSIA said:
Islam is always a middle-path Deen(Way of life). Between rejection and extrimism. Congratulation and WELCOME TO SAKIINAH!
2002-05-01

UR BRO, SALAHUDIN FROM USA said:
Asalaamu Alaykum, My Sister I'm glad and happy That Allah Has Guided you to the Straight Path, Dear Samira, Know that Allah(swt) Guides only those He love! Always remember to Praise and Thank Allah! Remember him when your Happy, and he will remember you when your Down, Remember him when you are Wealthy and he will remember you when you are in need! Please be Talib'ilm,Knowledge Seeker, Variely those who Have knowledge have beter faith than those of Ignorence!

May Allah guide US All to the Straight Pass!Ameen!

Asalaamu Alaykum!
2002-05-01

MOHIBA NASIMI FROM AFGHANISTAN said:
SALAAMALEIKAM I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW PLEASED I WAS TO HEAR ABOUT SAMIRA CLARK. IAM GLAD TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN AMERICA INTERESTED IN ISLAM AND HAVE ACTUALLY TAKEN A STEP CLOSER TO ALLAH-SUBHANAWATALLAH. GLORY TO ALLAH FOR SHOWING YOU THE STRAIGHT PATH. YOUR STORY REALLY INSPIRED ME. I HOPE YOU CAN TEACH OTHERS ABOUT AL-ISLAM. THANKS AND SALAAMALEIKAM.
2002-04-30

MUHAMED SHAFI FROM INDIA said:
ALL PRAISES FOR ALLAH.FIND MORE TIME FOR PROPAGATING ISLAM TO ALL AROUND YOU.THIS IS THE DUTY OF ALL MUSLIMS. PROPHET(SAS) SAID WHOEVER RECEIVE THE MESSAGE LET HIM CONVEY TO OTHERS
2002-04-30

SALAAH BAYOUMI FROM U.S.A. said:
Dear Sister,
I am glad you foundyour way up to islam, your story is very touching.May ALLAh Guide You, InshAllah
2002-04-30

MOHAMED H. AMIR FROM SOMALIA said:
Asalaamu Aliakum Warahmatulaahi Wabarakaatuhu
My Dear Sister welcome to Islam(Submission to the Will of Allah the Creator).Welcome to the religion of all prophets :- Abraham, Moses, Jesus, And Muhammad may peace and blessings of Allah be upon all of them.
2002-04-30

KASSIM ABDOOL FROM USA said:
May God grant you success in this life and the hereafter. May He grant you the highest station in paradise.
2002-04-29

SALAHDINE LEMRI FROM USA said:
MAY A LAAH BLESS YOU SISTER YOU ARE THE BEST YOU DID IT I AM BORN MUSLIM BUT BELIVE ME I WAS NO WHERE CLOSE TO IT . SO I MY SELF HAD JUST RETURNED TO THE WAY OF A LAAH WHAT A BLESSING I AM TRYING TO HELP A SISTER HO IS CHRESTIAN TO MAKE THAT BIG STEP IN HER LIFE BUT I AM NOT VERY SUCCEFUL SO IF YOU DONT MINDE TALKING TO HER MAY A LAAH GIVE YOU BLESSINGS AND TAWBA FOR THAT EFORT YOU CAN REACH ME @ [email protected]
A SALAMO ALAYKOUM.
2002-04-29

MOHAMMED L MOKADDEM FROM MOROCCO said:
May allah help you in your new path.

sallam oliakum
2002-04-29

AHMED MOHAMED IBRAHIM FROM SUDAN said:
i'm really happy for our sister candi(samira).
it really means a lot to hear that someone found his way to islam and, finally, the answer to all his worried questions -that are simple to answer in islam.
i wish her luck and "tawfeek" with every step she's making in order to learn more about islam so as to get it the way it really is.
salam alikum
2002-04-28

ESTHER FROM USA said:
I would like to know why all of you congragulate her when she has traded in her language for another. Or does not know her history or culture. Also, why be happy when she is following the religion of those who commited the acts on September 11?
2002-04-28

SAMEERA ISHAQ FROM UK said:
Asslaamu alaikum, mashAllaah sis. That's great. I hope everything goes well for you. If you don't mind, I think it would be interesting if you wrote another article on what your friends and family's reactions were to you becoming Muslim. And how you found the whole experience to be like. Again, congrats, and I pray all goes well for you xx
2002-04-28

SADAK THAMBY FROM HONG KONG said:
Welcome to Darul Islam (House of Peace). This is a greatest gift that Allah has bestowed me. Please pray that Allah will make you and me live and die as Muslims. Islam is NOT a BED OF ROSES, so be prepared to face difficulties and SEEK HELP from God through Patience and Prayer. In a time where Islam is being abused by Non-Muslims and misused by so-called "Muslims", Pray to Allah to show you the straight Path. Holy Koran teaches that real Islam is a "middle" path. So be on the watch since Shaythaan is waiting to misguide True Muslims. In the Hadith it is reported that Our Prophet Mohammed (sal) drew a line in the center, then one one on the left and right. Then he said that the center line is the true Islam. To his left and right is the path of destruction where a Shaythaan calls people.
2002-04-28

HASSAN AWIL FROM CANADA said:
Assalaama aleykoum
Dear Sister:

First,let us thank Allah. Second, Congratulation on your choosing Islam: The true religion of Allah. I hope Insha-Allah you will fulfill your duties and responsibilities....Third, enjoy and tast the sweetness of the Islam.fourth, keep studying about Islam: the way of life,peace,and so on.

Wassal-laama aleykoum.
2002-04-28

ABDERAHIM CHAARI FROM USA said:
Just to say to sister Samira"Candi" Clark, congratulations for your shahada, and I pray to allah to be in janna, inchaa-llah
2002-04-27

FAHAD MOHAMMED ALI HUSSAIN FROM PAKISTAN said:
Salam to all my Muslim brothers, I would like to congratulate this lady for embracing Islam the most beautifull religion and complete religion of the World. I will pray to Allah to guide her for ever.
2002-04-27

MOKHTAR FROM US said:
NOW YOU HAVE FOUND THE TRUTH, ENJOY IT AND BE CAREFULL, SOME TIMES PEOPLE GO THROUGH A TRIAL.
IT S A TEST FOR YOUR FAITH.
AND ES-SALAM ALAIKOM,GOOD LUCK
2002-04-27

MOHAMMED ARMAN said:
Salam Alyakom

I pray to Allah to bless you. I also want to tell you what you may know, your good deeds "Hassant" are doubled in the hereafter "Janah". Salam
2002-04-27

AISHA FROM PAKISTAN said:
congratulations dear, atlast u reach the truth, May ALLAH ALMIGHTY guide others too.
2002-04-27

HISHAM FROM EGYPT said:
My tears drops, when I read your story. Thanks God
Muslims are in increase.
2002-04-27

ZUBAYR FROM US said:
salamu alaykum
congratulation sister. i welcome u to the religion that is for everyone, reaveled for everyone, and is chosen for everyone. I am glad to have u for my sister, now whatever bothers you, hurts me too. Who ever mistreats you, has caused my anger. As you know, Islam is not represented in the media truely and facts are half hidden. In Islam, which is the submission to Almighty Allah, we need patients in Allah for obeying what allah has commaded us to do, stay away from what is prohibited, and be satisfied with what is given to us. we also have to work towards learning islam, and discovering the truth in its authentic form, and knowning what the prophet and his companions truely said and practiced, dismantling allegations, and lies associated with them. I am happy to hear the time your guidance came from Allah, u are truely loved by allah, and you made the right choice in a tyrant world filled with hatrism and exploitation. Welcome to Islam, i wish you the best. please note, people who write here can be anyone, don't let anyone bother you with their remarks of bad intentions and disrespect. if you personally read my remarks send me an email. salamu alaykum
2002-04-27

ABOUBAKAR FROM US said:
congratulations sister, May Allah keep on guiding you on the right path and maintaining you there. Allahou Akbar!!
2002-04-26

ESTHER FROM USA said:
I will pray that God will guide this lady. To Gamli Mohammed, I think that a person of European descent would have to give up their culture to become a Muslim. For example Europeans never spoke Arabic, and they wore different clothes then Muslims (Medevial clothes). So you are asking them to adopted your culture since they do not have one anymore.
2002-04-26

HABIBAH ABDUL-SHAHEED FROM U.S.A. said:
Jazak li'llah!!! Al hamdu li 'llah!!!!! I cry tears of joy for you, Sister. I thank Allah that you've been guided into Islam, and pray, in sha Allah this message will spread not just around the world, but throughout the world!!! More people need to hear this, and rejoice in its magnitude!

As-salaamu-alaikum!
2002-04-26

ABDULLAH FROM USA said:
ALLAHU AKBAR!!! May Allah Who guided you to Isalm
keep you steadfast in it.
2002-04-26

ISMAIL FROM UK said:
MashaAllah, May Allah Almighty bless you and keep you happy always
2002-04-26

GBOLAHAN PHILIPS FROM NIGERIA said:
The Bible says that there is a narrow way that leads to paradise and also a wide way that leads to distruction. You have chosen the path to distruction. Those that deny Christ is condemed already. I pray that you rediscover yourself through the reading of the Holy Bible because the Book says that you shall know the truth and it shall set you free. No one come to the Father except by Him i.e. Jesus Christ and by His name every man shall be saved as there is no name given to any man under heaven that His name.

Don't be decieved by fanatism as religion will not make you enter His kingdom but your personal relationship with Jesus. Seek Him and you shall find Him.

May the good Lord Christ Jesus deliver you because no one cometh to the Him unless he is called and whom He called he glorifies. You will not be a son of perdition in Jesus Name Amen.
2002-04-26

AKIF FROM USA said:
alhamdulillah,sister,i feel very happy for you.may allah guide us all to the right path. ameen
2002-04-26

SONIA YOUSSEF FROM US said:
Salaam Sister and welcome to the path of light.
Nour Allah SWT is everywhere, all one needs to do is look and see the truth, the whole truth. May Allah guide us all to it
2002-04-26

GAMIL MOHAMMED MOSLEH FROM VA said:
Allahu Akbar. Subhana Allah WalHamdulilah.That is Islam that is for all humanity, the right path in this world and the hereafter. No doubt about it. I swear by it.As for my sister, I like to welcome you to the Umah.May Allah make you srong in your prayer and in patience.
2002-04-26

ABU HAMZAH FROM ENGLAND said:
Salaam hw r u?
ur convertion to Islam was brillaint MAshallah. your story made me feel so much better afterwards. wow i cnt tel u how i feel. since the 11th sept i thought people would think bad of islam, i thougth no one would look into it and find the truth, but now mashallah mst people are. :-)
anyway good luck, and mention me in ur prayers,
tk care, AlLah keep u safe, AMeen
Abu Hamzah
2002-04-25

K. YOOSUFANI FROM USA said:
Allah SWT guides whomever He wishes and it is beautiful when it finally hits the heart.Tafsir Ibn Kathir narrates the following event: Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl fled from Allah's Messenger (SAW)at the time when Makkah was conquered. He rode over the Red Sea to cross over to Ethiopia, but as they proceeded, a heavy stormy wind overtook their boat, and huge waves came to them from all sides, and they thought that they are encircled therein. The people of the boat said to one another: none can save you except Allah (the only true God of the heavens & earth). So invoke Him (Allah) (by making your Faith pure for Him Alone & none else)to deliver you safe(from drowning). Ikrimah said to himself-'By Allah if none can benefit in the sea except Allah (Alone) then no doubt none can benefit over the land except Allah (Alone). O Allah! I promise You that if You delivered me safe from this , I will go and put my hands in the hands of (prophet) Muhammad and surely I will find him full of pity, kindness and mercy. So they were delivered safe (by Allah), and returned to their sea-shore and came out of the sea. Ikrimah then proceeded to Allah's Messenger Muhammad (S),narrated his story, embraced Islam just as he promised Allah, and became perfect Muslim.
2002-04-25

SALEEM SHABANDRI FROM UAE said:
It is really very interesting to note that especially after September 11, many people instead of hating and going away from Islam are infact comming more closer to it, SUBHANALLAH. It seems as if the event was an eye opener for most of the people who are sincerely looking for the truth. like sister Cindi Samira Clark.

There may be a lot more like her and are not sure of what to do until they come across some good muslims or some good Islamic sites where they can get the proper information.

It would also be great if Islamicity could put similar articles, like why and how they(the converts)turned to Islam whereby helping those who wish to come to Islam. Maybe these people are having similar doubts and it would help them a lot by going through the articles of these people.

I sincerely pray that sister Cindi Samira Clark will do a lot for Islam, Inshallah
2002-04-25

ABDUR RAHMAN FROM USA said:
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Alhumdulillah. I'm so happy to hear about your reversion back to Islam! The truth is, every creature is submitted to the Divine Will (as a Muslim), but it is only those who recognize it that Allah may guide to the Straight Path. May Allah(SWT) bless you always and help you, your family, me, and the entire Muslim Ummah submit to the Almighty's Will. May He make you a guiding light for others, ameen. Barakallah to you, Wasalaamu 'alaikum wa Rehmatullahi wa Barakatuhu!
2002-04-25

KASHIF LODHI FROM USA said:
May Allah Bless you.
2002-04-25

RASHID SALIM FROM USA said:
as salaamo alaikum, mashaAllah sister.. truly touching how something as tragic as sep 11 and all the hate and bigotry it brought to true muslims * excluding terrorist who claim the name of islam * that the Almighty brought you to the path. subhannAllah. brought tears to my eyes. May God always guide you on the straight path, and increase your knowledge. Ameen. inshaAllah.
salaamo alaikum
rashid salim
2002-04-25

NAWAL FROM YEMEN said:
Allah ma'a'
2002-04-25

MOHAMMAD SAEED FROM USA said:
Praise to Allah the Owner of all mankind
Allah O AKabar
I have more respect for you when comes to faith since I am born Muslim. May Allah protet you and Bless you more
Mohammad
2002-04-25

HABEEBA FROM NIGERIA said:
alhadulillahi for the sister who embraced islam,may ALLAH make it easy for her.i believe this just comes 2 show that there are a lot of people who want the deen but don,t know where to look wiht all the slanders made by the media,makes then confused.
2002-04-25

SAM FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Its interesting to know that Islam is the fastest growing religion today despite all the negative propaganda. I am sure there is something to learn from this. If Islam is God's true way then it is His responsibilty to protect it. And I think this is what is happening.
2002-04-25