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PostSubject: How I Embraced Islam   Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Turning Muslim in Texas
video (24 min)

Christian Americans Turning to Islam
video (3 min 15 sec)

I was raised in a strict Roman Catholic home, the middle daughter of
three children. One very sad and unfortunate day my mother told us that
my father had been in a car accident.
Read more... (also available in
Spanish, and

Judge Marilyn Mornington is a District Judge in England, an international lecturer, and writer on family law including domestic violence.

Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau
is a great French scientist - oceanographer, initiator of researches of
sea and ocean depths, inventor of an aqualung, underwater house, the
device for «diving saucer», author of many popular books and films, is
known in entire world.

Daniel Streich
The Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame as a result of
his opposition to mosques in his homeland, has now embraced the faith he

Aminah Assilmi
was born as a Southern Baptist and was a feminist working for women's
rights. She had her education in recreation and broadcast journalism.
Although she was initially opposed by her entire family for accepting
Islam in 1977, subsequently most of her family membes accepted Islam.
She is currently the President of the International Union of Muslim
Women.

Pamela Barrett
"Liquor brought me to my knees and Allah was there to help me back up."
"I sometimes see this journey as one Allah has chosen for me and which
He isn't going to let me out of!" "For me, embracing Islam has been the
single greatest gift ever granted to me. I am still grateful and
awestruck by it."

Yusuf Estes
a devout music Baptist minister, converts to Islam after preaching
Christianity for years. His wife and his father, himself a priest who
established churches, soon followed him. This is a story of how call to
conscience makes one forego social status and submit himself/herself to
God.

Malcolm X was
one of the most powerful and charismatic African-American leaders of
the country. He converted to Nation of Islam and became a follower of
its leader Elijah Muhammad. As a Nation of Islam leader, his message was
essentially anti-white until he undertook and performed the Hajj
(pilgrimage) to Mecca. Impressed by his discovery of true Islam in the
Muslim lands he visited, he left Nation of Islam and became an orthodox
Muslim, leaving his prior racial standing.

Leopold Weiss
(1900-1992), who became famous in the Muslim world as Muhammad Asad,
was born in a Jewish family in what is now part of Germany. He worked in
the Middle East as correspondent of prestigious German and Swiss
newspapers. He traveled widely throughout the world and authored many
books on Islam including a translation of the Qur'an. He accepted Islam
in 1926.
Read more... | Read 'Road to Mecca' (also available in German, French & French Video)

Dr. Jeffrey Lang
(b. 1954) was born as a Catholic but became an atheist during his high
school years despite the efforts of his Catholic teacher and parents to
convince him of the existence of God. He remained an atheist for the
next 10 years throughout his undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
studies. He accepted Islam in early 1980's and authored two books:
"Struggling to Surrender" (1994) and "Even Angels Ask" (1997) Read more...

Dr. Murad Wilfried Hofmann
(b. 1931) was born as a Catholic in Germany in 1931. He graduated from
Union College in New York and completed his legal studies at Munich
University where he received a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1957. He
became a research assistant for the reform of federal civil procedure,
and in 1960 received an LL. M. degree from Harvard Law School. He was
Director of Information for NATO in Brussels from 1983 to 1987. He was
posted as German ambassador to Algeria in 1987 and then to Morocco in
1990 where he served for four years. He accepted Islam in 1980 and
authored several books on Islam.

Dr. T. J. Winter,
known now as Abdal-Hakim Murad, is a British convert to Islam. He
received his masters degree from the Cambridge University at England and
later studied at Al Azhar. He was a research fellow at the Oxford
University. Currently, he is a lecturer of Theology at Cambridge
University. Among his works is the translation of al Bayhaqi's
"Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith" into English. He has also authored
many articles about Islam and Muslims.

Marc Springer
Involved with the neo-nazi skinhead movement, he grew up as an
anti-Islam, anti-Muslim racist. His passion into reading eventually led
him to read about Islam and Muslims, and finally to Islam, turning
around his life completely from disbelief to a devoted worshipper of
Allah. “People say that miracles do not happen today, but I would
contend that my story proves them wrong.”

Dr. Jerald F. Dirks is
a former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church and biblical
scholar with extensive scholarship in early Christianity. He holds a
Master's degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in
Psychology. Author of "The Cross and the Crescent: An Interfaith
Dialogue between Christianity and Islam" (2001), and "Abraham: The
Friend of God" (2002). He formally accepted Islam in 1993.

Rev. David Benjamin Keldani
(1867-19xx) was a former Catholic bishop and an expert in biblical
documents and languages. He published many scholarly articles about
early Christianity before accepting Islam in 1904. He is the author of
"Muhammad in the Bible", a scholarly book of linguistic analysis about
reference to Prophet Muhammad (p) in the Old Testament. After accepting
Islam, he became known as Prof. Abdul-Ahad Dawud.

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
a revert to Islam, the famous British Pop-star converted to Islam in
1979. He was probably the first international singer to sing Islamic
songs in English. His first few songs were "Alef is for Allah", "Where
are you going?", "Allah is the only one God". He currently lives in
London, England.

Torquato Cardilli,
Italy's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, converted To Islam. In a press
statement, Torquato Cardilli expressed his happiness and said that he
was fully convinced of the truthfulness of Islam through his regular
readings of the Holy Qur’an.

Everlast (Eric Schrody)
Taking Islam One Day at a Time. Rapp music has seen more than its share
influence from the religion of Islam. The religion seems to be a
recurrent theme in the genre, both impacting lyrics and lives. One
artist more recently touched by Islam is Eric Schrody, better known in
music circles as Everlast.

Muhammad Ali
(born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942) is a retired American boxer
and former three-time World Heavyweight Champion and winner of an
Olympic Light-heavyweight gold medal. Ali changed his name after joining
the Nation of Islam in 1964 and subsequently converted to Sunni Islam
in 1975.

Dr. Maurice Bucaille A Famous French Scholar and Surgeon Embraces Islam.

Ann Spaulding
"Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better" –
Qur’an. Two days after 9/11, a young man attacked her – mistaking her
as an Arab – in a grocery store. He ran his shopping cart onto her,
pushing her against the shelves. One of the shelves collapsed with cans
hurling down on her, cutting her head and face. When he was arrested by
the authorities, she gave him two choices: face criminal prosecution or
attend 10 hours of Islamic lecture. He chose the latter. Six months
later, after completing the sessions, he became a Muslim. Read more...

Rosalyn Rushbrook
(b. 1942), is none other than the famous British author Ruqiyyah Waris
Maqsood. At age 8, she became a deeply committed Christian. She studied
Theology at the Hull University, and taught religion as Head of
Religious Studies for 32 years at various UK schools. It was primarily
her own biblical studies and research into early Christianity which led
to her to Islam in 1986.

D. Jacqueline Cosens,
now known as Jumaana Salma Amatullah, worked in health care,
management, as an equine trainer, elementary tutor, newspaper editor,
researcher, and freelance writer. She spent spare times studying,
painting, writing articles, stories, and poetry, some of which were
published in the U.S. and abroad.

Austin Roe,
now known as Waa’il Abdul Salaam, converted to Islam by his own
volition at the age of merely 10 years old. He movingly describes how
difficult his childhood was and how the touch of Islam has changed his
life entirely around.

a forty-two-year-old Latino, is a Los Angeles-based comic and lecturer.
He was born in Texas where he attended his first Jehovah's Witness
meeting at age six. He gave his first Bible sermon at eight, tended his
own congregation at twenty, and was headed for a position of leadership
among the 904,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States. But he
traded his Bible for a Qur'an after having braved a visit to a local

Imam Abu Kadr From Imprisonment on Death Row to a Respected Leader in his Community.

Omar Abdul-Salaam
In this issue of the Bulletin we would like to introduce you to a
gentleman who rose from the depths of despair and darkness into the
light of Islam. We hope you will find it as inspiring as we did.

Ismail Goodwin
An Account Of An American Who Accepted Islam. Ismail Goodwin is a white
American who works for Pacific Bell in San Francisco and lives in South
San Francisco. He became a Muslim on May 15, 1991 at the Islamic Center
in San Francisco.

Vincent Montagne An Account of a French Scholar Who Accepted Islam

Maryam Jameelah An Account of an American Jewish Lady Who Accepted Islam

Al-Haj Ibrahim Khalil Ahmad,
formerly Ibrahim Khalil Philobus, was an Egyptian Coptic priest who
studied theology and got a high degree from Princeton University. He
studied Islam to find gaps to attack it; instead he embraced Islam with
his four children.

Mr. Abd al-Hayy Moore
has two books of poetry published by City Lights under the name Daniel
Moore. He's traveled extensively, living in England, Morocco, Algeria,
Nigeria and Spain. Mr. Moore is a talented writer and poet, and has
turned his talents in writing for Islam. He is a contributor to 'The
Minaret' and other publications. His more recent publications are 'The
Chronicles of Akhira', 'Halley's Comet', and 'Holograms'.

Stories of New Muslims A collection of stories of people who embraced Islam.
in pdf format (885 KB)
of Jewish Converts To Islam

Thousands of Jews convert to Islam. These are the testimonies of a few of
our fellow Jewish brothers and sisters who have accepted Islam as their religion.
in pdf format (281 KB)

Angela's Conversion to Islam video

Shahada / Declaration of Faith of over 200 people video / audio
Witness over 200 people converting to Islam in Germany (in German)
Other Beautiful Stories
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