At night I felt once again to read those books and I did so before I went to sleep. Muslim women are the epitome of modesty. As profession I am a nurse. They stay at home most of the time they don’t go out of their homes without reason. I feel like narratives around conversion in prisons is also something worth examining, as it is happening at an alarming rate in the UK and often results in the emergence of religious gangs within prisons openly exposing extremist views, which can impede reintegration. If anyone from a Muslim family is admitted into the hospital so many members of this family and relatives visit him, greet him, pray for him and read some supplications on him whereas this kind of humbleness and closeness I rarely find from other religious people. I remember while sitting at the New Muslims Section, one of the Guides explained to me about the life of Prophet Abraham, who in the beginning worshiped the Star, Moon and Sun and at last he discovered that we should worship the Creator not His creation. His Character towards his God, towards human beings, towards me and my kids changed me to accepted Islam. More than once, I got the chance to enter Muslims graveyard and witness burying the dead. – JELYN PAGARIGAN, MARIA, PHILIPPINE. with my friend who wanted to accept Islam. Muslims wait for the onset of Ramadan, they fast during the month of Ramadan. 166 views I understood Islam through an Egyptian RTA bus driver. Allah has all good qualities which are benefitting Him alone. I had visited Dubai during Dubai shopping Festival 2009 and while walking creek side of Al Seef Road, I visited one Traditional Tent where many Muslim women were explaining about UAE’s tradition and all of them were wearing Hijab. He provided me most of the information about Islam namely praying five times a day, fasting and reading Quran etc. It turns out, he converted to islam so that he would be picked as part of the team to go to mount Everest. Muslims call Allah for help all the time. By the Grace of almighty Allah very next day I accepted Islam. The West is increasingly irreligious, but the human need for spirituality remains a motivating factor in many of our lives. SOBHNA VASC, SAJIDA, INDIA. – LEIMEN KAMWA, ABDUL RAHMAN, CAMEROON. – AMITA JAGASIA, LUBNA FATIMA, INDIA. It listed 5 main reasons given for becoming Muslim: Islam's doctrine is simple and rational, all believers are equal, it is a "practical" religion, and lacks a priesthood. These regulations include the five pillars of Islam, which underline the fundamentals of Islam that must be completed by every able Muslim, dietary guidelines, dress code and the hijab, the method of washing ourselves through wudu and ghusl, and the Sunnah, which is the practice of the Prophet ﷺ. Once I came to know that in Michael Hart’s famous book, prohet Muhammad’s name is mentioned in the top list, I got a copy of it from an international airport free zone and started reading about him and I read some other books on the life of the Prophet and accepted Islam. – LUCY CHILUMBA, MARYAM, ZAMBIA. MUNA REGMI, ASMA, NEPAL. We were note even allowed to enter in the temple on particular days since upper cast people will be worshipping those days. My husband is Muslim and I was Catholic. CHAPTER ‘AL AHAD’ OF QURAN MADE ME MUSLIM, 72. In Islam, the concept of one God is very clear and its whole foundation is based on Monotheism. Fortunately, we in Malaysia have changed government, and they are starting to cleanup or country through the anti-corruption agency. So I did according to her advice and stated visiting her often and asking her many things. I am from India and I was not Muslim while working in Dubai for 10 years. Thus I embraced Islam. She never let me touch her before getting married and that inspired me to choose her religion, Islam. In a Sharjah Shopping Centre, it was written that “Non Muslims are not allowed to touch the Qur’an”. Even though I was not Muslim I had a chance to go to Masjid with my Muslim friends and I was asked to act as they are doing. She had converted (or as the Muslims would say, ‘reverted’) to Islam about 5 years ago. But among Muslims, you may hear people who have chosen to adopt Islam refer to themselves as "reverts" instead. I am from Tamilnadu, the only reason I accepted Islam is, Muslims manners towards poor and needy people. In Islam this superior bond is called Ikhlas (sincerity). This was not new for me, but it helped me to know more about this greeting and I started asking them about it until I got answers about this greeting and about Islam. However, many people, such as former Sufi preacher Mufassil Islam, say that out of all converts on average, 8 out of every 10 will leave the faith within 1-3 years. His newly obtained insider status he displays frequently, saying ‘we’ (Muslims) and ‘you’ (non-Muslims) even though he only converted a few months ago. Whereas we do not have much rules and regulations upon us and we spend our life according to our own wishes and desires. In my country it’s about money and power. Islam gives that to people. In each region and place we have different gods, where as for Muslims, Allah is their God wherever they are. The Driver’s Character and his honesty made me know more about Muslims and Islam and the police officer also helped me to understand the Islam. I was born to an American Father and a Roman mother, when I came to Dubai I found People practicing Islam very seriously which led me to know more about Islam.- PALA HASEMAN, PALA HASEMAN, AMERICA. In Dubai, a homeopathic doctor recommended me to eat boiled Garlic as it is benefiting for heart disease. They remember him all the time. I kept on asking them meaning of expression like”AllahuAkber”, “Subhanallah”, Masha Allah” etc, which are praising Allah. Among them Muslim women were very serious and active in volunteering. – SWARNALATHA, SARA, SRI LANKA. CHAPTER ‘MARYAM’ OF QURAN CHANGED MY LIFE, 28. Contrast is the mother of clarity. Why do people convert to Islam the most? there are two types of convert Islam is a religion, but that religion mandates a specific way of life for its adherents in a way that no other organized religion does. Why did you choose America and Russia to comment on? Muslims have very rich culture wherever you go. Once the session got over, I forward my hand towards the preacher to shake hand for which he denied and said that we don’t shake hands with women his denying mode me furious and I told him ‘if you shake my hand I will accept Islam and not accept Islam. Prominent individuals like Malcolm X have popularized this model, and many black Americans feel that they have a collective grievance against Christianity for slavery which is best solved by turning to Islam. It was that duration I studied Islam and I accepted it. Asked by Wiki User. – ELENITA DUASO, JANNAH, PHILIPPINE. After some days I started reading more books about Prophet Muhammad and embraced Islam. Women are more secure here in their dignity than in any other places of the world.– TANJA HASLER, SAFA HASLER, GERMANY. – RCDERIC VENTEREZ, ABDUL HAKEEM, PHILIPPINE. In the beginning I felt unhygienic to eat in one plate, but later I discovered and informed that eating together builds brotherhood and compassion. So I started praying to Allah and asked help for my daughter. We are in labour accommodation staying with Muslims workers who is from Tamilnadu (India), used to get up at late night and perform his ablution and stand in prayer for long time. The Islamic religious leaders also have programs where they challenge muslims to marry non-muslims so that they can convert them. I have suffered a lot in this world and I have seen my parents also suffering. 0 0. Many conversions are also based on the mentality of the individual. They actually receive funds from the government to do so. For years I was observing Muslims while they were praying. Many people around the globe spend countless hours reading and studying the principles of Islam; they pour over translations of the meanings of the Quran and are held entranced by the life and times of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him. They were wearing Hijab and going for their work. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam...!! Don’t do this, don’t do that etc., but after being involved myself with Muslims, I realize that these thing help a person to have good life. I even started hearing Adhan in my dreams. Although no religious beliefs can be fully based on logic and reasoning, Islam and Quran provide more than enough examples and an opportunity to examine the truth and the soundness of its message through the lens of empirical evidence and knowledge. This made me question my belief that Jesus is God, so I started reading about him till I reached the point that he is not God. “We are answerable to God for everything that we do in this life” was my soon-to-be wife’s answer when I tried to get close to her physically. That brought curiosity within me and I started praying with them until I became Muslim. – NERILANE PALIS, ASMA, PHILIPPINE. Identity. I realized that keeping oneself away from prohibitions make the person perfect individually, socially, morally and medically. I was regularly going to the Church while I was here in Dubai or in my going to Church. I’m also interested in knowing how many converts continue to practice Islam a few years later, especially those who convert in prisons, or for marriage to a Muslim partner. One of my friends brought me the book “Illustrated Guide to understating Islam”. They have no responsibilities towards earning as men take charge of it. – ROSALINDA TAMONDONG, HAWWA, PHILIPPINE. Before I stepped out of the Masjid I accepted the truth. But being here in Dubai and spending lots of time with Muslim friends made me come out from this phobia. ISLAM’S ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THE PROPHETS, 27. Posts about WHY DO PEOPLE CONVERT TO ISLAM written by KING-slave of ALLAH ! were the main reasons for me to accept the truth brought by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Once I came to Dubai, I stopped doing everything related to my religion and started believing in one true God and at last I found this concept in Islam. Today at 12:38 PM #2611. The concept of Jesus being a prophet is very clear and logical, as several times in the Bible it is mentioned that he was a prophet of God. We were working for ShekhaAmeeraHaya School as cleaners. I am blood cancer patient and still am suffering from this, I know I won’t be living long. For some, then, a quest for spirituality and a desire to know the ‘truth’ of existence can drive them towards religion; Islam will often be the obvious choice due to its constant proselytizing, its muscularity and universal presence, and the unwavering faith (and total lack of doubt) of the vast majority of its adherents. – MARILYN GUNAO, LAILA, PHILIPINE. – CRNELIO SABADO, ADAM, PHILIPPINE. One of the preachers of Islam asked me a very serious question when I was discussing with him about Islam. In the beginning we though some technical problem happened to our car but later we came to know that the evening prayer should be performed on time. The importance of Allah is much higher among Muslims than any other people to their gods. A recent article in Christianity Today (Aug 20,1990) reported that in the U.S., the average age of those converting to Islam (31) is about twice that for conversion to Christian faith (age 16). 17 18 19. After knowing that, I accepted Islam. As I used to call my Muslim friends for birthday parties and Dewali celebrations. Many women from different nationalities were there to provide help and aids. Giving money, giving food, giving clothes and visiting poor relatives and making them smile; Eid is all about celebration but for a good cause. The UAE is perhaps one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and hence the inputs from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives make the book especially interesting. Many need only a glimpse of Islam and convert immediately. – DE WAELE TOM, DAWOOD, BELGUIM. People Converting to Islam at Greater Rates than Conversion to Christianity. But slowly, we could not spend any day without fasting. A Muslim man said salaam to me while I was working in construction area. I am working in a bank, in our Office, frequently, all Muslims say Assalamualikum to each other. Sitting together and breaking fast together on the hearing of Adhan is one of the best ways of showing brotherhood. – GEOLGE ELIAS, ISHAQ, LEBANON. When they cannot pay back the money, they offer to cancel the debt if the villager converts to islam. By following some of the rules of Islam, I had constancy in my life and corrected my ways and accepted Islam.- YELENA BUKHARDINOVA, MARYAM, UZBEKISTAN. WOMEN ARE RESPECTED IN MUSLIM SOCIETY, 87. Talking to them eye to eye is also considered as indecency. Whenever I had some problems I started calling Allah and I was satisfied until I accepted Islam. Very soon, my daughter got cured. – GREGORIS ANDREOU, LUQMAN. While discussing about the matter of salvation, my friends told me ’that Paradise is only for Muslims, ‘but he gave me very rational explanation saying that those who believe in One God and follow his commands will be called Muslim and they entitled to enter Paradise. I want to accept Islam to enter Paradise. I have seen changes in Muslims once they come back from Hajj. Once I visited Dubai, I accepted Islam. – MAHESH BELLE, MUHAMMAD USMAN, INDIA. Thus, I embraced Islam. They care for each other and demonstrate brotherhood in every aspect of life. He told me that cleanliness is the topmost importance for all kinds of worship. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I've watched convert to Islam videos on YouTube, wondering how these men and women can believe that Muhammad was the greatest man alive and the Seal of the Prophets. After hearing the explanation about Allah that He Is almighty, all knowing and All-powerful, I accepted Islam. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world 100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. Me and my mother accepted Islam because of their generosity and character. MUSLIMS FOLLOW MUHAMMAD ﷺ IN THEIR DAILY LIVES, 22. All Muslims gather together for Friday prayer. ISLAMIC PROHIBITIONS. I am here in Dubai for quite a long time and had seen the minarets here and there in Dubai but had no chance to enter the Masjid. It’s coz Muslims like big families. WORSHIPING THE CREATOR NOT HIS CREATION, 8. Before my visit visa expired, I accepted Islam. Not only that, but they have a clear template for how to live their lives; do this, do that, and things will all turn out fine. For many, Christianity seems ‘weak’ and ‘feminine’ in comparison to a much more ‘muscular’ and uncompromising Islam. Islam is not only a region but a beautiful way of living life but the biggest reasons why people are converting to Islam is : How Muslims treat those around them and the way they look after them builds a superior bond. No one leaves this occasion and one of my friends left his job only because he was not allowed by the Hotel to go for Friday prayer. Further, He promised me to provide one Quran with English translation and within a week he provided me the Quran in English. – KUMAR BASTIN, MUHAMMAD KUMAR, INDIA. Here are some probable reasons. Do you have some actual data to prove this? A link, maybe. Whatever situation comes and wherever we were with our Muslim friends, they never missed their prayers. Why do people convert to Islam There must be some reasons why people do convert to the religion of Islam. Year 2009, there was an aid collection in Trade Centre for Palestinian people. – RAJESH M NAGU, ABDUL KAREEM, INDIA. And at the end of the chapter, there is a warning for those who after receiving the truth turn their back and do not accept the truth. I have seen Kaaba in my dreams several times. Wearing white clothes shows humanity, brotherhood, equality and shows that they are away from pride and showoff. Islam has so many rules and regulations for Muslims which make them to be good in their lives and practice accordingly. I read many books on prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and found that his character was very placid and perfect as he was famous even among his enemies as Al Sadiq (the Truthful) and Al Ameen (the Trustworthy). We used to suffer from this caste system in our country. – ANITA SUDAM, MARYAM, INDIA. – RONALYN RAGOS, FATIMA, PHILIPPINE. I’m currently reading more on this phenomenon. The Holy Quran provides clear evidence that Jesus was neither god nor son of God; rather he was a prophet and messenger of God. I have been blessed to live and work in the UAE and have discovered the beauty of Islam from people around me. It was difficult for me to cook such dishes, so I started getting it from Muslim friend who helped me not only in getting food rather helped me in understanding Islam and accepting it. For example, Christians believe that Jesus is God, but Jesus himself had God who was superior to him. I had visited Islamic affairs Dept. It is very helpful to have clarity around why Islam appeals to certain groups of people, especially when it is not just that is the ‘best’ religion to choose from, but because it has additional dimensions which they feel give structure to their lives. ADRIANA MONICA, NADIA, ROMANIA. In 10 commandments of the Bible, it is mentioned that God is only One and we should worship Him alone but we do not follow these commands, whereas I found this concept very clearly only in Qur’an. His wife was shocked when the Islamic religious authorities claimed the body to be buried in the Islamic way. We naturally seek out something to fill that void. Women’s dignity is highly appreciated. – ARUMUGAM, YASIR, INDIA. – SEBAASTIAN UR, AYYAN, PHILIPPINE. My Muslim colleagues used to call me for Iftar while they were all together breaking their fast in our office. If you find yourself believing in the teachings of Islam, Muslims welcome you to make a formal declaration of faith. – KUNAL, ABDUL RAUF, INDIA. I even had no knowledge that Muslims acknowledge Jesus, once I came to know that Muslims believe in Jesus, his name is mentioned in the Quran several time and it is obligated upon every Muslim to believe in him and respect him, I started reading the Holy Quran and I found that Quran respects Jesus and provides clear picture about his personality. – EWANGA QRLANAU, ABDUL RAHMAN, CAMEROON. I stayed in combined accommodation with few Filipino new Muslim girls when I came to Dubai and tourist visa. Once along with Sheikh Muhammad Foundation for Cultural Understanding I has visited Jumaira Masjid and got all the details of Masjid. First I was thinking why so many do’s and don’ts in Islam. In Sharjah Jail, while I was there for six months, one of Muslim mate used to pray at night before going to sleep. While arguing about Gotam Buddha being a God, the preacher asked me “where is Gotam Buddha now?” “He died,” I answered him. If you rub shoulders with politicians, you can get high level government posts. I did not answer him,rather I told him that I am not Muslim. They are very humble during these days and much more devoted to almighty God. – MELIVIC OLANO, ZULIKHA, PHILIPPINE. That impressed me to know Islam and Muslims. Indigenous women are the largest source of converts to Islam in Europe. I am from Ethiopia working as maid for an Arab family. – RYNO FOURIE, RAYYAN, SOUTH AFRICA. – JOCHEN PFISTERER, YASIN, GERMANY. “Why do you think people convert to Islam?” I asked a young woman who seemed a teensy bit too excited to be on national TV. I have been told that fasting is not only spiritual devotion, rather fasting helps people to be fit and perfect. So we all decided to fast and be a part of teachers and students. There was a mountain climber who went with a Malaysian team to climb mount Everest. I have been thinking that Muslims are terrorists. BOOK ‘ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTATING ISLAM’, 93. He was being raised by a black mother in a black neighborhood, but looks more white. While I was providing the information, the taxi Driver came inside the station and gave the bag without missing anything. Once on an invitation I participated in on Islamic program in that program I received some books on Islam and had given enough time every day to read them. For many, these firm guidelines bestow upon their lives a sense of drive that would otherwise be lacking. My daughter was seriously ill in Sri Lanka, when I told my Madam, She asked me to make supplication to Allah, and He will definitely cure your daughter. In fact the term ‘SON’ is used for other prophets and pious men of God in the holy Bible, that mean Jesus is not only Son of God. I was staying in a shared accommodation and had a Muslim room mates with me. BOOKS OF ‘WE TOO LOVE JESUS’ CAMPAIGN, 96. In fact the Bible helped me correct my beliefs and I read further about Islam. – ADARSH KUMAR, MUHAMMAD, INDIA. – JACQUELINE JONES, MARIA, UNITED KINDDOM. – GONZALO GARCIA, MUHAMMAD SAUOOD, AMERICA. One of the things they do is give rural people loans for farming. So I want to die as Muslim and want have a good life after my death. You may say only Adhan had made me to accept Islam. In fact, peace is the essence of Islam and Muslims in every aspect of life. After seeing their family life I accepted Islam. Answer Save. I read and clipped … The system of burying the dead in Islam made me close to Islam. They're discovering the FACTS and not basing their decisions on biased media. It’s about money because if you rub shoulders with businessmen, you are likely to get business contracts. I was looking for a life in which I should have inner peace and good manner. An Arab women who were working the same bank were dealing with me as I am one their sisters, while eating they were asking me to accompany them, they were greeting me while they come to office and wile going back home. So I started questioning myself about not eating garlic in my religion and started reading books about various religions until I approached Muslim friends about Islam and I had satisfied answers about lawful and unlawful food in Islam and I became Muslims. On losing my job and being alone a my labour camp, I started asking Allah like Muslims do requesting Him to find a way for me as I was having problems back home. – PELEKASO DJABULU, AMEEN, CONGO. This book gives us scientific and logical way of understating the religion of Islam with brief information about all important aspects of Islam. A common definition of the word "convert" is "to change from one religion or belief to another." The first thing which I learnt about Islam was about six pillars of faith. The number of people converting to Islam might actually be a whole lot less than those converting to other religions. – AKANJ CELESTINE, ISHAQ, CAMEROON. Being kind to their elders made me to be close to Islam.–ASTER GUDETA, AARIFA, ETHIOPIA. In Islam, respect, kindness, and forgiveness are core values that each person should practice. Whenever we enter they ask us to join. They get lots of kids and over-populate the world!” she giggled. – JERLYN QUICOY, HUDA, PHILIPPINE. 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