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Thank you, Syeda


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Recently, I was so chuffed to be contacted by an old student of mine, who asked if I’d be willing to have her interview me about my journey to Islam, as part of her Journalism course. Of course, I love any opportunity to talk talk talk about how I came to be Muslim, so we met over coffee and I rattled on for a good couple of hours. Syeda put a wonderful spin on the article, picking up on my love of Science. She shared the finished article, and I just had to post it here because I think it’s beautifully written and captures my story wonderfully. So, here it is…

The Scientist who fell in love with Islam.

She sits patiently on the open deck of the shabby chic cafe.  The summer breeze blows at the scarlet cashmere scarf on her head, as she drinks up the glistening view of the blue lagoon.

Her mind wanders off to a distant memory. Engulfed in a crowd of hippies, she stands on the moss grass field, swaying her hips to the music whilst holding a pint of beer in one hand, with the other thrown up in the air. (more…)

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As we enter February tomorrow, it will be four years since I reverted to Islam. Forgive the negative tone of this post. Bear with me. It’s there for a reason.

I’ve just been reading my ‘Two years on’ post and, subhanAllah, it’s amazing how things change.

Back then, I thought I was done with all the hardship. I thought the hardest part of becoming Muslim was the reactions of my non-Muslim family and friends. I thought that once I was over the initial steps of putting on hijab, learning how to pray, getting used to fasting, I’d be sorted. (more…)

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From Ignorance to Love


As a revert myself, I love to hear stories about how others came to Islam.

I came across this video, of Brother Ibrahim Killington, and feel there’s a strong lesson in it. Ibrahim’s first experience of Islam was seeing the 9/11 terror attacks, and he developed a real hatred for Muslims. But then, he began to question the media and find out the truth for himself. I think this tells us that we can’t simply write-off people who oppose Islam, such as the EDL, because you just never know when someone might wake up to reality.

My favourite bit is when he says he thought the ‘tourists had declared war on America’!

May Allah grant Ibrahim eternal happiness in this life and the hereafter.

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