Conversion Story of Shakira Graham (7th Nov. 99)


My Conversion to Islam





Name:Sister Shakira Graham



E-mail: rolltide5@hotmail.com



About Yourself: I am a 21 year old student at Modesto Junior College

studying to become a high school teacher. I am an only child. I hope 

with 

Allahís blessing to transfer to the University of Alabama next year.



How I came to Islam: Well I came from a very pious Christian family who 

are 

devout church goers. I never really totally understood many aspects of 

Christianity like the trinity, living God thing,ect. I started to study 

other religions and Islam caught my eye. I should say I was guided to 

Islam 

by Allah(pb)! I read everything I could at the library,serched the 

Internet 

and prayed heavily about it. Finally the light turned onabout how this 

was 

the one true religion. Everything made sence and fit together. I 

realized 

that Islam was the true guiding path and 6 months ago I took shahada. 

Since 

then I have had an inner peace I never had.



What difficulties have I encountered? At first I kept my conversion a 

secret 

from my mother who I live with because I didnít know how she would 

react. 

When I finally told her she didnít understand why I picked Islam. She 

said 

that why canít I pick a normal religion instaed of one of oppression. I 

tried to talk to her about Ramadan which was coming up and I gave her 

some 

stuff to read but she is still not very happy about my conversion. She 

is 

only tolerant of it.



Message to non-Muslims: If Allah(pb) is guiding you to Islam donít 

fight it. 

Do all the research you need,take your time and then just submit.It 

will 

give you peace of mind you have never known. If there is a mosque in 

your 

town give it a call and talk to some of the muslims there.




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