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How I came to Islam

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Ok here goes. Kawaii I loved ur story about your journey to Islam and I know everyone else did, so I hope mine's not disappointing lol.

 

I grew up in an old haunted farmhouse in rural Ontario. There wasn't much to do there. A lot of people I know including close friends were increasingly becoming interested in paganism, Wicca, etc. I've never followed a religion before Islam and my ex-Christian grandfather told me religion is a load of bol**cks; my parents raised me to believe what I want. I guess my beliefs were a mix of Voodoo, Wicca, Buddhism...basically I learned about it from friends. In high school my best friend practised Voodoo and I experienced some strange things that made me believe that there's some truth to that religion. (just ask if you wanna know what happened but I don't expect u to believe it! :huh: )

 

I moved to New Orleans, Voodoo capital of North America. I met a couple Muslims who were..different. You could have an intelligent conversation with them and they seemed so respectful! I bought some booklets from a Muslim on the street and was impressed by Muslim writers. Then I moved to Montreal and about half my friends were Muslim(cus there's lots there mashallah!). I was so amazed by them. We had the same morals, but the difference was that they upheld their values whereas I and everyone else I knew, followed their whims instead.

 

I was 18 and my friends had recently started hanging out with a crazy French Canadian director. We never went to bars together but he dragged us there one day. One of our group was a Moroccan lad, and this has stuck in my head since then. He was the only one who didn't drink. He was very composed and gentlemanly and for someone that age, it was rare. Then the crazy director decided to drag us to a strip club. Me in my jahilliyah days I was drunk, sitting at our table trying to drink more but my friends would stop me. I noticed the Moroccan had his head down and was in an intelligent convo with my friend. He didn't look at the women. What an amazing man who is in a strip club and resists the temptation of looking at these naked women!

 

All of the sudden he stood up and started yelling at 4 HUGE muscular Italian men. He was about 5'8 and slim, I was completely shocked that he stood up to them. I heard him say 'don't you respect women!?' (nice question to ask a man in such a place, eh?) They went outside to fight. We ran out and stopped the fight, I kept asking everyone why they were fighting and nobody would tell me.

 

The next day my friend said that it was because the Italians said(about me) 'I wanna see HER on the stage, not these ones!' strange since I was wearing baggy jeans, sneakers, and a non-revealing shirt. But I was so impressed. This Muslim guy, only met me that day in fact, and he stands up to 4 huge Italian geezers to defend a drunk nonMuslim girl. I learned more about Islam from my friends but I'm quite the skeptic so although I revered Muslims I hadn't yet learned enough to revere Islam.

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Wow, awesome. I'm glad you got to meet such positive Muslim influences in your life. Not everyone is that fortunate. Subhan'Allah.

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ok I'll give the next half of my story tomorrow..so sleepyyyy...night night! Khuda hafiz!

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Cool!.. I had a friend who's pagan and you could really drill her and she'd just sit there acknowledging it was basically crap, but still believe in it. Wierd. Anyway, I really wanna hear more! :D

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Wow, how interesting! But... why did the Moroccan brother allow himself to be dragged into a strip club in the first place? A bar I can understand, because you can socialise, etc... but a strip joint? :huh:

 

Anyhoo - more please!!

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No, I mean that's what people do. They go to bar, get a drink (or not) sit around and talk. It's no where near as in your face as a strip joint... anyway, Ill stop posting and go to bed!!

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But... why did the Moroccan brother allow himself to be dragged into a strip club in the first place?

 

After my reversion, I wondered that myself...but I think that his presence had a balancing effect on everyone and he set a good example. Im aware that for the most part muslims are discouraged from goin in such places. since it's kinda HARAM lol.

 

Ok here goes the rest of my story. I wanted to go to Manchester to visit relatives, my parents are from England but I hadn't been there yet. I was working in Montreal, had a computer job, really slow so I spent a lot of time on the internet. I met this Muslim guy online, and it just so happened he lived really close to Manchester which was a huge coincidence. A month later I finally went there :D and stayed with me relatives, was lovely. I met this guy, we spent a lot of time together at the movies, amusement park, etc. Something happened, couldn't explain it but I was totally in love and I just knew that he was the one, and I just knew that I was going to be Muslim.

 

When I went back to Montreal, now 2 of my Sikh friends were really screwing around with my mind...I had a realy weird dream, it seemed like a dream calling me to Sikhism even had a geezer who said he was God's messenger, had two kirpans and Ganesh and bloody hell it was a weird dream. My friends said it meant I should be Sikh. I thought why is this happening to me? Now that I KNOW I want to be Muslim!? Anyway around this time of confusion I was an extra on 'The Day After Tomorrow'(the really crappy natural disaster film lol) ..I was a protester in 'India' lol. There was a Pakistani family I met there, and I was late for work so they drove me to my work place after the shooting was done.

 

So this Pakistani dude started stalking me which is a crappy story. In a nutshell, I was a basketcase so as soon as my bf found out, he flew all the way to Montreal. Anyway he moved in, and the stalking got so bad that we moved to London together...

 

In London, now I was around Muslims about 98% of the time, but they were drinkin and smokin weed and stuff. My bf's dad found out about us and told us we had ONE WEEK to either a)get married or B)I'd have to go back to Canada. As livin together outside marriage is HARAM. lol... :ph34r: So I didnt' have money to get back to Canada, so the nikkah was in a week. Since I wasn't Christian or Jewish, I became Muslim. I dunno if I was really ready, but I'm so glad I rushed into it now...was what I needed.

 

We moved to BLACKBURN which was a HUGE mistake, it's such a pit there. Things went downhill from there. Anyway his family was psycho doin black magic, daddy in law did a black magic spell on us both to make us 'break up in 6 months' which we actually DID(in 6 months!!) We got a mufti to help with breakin the spell but it was too late for our marriage...oh hey btw I dont believe it was the magic that did it lol... anyway I moved to Vancouver about 8 months after we arrived in England.

 

I think I rediscovered Islam after I came back to Canada..I had to learn 'real' Islam not 'cultural' Islam. And it's still taking me ages to learn everything but alhumdulillah I'm sooo happy I'm Muslim, best thing that's ever happened to me!

And since then, my cat's reverted to Islam too! :wow: lol nah jkn..but he sits facin Makkah on my prayer rug sometimes while I'm prayin cute eh!!

 

Ok that's my story lol. It's a bit weird but I couldn't help that.

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After my reversion, I wondered that myself...but I think that his presence had a balancing effect on everyone and he set a good example. Im aware that for the most part muslims are discouraged from goin in such places. since it's kinda HARAM lol.

 

Ok here goes the rest of my story. I wanted to go to Manchester to visit relatives, my parents are from England but I hadn't been there yet. I was working in Montreal, had a computer job, really slow so I spent a lot of time on the internet. I met this Muslim guy online, and it just so happened he lived really close to Manchester which was a huge coincidence. A month later I finally went there :D   and stayed with me relatives, was lovely. I met this guy, we spent a lot of time together at the movies, amusement park, etc. Something happened, couldn't explain it but I was totally in love and I just knew that he was the one, and I just knew that I was going to be Muslim.

 

When I went back to Montreal, now 2 of my Sikh friends were really screwing around with my mind...I had a realy weird dream, it seemed like a dream calling me to Sikhism even had a geezer who said he was God's messenger, had two kirpans and Ganesh and bloody hell it was a weird dream. My friends said it meant I should be Sikh. I thought why is this happening to me? Now that I KNOW I want to be Muslim!? Anyway around this time of confusion I was an extra on 'The Day After Tomorrow'(the really crappy natural disaster film lol) ..I was a protester in 'India' lol. There was a Pakistani family I met there, and I was late for work so they drove me to my work place after the shooting was done.

 

So this Pakistani dude started stalking me which is a crappy story. In a nutshell, I was a basketcase so as soon as my bf found out, he flew all the way to Montreal. Anyway he moved in, and the stalking got so bad that we moved to London together...

 

In London, now I was around Muslims about 98% of the time, but they were drinkin and smokin weed and stuff. My bf's dad found out about us and told us we had ONE WEEK to either a)get married or B)I'd have to go back to Canada. As livin together outside marriage is HARAM. lol... :ph34r:   So I didnt' have money to get back to Canada, so the nikkah was in a week. Since I wasn't Christian or Jewish, I became Muslim. I dunno if I was really ready, but I'm so glad I rushed into it now...was what I needed.

 

We moved to BLACKBURN which was a HUGE mistake, it's such a pit there. Things went downhill from there. Anyway his family was psycho doin black magic, daddy in law did a black magic spell on us both to make us 'break up in 6 months' which we actually DID(in 6 months!!) We got a mufti to help with breakin the spell but it was too late for our marriage...oh hey btw I dont believe it was the magic that did it lol... anyway I moved to Vancouver about 8 months after we arrived in England.

 

I think I rediscovered Islam after I came back to Canada..I had to learn 'real' Islam not 'cultural' Islam. And it's still taking me ages to learn everything but alhumdulillah I'm sooo happy I'm Muslim, best thing that's ever happened to me!

And since then, my cat's reverted to Islam too! :wow: lol nah jkn..but he sits facin Makkah on my prayer rug sometimes while I'm prayin cute eh!!

 

Ok that's my story lol.  It's a bit weird but I couldn't help that.

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That is...just...really, really cool...

 

:wow:

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wow, mA! thats an amazing story. like, all of it! so much travelling and searching! the amazing thing was that, you're always so open minded, and so humble too. But what is really amazing to this story is the events which lead to the result. I think one great moral to learn from it is to never judge people, even when things look really bad. For sure, many muslims would look at that morocan muslim and say, what a terrible muslim, when infact they don't know him, his intentions, or the effect he has on others. If they saw you, they'd be like, crazy kafir pssht. When infact, they don't know you or you're intentions, they just see the result a crazy world has on someone. I'm really amazed though. The world seems so upside down and at times almost hopeless, but stories like these for some reason, make things seem right, like it makes you see that there is a straight path through all the confusion :thumbup:

 

good job, inshAllah everything works out for you and all the muslims! I'll make dua for us all :o

 

thanks for sharing :)

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