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A former Hindu embraces Islam

By God’s grace I am blessed with religion of God.My name is Mohammed Umar Rao and I am from India. I embraced Islam at the age of 18. I shared my story with two persons. All praise and thanks be to God, they were convinced that my decision and choice is best, they started reading Qur’an and also embraced Islam...

My big Jihad on the way to Islam

When one’s religion fails to provide answers for inquiries and questions that touch our life, then he would realize that there is a need to start investigating some new faiths. That is the case with sister Tone Kristin Kirkeng who resorted to Islam after realizing that the concept of God having a son is simply illogical. The following is the text of the interview conducted with sister Kirkeng:

Celebrating Ramadan by converting to Islam

The spiritual disconnect that Lacy Tourney experienced motivated her to pursue a religious studies course in 2010 at the University of Regina at the University of Regina. Even though she was a practicing Catholic, something was missing; and Lacy was very eager to explore diverse horizons....

Islam was the right thing to do

Long before she converted to Islam, Jasmin Crawford had been asking God to grant her rays of guidance and insight. To Crawford, the decision of converting was one she had concluded after studying different religions....

A Japanese Muslima

When she first reverted to Islam, Nakata Khaula, a Japanese young lady, there was an outrage regarding banning Hijab in France. In her article, “Hijab: thoughts from a Japanese Muslima,” Khala provides an insight regarding the harsh criticism that veiled Muslim women have to face on a daily basis. She explains how debates held and articles written against Hijab are written from an outsider’s point of view. In addition, she explores the different forms and styles of Hijab that vary in accordance to culture and tradition...

Islam has always appealed to me

“The simplicity of Islam, the powerful appeal and the compelling atmosphere of its mosques, the earnestness of its faithful followers, the confidence inspiring realization of millions throughout the world who answer the five daily calls to prayer,” says Colonel Donald S. Rockwell, “are the factors that attracted me from the first...

Britons and other Westerns increasingly converting to Islam

An article published by Press TV discussed the issue of the increasing number of Muslim converts,in Britain and the West, as welland how the media is getting more and more concerned with the increasing number. The author, Mansour Ismail, explains the meaning of conversion and how Islam is not a mere faith but rather a life style to which one commits and adheres to...

My Jihad, an American campaign

Monique Parsons, a freelance writer on religion based in Chicago whose stories have been featured on National Public Radio, Chicago Public Radio and various newspapers, discussed the new campaign in America, MyJihad campaign.

Myriam Francois-Cerrah: The road to Allah

Myriam Francois-Cerrah, formerly known as Emilie Francois, is a British Hollywood actress who started her acting career at a very young age, but gave it up upon embracing Islam in 2003...

Islamic Hip Hop and R and B

As mentioned on spnsume.com, a musical duo from Bristol is making a film about their lives as converts to Islam called the Hip Hop Hijabis. Sukina Owen-Douglas and Tanya Muneera Williams met at a talent show, formed their partnership and converted to Islam in 2005 after exploring different belief system, partly inspired by the autobiography of Malcolm X, despite some concerns about the position of Muslim women.

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