I used to see the way the Muslims pray but I needed someone to teach me how to do it after accepting Islam.
- Daniel A -
When I announced my conversion, I could not believe that my own parents whom I knew all my life would actually leave me after I accepted Islam.
- Jay Salman -
For two years after accepting Islam, my wife and I didn’t offer a single prayer because we don’t know anything about it. For two years, I did not attend a single Friday prayer and I did not know any masjid around my city. For two years as a Muslim, I would still drink alcohol every night because I thought there was a verse in the Qur'an that allowed it - I did not know then that the prohibition of alcohol was revealed in stages.
- Yusuf -
When I embraced Islam, I was desperately looking for someone who can understand what I am going through. I had a hard time understanding some things about this religion and I really needed someone who cared and I could talk to and help me focus on the basics.
- M. Dorado -
I had a serious crisis of faith and I felt guilty to speak to anyone about it. I went through a lot of emotional pain from the problems I see with the Muslims.
- Asiah -
As the years passed by I became more distant with my faith, I knew in my heart that I was a Muslim and I believed in Allah and his messenger but I did nothing to prove it. I’m really thankful for the brothers and sisters that helped be grow spiritually and brought me back to the path.
- Gehad -
My mother & sister were extremely frustrated about my conversion to Islam. I was shattered emotionally and contemplated on whether to choose my family over Islam.
- Nur Aliyah -
Since I became Muslim I had to go through many challenges and stress. Unfortunately I received little support from the community.
- Maryam -
After accepting Islam I thought I had to replace the 5 daily prayers that I missed when I was not a Muslim. So I offered my prayers twice every time and I used to think Islam was very difficult.
- Aisyah -
There was no support coming from any Islamic NGO or group for new Muslims in my city. If there is anything that I wanted to learn or know, I needed to go find it and make my way there to learn and pay for it myself.
- Hannah -