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  1. How Do You Know That Allah Exists?

    Why do you feel it was the most disgusting thing you have ever read?
  2. Hi, everybody! I am a recent convert--or revert to Islam and am new to this board. I am looking for people with similar interests and people that I can comfortably talk to about Islam. I have never been more happy or blessed in my entire life until now...this truly is the way to live life. I guess I can start with my background and how/why I converted. I was raised in a Christian family because everybody in my family before us were Christian and it was just expected that we were Christian. I was also from Iowa (right now I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico) which is a Christian farm-oriented state. I grew up next to a church and we always went because it was "right." When I went to undergrad, one of my best friends that I grew up with was discovering her Christian ties even more and she tried to I guess impose those views on me. It never felt right! I went to youth groups, I hung out with Christians and it never felt right. Another friend of mine asked me if I believed that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and I lied and said yes because I thought she would judge me...but that never felt right either. So I spent the majority of my undergrad not associated with any faith and just left it at that. Even when I graduated I was even more removed from religion; it just never felt right to me...at least the Christian way. Last summer I met my fiancé and the love of my life who happens to be from Iraq and a muslim. He never forced any religion on me at all, I came to this conclusion all on my own. We have been together for over a year and I traveled to Turkey with him twice. I went to the Blue Masjid and this was before I converted (one week ago yesterday). I swear, when I walked into the Blue Masjid in December of last year that I was having a religious experience. I felt as if God was talking to me, but I was too stuck in my "anti-religious" agenda that I did not even realize that God was talking to me that day. This past summer I found myself yearning for something but I didn't know what that was...I just wanted something more. I found The Quran online and began reading it and I don't know about you, but I always lose my place if I read things online and as you know the book is huge! And I also like to read things in paper form. So I went to the book store and bought The Quran. I began reading it with an open mind and I continued reading it. It wasn't until last week when I was at my wits end about making an important life decision--should I continue my graduate studies in Music Performance even though there were many things I disliked about it, or should I just stop. I was so desperate last Wednesday evening. I don't know what it was but I just typed in Islam in Google and found a live chat through a website where I converted. I have never been more sure of anything in my entire life. But at the same time I wondered the next day when I woke up if I would feel the same. I woke up the next day and I felt elated. I felt so wonderful! I had a huge smile on my face, I STILL have a huge smile on my face. When I pray to God, I just feel so calm and at ease, I feel like I am more connected to something than I have even been connected before. The only thing that is missing is conversations with Muslims (other than my fiancé), especially sisters. This is my story and I look forward to hearing about yours! Peace be upon you all, Amy
  3. Recent Convert :)

    Wow, I am just so very overwhelmed and happy by all of your responses :) I have never felt more welcomed in my entire life! Seriously everyone, you have no idea how much your kind words have affected me. I promise that when I unlock the private message function on this site I will be asking for more personal advice that one can not ask on a thread. God has truly brought me to some wonderful people and I will forever be thankful for your kind words. I hope this message finds you all doing well and I can not wait to learn more about you all! Peace be upon you all, Amy
  4. Recent Convert :)

    Hi, everybody :) My name is Amy and I am a recent convert to Islam. I found Islam through much trials and tribulations, much questioning of faiths, and I truly feel I have found I am where I am meant to be. I grew up Christian (family and everybody I knew were Christians) but when I got to college something just didn't feel right. Through several years of denouncing religion all together, I found through deep soul searching that the answer was always right in front of me, God was always there. I would be forever grateful for some company, wether it be through private messages or emails, especially Sisters who can help guide me on the right direction. Since I am new, I really do not know much and would really love to talk to somebody. I hope everybody is doing well and I can not wait to hear from you! Amy
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