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As-salaam Alaikum, From Chicago,il

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As-Salaam Alaikum,

 

My name is Omar (Greg Gibson, is the name I was given at birth)

 

I have been a Muslim for only 4 years now and I have grown so much spiritually.

 

I was a Christian all my life. I was raised in the AME Church. (African Methodist Esp.)

 

I was made to go to church when I was little and when I got old enough not to go, I stopped.

 

Well, eventually in life you start to see things, and things also begin to happen to you.

 

If you're lucky, you will be able to make a choice in life.

 

After the passing of several friends, my father to whom I knew only a little and then my mother which I valued in life. I had to think.

 

Think about one thing important. Is there really a God. And if so, I wanted to know.

 

I knew people that said they talk with God and I tried to talk with him and listen for a response but never received any.

 

I watch people that called themselves christians but I didn't see them as good people. I thought I was just as good maybe more honest then they were.

 

One day I meet a guy(brother) from Pakistan. I was trying to sell him on a home business and we got into a conversation about 9/11. What he told me about Islam was enlightening. I thought the principles were noble.

 

We talked several times and I let some people at work know about the conversation and people started bring me books to read. The Quran and others.

 

I begin reading about Islam and the Prophet (PBUH). Then it sunk into my mind the truth about the Prophet(PBUH). I read a ayat in the Quran. It was about the term of the birth of a baby. Well, my mother being a nurse all her life. I figured I knew a little about medicine. When I looked at the Ayat in the Quran and it talked about the tri-mester of the birth of a child. I started thinking. How did he know that 1200 years ago.

 

I kept asking questions about other mircles I read in the Quran and kept asking myself. How did he know that 1200 years ago.

 

When I looked at myself and had to answer those questions. I knew it had to be true. At that point my mother was still alive but sick. I didn't want to realize how sick she was and I told her I was thinking about becoming a Muslim. She said. That's okay as long as I find God.

 

My mother died about 8 days later and on Jan. 27, 2001 I converted to Islam. Just 19 days after her passing.

 

Islam to me is a thinking persons religion. Reading the Quran and studing other writing has taught me so much.

 

All Praises To Allah for allowing me to become Muslim.

 

Thank-you for listening to my story,

 

Omar Shaqur (Greg Gibson)

 

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walikum salam wr wb brother Omar

Welcome to the board

and Congratulations on embracing Islam (hugs)

Insha'Allah you will have a wonderful time here and it will prove lucritive for us as well as you.

looking forward to seeing you around more.

bro aku

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:D

 

What a moving story you have Brother welcome to the IF! Think of this as your home and we're your family alhamdulilah that we are all muslims and that Allah has shown us the right path in life, we should all be so grateful for that God only knows how our lives would of ended up if we didn't find Islam, it goes for both born into Islam muslims and those revert/converts.

"Think about one thing important. Is there really a God. And if so, I wanted to know."

 

This is what most reverts/converts think about just before they find the true path, it was my exact thoughts too before i became a muslim.

 

I'm sorry about you losing the most important people in your life, really my heart goes out to you, thinking of death brings you closer to your lord insha'Allah.

 

I'm sure you wil love it here and i for one am looking forward to your posts on here :D

Edited by Tamarbutah

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:D

 

I haven't the time at the moment to read your whole story but I just wanted to welcome you to IF and let you know you have a revert brother from the Chicago area on your side :D

 

:D

AS

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:D Assalamualaikum;

Welcome :D

Err... your story reminds me of Surah 110.

Subhanallah, Walhamdulillah, WaLa Ila ha ill Allah, Allahu Akbar!!!!!! :D

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:D brother Omar

 

Welcome to Islam and :D for taking time in sharing this with us. You have indeed chosen the true path and inshaa'Allah you will be rewarded greatly for your wise choice.

 

A quick note to let you know you will not be able to post links as a newbie but eventually if you wish to share links with us please do so in (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.gawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showforum=77"]Links Exchange Forum[/url]

 

Finally Welcome to IF, I pray your stay here will be of benefit inshaa'Allaah.

 

:D

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Assalaamualaikum

 

Jazkallahkir for sharing your story. May it be an inspiration to others.

 

Take care.

 

Wassalaams.

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:D

 

Welcome to the forums from the west side :D

 

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:D brother for sharing your story.

 

Praise be to Allah :D

 

 

w/salaam

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