TAHSEEN'S CONVERSION STORY
When I converted to Islam I was scared. I felt that there was so many
things to do and learn and it would be an impossible task. My friend bought me
the Quran and the Abpa gave me some books to read. That night I was too afraid
even to touch any of the books to read more about Islam.
I never really
followed any religion before. My family are Hindu's. So taking this path was a
I converted mostly as I am to be married to a
Muslim man and therefore had to convert. Initially I thought I had to do this
for the sake of the continuance of my relationship. However I then decided that
I chose this path and I must give it my all. It is a decision I made and I
should be dedicated to it.
I started reading the Quran every night and
made sure that before Ramazaan was over I had to complete the entire Quran and
this I accomplished. It was reading the Quran that taught me so many things. It
taught me courage, to be a better person, to be honest and trustworthy and
mostly it taught me to believe. It gave me an inner peace which till today I
When the fasting month arrived I was scared that I would
never make it through the day without eating. But is was so easy I managed each
day with no problems and it was my belief in Allah to provide me the strength
that helped me. I even caught up the fast that missed with no
I also started reading many books on Islam and read the 99
beautiful names of Allah daily.
I have recently learned to do the salaat.
Although I am still learning and reading from the book I feel that I am doing
well and will eventually will get there.
Last year I was diagnosed with
an incurable disease called Lupus and since I converted I have more strength,
the illness has not affected me as it normally does to other sufferers and I
lead a normal life. I trust in Allah knowing that He will guide me and assist me
through my problems.
I know now that I did not convert purely to get
married but I have made Islam my way of life and will never go back to the
person I was.