How we came to Embrace Islam (3)


One day I was at a web site that was about some of the scientific proofs in the Quran. One of the verses in the Quran tells about the death of our own solar system. Allaah says:

"When the sky is torn apart, so it was (like) a red rose like ointment. Then which of the favors of your lord will you deny?" (Q 55: 37-38).

When I clicked a link on the internet I had no idea what was going to be on the next page, but what I saw took my breath away. Tears came to my eyes. I knew- if I had had any doubts left - I knew at the moment, that Islam is the True Religion of Allah. Mash Allaah! This same thing was what I saw on the science web site: It had been described in the Quran 1400 years ago. People back then had no way of knowing about it. Only Allaah could have known. On September 12, 2002, the day of my birthday, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope found a second Rose Nebula a gift from Allaah to all mankind. This time the scientists called it by its rightful name, "The Rose Nebula."

After accepting in my mind as well as in my heart that Islam is the True Religion, I knew that I was already a Muslim and the only thing left to do was to profess my faith. I looked in an Internet directory for masjid in my community. Eventually, I went to a Mosque and professed the Shahada. I began my new life, Mash Allah! I have since come to realize that on that day, the greatest event of my life occurred.

The most important day of my life was the day I made my shahada and accepted Islam as the way of life Allaah intended me to live. It was the day I acknowledged that Islam is the way to salvation, to Heaven, and I made a choice to practice it. I can’t say my reverting to Islam thrilled my husband. He believed what the media was saying about Muslims and the religion. He didn’t like it that I went to the masjid several evenings a week and left him home alone to be bored. One night after he had finished complaining about me going to the masjid yet again I sat down a few feet away from him and I calmly told him, "I will never ask you to practice a religion you dont believe in. I love you too much to try and force that on you. But I do want you to learn about Islam so that you will at least understand what it is that I believe." I then stood up and went into the bedroom and finished dressing to go to the masjid I kissed him goodbye and I left. When I returned home I found out that his whole attitude had changed. He was bright and cheerful. That night, before going to bed, he began to learn about the beautiful religion of Islam. My husband began going to the masjid with me. While I studied with the sisters, he would talk with a brother and ask him questions. At home he read things on the Internet, and books that he had borrowed from the masjid. We would discuss different things he was learning, and when a reporter on television would relate the latest lie or myth about Islam I would point it out to him and explain the truth.

When the day came and he told me about how some aspect of Islam was to be practiced, in a "know it all" tone of voice, as if it were a fact, something that I myself didn’t know about, I asked him to tell me "How do you know that?" and he replied, "Because it’s in the Quran!!" I was stunned! He believed! Alhamdulilah! He knew that Islam was True Mash Allah!! If it was in the Quran, as far as he was concerned it was true! Thirty-six days after I publicly professed my faith in Allaah and His messenger, Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him), my husband professed his. Mash Allah! We had an Islamic marriage ceremony the same evening. I cried when my husband made his Shahada. I knew we would be in Eternity together! Since embracing Islam, we have found direction and purpose for our lives. We have found the meaning for our existence. We have come to realize that we really are here only for a short time and that what comes afterwards is far better than the fleeting pleasures that this world has to offer us. I have found a sense of security concerning life after death that I had never known before. We have both come to see the problems that we once saw as being major as actually being opportunities to grow. We thank Allaah for what we have, as well for what we don’t. Allaah knows best. Concluded


This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited


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