A Conversion to Islam
As-salaam Alakum(to Muslims),
Hello(To non Muslims),
My name is Austin and this is my story of my conversion to Islam...
It all began one day when a friend I had known for years called me up on the phone, and he was excited to tell me of new knowledge he had acquired. This friend of mine is a Muslim, and he began to tell me of the beauty of Islam. Over a period of 2 months he told me about the Prophet Mohammed's miracles, his mission, and the beautiful religion of Islam. At this time I was a devoted Christian, I attended church with my grandparents, and like everyone around me, I had the belief that Jesus was the son of God. My friend showed me things in the bible that I had never seen before, he pointed out thousands of mistakes, he proved to me that Christianity contains pagan influence, he explained the trinity in a way that totally made me think twice, I was truly amazed at this new perspective on Christianity. I was also saddened to have this proof in front of me, I felt that everything I had believed for years had vanished in seconds. My friend assured me that he could show me the guidance that the world needs, and that is when my knowledge of Islam began to increase. I was amazed at how Islam can solve all the world's problems by one simple concept, Obey Allah(God). Daily my friend lectured me on the Islamic way of life, and I compared it with the Christian way of life. I knew that there was something that Islam had which Christianity did not which is the true word of God, The Holy Qur'an. My friend and I studied the Qur'an and compared it with the bible, and I knew that this great book is from God, and all that it teaches is the truth. One day I was enjoying the use of America On-line, when my friend sent me a message, he told me that he had taught me all that he knows about religion, and I should think about converting. I had to make a decision that would affect not just this life, but in the life in the hereafter as well. I thought about it, and I gave my friend the message that I wanted to convert, and on Oct. 10, 1997 I went to a local Mosque and I proclaimed, "I bear witness that there is no deity, but Allah and I bear witness that Mohammed is the Servant and messenger of Allah. The brothers at the mosque hugged and welcomed me to Islam, this brotherhood was something I never saw at a church. I felt loved by all the brothers, and I loved them. White, Black, Chinese, Arab, Indian, and other Muslims of various races were at the Mosque, and all of us sat together as brothers, ate from the same plates, and shared knowledge of Islam. Islam abolishes racism, and promotes peace, and equality. I am truly lucky to be a Muslim, I hope that all of the misguided non-Muslims realize that Islam is the only way to peace, and the promised paradise(heaven).
Austin, Email: DiGiTOOL29@aol.com