America Muslims – SUZAN

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America Muslims - SUZAN True Stories of American New Muslims Suzan married Abdul Qadar, a Burmese Muslim residing in Maryland. He was a manager of a shoe company and frequently attended Sunday services in Laurel Mosque. One day he expressed his difficulties to me. He said, "I am married to a Christian lady. We are blessed with twin daughters. I am worried about the future of my children. I tried my best to bring my wife to this mosque but she … [Read more...]

American Muslims – Dr Najat

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American Muslims - Dr Najat True Stories of American New Muslims Dr. Najat was born, raised and educated in India. He came for his Post-Graduate education to Windsor, Canada. I dare not to write his original name since it is very long and hard to pronounce. All it tells me is that he belonged to a very conservative Hindu family who chose such a typical Hindu name for him. He received very sound religious education, which he practiced as much … [Read more...]

American Muslims – Jim

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The pace of life in the western world is very fast, in spite of this hustle and bustle many Muslims do find time to help the neighborhood mosques and Islamic schools voluntarily. For example, one day the congregation of Tawheed mosque of Detroit agreed to visit Tawheed mosque of Farmington Hills after Salaatul Fajr. We wanted to cut the wild trees with a gas saw and chop them into small parts. We intended to make small bundles of these unwanted … [Read more...]

Ex-Gulf War Veteran – ABDULLLAH

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True Stories of American New Muslims Abdullah was a young man with basic high school education. He was on active duty in U.S. Army for a few years where he learnt some technical skills. At present he earns his living by repairing photocopy and fax machines. How he accepted Islam is interesting. However it is more fascinating to know how he went through the Islamization process. During the Gulf War between the United Forces and Iraq he was … [Read more...]

Experiences of a Recently Converted Hindu Woman

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Experiences of a Recently Converted Hindu Woman   I came from a purely Hindu family where we were always taught to regard ourselves (i.e. women) as beings who were eventually to be married off and have children and serve the husband, whether he was kind or not. Other than this, I found that there were a lot of things, which really oppressed women, such as: If a woman was widowed, she would always have to wear a white sari costume, eat … [Read more...]

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (ra)

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Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (ra)   Once Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (ra) went to the market. He had his companions with him. He picked up something to buy. He began searching for his money to make the payment. He had actually placed the money in a small bag in his Imamah (turban), at the back. So he began fumbling around for it and he discovered that his bag had disappeared and there was no money. So Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (ra) said to his companions who … [Read more...]