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How I Came To Islam

Updated on August 31, 2010

Asalam Alykum Brothers and Sisters!!!

Let me start by saying that I was born in American and raised as a Christian. A little back ground on myself, I am 27 years old and a disabled veteran from the US ARMY, I was a Scout. I used to view Islam and Muslims as the American media portrays us. I thought all Muslims were suicide bombing, murdering, moon worshiping, Jesus haters. I used to look at all Arabs with suspicion and hate. I was closed minded and never thought to learn the truth about Islam. Let me say I am ashamed to have been this way, but it is important to my story of how I came to Islam.

Through out my life I have been up and down with Christianity. At times I lived exactly as I should have and some of the time I lived a very shameful life. At the beginning of this year (2009) I was extremely devout in my faith. I had been a drug, sex and for the most part sin free Christian for a little over a year. At this point in my life I was really active in church life. I was working in the youth ministry and volunteering many hours to the service of God. However I was struggling internally. Something about Christianity still didn't feel right. That to me was do mostly to all the hypocrite and deceivers you find in Christian churches today. A good quote from a very good Christian friend of mine who will remain unnamed for his sake, "If Jesus came back today and sees what has become of his church he would be very ashamed." To me this is very true, as I am sure it is to the vast majority of Christians, if they admit it or not.

My whole life even as a Christian, I was never a trinitarian (one who believes in the concept of the Father=God, the Son=Jesus, and the Holy Spirit=the Spirit of God) Nor could I fully accept that Jesus was the son of God. The Christian Bible says all of this is wrong, yet Christians openly practice this. There were many many things I did not agree with. I loved God, but I did not Agree with Christianity, I just didn't know any other way to express my love for God, remember I hated Islam at this time. I didn't know what it was. So I prayed, and prayed and begged God to show me the right path to follow. I pleaded with God to show me how to calm all of these conflicts I was having with my religion. I love God sooo much. Little did I know, but God was answering my prayers.

I had a friend who is a Muslim. We knew each other for about 5 years. We talked often and we discussed many topics, however in the past we never talked about religion. We were friends and we did not want something like that to come between our friendship. So we never discussed it. We stopped talking for about 2 years, until some time in late August 2009. And this is where my prayers came into action. Our first conversation in 2 years was a topic we never discussed, religion. Friends for years never discussed religion and the first time we talk in 2 years was religion. I didn't know at that time but this would be the main factor in my "reversion". I was told something different than what I had been hearing on the news since 2001. I knew some Muslims in my home town, and decided that if I wanted to learn Islam I should go to them and seek information. When I picked up a Qur'an for the first time I prayed to God and asked Him, If this is wrong and against what you want for us humans please give me a sign. When we ask God to reveal Himself to us, He does, and all of us faithful followers know this in our hearts. By the time I turned to the  third page of the Qur'an I knew this was right and that I would become a Muslim. I became friends with the Muslims I knew in my home town and they invited me to the Masjid, to see what goes on there and meet some of the other  brothers. I got some books, and found some websites on Islam and learned as much as I could as fast as I could. I couldn't get enough of Allah and Islam.  My Muslim friend who turned me on to Islam told me about Yusef Estes, and a video of his called, "Why Yusef Embraced Islam" this film was his story, how he a former Christian Pastor became a Muslim while he was trying to convert a Muslim to Christianity (talk about irony lol). We had so much in common and his story was so powerful. At that moment I decided that I would take Shahada. I went to the Majid and in front of maybe 20 brothers I said "laa ilāha illa Allāh, wa Muḥammad(un) rasūl Allāh". It took me one week from the time my friend told me the truth about Islam and I read Al Qur'an for the first time to become a Muslim. I was so blessed to come to Islam during Ramadan. It is amazing, powerful and so peaceful when you come to Islam. I can never put into words the way I truly felt, it is just such an awesome felling to come to God.

In the last 11 months that I have been a Muslim, I have learned so much, I have meet so many friends. I have never felt such peace. My parents tell me everyday about how much better of a person I have become. The first time I made Wudu, I have never felt so clean and pure before in my life. I love Islam, it fits what I have always known in my heart. It is the true path to God. And since finding Islam, this has been the best time in my life. I had so many health problems that Allah has cured from me. I had so much conflict and confusion in my mind that Allah has taken from me, it is truly amazing.

Going to Juma and spending time with the brothers at the Mosque is a great gift. They are so kind and helpful. They will take time from their personal lives at almost any moment to spend time with a brother or sister in need no matter how small of big the problem maybe. My friends and family before I became Muslim, left me for my choices and even my mother still does not except my choices, I know she loves me but for a long time after my choice to become Muslim I was alone. But that did not last, I had a new family and friends in Islam. They accepted me from the first moment I became Muslim and even before. I am so blessed to know the great people I have met through Islam. The love I found there is just amazing, and unlike the last Christian church I went to the Emam at the mosque always has time for me. I love the masjeed so much. You can go there at any hour and find a friend that will talk to you about anything on your mind. Islam is not the enemy and it is my way of life.

My friends ask me, "Randall(my christian name) how can you go from loving one God so much, to loving another so fast." They do not understand, I am not building a new relationship with a new God, I just strengthened the relationship I already had with the true God. I came to know the true way God wants us to worship him. I love Allah. I love people. I love each and every one of you. And I will never forget the dear sister that brought me to Islam, she saved my soul and my life. I know she wishes to remain unnamed also, but you know who you are. Thank you do much my dear friend.

That is my story, if you have any questions, or want me to tell more about any one subject from my story, please feel free to ask me. Sorry its a short story, and some of the details maybe left out, but ask me anything you please. Salam everyone, and may the blessings of Allah be upon you and all those you love in this life and the next.


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    • rumanasaiyed profile image


      5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      As salamu Alaikum Brother,

      I can understand how much you would have struggled to know the truth. But If you strive hard to know the truth, Allah will surely help .

      Imam Ahmad reported that Anas narrated that Allah's Messenger said:"If you draw closer to Me by a hand span, I will draw closer to you by forearm's length. If you draw closer to Me by a forearm's length, I will draw closer to you by an arm's length. And if you come to Me walking, I will come to you running)".

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      7 years ago

      I am Moslem by birth. But, still I discovered Islam at a later stage of life. I am quite happy and satisfied. At the same time I think other people of different religions can be as happy as I am with their belief and faith. They do not have to be Moslems to be happy.

      I feel sorry for the hate in some people which can drive them to burn the Holy Koran. I do not have to defend the Koran, God will.

      Wish all Humans to be at peace with themselves as I am.

      Love to all

      Alsalam Alikum.


    • buraq profile image


      7 years ago from Vaniyambadi

      Brother salaam Alaikum, thogh i started following you long back, i came to your story today, its Masha Allah very nice one. As asked by sister Freya, its really a big deal to understand the truth and follw it, and *re - converting to islam, subhaan Allah, really Allah SWT is merciful and compassionate on you.

      * I wrote re-embracing to Islam because, we are children of Adam and Adam **submitted to the will of Allah (** Muslim)

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      7 years ago from kuwait

      Salam Alaykom, this is a beautiful hub. I am glad that you feel good. Qur'an for sure cures the souls. Absolutely a miracle.Very proud of what you have decided for yourself as Islam is the right path. Yousef Estes story is indeed similar to yours. He had the wrong impression of the muslims and Islam. I hope your family accept that your are a muslim. Good luck!

      "We can play the pagan connection game all you want. Polytheists were circling the Kabba well before Mohammed came on the scene"

      If you dont mind I would like to comment on this quote from the guy commented on ur hub. Abraham built the Ka'aba and then Mohammad rebuilt it again. Abraham wasn't a pagan when he first built it. He is believed to be a muslim as he worshipped Allah as well.

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      7 years ago from vancouver BC

      salam aleikum Brother pintails,mashallah i read your story and how you reverted to Islam,is very interesting , i pray that Allah make you stead fast on your deen and give you strength to defend your true and peaceful religion.don't forgot that Allah wanted you to be in this path, alhamdolillah

      very proud to have a Brother like you

      i will read your Hubs when i have time

      take care and nice to meet you

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      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      Al Salam alikom my dear brother in Islam.

      I love you & I love every word you have written.

      Thank God (Al Hamd Le Allah)that Allah has given us the best present which we accepted (Islam).

      Allah has given all of us but it is a matter of accepting.

      I am sure that every muslim hope that all human being will enjoy the feeling of being a Muslim & how much we feel peace inside.

      Hope that you will support islam by inviting people around you.

      Good friend should take care of his friends, & as you know Islam is the best thing you can give to someone at all.

      I will be proud to follow an honest gay like you.

      I am proud of you.

      Allah Bless You.


    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Memphis TN

      Skipper the only thing Im going to ask you to do is prove to me that more Muslims have became Christian, I can prove to you that Christianity in the US is dieing and Islam is booming. I can also prove to you that Islam is the fastest Growing religion in the entire world. However it is apparent to me that you are not concerned with truth only hate, I will pray for you Skipper some where a long the way you have shut Jesus from your heart. I feel very saddened for you skipper. May God and Jesus have mercy on your soul.

      Skipper I have only ever deleted 1 comment from all of my hubs though in total 3 have been removed 2 by admin, and if you want I will post many vids of Christians killing people too. But un like you I realize that the devil uses God's name to commit terrible acts so I do not blame all Christians for the acts of the few. Go argue with some one more on your level, because I use facts not hate.

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      7 years ago from Sydney Australia

      you were quite right to remove that link, as Muslins do cut the heads of disbelivers ( on world TV and hideing behind masks) even Mohammed declared war to convert the Mecan's by force to Islam, now as a Muslim how can you show love to-wards Jesus or Mary when you only have a misguided view of Jesus's death ( Jesus did die on the Cross, no one came down alive )you can only follow Jesus as the son of God, no other way. Mohammed's 'revelations' were over 600 years after Jesus, and you want us to belive God changed his mind, God visited Gods prophets in person, but not Mohammed ( only a angel so Mohammed said) God sent his Quran to a man that could not read or write, it was only able to be commited to memory, not verry good for such a inportant book. I must point out 'you say as long as God and Jesus are in your heart, I belive we will met in heaven, God willing' ( sound's like a Christian speaking) which God do you mean Jesus Christ, or Allah, because they are not the same, never were and never will be. Allah is not my God and Allah had no relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. As you cannot understand the Quran, you miss the hatered of Jews and Christians, read it again OK. Also you are commanded by Allah to lie and cheat to unbelivers as long as it helps Islam. The earlier pracefell verse's of the Quran have been 'abrogated' by later non peacefull verse's, you know this is true.This is your life if you want to follow Allah you can, but there are many more Muslims and clerics that have become Christian,than Christians that have become Muslim at least they have seen the light the only true God, My Lord Jesus Christ.Also the so called 'lost' books that are not in the Bible. They are not in the Bible because God willed man to leave them out, simple you make too much rubish about so called 'lost books' simple answer is God did not want them in the Bible. Will you allow my comments to be placed on your 'Hub'????

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      7 years ago from Memphis TN

      THanks Micky, and I agree whole heartedly with what you said, and you dont have to be one or the other or anything, I honestly believe that, I also believe that you should follow God and Jesus in the way that works best for you. God made so many of us, and we are all so different and different things appeal to us than others and I for one believe that God had enough foresight to create more than one way to follow him just for that fact. He made us all different and knew we wouldn't all agree on one set way and as long as you have God and Jesus in your heart I believe that we will meet in heaven, God willing.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hey Nephew! I will never become "one or the other" - what ever they are. I will only preach the Golden Rule. That is the law of Jesus to His people. I submit to ALL Christians that the law above laws is THE commandment above commandments and Jesus said so. It is the ultimate law and foreshadows Jesus being recognized as Jesus! That is HIS LAW. That is what THE Book says. It's clear that even ONE law above laws is ONE too many for some people. The Golden Rule is a law in every religion. This should be the common thread for all who would profess to be religious. This is where religions should unite against the "beast". This is proof that God is a benevolent God. And should God not be benevolent - then what would be the point of worshiping a God that is not? God bless you pintails! I love you BrotherMan!

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      Abdinasir Aden 

      7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Brother, I am so happy that guided you finally to the right and I say alhamdu lillah. Try to strengthen your connection with Allah and Make strong faith. Try to be open to others and give them right answer. Let's submit message of Islam peacefully and friendly not violence way since is not good policy. Let me tell you good news bother. When someone back to Allah, He forgive all his sins and become like new born. You are so lucky brother. I was born and raised as a Muslim and I am still Muslim, but I see that a lot of new Muslims are doing more da'wa than we do like Yusuf Estas. Congratulations brother

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Thank you for the kind words and wishes Almirah. May we all find our path to God, inshaa Allah. And may our journey's bring blessings to us and all those we love, Ameen.

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      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Dear brother,

      Thank you for sharing this your personal experience and I personally welcome you to the beauty of Islam. I congratulate you for finally finding your true path that will lead you to understand who you are and where you are heading to. Islam is definitely misunderstood and hated by many westeners because of many bad people who also call themselves muslims. They are muslims by name, but they are really against the true Islamic teachings.

      I really hope that you can make many hubs about the true Islam for other people to read and understand what Islam actually is. And I also pray that you will always be happy here and hereafter with your beloved Islam.

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      8 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hello PT7886, I received your fan mail and wanted to learn more about your faith change experience, I found "How I came to Islam"... thank you for sharing with us your deep faith and love of God... Allah.

      I truly believe all people who love a god deeply, no matter the religion or the name of their God are better for the acceptance of their fervent belief.

      Questioning God and His presence in others is important because many purport His presence and live outside His love. You are indeed a man who needed the strength of God present in your life... I would only ask that you recognize God reveals Himself to all in many forms because He knows the need is great to support all at different times of their lives and only His judgment matters.

      Take care and I am so happy and privileged to have met you in this large family of faithful.

      thumbs up and personally beautiful... thank you for sharing!

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      This is what I was trying to explain to you in my reply.

      You can ask any Muslim that knows me, I am the farthest thing from a traditional Muslim as I don't let those before me tell me how to think, only point me toward an answer when I am seeking wisdom. Often I don't even accept their answer only the direction they point me in. I learned the hard way from being a Christian that this is no way to gain wisdom, to accept the mind set of those befor e you.

      I just think the way it is worded here better explains my view.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Dakar, I've decided to delete the link with your vid. When you know what you are talking about you are more than welcome to come back. How ever if you post another link like that I will delete it.

      If anyone is curious as to what I am talking about. Dakar decided to post a very disgusting and inappropriate video of a young boy cutting the head off of a grown man, while some people in the back ground chanted "Allah Akbar". My hub is not the place to post that sort of thing. And I could stoop to your level, but I am better than that.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Dakar, go and burn some qurans with Terry. You obviously know nothing about Islam.

      The disgusting video you linked to represents 3% of Muslims.

      Should I play the video of the nut in Japan that claimed to be Jesus and gased hundreds of people?

      Go somewhere and grow up and learn.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Don’t ever apologize to me for talking too much, because I don’t care what argument we are having, there is one you will always lose, who is the most long winded. Cause it’s me, just ask my father. And I do read all comments posted in response to me no matter the length. I welcome it. So thank you. Though I still don’t believe this is the right hub for this fight. One thing you will never find me guilty of is trying to sensor you or your views. Even if I don’t agree with it, it is not my right to “shut you up” even on my “hub”. I welcome all arguments for or against my own beliefs, and I welcome you to do that in as many or few words as you wish. As I said I will read your posts in their entirety, so I can better understand your argument and try not to jump to conclusions about you or assume anything. Though I am human, and I do make mistakes so it may happen regardless of how much I try to prevent it and that is HISTORICAL FACT too. Well for the most part. I try very hard to use no religious sites as sources, I don’t care if I agree with them or not, they very seldom are objective.

      Okay where to start.

      Let’s start with Christmas because it will be my shortest argument.

      and if you don’t like or trust those sources here take your pick.

      I do how ever need to get up to date on some of these topics you are bring up as I have not heard of some of them.

      As for all the prophets being Muslim prior to Muhammad (saaws), well the definition of a Muslim is as you stated one who submits. Well if we were that general then anyone who has ever submitted to anything at some point in their life was “Muslim”. So in your perspective view, I guess you are right about your statement, even though I don’t agree with it. As I said before, there were no Christians before Christ, no Muslims before Muhammad (saaws). And for your benefit let me modify to that to say, there were none as they are viewed in their respective religions today.

      Now we will go into those oh so damning "false books" Even though many of them are specifically listed in the bible that remains today. Yes the bible is the same, I will admit that, as long as you take out these books. Enoch is listed how many times in the bible? but his book is gone, because it was thought to fantastic to believe. Because it explains dino's and other such creations, the people at the time though to outrageous. And by no means am I trying to intermediate you, just trying to get you to see past the Christian feed "history" and actual Fact. And I want to clarify something, I use youtube about as often as I go to church on Sunday, so maybe once or twice a year.

      These books have been proven time and again to be from the correct era and by the appropriate authors.

      This first Link I listed is not one I want to use as a source beyond it lisitng the books which I believe to be removed from the bible. That being said feel free to take any information in it however you want. I am stating simply that I will not comment on anything I may or not believe from the content of it, simply just wanted the list from it. Any information contained in it DOES NOT reflect my views.

      I’m having a hard time digging through the religious links and finding the one I wanted on the other books and their historical records. I’m gonna leave you with this for now, and continue to search for them later. I’ve got some stuff I need to do and didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you.

      See we could both argue this until we are blue in the face, and not gain any ground either way. The fact of the matter is though, I’m not going to change your mind and you are not going to change mine. Fortunately it is not my intent to convert you to Islam. As you may not know, I am not your average Muslim. See I for one, hold to a strict set of rules when dealing with among many other things religion. When we allow people to put into our minds a certain way of thinking we have lost our self. I don’t allow anyone in Islam to tell me how to be a Muslim, my Islam is mine alone. And when I am seeking answers I don’t allow another Muslim to answer it for me, or if they do, I do not accept that answer. The only thing that I allow them to do is point me in the right direction on where I should seek that knowledge and find the answer for myself. I’m sure you know this but I’m going to say it anyways. God has a unique message and plan for each and every one of us. This is why Muslims are so adamant about learning Arabic so you can read the Qur’an in the original language, much like the Jews are with the Torah, and the Catholics are with Latin, though Latin isn’t the original language the point is the same. I believe God will get to you regardless of the language, but the point is that when we read a translation we are reading what that person sees. When things are translated meaning is lost, no matter what you are translated, it’s just a fact of language. So it is the same thing when someone tells you what to think about a certain topic. You are getting what God meant for them not for you. I don’t know if I am explaining this right, but I hope you get my point. Sometimes I find it hard to articulate what I am thinking, so forgive me. Anyways, when something is translated it differs from person to person that is doing the translation. And each person derives different messages from different verses. Like the ones we have both quoted.

      You see one thing in them, I see another, and the people reading this see something most likely unique to themselves as well. The same verses you use to say Jesus is a God are the same verses I would use to say he isn’t. We could argue this until we are blue in the face, it depends on your perspective, or point of view. Back to something I said earlier, about not wanting to convert you, that is because I don’t believe that Muslims are the only people that will be in heaven, nor do I believe that Christians will or Jews. I think we will all be surprised to see we will be sitting next to each other in the Kingdom of God. I will catch a lot of flak from Muslim for saying that but it is my belief based upon what I believe from Reading the Torah, Bible and Qur’an. All three of them seem to have the same message, and that is God is Oft forgiving and Most Merciful, yes that quote is from the Qur’an but all three books say the same thing. And, God is God any way you slice the cake. And ultimately it is God’s choice who goes to heaven. If He wishes He could send the “holiest” person to hell and the worst scum to heaven, if it is His wish. Now I doubt very seriously God would do that, but then who am I to presume I know God’s Will. I think it is quite bold, presumptuous and wrong for a Jew, Muslim, or Christian to say we are the right ones you are wrong, and you will rot in hell. Regardless of that, the verses you see as proof of the divinity of Christ, I see them saying something totally different. But there is no doubt that Jesus says he is a man, the bible says God isn’t a man cause me are not perfect and Jesus himself says he is only a man. Regardless of how we view Paul the fact is he had a major role to play in Christianity. Read the history of Christianity, maybe some things are the same, but the religion is far far far away from where it started since the influence of the Catholic Church. And regardless of your denomination you more than likely partake in Catholic traditions.

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      Jason Reuter 

      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      My apologies for length. This is in response to your statements on Hal's hub.....

      Unfortunately, typing HISTORICAL FACT after a statement does not make it so. I am at this point seriously questioning your credentials as someone who truly knows history, or your very questionable statement that you were well on your way to becoming a minister. And using mockery by implying that I am somehow embarrassed (or that any of your statements are news to me) damages your credibility to a large extent and is wholly unnecessary.

      Now, I have indeed done my homework on this subject (real homework, like primary sources and scholarly commentary on those sources) but judging by your allusions to parallelism, your abhorrent misinterpretation of scripture, and by the “HISTORICAL FACTS” that can only have been gleaned from YouTube videos and Islamic apologetics blogs, I would assume you, on the other hand, have not.

      To being, citing Gnostic material such as the Gospel of Judas shows just how bankrupt your arguments are. Do you know who exactly the Gnostics were? And what fundamental beliefs they held? And what, exactly, is the point in citing such material? Perhaps to deny the crucifixion of Christ? Something that the Quran expressly denies as well? I’m not sure why you stated that Islam only denies Christ’s divinity, as Surah 4 clearly goes far beyond just that, but I suspect that you just really don’t know any better. And wow, the Book of Enoch? I just happen to own a copy, and for one, it is chock-full of misinformation (hence, not canonical) but what exactly in this book do you think lends strength to your argument? I can only guess, but are you hoping that by merely referring to such sources, I will somehow be intimidated? It’s the only explanation that makes any real sense, but I suppose trying to make sense of your malignant handling of both scripture and history is probably not worth much of my time.

      And, yes, as the definition of Muslim as “one who submits,” Christ, Moses, Abraham, all the prophets were “Muslims” in the strict sense of the word. Many Muslims hold this view.

      And I’m mistaken in calling Jesus Jesus? Well, sure, if you want to be technical, “Jesus” is a transliteration of the Hebrew Yeshua or the Greek Iesous (sorry, no Hebrew or Greek alphabets on my keyboard), but tell me, how is Eisa (or Isa as I usually see it), a transliteration of the Arabic word for Jesus (a language which did not even exist at the time of Jesus) any more correct? Not only is your knowledge of history lacking, but you would do well to brush up on your etymology as well. (Maybe you’ve been spending a little too much time on the “Answering Christianity” website? If so, or if you even know of it, try watching a debate between any Christian apologist and the website’s author, Osama Abdullah. It may be a painful experience for you, so be warned).

      We can play the pagan connection game all you want. Polytheists were circling the Kabba well before Mohammed came on the scene, and this is way worse than merely adopting a date on the calendar. I have no real issue with Sunday being deemed as the day of worship, as the apostles were fairly clear on the insignificance of this, but to be technical, the early church was meeting on Sunday due to their respect for the resurrection. And sorry, it was Constantine who first made the official change, not the Catholic church (although this was indeed official doctrine).

      And are you seriously contending that the word Christmas has nothing to do with Christ? This is so completely wrong I don’t even know where to begin. Where are you getting your information? It’s derived from Latin and Greek, and it means Christ’s mass! Even our abbreviation, “x-mas,” is derived from the letter “chi” which is the first letter for the Greek name of Christ. The sooner you stop consulting Islamic apologetics sites the sooner you may be on a path to something even closely resembling historical reality. I wish you luck.

      I’m not exactly sure what you mean by Muslims using “the entire Bible,” but it’s different eh? Hmmm...well, the Quran states that Christians and Jews are to judge by the scriptures which came down before (meaning the Torah and Injil), and seeing as how the Bible in existence in Mohammed’s time (Codex Sinaiticus) was the exact same Bible we have in our possession today, I’d say you have a little bit of a dilemma on your hands. Here’s a real history lesson: The early Muslims, especially Mohammed, were not aware that the Gospels contradicted the Quran, hence the statements in the Quran affirming the validity of these (and Mohammed actually taking an oath upon the Torah). Unfortunately for Muslims, the two holy books do contradict each other, hence the modern claim of biblical corruption (which is false). And by all means, I challenge you, try to find out exactly who changed the Bible, and when, and the exact verses they changed, and why we have no evidence of this. You might have some work on your hands.

      I’m sorry you abandoned your previous faith, but judging from your reply and hub, you never really knew it too well to begin with. The verses you cited in no way take away from Christ’s divinity, and the fact that you use them show me you never had a strong grasp on Christian theology to begin with. Cor. 15:21, for instance, says that Christ was a man. Yep, that’s what Christians believe, that he was fully god and fully man. How about this verse from the same book? “But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness.” This, as you apparently do not know, is a direct contradiction to Surah 4:157, is it not?

      And Numbers 23:19? No, God is not a man, and in what way does this verse imply that it is beyond God’s power to temporarily enter into his own creation? Even Abraham was visited by God in Genesis, and shared a meal with him. Clearly God is more than a man, and obviously Christians believe this as well.

      If you finish the sentence in Timothy 2:5-6, it states that Christ “gave himself as a ransom for all...” meaning, Christ died on the cross as a substitute payment in our place. Again, a contradiction to the Koran. And what else does Timothy say? “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ (note that “Lord” here is the Greek Kurios, the same title used of God in the Old Testament “Yahweh.”)...he is conceited and understands nothing.” Mohammed does indeed come to mind.

      And that you cite John and 1st John almost astounds me. I have to ask, given that the New Testament shows God to be comprised of One being, and three persons (the concept of the trinity), and that Jesus, as the son of God, is part of this trinity, why is it somehow an argument that Christ prays to the Father? What else would he do? He came here not only as an atonement, but to act as an example for mankind. There are no contradictions here, only gross misunderstandings.

      John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the word was God (basic trinitarian theology).

      1:14 and the word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

      John 17:3, as you quoted, says that eternal life is gained through knowing the only true God AND Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Tell me, what prophet has ever claimed to be a requirement for eternal life?

      17:5 Now Father, glorify me together with yourself, with the glory which I had with you before the world was (what mere razul can say this?).

      I don’t understand why you quote 1st John 5:7, as it is obviously trinitarian. Maybe so you can say it was a later addition? I’m not sure.

      1st John is a beating drum of Christ’s divinity, and yet you refer to it. Again, I’m confused with your references, as the exact same books completely contradict your position. 1st John 1:2-3 “and the life was made manifest and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us- what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you als

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Thankyou for the kind words Laura. It is nice to meet new muslims from all over the world. Islam is our way of life and will spread to many many more inshaa Allah.

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      8 years ago

      Mashallah, this was such a good story brother.

      I am a muslim sister from Kosovo(Albania).

      Elhamdulilah that our Allah subhanehu we teala, has show us the right way, ISLAM! Elhamdulilah! :D

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Salam my dear brother in Islam. Converted story always amazed me. How you able to find Allah in the world where God have different name and description, while many born Muslim failed to do that even already educated as muslim, is trully God's miracle. Allah indeed will show the right path to whom He wanted to and to anybody whose never stop searching for him. Now your second life has started and it is really great idea to share the joy of your founding to us all, so we can learn about his mercy and love, also rejoice Allah's greatness with you too through this experience. Thank you for sharing this, and quoting from Fiatgeress (lol), "In Allah we trust the future of our beautiful feeling." Stay Strong. Allah loves you, and surely someone you know love you too. ;))

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Thank you Franya, this will be my second one inshaa Allah. May you enjoy yours also. Salam my friend.

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      8 years ago from Windsor, England

      Beautiful story!

      Hope you have a good Ramadan InshAllah.


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