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    Posted: 01 September 2011 at 5:22am
How I Found Islam

I met my husband, he was Muslim and I was Christian and we had no issues. I went to church and he went to the mosque. I had Christmas and he had `Eid. There were no issues over the religion.

Then, I slowly drifted further from Christianity and began to ask questions on Islam. I just read bits like women’s rights in Islam, how Islam looks at Jesus and I thought my questions were answered in the Islamic religion.

And then three years ago, not planned, totally by surprise, I decided to take my shahada (declare my faith) and to be a Muslim...

http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/my-journey-to-islam/contemporary-stories/453692-irish-woman-converts-to-islam.html


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That story sounds familiar. My fiancee is Muslim and I just decided to learn about his religion although he didn't at all push me to do so. He simply said that he would answer ANY questions I had, even if seemingly negative. As I learned more, I felt more drawn to Islam. Meanwhile, he would pray salat and I would pray like Christians do (sometimes, though I wasn't very religious at all at first). Then I ended up becoming a Muslim.

And people often think, especially in the case of women, that a male Muslim we met must have forced us or brainwashed us or something. These types of attitudes really say "You are not an intelligent, independent woman who can male her own choices. You are a naive, submissive person who can't think for herself". But I just have to answer these questions with patience and kindness to keep the peace and try to educate people.
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