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    Posted: 06 November 2018 at 3:41am

When I was thirteen years old, my mom embraced Islam. It was strange.

You know, being thirteen, everything was new. My body changed, my moods changed, my outlook on life. When we enter puberty, we become a different person. And it was during that time of change, my mother decided to change her life as well.

It was not easy for me to accept her decision. Our diet changed. We ate less meat because halal meat was difficult to buy in the small town we lived in.

I did not like how people in the streets looked at my mom covering her head. And it was strange to eat alone when she fasted during Ramadan. She would listen to Quranic recitation while I listened to my music in my room.

No Force

However, as difficult as it was for me to accept her new way of life, she never forced Islam on me. My mom started praying but she never told me that I also have to pray.

My mom started wearing the headscarf but she never told me to wear it. It was much later that I understood that she followed the Islamic teaching that there is no compulsion in Islam.

Although I am her daughter and I was still quite young at that time, she respected the special circumstances of puberty I was in and did not push me. She just incorporated Islam in her life.

My Own Way

Her not pushing me had a positive effect on me. I became interested and curious about my momís new religion. I wanted to know about Islam. But I wanted to go my own way...


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