I read this story & accepted Islam . .

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Now I take Islam Serious

Bismillah Rahman Raheem

Question :

Mr. Yusuf,
Thank you for answering my email. I read your story and it was really incredible.

I have been reading about Islam for months now but never really considering anything until recently.
The only reason I started reading about it in the first place was because I needed all the information I could get in order to help 'save' all the Muslims I could. But after a while a lot of the things I read made a lot of sense.
I could go through the list of problems about Christianity but, of course, you already know these. At first the thought that my faith could be wrong was scary. I didn't want to believe that my whole family and all my friends were living a life of lies. I didn't want to have to change my life. So I ran. I didn't read or think about Islam for a long time. But soon it was impossible to do so. These thoughts consumed be and convicted me.
So I started praying for God, the God who made me, to guide me. The truth became more evident but I was still hesitant to accept it. That's when I emailed you.
I read your story and hit me so hard. My childhood was a lot like yours. I've grown up in Arkansas where all Muslims are thought of as evil terrorists who hate Christians. So naturally I went along with it.
I've always wanted to be a missionary and my favorite topic has always been religion. It never occurred to me that I might be wrong and those Muslims in the East right.
But after reading your story I felt like I had finally found the truth. It's a lot to take in. I don't know what I'm going to say to my parents and friends.
There aren't any Muslims at my school so I have no allay. The fear of persecution would be unbearable if I didn't have hope that I would be rewarded one day.
I'm not sure what I should do now. Since you've been in a similar situation perhaps you could advise me.
Brooke Baker

Answer:
Before we begin, it is important to begin with the name of Allah and send the prayers and blessings on His last prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him. (Bismillah Rahman Raheem, was salat was salam ala rasoolulah).
Then it is equally important to mention that it is only Allah who has all Knowledge. (Allahu 'Alim).

Your letter has the key to the whole solution.

You mentioned the one thing that we always notice people doing who come to Islam (including myself) - you said you prayed directly to God for guidance.

You see there is no guidance except from Almighty God Himself. And if a person is sincere and they ask Almighty God (Allah), there is no doubt except that Allah will guide them to His Way (Islam).

Here is a very important website to help you learn about the true message of the Quran (in English) and a free download of Quran for yourself:
FREE QURAN to download:
www.AllahsQuran.com/free (also check out the other links on this website)

And here excellent websites to help you learn and feel even better about your choice as a Muslim. The actual testimonies on camera and on paper from some of the many thousands of new Muslims coming to Islam on a regular basis...

REVERTS

CONVERTS?

PRIESTS & PREACHERS ENTER ISLAM VIDEO "Priests & Preachers Enter Islam"

CHAT ISLAM .com

WATCH ISLAM .com

HEAR ISLAM .com

SEARCH FOR ISLAM .com

Q TAFSIR .com

ISLAM NEWSROOM .com

SHARE ISLAM .com

We are honored by Allah to be help put the very first TV channel for true Islam (In English) for the U.S. and Canadan (now on Internet and soon on satellite, inshallah):
www.GuideUS.tv

 




Comments   

#8 Yusaf 2014-12-03 12:50
Mashallah i am so happy to see Brooke coming to Islam. Yes, it's difficult to tell your parents about your situation. It's better off you keep on asking Allah to guide you to the right path.
It gave me a lot of courage. Don't worry Allah is watching over you. May Allah make things easy for you Brooke.
Ameen
#7 Bens 2012-08-31 19:13
I also found another website connected with Yusuf Estes websites called ISLAMCODE.com/vs
It has compared to christainity and it is fabrlous.
#6 Umm Abdi 2012-08-31 19:12
This story reminds us all to say Alhamdullillah - Praise be to Allah.
We must not take Islam for Granted.
Allah can replace us with people who will worship Him without partners.
#5 sk 2011-10-17 04:41
My advice for sister Brooke is now that Allah is showing you the staight path follow it (become Muslim). You should move somewhere else where there alot a Muslims so you have friends & acceptance by other people. Go to an Islamic center to learn more about Islam. Maybe they can help you with your problems. Don't worry about for your friends. I'm sure you will find new ones. As for your parents tell them when your ready. It will be alot to take in but they'll get over it.
#4 Muhammad Nawaz 2011-10-17 01:55
Masha-ALLAH may ALLAH help him, to have strong eman._Our Prayer are with you. You should try to have more and more relation with ALLAH, I have try to practice Prayer, Izkaar, Try to follow Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him),as mush as you can.Insha-ALLAH every thing will going well. Even you'll not imagine that how every thing as done well. just belief on you Creator
#3 Muhammad Aslam al Hindi 2011-10-16 02:08
Assalamu alaikum dear questioner about Islam!
It is much delighting to see a person searching for truth and much more delighting if we are chosen by Allah to help him find realities. This questioner and other persons of same situation can conversate to us (we have ample time to interact). It is very much important to get the correct Islamic belief. We will be delighted to help you.
Wassalaam
Operations Manager
Islamunity Research & Education (islamunity.org )
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#2 marvi 2010-09-18 09:22
Assalam o alaikum wa rehmatullah wa barakatuh..
I couldn't agree more with Um Abdirahman..
may Allah bless us all with hidayah(guidanc e) and the success of hereafter And the strength to do something for Islam..
As for brother Brooke, looking forward to your shahadah.. welcoming and congratulating you already! do pray for all of us (your brothers and sisters).
love you all for the sake of Allah,lots of duas( supplications) for u all, specially Sheikh Yusuf :-)
#1 UmAbdirahman 2010-06-23 07:03
Assalamu Alaykum.
Alhamdullillaah these stories of people finding the thruth and struggling to surrender to Allaah the Lord of the Worlds is such an inspiration to me. As a born muslim these stories always remind me to say Alhamdullillah( All Praise is for God) I have indeed taken Islam for Granted.
What an amazing struggle the new reverts go through, this is why they are so much enthusiastic and so much stronger than us born and bred muslims.

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