converts to Islam
Source : MuslimVillage | 19 Jul 213
For Zainab Ismail, a Bronx-born Hispanic woman, the turning point came in March 2009 after a wedding ceremony at a Catholic church.
“For some unknown reason, obviously now I know it was Allah–God–putting that thought and feeling in my heart, I no longer wanted to be Catholic. I didn’t know what I wanted to be but I no longer wanted to be Catholic,” Ismail recalls.
Less than three months later, Ismail embraced Islam and converted in June 2009.
Source : Agencies | 22 Apr 2013
Against the backdrop of the ongoing violent gang wars in Tijuana, a city on the Mexican-US border, conversions to Islam are rapidly increasing among the local residents.
Statistics gathered by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life suggest that there were about 110,000 Muslims in Mexico in 2009.
As the number of mosques has increased to two with the rise in the Muslim population, the newly built Islam Mosque has become a place where believers can worship and engage as a social community.
Source : IslamOnline | 03 Apr 2013
Islam is getting increasing acceptance with increase in the false propaganda against the faith as more and more non-Muslims are studying Islam to know the reality of Islam and once they understand Islam, they embrace it with complete sincerity. The same happened in an extraordinary personal and political transformation, a former senior member of Geert Wilders’ anti-immigrant Freedom Party (PVV) has converted to Islam – saying it was the party’s anti-Muslim rhetoric which led him to look more deeply into his new religion.
Maurice Bucaille was born to a French parent and, like his family, he grew up a Christian. After his secondary education, he joined Faculty of Medicine, France University. Later, he became the most renowned and cleverest surgeon ever in modern France, but a story happened to change his life completely.
By Ahmed Shaaban | Khaleej Times | 31 October 2012
Though a number of people convert to Islam at the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai on a daily basis, it was a one-family show on Tuesday morning.
A five-member Indian family embraced Islam.
Huda Al Kaabi, Head of New Muslims Section at the Department, said the whole family — the father, mother, daughter, son and his wife — approached the department on their own free will.
By Irfan Mohammed | 30 Oct 2012
Ronaldo, a Filipino worker in Riyadh, has convinced more than 1,000 Asians, including his own family members, to embrace Islam during the past few years, Al-Sharq Arabic daily reported yesterday.
Ronaldo, who works at a broast restaurant in Riyadh, said he accepted Islam as his religion several years ago after understanding the meaning of a Qur’anic verse.
He still remembers the question asked him by one of his Muslim colleagues at the restaurant: “Why don’t you pray with us. Don’t you want to enter Paradise if you die tonight?”
By Trenton Daniel | 17 Oct 2012
School teacher Darlene Derosier, a resident of Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Gaiti, lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake. She and her two daughters now live in tents outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, surrounded by thousands of others made homeless and desperate by the disaster.
Source : Chicago Tribune | Chicago | 02 May 2012
American Muslims grew in number over the past decade, outnumbering Jews for the first time in most of the Midwest and part of the South, while most mainline churches lost adherents, according to a census of American religions released on Tuesday.
The number of Muslim adherents rose to 2.6 million in 2010 from 1 million in 2000, fueled by immigration and conversions, said Dale Jones, a researcher who worked on the study by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.
By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News | Jeddah | 30 Mar 2012
David Roy Woelke, a Canadian English language instructor at King Abdulaziz University, embraced Islam at the World Assembly of Muslim Youth’s (WAMY) headquarters here Wednesday.
Abdul Elah Al-Ajlan, deputy director of dawa programs at WAMY, assisted Woelke to recite the Shahadah (Lailaha Illallah Muhammad Rasulullah “there is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” during a brief ceremony at the organization.