Originally Posted by Issa
As you travel more into muslim communities, attend conventions and maybe talk to many so called "reverts", you will find that you are not alone.
I have a staff with me who became muslim 20 years ago, and still when people find out that she's a "revert" the first question is usually, "do you know how to pray?"
Even for myself, people asked me, do you read Quran in Kurokawa? I'm a muslim aren't I?
Well, those are examples. To generalize that all muslims are like that seem unfair and unIslamic.
All so called reverts need to get out of their "i'm new to Islam" attitude and get their behind going. They are muslims, nuff said. The inner psyche of "i'm a revert" or being invited to tell about "my Journey towards Islam" in l local masajid is a degrading spectacle. We should be learning, not making speeches on how Allah guided us. Do you honestly believe that condition of the ummah is going to improve by our inspirational stories?
The nubuwwah [prophethood] of Muhammad is a MERCY for us and to save us from the hellfire. Those inspirational anecdotes won't cut it. At the end of the day, we're the one struggling to get our pronunciation of Allah's Speech correct so that we can read it like the prophet.
To fellow muslims who just came into Islam, get out of your cloud 9 of "inspirational anecdotal stories of guidance" and start learning.
Jannah is for us. Not for born muslims or reverts.
To fellow born muslims, don't treat us like circus animals where you pride us with your ceremonies asking us to tell our inspirational stories. You want inspirational stories?
Read the stories of Abu Bakr, Umar and gazillions of the companions. They, according to your standards were REVERTS.