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    Why are so many Women converting to Islam?

    According to "The Plain Truth", February 1984, in its 50 Year Anniversary Issue, quoting from the "World Almanac and Book of Facts 1935" and "Reader's Digest Almanac and Yearbook 1983", between 1934 and 1984.

    Christianity increased 47%
    World Population increased 136%
    Islam increased 235%



    100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam.
    They're discovering the FACTS and not basing their decisions on biased media. They realise they deserve to know the complete unadulterated truth.

    1. The Bible Convicts Women as the original Sinners (ie. Eve picking from the forbidden tree){Genesis 2:4-3:24}.

    The Koran Clarifies it was Adam Not Eve {Koran 7:19-25}


    2. The Bible says "The Birth of a Daughter is a loss" {Ecclesiasticus 22:3}.

    The Koran says both are an Equal Blessing {Koran 42:49}


    3. The Bible forbids women from speaking in church {I Corinthians 14:34-35}.

    The Koran says women can argue with the Prophet {58:1}

    4. In the Bible, divorced Women are Labeled as an Adulteress, not men {Matthew 5:31-32}

    The Koran does Not have Biblical double standards{Koran 30:21}


    5. In The Bible, widows and sisters do not inherit Any property or wealth, only men do {Numbers 27:1-11}

    The Koran abolished this male greed {Koran 4:22} and God protects all.


    6. The Bible Allows Multiple Wives {I Kings 11:3}

    In The Koran, God limits the number to 4 only under certain situations (with the wife's permission)and prefers you marry only one wife {Koran 4:3} The Koran gives the woman the right to choose who to marry.


    7. "If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives" {Deuteronomy 22:28-30}

    One must ask a simple question here, who is really punished, the man who raped the woman or the woman who was raped? According to the Bible, you have to spend the rest of your life with the man who raped you.

    The Prophet Muhammad Says {Volume 9, Book 86, Number 101} Narrated by Aisha:"It is essential to have the consent of a virgin (for the marriage)".

    Would the Non-Muslim men reading this prefer the Women they know to be Christian or Muslim?



    8. The Bible also asks women to wear veils as in Islam {I Corinthians 11:3-10}



    9. Women were given rights to Vote less than a 100 years ago in the (US), while the Koran gave women voting rights almost 1,500 years ago.



    Christian Scientists are declaring the Koran is from God. Click this link-http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/library/jesus-say/ch13.html for stories of Christians and atheist scientists who convert to Islam and why. The Christian Bishops and Priests are admitting the Bible has tensions.- http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/l...say/ch2.1.html

    Jesus is a Muslim? Click here.-
    http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/l...ay/ch6.10.html

    The list goes on and on, to hear from some of these converts, including Nuns, and many Famous people click Here. For a more Information and Statistics click Here

    This is Dedicated to Past, Present, and Future Muslim Sisters, Family and Friends, to the Devil who prefers slander and hype over facts. Peace and Blessings upon All.

    Source: http://www.themodernreligion.com/wom...converting.htm
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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamayun View Post
    Subhan Allah sister you almost had me in tears!!!

    May Allah reward you in this world and the next...
    Thank you Brother. May Allah's (SWT) peace and blessings always be upon you.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by SAYA View Post
    KelleyD.....ur story is really amazing
    Now, when I am able to look back and see how the hand of Allah (SWT) moved in my life to bring me to Islam and has continued to guide me these many years, I am also amazed.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Yanoorah View Post
    MashaAllah sister, that was so beautiful it touched my heart n moved me to tears. May Allah keep us all guided n grant us jannah in the end ameen.=)
    Inshallah, Sister, that is my wish also.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Kafir View Post
    I married a Muslim man precisely because he had the values and ethics I need, which were nearly impossible to find in the west.

    Sister.... You may not believe this now but you meeting you husband was no co-incidence

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Kafir View Post
    I married a Muslim man precisely because he had the values and ethics I need, which were nearly impossible to find in the west.
    Then I pray your marriage will be blessed in every way.

    Out of interest, did you and your husband receive any difficulties from his family? From what I understand Muslim men are not allowed to marry non-believers.

    Incidentally, I am married to an atheist. Although we don't agree with each other in terms of our beliefs, my husband is a man of great values and a high moral standard.

    Peace
    Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

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    glo

    Here I stand.
    I can do no other.
    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Then I pray your marriage will be blessed in every way.

    Out of interest, did you and your husband receive any difficulties from his family? From what I understand Muslim men are not allowed to marry non-believers.

    Incidentally, I am married to an atheist. Although we don't agree with each other in terms of our beliefs, my husband is a man of great values and a high moral standard.

    Peace
    Actually Muslim men are permitted to marry "Women of the Book" provided they have high moral values. Or in other words act like True Christians, True Jews or True Sabians are supposed to be.
    Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam




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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam



    Kafir:

    Your post rings very true for me. People ignorant of the beauty of Islam want to know why I 'volunteered' myself to be oppressed. A few (thankfully not many at all) people who knew me before I reverted want to know why I allow myself to be 'oppressed' by my husband and 'forced' to cover.

    I am a Niqaabi, it is my choice and always has been. I know in my heart I am doing the right thing. My husband never forced me, he never forced me to wear Hijaab!

    Our marriage is one of equality and partnership and thank Allah (swt) every day for the blessings he has given me.

    In Islam I have found 'myself', I have found respect and a real sense of community. I have found much more than that too but to list it all would mean a very long post!

    KellyD:

    Your post is beautiful. How long since you reverted?

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    Re: Why are so Many Women are Turning to Islam

    I first wish to say thank you to everyone who here who has been welcoming of my thoughts. I appreciate that with most sincerity.

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Then I pray your marriage will be blessed in every way.

    Out of interest, did you and your husband receive any difficulties from his family? From what I understand Muslim men are not allowed to marry non-believers.

    Incidentally, I am married to an atheist. Although we don't agree with each other in terms of our beliefs, my husband is a man of great values and a high moral standard.

    Peace
    To answer the specific question: Yes, we did and do receive difficulty. My husband's family is from Turkey, which is known for being lax, but they come from the mountains of the east and hence are rather strict for the country's normative interpretations. My husband never married nor had kids and he's no spring chicken (40 years old). His eldest brother has mental issues and so he is akin to the eldest son status. All of his siblings had pre-arranged marriages, he is the only one who deviated from that. They recognized he was far more rebellious than their other children, displaying defiance at an early age by refusing to take on the family business and striking out on his own, by having very liberal politics, refusing to marry any girl his parents offered, etc. I am afraid I was a blow to his parents. Not only because I was a kafir but because I was not Turkish, was married previously and had children. If it was up to them, we would never have married.

    I can't change what I am. Its not my fault I was cheated on and abanoned when pregnant by the American man I had married. Its not my fault I was born to Europeans and reared in America. I had no choice in those matters. The only things people really have a choice about in life is the content of their character and the behavior they willfully elect to display. And concerning those matters, I do believe I have succeeded. I consider myself a very moral person, not because of a religion, a fear of deity or to be accepted by a society. I am a moral person because I feel compassion. It drives me to alleviate misery and make this world a better place than which I found it. I feel a natural love towards my fellow creatures, a natural protective instinct towards life in all its forms as fragile and unique, worthy of respect and admiration, and because I feel it I try to live my life accordingly.

    I may be a kafir, but I am not close minded. On the contrary, I have done what most people don't: dedicated my intellectual life to the study of religion in all its forms so that I may get a better understanding of humanity, our traditions, our fears, longings, perceived place in existence and the concept of deity. Though I do not believe, and find no compelling reason to do so, I still hope with all sincerity that some day, if a god exists, it shall take me within its fold. And I don't wish this for everlasting life, for redemption or any of those things. But because I wish to understand the nature of that which can create existence itself. Because I wish to understand who and what I am. Accordingly, I would wish to understand and be grateful towards that being which made this all, if it does indeed exist.

    I love thier son with all of me. I would do anything to ensure his safety, sanity and health, even if it meant the sacrifice of myself. He is my best friend, my brother, my savior and my lover in this life. My intentions towards him are absolutely pure and I would strive in any way he needs to make him feel whole.

    I believe life is short and filled with toil. Many people who share this planet are not moral and only look out for their own best interest. I believe a parent's greatest hope is to find for their child a partner who will love them with the same pure intent that they have. A partner who will care for them when sick, shelter them when afraid, love them when hurt; all the things a parent wishes to do for a child that they can not because the cycle of life robs them from their offspring often too soon. I believe that if a parent should ensure this the ultimate requirement for a marriage, and not mere creed, color or doctrine.

    I have a hard time believing that if God existed he would be exclusionary. I take a look at the universe and am in utter awe at its vastness and diversity: from the human being to the sub atomic particle. In my mind, if a deity exists that created all these diverse things and loves each of them from the flower to the fish, than there has to be as many paths to understanding and pleasing that deity than there are ideas which sprung from him and manifested itself in creation. I could be wrong, doctrine says I am, but I can't help but feel it regardless. Even in Islam Allah sent countless prophets to countless cultures, each for their time. Surely Allah must love the kaffir as much as the Muslim, as long as each strives to be good.

    And I think of Mohammad. His dear Kadijah had two children, widowed twice. Mohammad did not judge her for this, on the contrary, he exalted her above all because she was his best friend, his first fan and a true companion of his soul. When Khadija passed he took more brides, nearly all of which were widows. He didn't judge their worth on their race, their virginity or their children. That tendency of demanding a specific creed or sexual history was born of our cultural traditions, not of Islam...

    And so, yes, they have a problem with it. And it hurts me that they do because I have only the best of intentions. Regardless of how they may judge me, I will still strive to be a good daughter in law. When they age and fall sick, I shall be certain care for them. When they leave this planet I shall continue to love their son. And if a god exists, perhaps they can come to see on the otherside that sometimes a marriage can transcend cultural norms.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Wow
    Jazakallah
    Im printing this out and putting it up around the area asap!

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Hello all, first post here and I'm glad I found this forum.

    Kafir's sentiments echo with great familiarity in my heart as well. I long to return to the traditional role of a woman. Today in the US it's so hard to do such however. We are expected to work full time jobs, keep working full time at home after work, be treated crudely and rudely out in public and generally be treated like man. Hey! I don't want to be treated like a man! I love that Islam values and protects its daughters.

    That being said, I am not Muslim at this time, but that is another story and I will save it for another post.

    Just know at least for me, part of the reason Islam is attractive to me is the overwhelming respect it has for women, both biblical and daily.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Kafir and KittyKat, please continue posting more. its really amazing.. i've always wanted to understand this topic first hand from people who are interested in islam.

    We all look forward to more.



    Peace.

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishbah View Post


    KellyD:

    Your post is beautiful. How long since you reverted?
    Salam Ishbah,
    In a few more days, it will be 19 years. Alhamdulillah

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Description: An article published in The Times about the rise of Islam in the UK, and why most of those who convert are women.

    By The Times - Published on 11 Jun 2007 - Last modified on 25 Jun 2007

    The Spread of a World Creed

    Lucy Berrington finds the Muslim Faith is winning Western admirers despite hostile media coverage.

    Unprecedented numbers of British people, nearly all of them women, are converting to Islam at a time of deep divisions within the Anglican and Catholic churches.

    The rate of conversions has prompted predictions that Islam will rapidly become an important religious force in this country. “Within the next 20 years the number of British converts will equal or overtake the immigrant Muslim community that brought the faith here”, says Rose Kendrick, a religious education teacher at a Hull comprehensive and the author of a textbook guide to the Koran. She says: “Islam is as much a world faith as is Roman Catholicism. No one nationality claims it as its own”. Islam is also spreading fast on the continent and in America.

    The surge in conversions to Islam has taken place despite the negative image of the faith in the Western press. Indeed, the pace of conversions has accelerated since publicity over the Salman Rushdie affair, the Gulf War and the plight of the Muslims in Bosnia. It is even more ironic that most British converts should be women, given the widespread view in the west that Islam treats women poorly. In the United States, women converts outnumber men by four to one, and in Britain make up the bulk of the estimated 10, 000 to 20, 000 converts, forming part of a Muslim community of 1 to 1.5 million. Many of Britains “New Muslims” are from middle-class backgrounds. They include Matthew Wilkinson, a former head boy of Eton who went on to Cambridge, and a son and daughter of Lord Justice Scott, the judge heading the arms-to-Iraq enquiry.

    A small scale survey by the Islamic Foundation in Leicester suggests that most converts are aged 30 to 50. Younger Muslims point to many conversions among students and highlight the intellectual thrust of Islam and I think that is what is happening in our day” says Aliya Haeri, an American-born psychologist who converted 15 years ago. She is a consultant to the Zahra Trust, a charity publishing spiritual literature and is one of Britain’s prominent Islamic speakers. She adds: “Western converts are coming to Islam with fresh eyes, without all the habits of the East, avoiding much of what is culturally wrong. The purest tradition is finding itself strongest in the West.”

    Some say the conversions are prompted by the rise of comparative religious education. The British media, offering what Muslims describe as a relentless bad press on all things Islamic, is also said to have helped. Westerners despairing of their own society - rising in crime, family breakdown, drugs and alcoholism - have come to admire the discipline and security of Islam. Many converts are former Christians disillusioned by the uncertainty of the church and unhappy with the concept of the Trinity and deification of Jesus.

    Quest of the Convert - Why Change?

    Other converts describe a search for a religious identity. Many had previously been practising Christians but found intellectual satisfaction in Islam. “I was a theology student and it was the academic argument that led to my conversion.”Rose Kendrick, a religious education teacher and author, said she objected to the concept of the original sin: “Under Islam, the sins of the fathers aren’t visited on the sons. The idea that God is not always forgiving is blasphemous to Muslims.

    Maimuna, 39, was raised as a High Anglican and confirmed at 15 at the peak of her religious devotion. “I was entranced by the ritual of the High Church and thought about taking the veil.”Her crisis came when a prayer was not answered. She slammed the door on visiting vicars but travelled to convents for discussions with nuns. “My belief came back stronger, but not for the Church, the institution or the dogma.” She researched every Christian denomination, plus Judaism, Buddhism and Krishna Consciousness, before turning to Islam.

    Many converts from Christianity reject the ecclesiastical heirarchy emphasising Muslims’ direct relationship with God. They sense a lack of leadership in the Church of England and are suspicious of its apparent flexibility. “Muslims don’t keep shifting their goal-posts ,” says Huda Khattab, 28, author of The Muslim Woman’s Handbook, published this year by Ta-Ha. She converted ten years ago while studying Arabic at university. “Christianity changes, like the way some have said pre-marital sex is okay if its with the person you’re going to marry. It seems so wishy-washy. Islam was constant about sex, about praying five times a day. The prayer makes you conscious of God all the time. You’re continually touching base.


    Why Are Women Turning to Islam

    Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 20:27:59 −0700 (PDT)•

    At a time when Islam is faced with hostile media coverage particularlywhere the status of women in Islam is concerned, it may be quitesurprising to learn that Islam is the fastest growing religion in theworld, and even more ironic to discover that the majority of convertsto Islam are WOMEN .

    The status of women in society is neither a new issue, nor is it afully settled one. And where Islam is mentioned, for many the term 'Muslim Women' prompts images of exhausted mothers chained to thestove, 'victims' suppressed in a life of indoctrination, frantic to bewesternized and so on. Others will go to great lengths to explain howthe hijaab is an obstacle, clouding the mind, and comment that femaleconverts are either brainwashed, stupid or traitors to their sex. Ireject such accusations and pose to them the following question: why is it that so many women who have been born and brought in the socalled 'civilized' societies of Europe and America are willing toreject their 'liberty' and 'independence' to embrace a religion thatsupposedly oppresses them and is widely assumed to be prejudicial tothem?

    As a Christian convert to Islam, I can only present my personalexperience and reasons for rejecting the 'freedom' that women claim tohave in this society in favour of the only Religion that trulyliberates women by giving us a status and position, which iscompletely unique when compared with that of our non−Muslimcounterparts. Before coming to Islam, I had strong feminist tendenciesand recognized that where a woman was concerned, a lot of shufflingaround had been going on, yet without being able to pin her on thesocial map. The problem was ongoing: new 'women's issues' being raisedwithout the previous ones being satisfactorily resolved. Like the manywomen who shared my background, I wouldaccuse Islam of being a sexist religion, discriminating, oppressingand giving men the greater privileges. All of this, coming from aperson who did not even know Islam, one who had been blinded due toignorance and had accepted this deliberately distorted definition ofIslam.However, despite my criticisms of Islam, inwardly, I wasn't satisfied

    Source: http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Arch...08−04/ms

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    Why European women are turning to Islam

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1227/p01s04-woeu.html

    Very interesting video clips

    Japanese women turning to Islam

    http://www.biharanjuman.org/Reverts/Japa...-ISLAM.htm

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    According to the The World Christian Database (WCD) 2000-2005[6] these are the figures of the growing religions in the world.

    1.84% - Islam
    1.70% - Bahá'í Faith
    1.62% - Sikhism
    1.57% - Hinduism
    1.32% - Christianity

    Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claims_...owing_religion

    Fast-growing Islam winning converts in Western world


    CAIRO (CNN) -- In the port city of Suez -- and across the Islamic world -- they are celebrating the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

    "This is a joyous day and the best day in the life of a man," said pilgrim Hussein Suleiman Hussein. "It is as if I am being born a new."


    Millions of Muslims across the world will trek to Mecca this week for the annual religious event. They circle the Kaaba, a shrine that contains a black stone sacred to the Prophet Mohammed.


    Mohammed decreed that every Muslim who can afford it make the Hajj at least once. It is one of five holy duties required in Islam.

    A Muslim's first duty is to proclaim that there is only one God and that Mohammed is his prophet. Muslims also must pray five times a day, give charity to the poor and fast during the daylight hours of the holy month of Ramadan.

    When a cannon signals that the sun has set during Ramadan, Muslims in Cairo break their fast with friends and family, often inviting the poor to share their meals.


    Fastest-growing religion


    The second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam is also the fastest-growing religion. In the United States, for example, nearly 80 percent of the more than 1,200 mosques have been built in the past 12 years.

    Some scholars see an emerging Muslim renaissance as Islam takes root in many traditionally Christian communities.

    Islam has drawn converts from all walks of life, most notably African-Americans. Former NAACP President Benjamin Chavis, who joined the Nation of Islam recently, personifies the trend.

    "In societies where you have minorities that are discriminated against, I think they may find an appeal in Islam," said Waleed Kazziha of American University in Cairo.

    Many moderate Islamic countries such as Turkey and Egypt are becoming more conservative.

    Two decades ago, few middle-class Egyptian women wore scarves or veils on their heads. Now they crowd into special emporiums that advertise Islamic clothing.

    The shift toward Islamic fundamentalism worries many in the secular world, a fear underscored when splinter groups target Westerners with violent attacks.


    Islam vs. the West

    But most scholars argue that the extremists are a very small minority and that most Muslims adhere to principles in the Qu'ran that teach peace and tolerance.


    "The Islamic world is like any other society we have known in history," said Kazziha. "You might say it has the good, the bad and the ugly."

    Founded in 622 A.D., Islam is among the newer major religions. But to the non-Muslim world, it sometimes appears inflexible. Clashes between Islamic tradition and Western influence are sweeping the globe.

    In Islam, contrary to Western beliefs, the rights of the community are considered more important than the rights of the individual. Women are seen primarily as caretakers of the home, and religion strongly influences schools, government and courts.

    Many Muslims today are trying to find a balance between being members of a global society and maintaining ties to a religion that calls for strict adherence to the Koran.

    A case in point is 35-year-old Hisham Hussein, a wealthy playboy who turned to religion and swore off alcohol after an automobile accident.

    He is going to Mecca this spring. "The most important thing is to maintain the purity of the Hajj, to lead a pure life," he said.

    Source: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9704/14/egypt.islam/

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    I was physically abused as a infant, sexually abused as a 3 year old and sexually abused for years between 7 and 13, as well as mentally. And then raped at 18 by someone i new for 2 and a half years.

    So this is why i am converting to Islam.

    I hate porn, films that show even slight nudity, ad sex scenes, makeup, short skirts, lowcut tops, drinking, Sleeping around!

    I dress unlike any other girl in england near enough, i wear baggy shirts so people cant stare at my chest and coats. I wear a hat so people cant see my hair most of the time.

    I hate men! Unless they are muslim, I feel safer around muslim men.They have respect for me. Iam scared of other men.

    British girls hate me because i am the way i am.

    If i could move to a muslim state i would! I hate being here in a runed country, This country is a symbol of Everything i loath. (uk)

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by سلثتحعرين! View Post
    I was physically abused as a infant, sexually abused as a 3 year old and sexually abused for years between 7 and 13, as well as mentally. And then raped at 18 by someone i new for 2 and a half years.

    So this is why i am converting to Islam.
    While that is a very good reason to convert. Make Du3a that in time your only purpose will be to serve Allaah(swt)

    I hate porn, films that show even slight nudity, ad sex scenes, makeup, short skirts, lowcut tops, drinking, Sleeping around!
    As a Muslimah you will find that you have been freed from all of that. Your faith and Hijab are symbols of freedom from the oppressions many women face.

    I dress unlike any other girl in england near enough, i wear baggy shirts so people cant stare at my chest and coats. I wear a hat so people cant see my hair most of the time.
    Islamicaly proper clothing does not need be only Mid Eastern style. As long as the appropriate areas are covered and nothing about the clothing is haram, you have much freedom in your choice.

    I hate men! Unless they are muslim, I feel safer around muslim men.They have respect for me. Iam scared of other men.
    Your Brothers now will do their best to protect you from any dangers from all men. Let Islam be your shield and you will walk without fear.

    British girls hate me because i am the way i am.
    So be it. Do not worry about it and do not return their hate with hate. Be free to be yourself and carry your faith as a badge of trust.

    If i could move to a muslim state i would! I hate being here in a runed country, This country is a symbol of Everything i loath. (uk)
    Most of us will never have the chance to move. We have a difficult path, but we can make our own little corner as Islamic as possible.
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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by سلثتحعرين! View Post
    I was physically abused as a infant, sexually abused as a 3 year old and sexually abused for years between 7 and 13, as well as mentally. And then raped at 18 by someone i new for 2 and a half years.

    So this is why i am converting to Islam.

    I hate porn, films that show even slight nudity, ad sex scenes, makeup, short skirts, lowcut tops, drinking, Sleeping around!

    I dress unlike any other girl in england near enough, i wear baggy shirts so people cant stare at my chest and coats. I wear a hat so people cant see my hair most of the time.

    I hate men! Unless they are muslim, I feel safer around muslim men.They have respect for me. Iam scared of other men.

    British girls hate me because i am the way i am.

    If i could move to a muslim state i would! I hate being here in a runed country, This country is a symbol of Everything i loath. (uk)
    Greetings, sister

    Reading about your past, I understand why Islam offers you a safe haven.

    Have you also sought clinical help/counselling to deal with you abuse as a child? Much of what you say sounds like you need to work through the abuse in your past, and that you have problems relating to other people and perhaps problems liking/accepting yourself.

    Perhaps you could try The National Association for People Abused in Childhood
    Please seek help! I am not saying you shouldn't convert, but I fear that converting to Islam alone may just cover your deeper hurts. You need to address them sooner ot later!

    I wish you well on your journey and I pray for your healing.

    God's peace to you.
    Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Peace
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    May God help me.
    Amen.

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    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    I have other reasons to convert. I have views, standerds and morals like almost any muslim.


    I am sure Allah has something planned for me, bt am unsure what that is. There must be a reason behind everything i have lived through.
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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Short Clips of: Dutch Muslim Revert sisters in Holland (The Netherland) 1/6

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7u5E...eature=related

    A whole German Family Reverts to Islam

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=h2aDDe...eature=related

    revert muslim

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LcY2IY...eature=related

    Sister Tanya from Canada explains how she became Muslim

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bYJdkR...eature=related

    Mexican Woman Converted To ISLAM

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=w_b2K9...eature=related

    American teen reverted to Islam

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lElemi...eature=related

    NBC WHY 20,000 Americans convert to Islam annually

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=25-o9O...eature=related

    CANADIAN GIRL REVERTED TO ISLAM

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    LATIN AMERICAN WOMAN REVERTED TO ISLAM

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    Re: Why are so Many Women Turning to Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by - Qatada - View Post
    Kafir and KittyKat, please continue posting more. its really amazing.. i've always wanted to understand this topic first hand from people who are interested in islam.

    We all look forward to more.



    Peace.
    Well thank you so much Qatada, it makes me feel good to know that my thoughts are welcome. I always feel a little stand-offish in a religious forum because I am not a believer. But I feel the fact that I am not can bring insight into why it is kafirs exist and perhaps knowing what concepts kafirs struggle with or enjoy can at least help muslims to present their religion in a better light or make us more tolerant of one another.

    I wish religionists and atheists would have more open respectful dialogues with one another. Too much war and atrocity has been waged over religion in our history. It always seemed a travesty to me that if Allah exists we pay tribute to him in blood spilled by hatred, versus what is really worship: loving Allah's creations as manifestations of Allah's divinity. Though I don't believe in a God I do believe in love. I see life as fragile, unique and the trait of sentience as deserving of respect. I have an innate need to alleviate misery in this world because I love my fellow creatures on merit of their existence, on merit of brother/sister hood as residents on this beautiful little planet for a brief moment in the vastness of time.

    I am very drawn to suffi philosophy because it contains this pantheist ideology in which we are all beautiful manifestations of an awe inspiring nature. I respect and love existence, I simply don't see it as a higher intelligent power and thats where I diverge from my fellow humans on the matter of religion. And just as suffis in history have went crazy with love for existence, I sometimes have moments like that too. I can sometimes look at a fellow creature or the intricacy of nature and just be emotionally touched to the core of my being by the beauty of life. I have been awe struck by things as simple as a blade of grass, or taken enjoyment from the flight of a bird. I know for many thats a silly thing, but for me (and for many spiritualist philosophers) its a deep reverence that is unexplainable to those incapable of feeling it, I often am pained that others can not.

    And so though I am a kafir I feel a real kinship with the amazing souls that walked this earth and sung its praises such as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi or Yunus Emre. I feel a special kinship with those people who strived to make this world a better place such as Mother Theresa, Mahatma Ghandi and Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini. Though I don't believe Christ existed and some of his teaching upset me, I am still endeared to Jesus' sermons concerning loving the poor. Just as Mohammad's teachings about communal living is equally touching to me.

    Weird... I'm a Kafir who sees religion as much more than just true or false, but rather an epic ode to existence. And so I love it as much as I hate it

    I look forward to inspiring conversations on here. I need them.

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