Choosing Islam: Converts Tell Their Stories (Part 2)
These are inspiring personal stories of Americans choosing Islam. Let this video help you rekindle the faith in your heart!
Their stories are amazing and different, but their ultimate destination is the same: Islam. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and America is no exception to this phenomena. This video helps to demystify this amazing trend.
This is a collection of interviews with Americans of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds who explain why they have chosen to become Muslim, embracing the faith of over 1 billion humans worldwide.
Some of these people are:
Rafael Narbaez a former pastor with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Narbaez was born and raised in Texas and he is from a Hispanic family. While he grew up as a Catholic he later became a Jehovah’s Witness. Initially, he started reading the Quran to get a better understanding of the Bible, but instead, it helped him understand Islam. He later embraced the faith.
Dr. Muhammad Eckhaus was born in New York to a Jewish family. He was impressed by the generosity and humility of Muslims, which brought him closer to Islam and finally he accepted the faith.
Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens was a world famous rock star in the 1970s. Islam was from a Greek Orthodox family and experimented with many different religions seeking inner peace. One day, he received a copy of the Quran as a birthday gift from his brother David. After reading the Quran, Islam decided to leave his life in the entertainment industry for life as a Muslim, since it was this faith which gave him the inner peace he was seeking.
Br. Omar Abdur Rahman, a lawyer, first read the highly controversial anti-Islamic book Satanic Verses. Then, he decided to read the Quran to get the other side of the story. He eventually became a Muslim.
Sister Aisha Mustafa is editor of Chicago-based newspaper The Muslim Journal. She compared different religions and then decided that Islam was the only choice for her.
“Choosing Islam: one man’s story” was an article written by Abdal Hayy Moore, a convert to Islam, a writer and a poet. He managed a theater company in California when he was introduced to Islam. His article got published in several publications. Moore says that one day a person came to him and told him that he had accepted Islam after reading Moore’s article.
This video also features some historical footage of Imam W. D. Muhammad and Malcolm Shabazz or popularly known as Malcolm X. After performing Hajj, Malcolm realized that Islam is a universal religion and it is only Islam, which can solve the race problem in America.
This is an excellent Dawa tool. Hearing the experiences of those who have chosen Islam as their way of life as Americans on this continent is sure to pique the curiosity of others who still see Islam as a “foreign” faith.