It’s been a blessed 8 years since I reverted to the way of life, Islam. Growing up I had always believed in God, that He was in charge of our lives and whenever we needed help to call out to him, whenever good comes to us we thank Him. But I hardly put this into practice, it was just something I knew.
I was born here but I'm from a Caribbean African background in terms of culture and upbringing. My conversion to Islam was far from cultural since the community didn't really have that appeal.
Growing up in a strong Christian family with 9 siblings in Jamaica, Hazel was deemed to be rather rebellious as she often questioned fundamental aspects of the religion. She had a strong relationship with God, however, her inability to conceptualize a trinity, depicted her as a controversial member at her church.
Kullu shay haram! What would a convert’s experience be without having encountered the ‘haram police’? Let me set the scene: You are not even a year past your shahadah. You walk into a masjid wearing the latest jeans, a hooded top and sporting a flat top hair cut with a fade. So far so good.… Continue reading “Every Thing Is Haram!” (Kullu Shay Haram) – by Andrew Ramsey
When I was growing up, I started noticing Islam when I was in high school. I had a handful of friends who were Muslim, and they were so kind and caring, at break times and lunch times they would always go to this quiet room called ‘the prayer room’ and I didn’t know anything about that back then, but I use to love going in there with them away from the noise and the hustle and bustle of break times.....