Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Baptist girl's wonderful journey to Islam

Please note sites like IslamCity and OnIslam carry articles like these on a DAILY basis!

What will you do if your beloved mother tells you “I don’t care if you marry a drug dealer, but don’t marry a Muslim?”

This is exactly what was told to Susan Carland when she was 17 years old after declaring that one of her New Year’s resolutions was “to investigate other religions.”

Of course, Islam was not in her priority list as she used to say “It looked violent, sexist and foreign.” Two years later, at the age of 19, Susan who has been raised as a Baptist became a Muslim without the influence of any man!

This was the same girl who at around 14 years of age had joined a “funky, happy, clappy church” that was part of the charismatic movement. Around her, people were claiming to speak in tongues and announcing that God had spoken to them in the night.

One night, her mother announced they were having pork chops for dinner. That was when the mother discovered that her daughter had become a ‘victim’ of Islam. “My mother gave me a hug,” she recalls, “but she was crying.” A few days later, Susan began wearing a headscarf.


The rest is here: http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/my-journey-to-islam/contemporary-stories/452639-aussie-convert.html

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