Asalamu Alaykum Warahmatullaah, Are you A revert/convert to Islam? how Long have you been muslim and if so yes what Inspired you to Islam? Btw I love your blog keep up the good work ;)/
Wa Alaykumussalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
I’m not what you would call a convert as such, as I was brought up in a Muslim family. However I think most people don’t realise that a lot of people born into Muslim families obviously also make the active choice to practice there religion, everyone is given a choice, and Alhamdulillah I went through a period in my life which led to me ultimately decideding to practice.
What inspired me? Guidance is of course from Allah, and He mostly used the people around me. Alhamdulillah I’ve grown up around many Muslim friends (reverts and non reverts) but they were older than me, and had been practicing longer than I had. The funny thing is, many people would come to me with contentions about Islam, and although I wasn’t fully following the religion, I felt compelled to remove their skewed image of Islam. One of the main things that brought me closer to Islam greatly was the fact that because I had such a wide range of friends, I was able to talk to my practicing Muslim friends a lot about Islam, and this actually turned into an Islamic circle in my house. Some days you’d have 30-40 girls just packed in my room. Subhan’Allah, it was really great and all we’d talk about was Islam and what we loved and what we wanted to clarify.
A lot of other things also occurred but Alhamdulillah, one thing I can say is that it was a beautiful time in my life and the best decision I ever made.
Jazak’Allahu Khayr! :D