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My mom disowned me after I accepted Islam

By Jenn

I met a  Muslim gentleman who introduced me to Islam.  I wanted to learn more about Islam in order to better understand his lifestyle and his choices.  I immediately fell in love with Islam and within a few short months, decided it was what I’d been searching for all along!

On May 26th, I began wearing the hijab.  I noticed instantly that wearing hijab gained me respect which I’d never  known before.  People apologized for using foul language within earshot of me.  People offered assistance when not necessarily requested.  At a restaurant, a man stopped me from ordering food that had been cooked with pork, because he knew, since I was wearing hijab, I could not consume pork.  It blew my mind!

On June 6th, I took my shahada (testimony of Islamic faith).  It was a bittersweet day.  I was overjoyed to revert to the religion I had fallen in love with.  My (Catholic) family, however, was not thrilled.  My mother even disowned me for  some time. This quickly changed my mood.  Though, in the end, I didn’t allow it to ruin my day.  A week later we had a family meeting  and worked things out.  My family may not understand, but they now support my decision.

I have been told by a few different people that hijab suits me.  I love wearing hijab.  My dà’ì says it makes me even more beautiful than he already thought I was.

It bothers my daughter that people sometimes stare, but it doesn’t bother me.  It hasn’t bothered me from day one.  I knew what I would face them and I know those who stare are just ignorant.  I pray that Allah, one day, opens their eyes.  I know I made the right decision.  I am happy with my choice and my knew life!  Alhamdulillah!  Allahu-akbar!

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12 comments

  1. it’s now dat am seeing diz beautiful story of a sister …may Allah guide uh nd ur family too

  2. Alhamdulillah! Its only Allah the almighty that can change us and our way of life. May Allah have mercy upon us and He only call those who He wish to call. Alhamdulillah for showing us the way

  3. Dear lamb, your testimony would be strong if your love to islam was without any “help” of man! Non muslim women should examine islam closely, with clear brain and without falling in love with islamic men. Otherwise they are weak witnesses as you. I`m sorry to say that but I`m sure one day we`ll meet in the end of the world`s story and then you`ll understand. I hope it not be late…

  4. it’s beautiful

  5. Sahaba ikram hazarat ali (radi allahu anha) said, if the arrows of the enemies coming towards you that means you are on truth… Keep it up, may Allah accept your efforts ameen

  6. ALHAMDULILLAH,WELCOME TO ISLAM SISTER,ANY WOMEN WEAR HIJAB IS SPECIAL AND THAT SPECIAL IS,THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL.MAY ALLAH GUIDE YOU TO JANNAH…AMEEN!

  7. Isma'il Abubakar Giade

    Masha Allah. welcome to the right faith my sister

  8. AlhamduLILLAH, Masha Allah.

  9. Alhamdulillah , May Allah accept our effort..ameen

  10. Allahu Akbar,Alhamdulillahi.Ma shaa Allah.

  11. Alhamdulillah. May Allah (SWA) accept all our Ibadat!!

  12. MashaAllah …may Allah grant you with more understanding about islam..Amiin