www.usislam.org By Dr. Adel Elsaie
Quran, Surah 5:Ayat: 82-83 "And thou wilt find the nearest of them in affection to those who believe (to be) those who say: Lo! We are Christians. That is because there are among them priests and monks, and because they are not proud. When they listen to that which hath been revealed unto the messenger, thou seest their eyes overflow with tears because of their recognition of the Truth. They say: Our Lord, we believe. Inscribe us as among the witnesses"
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I was telling an American friend that I am Muslim. He said "I thought that Muslims are black, poor, or uneducated!". This is the perception that the Western Media presents to the people. So, please examine this impressive list of converts to Islam, and you be the Judge!
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Below a collection of converts' stories which are enlightening, heart-warming and inspiring in equal measure. These new Muslims come from a variety of backgrounds. They include intellectuals, scientists, priests, Rabbis, missionaries, and artists, young and old, famous and laypersons, from around the globe. Most of these converts are former Christians or from a Christian background. These testimonies only represent a drop in the ocean however, since every day hundreds of people convert to Islam all around the world. Amongst the most powerful and thought-provoking testimonies are those of former Christian priests and missionaries who have discovered the one true religion. This is a tremendous challenge to Christian missionaries. Instead of wasting $6.8 billion each year trying to convert poor and sick Muslims, they should concentrate their efforts on understanding Islam!
Priests, Rabbis, and missionaries, Why they convert to Islam
Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud, Former Bishop of Uramiah, Formerly the Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D.
al-Faruq - Formerly Kenneth L. Jenkins, minister and elder of the
Abu Ishaq, Coptic Cardinal accepts Islam
Anonymous Female Missionary - Former Catholic missionary
Anselm Tormeeda - 14th century CE scholar and priest
Dr. Gary Miller (Abdul-Ahad Omar) - Former missionary
George Anthony - Former Catholic priest
Ibrahim Khalil - Former Egyptian Coptic priest
F. Dirks - Former minister (deacon) of the
Khadijah 'Sue' Watson - Former pastor, missionary, professor. Master's degree in Divinity
Martin John Mwaipopo - Former Lutheran Archbishop
Muslima, The Former Catholic Missionary (Burundi) I understood that the church was being deceitful
Selma A. Cook, , Australian Missionary’s Journey to Allah.
Polosin - Former Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church
missionaries, Why they convert to Islam
Dr. Yahya A.R. Lehmann,
Doctor of Theology,
(Former Roman Catholic Priest Germany)
Videos: Priests, Rabbis, and missionaries, Why they convert to Islam
Famous Converts To Islam
Video: Celebrity Converts to Islam
Video: Famous American Muslims - Dont be Shocked !
A List of Famous Converts to Islam
A Famous Converts To Islam
Abdur-Raheem Greene (Formerly Anthony Greene) the well known caller to Islam
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, the great Muslim scholar
Audrey Parks Shabbas - When I read it (Quran) with my heart and not just my head, I knew I was a Muslim
Famous Singer Chauncey Hawkins (Loon) embraced Islam!
Dileep Kumar, Leaving Celebrity Status Behind
Lady Evelyn Zeinab Cobbold, I have always been a Muslim.
Hamza Yusuf (Mark Hanson), Destined for Greek Orthodox priesthood, turned to great Islamic preacher.
Kristiane Backer Website , Former Christian & MTV Host Kristiane Backer ... , TV presenter and journalist based in London
Hülya Kandemir, German Pop Singer Finds Destination in Islam.
Dr. Jeffrey Lang, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, and Author of Islamic books.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The greatest basketball player of all time.
Leo Tolstoy, A confession by the Russian giant in the world of literature.
Malcolm X - In His Own Words, USA, The famous Afro-American Muslim.
Myriam Francois-Cerrah, British actress enchanted by Prophet's life
Michael Wolfe, Author and writer of Islamic documentaries.
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, Author of "The Bible, The Qur'an and Science",
Muhammad Ali, The first three-time Heavy Weight Champion of the World.
Muhammad Asad (Austria), Statesman, Journalist, Author, and translator of the Quran.
Nuh Ha Mim Keller, From an
American Catholic to one of the leading contemporary
scholars of Islam.
sister-in-law Lauren Booth converts to Islam after a 'holy experience' in Iran
Wilfried (Murad) Hofmann, German Diplomat
And NATO Officer.
PROF. UMAR MITA, Economist, Social Worker and Preacher, (Japan).
Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth converts to Islam after a 'holy experience' in Iran
Wilfried (Murad) Hofmann, German Diplomat And NATO Officer.
Yusuf Islam (Formerly Cat Stevens) Famous ex-Rock Star.
Yvonne Ridley In the Hands of the Taliban: From Captive to Convert
Why Did They Become Muslims, Waqf Ikhlas Publications No: 16, HAKIKAT KITABEVI, Fatih-ISTANBUL/TURKEY, 2000
Why are so many Women converting to Islam?
Aminah Assilmi "I couldn't be a Muslim! I was American and white!"
Asiya Abd al-Zahir,Australia, "..the only religion I have ever been completely sure of.."
Chahida Zanabi, Norway, "..i found [a belief that Jesus died] illogical and unjust"
Elizabeth Clarke, Palm Beach Post Religion Writer.Convert Finds Women's Rights in Islam
Fareena Alam, 18 years old female convert, the author of the great Website: http://www.themodernreligion.com/index.html
Haji Maryam Mohammed Ahmed, American Muslima, She lives only to talk about Islam
Karen's Testimony. "If Jesus is God, then why did he have a conversation with God"
Dr. Kari Ann Owen.USA, Jewish, "I began to look .. to Islamic culture for moral guidance"
KIMM HENRY, A revert Story
Madonna Johnson "..all of my turmoil and anxiety was gone.."
Maryam al-Mahdayah, There is no more conflict within, because I have come home".
Maryam Jameelah, Converts' Stories: Interview with Maryam (formerly Margaret Marcus)
Maureen McCormick, Life is good for Muslim women
Michelle, "I came from a Jewish family in New York."
Nakata Khaula, A Japanese Woman's Experience of Hijab.
Noor, UK, Insights into Women in Islam vs. Women in Hinduism.
Jocelyn Wiener, Times Staff Writer. Young, Female and Muslim
Rashida S. (Rachel Singer) daughter of a devout Roman Catholic mother/very devout Jewish father.
Rita, God works in mysterious ways
Somayyah, From a Bathing Suit to Hijab.
Tasha, I had been studying Islam ever since I was in 7th grade.
Um Luqman, "Jesus(AS) made sense to me as being a Prophet".
Zainab's Testimony. USA, "No a guy did not convert me". An ex-Sunday School teacher
Sister Zainab Oñez Discovered Islam while training to be a nun.
Zubaidah Gibbs, Woman finds peace at a southern mosque
|I received this email about Sister
Zainab, above. It is one of many
This is my reply:
This is what Islamic youth awakening is all about.
Converts are already Awake.
Abdullah - My journey to Islam (Video) A must watch.
Ein Japaner "Abdullah" aus Frankfurt konvertiert zum Islam!, Japanese in Frankfurt !!!!
Abdul Malik Hamidullah, I discovered the logic and simplicity in Islam.
Abdul Malik LeBlanc tells how he discovered Islam within the pages of Bible
Abdus Salam Sipes, A former member of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan)
Adam Wilson, USA, "IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN READ THIS"
Ahmed Corpus (Formerly Marco Corpus), Philippines, Former Sunday School teacher & full-time ministry worker
Christopher Patrick Nelson, Islam Saved My Mental Health and Returned My Soul .
Giles Whittell, 'Allah came knocking at my heart', The Times UK, 7 January 2000,
Ihsan Chua Gim Sam, Singapore, "..the concept of Trinity was introduced in 325 A.D.."
Jameel William Aalim-Johnson, organizes the weekly Muslim congregational Friday prayer on Capitol Hill
Hussein Amin, My Conversion from Christianity to Islam,
John Kirch, USA, "I went on a 20-year-long search for the truth"
Mahir Abdal-Razzaaq, Native American, Have you ever wondered what the name Tallahassee means?
MAVIS B. JOLLY, The Qur'an, I found, works silently on the spirit.
Mike LoPrete, USA, 19 year old college student. "I didn't get the idea of the trinity"
Musa Caplan, The Story of a Jewish Boy - Finding Islam in Cyberspace
Phreddie, My Conversion to Islam, I am only 18, and that fact seems to astound most people.
Sherif Quinn Christianity: The Point of Departure.
Shive Prasad Demolished Babri Masjid, India, That Day - Seeks Forgiveness Today !
Steven Krauss (Abdul-Lateef Abdullah), A Martial Art Led Me to Islam,
TIM WEIS, I have European lineage. I am a Muslim. I am a Westerner
Walter 'Abdul-Walee' Gomez, Latino immigrant finds peace in Islam.
Yahya Donald W. Flood, USA, The Best Way to Live and Die
Yusha Evans, My intention was to become a minister or a missionary
Conversion to Islam
Are you afraid to become a Muslim? The Personal thoughts of Kian Yit of Malaysia
To Performing Islamic Prayers
Practical guide with additional, helpful background information on the importance of prayer.
The Right Way To Pray
A 14-step guide with phrase-by-phrase pronunciation of the Arabic words. Requires RealPlayer.
How to perform Wudu and Salat
Another practical guide.
The Call of the Creator of Earth and Light, Native American Muslims
Email from, KIMM HENRY, an American convert sister: damage from "Muslim sects"
Convertitis - or the Case of the Insta-Scholar
Embracing Islam, Praying for Acceptance
Frustrations of a Muslim Convert
Glossary of Islamic Terms and Concepts
Another Glossary of Islamic Terms
Over 100 Arabic terms explained.
My First Year As A Muslim
Understanding Conversion: Bridging the Two Selves
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