Do You Really Think In Two Years She’s Going to Still Be Muslim? Yah Right!

On May 27, 2011 I took my shahada.

I remember overhearing someone who was skeptical about my faith say something on that day that really broke my heart.

This person said, “I guarantee you in two years she will completely forget about Islam and go back to her old life. You know how these converts are.”

Well, today is May 27, 2013, and look at me.

I am far from a perfect Muslim.  I make so many mistakes.  But, I will never forget Islam.

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Two years ago today, I was blessed that Allah (swt) chose me to say:

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.

And this was the best day of my life.

Today is better to me than my birthday, because on my birthday I didn’t do anything except be born.

On this anniversary, this marks another year of dedication to my religion and my God.

So, I will be happy to send you my P.O. Box to forward gifts to 😉

Sincerely, in the past two years I have tried to be a better person and a better Muslim every day – although on many days I’m a failure that is lucky only by the grace of God. This day really was an immense blessing.  The best one that Allah (swt) has ever bestowed on me.

Today, two years after I took my shahada, I pray that everyone in the world is able to taste these words on their lips before they die. I can only wish you experience one millionth of the appreciation I have for my religion. It really is such an honor to be Muslim.

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To the person who doubted me:

It’s the 2 year Muslim mark, what have you done in the past two years?

I can only speak for what Allah (swt) has decreed that I do for His sake, and I am not trying to brag, but I’ve helped three people to come to Islam. I’ve helped change the hearts of hundreds of people to see how beautiful our religion is.  I started this blog on Islam.  I have spent hours studying.  I have fasted two Ramadans.  I have recently started to do dawah on a weekly basis. I have taught classes at the masjid.  I have answered countless ridiculous questions about my religion with patience and tact.  I have chosen to wear hijab.  I’ve memorized several surahs.  And, I have forgiven you for this hurtful comment.

I’m not saying I’m a better Muslim than you because I swear I don’t think I’m God’s gift to Islam, but I would like you to know:

Every day that passes I only love Allah (swt) more than all the previous days combined.  

From the bottom of my heart, however, thank you so much.  Your comment has continued to push me to want to strive in the way of Allah more and more. You have helped me to question the things I do and want to do better to prove you wrong.  And, you have taught me a wonderful example of how not to treat new Muslims.  I only pray that you will see how far I’ve come in 20 years. I don’t know where I’ll live, if I will have a family, who I will spend my life with, but I put my trust in Allah (swt) that He will choose what is best for me as he has in the past two years.

To all my readers:

Please make du’aa for this person that they are able to benefit Islam.  Make du’aa for me as well inshaAllah.

May Allah (swt) reward all of the people who helped me convert with Jannah and may He bless me to continue to assist others in converting as well. May the day I took my shahada be one that pleases God and may it be the best memory in my heart for the rest of my life.

For Allah (swt) found me an orphan and He gave me refuge.

He found me ignorant and He guided me.

He found me poor and He gave me the gift of riches in Islam…Alhamdulilah.

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8 thoughts on “Do You Really Think In Two Years She’s Going to Still Be Muslim? Yah Right!

  1. Beautiful! I absolutely loved reading this blog topic. It’s sad to hear people will say such a thing especially to the reverts. May Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala forgive that person who doubted you and I don’t know the person but I sincerely like to apologize on her behalf, May Allah guide that person on the right path and May He give them the knowledge to say positive and right things. I, being a muslim do Da’wah and one sister recently reverted after she approached me for help. I believe all those who revert in our presence are our responsibilities so we can help them, support them and show them how beautiful our religion is. That person who doubted you actually left a bad example and I hope that never happens to anyone again. It’s the worse thing to say to any reverts. MaShaa’Allah you are doing very good. All the best with everything. Don’t hesitate to leave me a message if you have any questions..

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  2. Slamu Alikom,
    W Allahi this is very inspiring story. I don’t know how this person said such to you . Hamdo li Allah I’ve been in Dawah for several years now, and when a brother or sister reverts to Islam it becomes feast both for me and the brothers .The thing I want to tell him that if he(she) ever experienced such a situation(I mean watching newly reverted Muslim takes his shahada) he(she) would have seen joy , peace and faith and believe me I really know this feeling when you spend your life (or several years of it) looking for real faith, for peace of mind and tranquility of soul and Allah(SWT) suddenly bestows his mercy upon you and guides you to the correct path , this is splendid feeling and can never be surpassed . I’ve met several reverted Muslims who in fact are much better than Muslims by birth (those who took Islam for granted). Masha Allah you are helping others to revert may Allah(SWT) reward you for it and grant all of us a deep faith.

    Keep up good work .

    Muslim.

  3. I am sorry this was said to you I am a convert like you. I am glad to have you and all my muslim sisters. I for one am proud of you.

  4. Salaam dearest sis! CONGRATULATIONS!!! MASHALLAH!! May Allah reward you for all your efforts and good deeds Inshallah! You have done great, and you will continue doing so, changing only for the better Inshallah! Don’t worry about the negative comments you get, if Allah helps you, you will be in absolutely perfect state. And yeah, this month I had my 1st hijab b’day. It has been an entire year I am wearing the hijab, Alhamdulillah. Allah has helped me through all the hardships and waswasa that Satan put into my ears. I am going to write a blog post about it real soon Inshallah! 😀

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