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Converting to Islam from the Muslim Perspective

Converting to Islam

You probably heard a lot about people converting to Islam and people converting from Islam, but have you ever wondered why those who convert in are more than the one out?!
I heard a lot of stories and read a lot too. In and out and the reasons are different and confusing. People who convert to Islam do it for reasons that I as a Muslim never though of. I never realized their existence though blessed by it. The stories are infinite and starts way back when Islam was first introduced. But the most commonly known is that of the qura’an. Each had this verse that changed his life and this Surra that made him wonder and ultimately believe. Now I want to share two of these stories because they really are good ones. One is of one of the Nobles if you are a Muslim you must have known him and if not well read this it is just beautiful. The story of Omar Ibn El-Khtab. Sydna Omar as I will refer to him was a disbeliever. He hated profit Mohamed (PBUH) and wanted nothing more than to kill him. He hated Islam. He was known to be of a cruel heart. No one would dare stand on his way or disobey him openly. One of those days he was really angry and decided to kill prophet Mohamed (PBUH). People saw him storming towards Mohamed place to take his soul. One intercepted him and asked him where he was to go and when he told that he was going to kill Mohamed (PBUH) so as a diverge he told him that he should first see his own flesh and blood who followed the profit (PBUH) and joined Islam. He asked angrily who he was talking about. And the guy told him that his sister joined Islam. Sydna Omar was then extremely furious. He was angry and he stormed toward his sister house. And started Knocking the door hard. And when his sister’s spouse asked who was knocking and he told him Omar. He was so scared knowing Omar he might kill us. they were by then reading suraa in quraan called “TAHA” his sister hide the qura’an behind her back as he entered the house he then started asking what was they reading and as they didn’t tell him he hit her husband and then asked his sister to give him the quraan when she refused he hit her really hard that her lips was cut and started bleeding and then he asked for the qura’an again and she told him that he will have to perform “wudo’ ” before taking it. So he actually went and preformed wudo’ and then started reading what was in their hand i.e. “surat Taha” and he started reading:
Surah 20. Ta-ha
1. Ta-Ha.

2. We have not sent down the Qur’an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress,

3. But only as an admonition to those who fear ((Allah)),-

4. A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high.

5. ((Allah)) Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority).

6. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil.

7. If thou pronounce the word aloud, (it is no matter): for verily He knoweth what is secret and what is yet more hidden.

8. Allah. There is no God but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names.

9. Has the story of Moses reached thee?

10. Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, “Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire.”

The sura continue after that, but I am not exactly sure how many verses did he read. After reading this his heart started to mellow a little. He went out of the house and went to profit Mohamed (PBUH) and knocked his door. He went in and people were questioning his coming. They even told the profit that it might be better if they didn’t open the door. but (PBUH) told them to let him in. sydena Omar moved toward the profit when the profit griped him firmly from his cloth and then told him “Don’t you think it’s time for you to join Islam Omar” Omar then with no further talking or negotiation or wondering pronounced shahada “I bare witness that there is no God but Allah and that Mohamed is his profit and messenger”. Do you realize a man with that kind of strength and with that cruel heart and that amount of hate towards Islam and all that it represents including Mohamed (PBUH) mellowed and converted by reading these verses in Islam. I mean can you even imagine how it is like to read it all, to know it all, to understand it all.
The second story is a very well known story for all who appreciate music. It is the story of “Yusuf Islam” formally known as “Cat Stevens”.
Without any further writing as I bored you with the details check this video

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6157965900354777626&q;=cat+stevens

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http://convertingtoislam.com/