“I was teaching hundreds of children about Catholicism. That’s why I find it such a miracle that I converted to Islam.”!
Continuing our journey of discovery of Islam in America has brought us to New Brunswick, New Jersey, to one of the halal restaurants here,alhamdulellah, which we find here in America, and with one of our sisters in Islam, sister Cheryl Dacey.
Welcome to the program.
So please just give us a little background about yourself. And tell the viewers how you became Muslim?
I can say my life before Islam was very sporadic, with not too much grounding, no roots.
– I lived with my mother. My mother doesn’t have a strong religious background.
She comes from a Christian background. Because of my mother’s and I lack of compatibility, I had to live in the street for a couple of months where I was then found and I was placed into a foster care.
I was in three different foster homes before the last one that became my permanent home where I stayed for six years. During that time I was completely alone. I had no mother, no father and no friends, nothing that I could hold on to, and I think that’s what really opened the doors for me and why I had to start my search because I was alone.
She Converted to Islam in 2010,
One of France’s most famous hip-hop artists has caused quite a stir this month.
Diam’s, a.k.a. Mélanie Georgiades, has recently married and converted to Islam.
She won best French act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards for her albumDans Ma Bulle, as well as several other awards. Diam’s has been involved with Amnesty International and actively speaks out against domestic violence.