Former Marine Who Served in Iraq and Accepted Islam
Brother Mark recently came into Islam less than a year ago. He was in the Marine Corps and spent time in Iraq. Part of what led him to the religion of Islam was during his stay in Iraq when directly dealing with Muslims who he considered of utmost manners and hospitality.
Spiritually speaking, Br. Mark studied to become ordained in the Roman Catholic church for over a decade but had difficulties surrounding the religious veneration of sacred objects and ritual practices, especially praying to the saints instead of God! Curiosity led him to studying Islam more and reading the Qur’an. The turning point for him was when he realized that ALL the Prophets of God including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them all) came with the same message of Islamic monotheism.