Protestant Christian Steven Eric Reverted to Islam

About 13 years ago, Steven Eric Krauss is a young man most responsible. In 1998, young people who are undergoing periods of college was hit by uncertainty. In his heart grew a doubt the truth of religion was embraced since birth, Protestant Christianity.

Both parents Krauss is a Protestant Christian. Although born of Protestant families, but seldom admitted Krauss worship as did the followers of that religion. He was away from the activities of worship, because of her religion as an institution, does not give anything in life.

”It’s hard to find any kind of religion that I can use for everyday life, “he wrote in an article titled My Journey to Islam – How Malay martial arts led a theologically dissatisfied American Protestant to Islam. Since adolescence, Krauss are already feeling not satisfied with the teachings of Christianity.

He said the religion of his parents were weaker and less able to shed some light on the divine and the relationship between man and God. “In my opinion, the Christian philosophy that relies heavily on a strange relationship with Jesus, who is God, but also human beings,” he said.

Krauss claimed to have difficulty accepting that a Christian worldview can not pray directly to God, but rather in the name of Jesus. ”Why did God have to take shape as a human being,”he said. These questions are then encouraged to seek better answers about God. He was more looking for the spiritual value of a religion.

Came later when I was in junior college, he shared a room with a Jew who is studying the martial arts. Pencak silat learned that his friend is the kind of martial arts that exist in Malaysia. When the martial arts are very close to the teachings of Islam.

Each time, the young Jewish home, she always told Krauss about the uniqueness of silat and spiritual dimensions of existing wealth. From these stories, finally Steven was intrigued. One Saturday morning, he chose to go with a friend of one room in a martial arts training sessions.

Although initially he had not realized that his heart was thrilled with Islam, Krauss acknowledged his first martial arts training on February 28, 1998 that’s what drove him to become converts. When he met with Cikgu (teacher in Bahasa Malaysia) Sulaiman.

The martial arts teacher that introduced him to Islam. Whereas before, that religion has never occurred at all in the mind Krauss. Feeling increasingly interested in martial arts, he also devote more time to practice and meet with the teacher.

He and his roommate was also a teacher came to the house of Solomon to learn more. Ever, in the summer of 1998, they spent time with the family of Solomon. Every day, he was in contact with a Muslim family. He saw the way they worship, and the lifestyle of a true Muslim.

The result, his knowledge of silat and Islam even more. According to Islam a religion that became part of the life of adherents, it is different from that separate Christian daily life with religion.

initially, he felt alien to Islam. Especially when he was still adopts a liberal and not very interested in things that are dogmatic. However, over time, it is regarded as a dogma in Islam, it turned out to be a submission to God. A way of life that is run by its adherents.

It took one and a half years, or more precisely on July 30, 1999, Steven bersyahadat. He later took the name of Islam, Abdul-Lateef Abdullah. He realized that American culture and then come be a challenge. The country’s culture is very accommodating Adi-nafus worldly lust.

In America, happiness is not far away from consumption and what is already possessed by the material. The market system is the benchmark of American society. However, instead focusing on the Islamic way of living a healthy and positive. Islam could be the answer for social problems. This is what distinguishes Islam with other religions.

”Islam also provide the knowledge, explanations, and guidance of every aspect of life (physical, spiritual, mental, financial, etc.). Only Islam gives a clear purpose in life,”said Abdul-Lateef Abdullah.

Since becoming a Muslim, he finally realized that Islam really can be hold in life. Whatever is done adherents is a great way to always remember God. Way of life Islam allows its followers to keep doing it every time, starting from waking up to go back to the contest.

With the remembrance of Allah, the Muslims are able to get away from all kinds of actions and behaviors that are less healthy and less likely to be useful. They are very focused on the energy provided by God. ”By remembering God we become stronger and healthier in every aspect of our lives and we will be spared from thoughts and behaviors that are not good,”said Abdul Lateef.

Similar to the experience of other converts, he admitted that he had to adjust his life to the Islamic way of life. He was grateful, given facilities to cope with it all. So, Abdul Lateef can still live among the people of other Americans, but still holding fast to the teachings of Islam.

So it is with his family. When first informed of his decision to convert to Islam, his family and close friends began to ask many questions and very concerned with his life. However, they just do not see the decision as something negative. With the long and deep, eventually they can understand.

It was truly captivated by the truth and perfection of the religion of Islam

Mustafa Davis Embraced Islam after reading Surah Maryam (Mary)

Mustafa Davis was born and raised in the bay area in northern California. He is now known as a filmmaker and artist of the world. As an artist, Davis loves beauty. And the beauty of the most beautiful smile in his eyes is a simple, sincere man, who took him to Islam 16 years ago.

It all began on a Wednesday in the month of May 1996, Davis met a friend on his way to campus. Belakangan Davis knew he and man named Whitney Canon is learning French in the classroom sama. Then, knowing that Whitney is an artist and musician seems, Davis often spent time with him after that, especially in the chamber music hall piano in college.

During one semester, by way of sneaking, he and Whitney spend time in the room, and playing music or talking about spiritual matters there. On a Wednesday in the same year, with one of his friends, Whitney Canon (now Muslim), Davis was eating sushi at a Japanese restaurant near campus. On that occasion, Davis presented a confession that he was tired of life she lived.

“I want my life back on track,” he wrote in a note in his Facebook account, Becoming Muslim in America (reprinted by isamicsunrays.com in an article entitled Becoming Muslim: Five Words That Changed My Life). According to Davis, his lifestyle at that time away from success, and the only religion that might change his life. “I have to go back to church,” said the former adherents of these Catholics.

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Whitney suddenly asked if he ever thought about Islam. Davis replied “no” and told Whitney that Islam is the religion of the Arab or black separatist movement. From a lot of information and events, Davis only has a negative stigma about the religion in his brain. “Besides, I have never seen a good and devout Muslims at the time,” he said.

Found a negative response from Davis, Whitney then tells the story of her brother who converted to Islam. Of her sister, Whitney (who was not a Muslim) said that Islam is not just for Arabs as well as a universal religion. Whitney then asking new questions in Davis, “Do you know Muhammad?”

Davis claimed to only know one person with the name of Muhammad, that Elijah Muhammad (one of the main leaders of the Nation of Islam). Whitney went on to explain there is a man named Muhammad who is the true prophet of Arab origin. “You’ve got to know him,” said Whitney.

Hearing the word “Arab,” Davis was not interested to enter into further discussions about Islam. He then end the conversation and move it to where it works, because Davis worked at night.

Home from work, Davis stopped by a bookstore to buy a Bible. As he passed a row of shelves themed “Eastern Philosophy,” Davis outlook suddenly fixed on a green book. The name “Muhammad” written with gold embossed on the cover. “I stopped, thought for a moment, and took the book off the shelf,” he said.

Davis excited curiosity when I read the small headline in the paper MUHAMMAD: His life based on the Earliest Sources. “The word” source of the earliest “menggelitikku because I’m very aware of the theological debate about the number of errors found in the Bible. The fact that bothers me, “said founder and Mustava Davis Media Cinemotion this Incorporation.

Davis opened the book and with some difficulty trying to read a lot of spelling words in Arabic. “Four or five sentences that I read mentioned the word” Koran “a few times,” he said. Arabic spellings are difficult to justify it and then felt his understanding that Islam is the religion of the Arabs. Davis then returned the book to the shelf.

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When moving left, the gold writing on the cover was pulled back view of Davis, so he turned back to the book. At that time, he saw another book called The Koran, and the thought of some new words that he read in a book called Muhammad.

After retrieving and opening it at random, Davis faced with the first page of Surah Maryam. “I read chapters from beginning to end and feel my body shiver when I read a detailed explanation of the birth of Prophet Jesus (Isa as) is amazing,” he said.

“I do not think that Muslims believe that birth is amazing, and that they do not believe in Jesus as the son of God. As a Christian, I could never accept the claim that God has a son, “he added. Davis cried with a translation of the Koran in his hand. He decided to buy the book, forget the purpose to buy the Bible, and leave the bookstore.

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The next day, Thursday morning, while walking toward the campus, Davis passed a small booth Senegal belonged to a man who sells crafts, purses, and stuffed Africa. He was busy with shoppers when Davis approached a booth and see a wallet. When the customers left, the black man approached Davis with a friendly smile.

“His smile was something that had never found before. I can only describe that smile was full of light and love, “Davis writes with great amazement.

Khadim was a man named Davis greeted, “Hi, my brother, how are you?” And continue with another question after Davis answered, “Brother, are you a Muslim? You look like a Muslim. “

Not yet finished with a smile of admiration Khadim, Davis made was surprised by the question. He replied that he was not a Muslim, but only buy the Koran on the night before they met. Khadim smile growing. He approached Davis and gave him a hug as she kept saying, “It’s very beautiful, my brother. It’s great. I’m happy for you. This is a sign from God. You make me so happy, my brother. “

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Wonder Davis has not ended. When entering the time of midday, Khadim asked for his help to keep his booth while he prayed. Davis is willing and missed two classes that day. “I’ve never found the person he was as sincere, who smiled at me, hugged me, and said he was happy for me.”

As with Khadim’s, a student approached Pakistan and Senegal that greeted him. As Khadim, he thought Davis a Muslim, and happy to hear Davis had read the Koran. He then offered himself to accompany Davis offers a look around the mosque. And Davis accepted his offer.

The next day, students were picked up Davis and brought him to a mosque belongs to the Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara California after the first he invited Davis to lunch at his house. On arriving at the mosque, Davis greeted about 40 men who greeted him with a smile.

After sitting down and join the men, Davis was asked if he knew anything about Islam. She described the Koran had bought and delivered the things he knows about Islam through the book. “Then one of them asked me if I believed in the Prophet Muhammad and without hesitation I said ‘Yes.’ I asked if I believe that Jesus is God or son of God, I said ‘No’.”

He went on to explain many things about Islam at Davis; angels, the books of Allah, the day of judgment (yaumul reckoning), and many others. After giving that explanation, he asked if Davis believe any of it. Davis again said “Yes,” then he said, “That is what Muslims believe and you believe it. So if you want to become a Muslim? “

Davis again said ‘Yes’ without doubt. The man then led her to read the creed. “I remember that day on 17 Ramadan 1416 H,” he said.

Famous American Rapper loon reverted to Islam

Brother Amir Junaid Muhadith, born 20 June, 1975 in Harlem, New York as Chauncey Lamont Hawkins, was formerly a hip-hop and rap performer who worked under the stage name of ‘Loon.’ He earned his fame as a part of Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records, where he not only released a self-titled debut album, Loon, but also performed with many of the industry’s notable R&B and hip-hop celebrities.

In 2004, Loon left Bad Boy to start his own label, Boss Up Entertainment. Having started his music career as a member of Mase’s rap collective Harlem World, Loon branched out into acting and was featured in two movies directed by Damon Dash, State Property 2 and Death of a Dynasty.

Born to a Christian family, Chauncey Lamont Hawkins changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith after Allah guided him to Al-Islam in 2008. Following a life-changing visit to the city of Abu Dhabi along with prolonged exposure to the Muslim lifestyle, Amir explained his attraction to Islam in an interview:

‘I visited Abu Dhabi, Emirate’s capital, and there I found the real happiness and tranquility which my wealth and fame failed to give me all over my life as a singer. I was affected with the  Muslim’s culture; and I admired their refined morals, their kind treatment with people, and especially their regular going to pray in the mosque five times every day. Consequently, I began to ask about the reality of this religion, and whether it was only exclusive for Arabs, and I realized that Islam includes all human beings without any consideration to their nationalities. Then, I announced my conversion to Islam after a profound thinking, and I prayed for the first time after my return to my home in Harlem, New York.’

Shortly after having become Muslim, Allah blessed brother Amir by guiding his family to Islam: ‘My relief increased a lot when my wife and my son accepted Islam.’ Allah continued to shower His bounty upon Amir by facilitating the ability for him to perform Umrah, an incredibly moving experience for him:

‘…When I was performing Umrah, a few days ago, I lived a very poignant moment when I saw the holy Kaaba for the first time in my life. I could not bear this affecting situation, so I could not stand on my feet, and I began to cry thanking Allah who allowed me to perform this magnificent ritual, and to visit the Prophet’s honorable mosque.’

May Allah accept him, his family and their deeds, and may He keep them all steadfast, Ameen. Amir has since ended his rap career, and has instead chosen to spend his wealth, time and life seeking knowledge and giving Da’wah; educating Muslims and non-Muslims alike about Islam, and calling people of all faiths and backgrounds to the Religion of Truth. Having found peace in Islam which his previous wealth and lifestyle could not provide, Amir embraced his new life and mission with a renewed enthusiasm:

‘Islam turned my life upside down since I renounced the profession which I practiced from seventeen years old; however, now I feel the serenity and peace of mind which I longed for all my life. …I became very enthusiastic to know more about Islam when I joined a Canadian Organization calling for Islam, and now I work on attracting the popular singers and artists to understand Islam’s tolerant principles.’

Allah swt says in the Noble Quran, Truely, the Religion with Allah is Islam. ان الدین عند الله الاسلام

[Translation of the Holy Quran 3:19]