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

Why Women are Accepting Islam?

This book is a compilation of the numerous narratives about the lives, experiences and previous beliefs as well as Islamic impressions and reasons of different lucky women, belonging to all walks of life, as to why they reverted to Islam. Darussalam has already published one book from the same compiler on the same focus that was very much appreciated by the readers. We hope this study will help those non-Muslims women whose concepts are not clear about Islam, and those people who are working in Da’wah field.

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Table of Contents (of the Book)

Publisher NoteIntroduction.

1. O Muslim Women – Allama Iqbal

2. Why Islam is my only Choice? – Aisha Cassana Maddoz Nablisi (USA)

3. From edge of despair to glory in Islam – Aesha Lorenz Al-Saeed

4.African Missionary finds Truth in Islam despite unbearable hardships – An African Missionary

5. Islam has done me a world of good – Aisha Ong

6. Everybody desires world peace, well, there is nothing which will better accomplish that than the festival at the end of the Pilgrimage at Arafat!!! – A’isha Wen tworth-Fitz-William

7. Why I embraced Islam – Begum Amina Lakhani (Ohio, U.S.A)

8. Islam: My own Choice – American Muslimaa

9. This is the story of how I became Muslim. – Amirah

10. American woman’s search ends with the Qur’an – Hanan Abdullateef

11. Her intellect brought Amnah to Islam through Arabic. – Amnah

12. Islam religion of tolerance, good behavior, love and mercy. – Ann Rockfeller (A British Physician)

13. Why I Embraced Islam – Asyia Abd14. Got the guidance from Allah! – Ayishah Hassan Jacoueline Ruth Pugh

15. Islam Changed My Life – Bahria Amanullah

16. The Choicest find: Islam – Bar’rah Islam of (TalaseaNew Britain)

17. I was totally convinced by the Truth of Islam – Bushra Finch

18. Our Daughter’s Choice: Islam! – Carol L. Anway

19. Islam is a blessing to Me – Chi Mei-fong

20. Muslim prayers sing nothing but God’s Mercy and Greatness! – Carol L. Anway

21. Journey to Faith! – Emily B. Assami

22. Fatima discovers the true spirit of Islam – N. Hashim

23. Why I embraced Islam – Fatima Heeren (West Germany)

24. Islam: Our Choice – Fatima Martin

25. My Transformation to Islam – Fitra (Osaka Muslim Union, Osaka, Japan)

26. Suddenly I felt safer on the street!. – Georgina Noueiri

27. How farcical could be Media Images – Md. Karim Ghazi (formerly Gain Chand Ghosh)

28. I have found Dignity for Women in Islam. – Hina Begum Ghazi, formerly Vinitha Gupta

29. Islam: Our Choice – Huda Khattab30.I found true freedom in Islam – Ibnantu Adam

31.My years in a Mission School. – Ida Yezmin Bachtiar

32.I was dong things that are normally done by a Muslim! – Jane Nader

33.Heart of a Muslim. – D. Jacqualine Cosens

34.Impressions of Hajj. – M. Janes (U.S.A.)

35.Conversion to Islam my own Choice!. – Jemima Imran Khan (Pakistani Sportsman’s wife)

36.Faith in Allah is a big advantage! – Jewellee

37.In Search of Truth – Josephine Ivy janeezko

38. Religion of New Millennium! – Dr. Kamala Surrayya

39.The Hijab – Katherine Bullock

40.My story from Christianity to Islam – Khadija Zafar (Washington, USA)

41.Khairunisa dedicates herself for Islam in Germany – Muslehuddin Ahamad

42.I was never convinced with the concept of ‘Trinity’ in Christianity! – Khalida Hamilton

43.How did I come to Islam and Why? – Laure

44.How I Embraced Islam – Lee Cooper (UK)

45. Islam led A British couple to the Right Path – Leila Rajab46.The Call to Islam: A revert’s Tale – Maimuna (formerly Joan Dixon)

47.Islam: My Personal Experience! – Mardijah Aldrich Tarantino

48.I have Finally found Peace in Islam – Maria Esther Roman (former U.S. Model)

49.Allah opened my heart to the Truth and guided me to seek knowledge! – Mariam Velasco

50.My Heart felt Strong especially as I read the Holy Qur’an!. – Mariola Laila Szczesny

51.Ramadhan: The First Fulfilling Days – Mariola Laila Szczesny

52.Convert devotes Time for Dawa – Jannah Felesmenia

53.Beauty of Salat brings Canadian lady to Islamic fold – Maryam Fisher

54.Behind the Islamic veil – Maryam Wannaenburgh

55.What led a Hindu woman to Islam – Mona Panicker

56.Blessings of Islam! – Nadia Shaukat Ali (U.S.A.)

57.Why Islam – Nishani (previously Indrani)

58.My journey from the Darkness of Unbelief to the Light of Islam – Natassia Kelly

59.How I chose Islam? – An American Woman’s conversion story

60.I am a Muslim woman – Rabi?a K. jabbar61.Proud to be a Muslim woman Hijab a liberator; not an enslaver – Rosina Samadani

62.When minds are ventilated by liberty and rationality. – Sabiha Khan (formerly Carole Botes, South Africa)

63.I realized that what I had searched for Was Islam! – Shahin Gulam

64.I seemed by some mysterious Agency to be brought to Islam! – Saida Miller Khalifa

65.Hajj is the supreme and profound experience, which cements the Brotherhood of Islam! – Sakeenah Catherine Quicker Al-Beiruti

66. Discovering faith; belief in Monotheism draws Hindu lady to Islam – Dr Salma K. V Vijayalaxmi

67. Truth of Islam forced me to embrace Islam! – Dr. Salama Siddiqui (written by Muhammad Haneef Shahid)

68.My Experience as a Muslim female in a Western Society – Samia Itani (Student, University of Western Sydney)

69.I Found Myself – Sara BTE Muhammad

70.It seems that I have always been a Muslim! – Lady Zeinab (Evelyn) Cobbold

U.S film maker Sean Stone from a Jewish father and christian mother reverted to Islam


U.S. filmmaker who has a Jewish father and Christian mother today decided to convert to Islam.

But Sean Stone, 27, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, insisted the switch did not signal him abandoning the faiths of his parents.

He became Muslim on Tuesday 14 February 2012.

‘The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,’ Mr Stone told news agency Agence France-Presse.

‘It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets,’.

The Princeton University graduate appeared in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in 2010, Nixon in 1995 and JFK in 1991 – all worked on by his dad.

‘The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets’.

Australian Artist Mr. Peter Gould converted to Islam

Peter Gould

Artist from Australia is starting to explore Islam in 2002. All started from his visit to Muslim countries to enrich his artistic inspiration.

“I’m very inspired by the old towns such as Granada, Fes, and Damascus. Experience was enriched horizons of thought and open up my creativity, Thank God,” he said.

Peter Gould, the artist, fell in love with the design elements and artistic traditions of the Middle East who have been hundreds of years old. “I shoot a lot of things and trying to absorb the details. Calligraphy, the domes, tiles, arches, and the bright colors are amazing. It’s really amazing. “

“I am compelled to put everything I saw into the work and combine it with graphic design projects and works of art that I made,” said Gould. For him, Islamic art has an extremely rich spectrum.

His admiration for the design of Islamic art coloring curiosity about Islam, the religion which he knew from a Muslim friend who had met only. The new color which immediately fills the hearts of his art was once the heart of the artist to establish bersyahadat in the same year, ten years ago.

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Peter Gould was born and grew up in the middle of a non-Muslim family in Sydney, Australia, and spent his time there. Graduated from Sydney Technical High School, Gould was a student at the University of Technology in Sydney and explore the art of design.

When he was 19 years, through one of his friends, Gould knew a Muslim female South African nationality. Behaviors and traits of a girl named Inshirah Khan had met only brought forth a great curiosity in Gould, about the Muslim and his religion.

“He is a smart woman, and very patiently answered my questions. That made me even more curious, “Gould said in an interview. Of the Muslim friends, Gould continued to seek out and slowly understand Islam. He also began attending lectures and reading some books about Islam.

When the greater curiosity about Islam, Gould began to be careful. Especially in the family, given that none of their background or had any contact with religion being studied at that time.

“I put my own interest in, and for a year hiding under a pile of magazines Koran my guitar,” said the man who has been blessed with two daughters had.

Gould recognizes the efforts of Islam, and the explanation of many Muslim friends who helped him understand Islam, led to an important conclusion in his mind. Gould believes Islam is the most logical and beautiful manifestation of the two sentences creed. “The woman has now become my wife, thank God,” says the founder of Creative Cubed Pty Ltd is.

About the biggest factor that makes Islam accept, Gould describes the religion of Prophet Muhammad brought that provides the complete guide to living life. In addition, he found that the Koran, the Muslim book, is a document that contains all that phenomenal.

Interesting things about Islam in the eyes of Gould is a rejection of materialism and individualism, as is the case in Western countries. “Islam is really a beautiful philosophy. I find many things through the principles of universality, “said Gould.