Wednesday, September 28, 2011

20 Years

Alhumdullilah, its been 20 yrs today that I embraced Islam. How did I feel on that day? Nothing really. I guess because in my heart I had always been a Muslim but just didn't know what to call it. I always believed in the oneness of God and never thought that Jesus was God or the son of God. I never knew that Muslims believed in God so never thought to become one. I thought Muslims worshiped statues just like Hindus. In these 20 yrs I have changed so much and the world has changed so much as well. Back in '91 the talk of the town was Not Without My Daughter and The Satanic Verses and yes I read both. The Gulf war was happening. Since then there's been so many events including the Oklahoma bombing which Muslims were wrongfully blamed for. Then Sept 11th happened and I thought well this time they won't blame us again, not like last time. They will wait until they have collected all the facts. But they did it again before the morning had even left us, a typical knee-jerk response. Then came the backlash and then the attacks on foreign soil of those who played no part in that day. When I think of becoming Muslim it kind of divides up into before and after Sept 11th. Life was better before but that day changed it for every Muslim even the ones up here in the massah's house. Now we have upheaval in the middle east and its high time that the Arabs, Muslim or not, stood up to their evil dictators. What will happen in the next 20 yrs? Allahu alim but most would say they put their money down on the mahdi coming back. Seems like its just around the corner. To all you new Muslims, hang on because its going to be a bumpy ride. We can't just say we believe and not expect to be tested. After all life is a prison for the believers.


  1. Alhamdlillah!
    I used to look up stories of reverts all the time a few years back. I would get goosebumps just reading about what they had gone through in their journeys.

    About the Mahdi, I think everyone realizes that the more time passes the more it is a possibility it would happen soon. Especially with all the chaos around the world,not just the political upheavals but natural disasters as well.

  2. Great post. I got shivers towards the end of it.
    I know people are saying Mahdi, Mahdir but conditions are gonna be a lot worse before he comes and that scares me.

  3. i meant to say "mahdi, mahdi" not Mahdir... hehe

  4. Congratulations on your 20th, sister. Knowledge of his coming may rest with Allah, but we know it's getting closer, not further away. May we be ready.

  5. Thanks. It just feels so close to me. Just about all the minor signs have happened. Maybe the only one left is one man supporting 50 women? But maybe that is happening in war torn countries and also through our tax system here. Allahu alim.