I’m a feminist and conversion to Islam in 2001 – Theresa Carbin

Theresa Carbin is an author. She lives in Orleans, Louisiana and is the founding father of Islamwich. For the primary time, details about his conversion to Islam was revealed on CNN.

I’m a Muslim however was not a Muslim from the start. I transformed to Islam in November 2001, two months after the 9/11 tragedy. I used to be 21 at the time and lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was a nasty part for the Muslims. Despite 4 years of examination and the blatant propaganda towards the worldwide faith Islam and its followers, I made a decision to embrace Islam.

Important Queries Which are Turn, Conversion to Islam

I grew up a Catholic, then an atheist, and now a Muslim. I started to show to Islam at the age of fifteen, and I started to query my Catholic beliefs. But my instructor would inform me that you shouldn’t fear this small and beautiful thought of yours like this. But I  didn’t discover this reply of the instructor passable. Questions associated with pure faith, man and the universe saved swirling in my thoughts and coronary heart.

I discovered Islam after the behaviour of questioning, curiosity, historical past and analysis on each matter. I discovered that Islam is not only the title of civilization or any sect, neither is it a faith confined to a specific area of the world. But Islam is such a common faith that teaches tolerance, justice and persistence. modesty and promotes stability. While finding out Islam, many elements of my life felt linked to Islam.

I am very glad to know that Islam teaches its followers from Moses, Jesus christ to Muhammed PBUH. Till it teaches to respect all of the Prophet. All these Prophets taught human beings to worship just one god in order that they’ll stay life with a greater and good function.

Muhammad Sall. It left a deep impression on my coronary heart and thoughts that ‘It is important for each Muslim man and girl to accumulate information. I used to be amazed that many Muslims embraced science and motive. Al-Khawarizmi, who invented algebra (seed arithmetic), Ibn Firnas, who developed aeroplane know-how earlier than da Vinci, and Al-Zahrawi, thought-about the daddy of contemporary surgical procedure ) is one in every of such Muslim scientists. Islam was prompting me to hunt my very own solutions and to make use of my knowledge within the questions that have been scattered around me on the planet.

This is from the yr 2001. For a while, I postponed the announcement of changing to Islam. Actually, I used to be petrified of what folks would assume however I used to be very unhappy. When 9/11 occurred, this motion of the aircraft hijackers scared me. But after that, the majority of my time was spent in defence of Muslims and their faith as a result of most people have been blaming this inhuman act of some folks on the brow of all of the Muslims of the world. By taking a robust aspect of Islam and defending it, now my concern was over. Now I made a decision to transform to Islam and join with my Islamic brothers and sisters.

My household didn’t perceive my determination however they weren’t shocked as a result of they knew that I had been finding out faith for a very long time. But most have been involved in my security. Luckily most of my mates have been calm about my determination and have been curious to learn about my new faith.

I  Proud to put on hijab After Conversion to Islam

I began carrying hijab (veil) and I’d really feel proud to do hijab. You may also name this hijab a shawl. My veil neither tied my arms behind me again nor did it grow to be the rationale for my exploitation and oppression. By doing the veil, there was no restriction on my ideas and there was no restriction on my speech. 

But I did not have such a constructive thought of Pard earlier. In reality, my prejudices didn’t fade away instantly throughout my examination of Islam. I used to assume that in Japanese international locations, males forcibly preserve girls beneath the veil as their property.

But When a Muslim girl was requested – why do you put on veils. Her reply was – for the pleasure of Allah, that’s, due to god’s order. So that I will be acknowledged as a girl who needs to be revered and never molested or exploited. This retains me away from the prying eyes of males. His reply was clear and efficient.

She defined to me {that a} swish costume like a veil is a logo that sends a message to the world {that a} girl’s physique will not be the item of consumption, oppression and snatching for the widespread folks.

However, until now I didn’t agree with him, so I additionally instructed him- ‘In your faith, a girl is handled as a second class citizen.’ That Muslim girl patiently instructed me that ‘In these instances when girls have been thought-about the property of males in western international locations, Islam gave the message that women and men are equal within the eyes of Allah. Both have equal standing. Islam made the consent of the lady necessary within the matter of marriage, gave her the proper to inherit, to maintain her property, to do enterprise.

That Muslim girl enumerated many such rights one after the opposite that Islam gave to girls and likewise instructed that ‘When girls’ rights have been considered in western international locations, about twelve and a half hundred years earlier than that Islam gave girls this All rights got. Surprisingly, Islam appeared to me to be a faith that was suitable with my feminist pondering.

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Married Life After Conversion To Islam

You may be shocked to know that I’ve carried out organized marriage. It does not imply that my father pressured me to get married. When I transformed to Islam, there was no higher atmosphere for Muslims. I used to be left confined by my society and now I needed to have my family. Although even earlier than turning into a Muslim, I used to be severe about marriage and needed a severe relationship for myself, however, I discovered only some males like this. 

After turning into a Muslim, I felt {that a} life-long life companion and a severe relationship could be simple for me. I made a decision that I’d marry solely a neo-Muslim who transformed to Islam like myself. The mother and father of my mates had good support and my search got here to a finish. I’m glad that Islam has given me a greater individual as a husband. husband and spouse reside a cheerful life after conversion to Islam.

Islam like peace

During my conversion to Islam, I discovered that Muslims will come throughout completely different colours, completely different civilizations, international locations, views. Islam teaches us that if you happen to disagree with somebody, it doesn’t imply that you simply insult him. Most Muslims favour peace. There are some Muslims who misrepresent Islam for his or her political features. The American folks make a fallacious impression about Islam by contemplating these few Muslims as representatives of Islam. I’m positive that my American colleagues will rise above hatred and enmity and perceive that Muslims love peace.

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