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Old 09-12-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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YouTube - ‫أمريكية أسلمت بعد مشاهدت أفلام يوتوب عن الاسلام‬‎
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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God answered her prayer in less than 24 hours



YouTube - ‫ثم أهتديت قصة إسلام سناء الأمريكية 1 من 3‬‎
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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YouTube - ‫ثم أهتديت قصة إسلام سناء الأمريكية 3 2‬‎
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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I watched a few minutes out of each of the above vids and it was no surprise to me that the two examples of conversion were devoutly Christian before they converted. It's not that much of a leap to go from one belief to another and really they are only staying within the same family of religions anyway.

As for the answer to prayer, from what I gathered from the few minutes I watched, she prayed for a direction and the next day someone told her about Islam. I wonder if she would have converted to Hindu if someone had told her about it in that time frame? I think that she asked the question and was in the state of mind to be receptive to anything that was offered.

My personal opinion is that there are those who have a deep need for religion, it is hard wired into their psyche from birth by their environment. It's not surprising to me that those who think this way convert from one religion to another because anyone of even moderate intelligence is bound to be suspicious of the truth of their religion at some point. Some choose to ignore common sense, some choose to manipulate the religion so that it sits more comfortably in their mind, some convert to another (but will probably end up in the same boat when they have studied it fully) and others just turn away from religion altogether. Of those that turn away from religion, some retain a spirituality while others become atheist. I think that in today's information rich environment it is difficult to hold onto primitive beliefs.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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As for the answer to prayer, from what I gathered from the few minutes I watched, she prayed for a direction and the next day someone told her about Islam. I wonder if she would have converted to Hindu if someone had told her about it in that time frame? I think that she asked the question and was in the state of mind to be receptive to anything that was offered.

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please watch
the most exciting part of the story from minute 9:20 of part1 up to minute 1:44 of part2 about 2 minutes and 34 seconds only

then i think you will say some thing else.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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please watch
I did. thank you for such an extreme waste of time. To think I could have used those few minutes for something relatively important like scratching my butt.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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please watch
the most exciting part of the story from minute 9:20 of part1 up to minute 1:44 of part2 about 2 minutes and 34 seconds only

then i think you will say some thing else.
I watched it and no, I still think the same. She was in the frame of mind to be open to suggestion, the only difference to what I said is that she only gave herself two options - Christianity or Islam. Someone happened to mention Islam to her the next day so she went with that. She flipped a spiritual coin and it came up Islam.

Interesting that her answer came from someone she was in regular contact with. I think she was converted by "Carol", what would be more telling would be if we knew how often this Carol spoke to her about Islam. If it was a regular occurrence it is hardly a miracle that she did so on that day. Perhaps Carol sensed she was close to winning one over and called in the other fellow straight away.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I watched a few minutes out of each of the above vids and it was no surprise to me that the two examples of conversion were devoutly Christian before they converted. It's not that much of a leap to go from one belief to another and really they are only staying within the same family of religions anyway.

As for the answer to prayer, from what I gathered from the few minutes I watched, she prayed for a direction and the next day someone told her about Islam. I wonder if she would have converted to Hindu if someone had told her about it in that time frame? I think that she asked the question and was in the state of mind to be receptive to anything that was offered.

My personal opinion is that there are those who have a deep need for religion, it is hard wired into their psyche from birth by their environment. It's not surprising to me that those who think this way convert from one religion to another because anyone of even moderate intelligence is bound to be suspicious of the truth of their religion at some point. Some choose to ignore common sense, some choose to manipulate the religion so that it sits more comfortably in their mind, some convert to another (but will probably end up in the same boat when they have studied it fully) and others just turn away from religion altogether. Of those that turn away from religion, some retain a spirituality while others become atheist. I think that in today's information rich environment it is difficult to hold onto primitive beliefs.
The greatest thing about the Jesus' sacrifice, is that it covers all humanity bar none.
So, if she finds a closer relationship with God via another belief, then she is covered to.

My part as a believer is to love those whom Christ died for, friend or foe, for He commanded me to do so.

Now if a belief teaches to hate, and kill those who are of different beliefs, then I oppose that belief and will not tolerate it.

Blessings, AJ
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Someone happened to mention Islam to her the next day so she went with that. She flipped a spiritual coin and it came up Islam.

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the someone was the leader of the mosque .

how come he got in the University?!!?

and he was the one who told Carol about islam.

many things happened in the same day that could not be happened even if they were planned.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Sara Bokker, Former Actress and Model, USA

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”. I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated with the glamour of life in “the big city”. Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for those seeking the “glamorous life”. Naturally, I did what most average Western girls do. I focused on my appearance and appeal, basing my self-worth on how much attention I got from others. I worked out rigorously and became a personal trainer, acquired an upscale waterfront residence, became a regular “exhibiting” beach-goer and was able to attain a “living-in-style” kind of life.

Years went by, only to realize that my scale of self-fulfillment and happiness slid down the more I progressed in my “feminine appeal”. I was a slave to fashion. I was a hostage to my looks.

As the gap continued to progressively widen between my self-fulfillment and lifestyle, I sought refuge in escapes from alcohol and parties to meditation, activism, and alternative religions, only to have the little gap widen to what seemed like a valley. I eventually realized it all was merely a pain killer rather than an effective remedy.

As a feminist libertarian, and an activist who was pursuing a better world for all, my path crossed with that of another activist who was already at the lead of indiscriminately furthering causes of reform and justice for all. I joined in the ongoing campaigns of my new mentor which included, at the time, election reform and civil rights, among others. Now my new activism was fundamentally different. Instead of “selectively” advocating justice only to some, I learned that ideals such as justice, freedom, and respect are meant to be and are essentially universal, and that own good and common good are not in conflict. For the first time, I knew what “all people are created equal” really meant. But most importantly, I learned that it only takes faith to see the world as one and to see the unity in creation.

One day I came across a book that is negatively stereotyped in the West--The Holy Quran. Up until that point, all I had associated with Islam was women covered in “tents”, wife beaters, harems, and a world of terrorism. I was first attracted by the style and approach of the Quran, and then intrigued by its outlook on existence, life, creation, and the relationship between Creator and creation. I found the Quran to be a very insightful address to heart and soul without the need for an interpreter or pastor.

Eventually I hit a moment of truth: my new-found self-fulfilling activism was nothing more than merely embracing a faith called Islam where I could live in peace as a “functional” Muslim.

I bought a beautiful long gown and head cover resembling the Muslim woman’s dress code and I walked down the same streets and neighborhoods where only days earlier I had walked in my shorts, bikini, or “elegant” western business attire. Although the people, the faces, and the shops were all the same, one thing was remarkably distinct: the peace at being a woman I experienced for the very first time. I felt as if the chains had been broken and I was finally free. I was delighted with the new looks of wonder on people’s faces in place of the looks of a hunter watching his prey I had once sought. Suddenly a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I no longer spent all my time consumed with shopping, makeup, getting my hair done, and working out. Finally, I was free.

Of all places, I found my Islam at the heart of what some call “the most scandalous place on earth”, which makes it all the more dear and special.

Soon enough, news started breaking about politicians, Vatican clergymen, libertarians, and so-called human rights and freedom activists condemning the Hijab (headscarf) as being oppressive to women, an obstacle to social integration, and more recently, as an Egyptian official called it -“a sign of backwardness.”

I find it to be a blatant hypocrisy when some people and so-called human rights groups rush to defend women’s rights when some governments impose a certain dress code on women, yet such “freedom fighters” look the other way when women are being deprived of their rights, work, and education just because they choose to exercise their right to wear the Hijab.

Today I am still a feminist, but a Muslim feminist, who calls on Muslim women to assume their responsibilities in providing all the support they can for their husbands to be good Muslims. To raise their children as upright Muslims so they may be beacons of light for all humanity once again. To enjoin good -any good - and to forbid evil -any evil. To speak righteousness and to speak up against all ills. To fight for our right to wear Hijab and to please our Creator whichever way we chose. But just as importantly to carry our experience with Hijab to fellow women who may never have had the chance to understand what wearing Hijab means to us and why do we, so dearly, embrace it.

Willingly or unwillingly, women are bombarded with styles of “dressing-in-little-to-nothing” virtually in every means of communication everywhere in the world. As an ex Non-Muslim, I insist on women’s right to equally know about Hijab, its virtues, and the peace and happiness it brings to a woman’s life as it did to mine. Yesterday, the bikini was the symbol of my liberty, when in actuality it only liberated me from my spirituality and true value as a respectable human being.

I couldn’t be happier to shed my bikini in South Beach and the “glamorous” Western lifestyle to live in peace with my Creator and enjoy living among fellow humans as a worthy person.

Today, Hijab is the new symbol of woman’s liberation to find who she is, what her purpose is, and the type of relation she chooses to have with her Creator.

To women who surrender to the ugly stereotype against the Islamic modesty of Hijab, I say: You don’t know what you are missing.



By Sara Bokker
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