Convert finds peace in Islam after 9/11

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Here’s a good example of people who actually did some thinking and research on their own insted of believing everything they’re told.

Convert finds peace in Islam
Aaron Nichols looked into religion after Sept. 11
By ANDRE BRISCOE
Herald Staff Writer

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, Aaron Eugene Nichols, then 17, did what many in the United States couldn’t think of doing: He embraced Islam. “I wanted to know both sides of the story. I wasn’t just going to believe what I heard on TV,” said Nichols, now 21, who has changed his name to Haron, Arabic for Aaron. (more…)

Published in: on August 4, 2007 at 8:22 pm  Comments (1)  

Father of Conjoined Twins Embraces Islam

steth.jpg as salam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

I was sent this feel good story and wanted to share it. Also, insha’Allaah, I will soon post how the Jeddah Dawrah was that has been going on for the last two weeks and came to an end today, masha’Allaah. 

RIYADH, 19 July 2007 — The father of the Cameroonian Siamese twins, Phambom and Shefbou, who were separated at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAMC) in April this year, embraced Islam at a simple function held yesterday at the hospital in the presence of selected guests. (more…)

Published in: on July 19, 2007 at 11:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Why did Thomas Jefferson own a Qur’aan?

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Isn’t it interesting when something the Islaamaphobes wish they could cover up comes to light. Whether it’s the fact that Muslims invented/discovered much of the world’s sciences, medicines and laws; or that Muslims from Western Africa had already established trade and were regularly visiting the America’s well before Columbus; or whether it’s the fact that according to some Native American Historians, almost the entire Cherokee tribe had accepted Islaam prior to Columbus’s arrival, the fact of the matter is that the truth will come out. Take for example the fact that Thomas Jefferson owned a Qur’aan. Yes, that Thomas Jefferson. Is it possible that he knew something about Islaam that many of the Islaamaphobes and Neo-Crusaders overlooked? (more…)

Macon, Georgia, mayor converts to Islam

Macon, Georgia, mayor converts to Islam
POSTED: 2:07 p.m. EST, February 2, 2007
ref: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/02/macon.mayor.ap/index.html

MACON, Georgia (AP) — Mayor Jack Ellis has converted to Islam and is working to change his legal name to Hakim Mansour Ellis.

Ellis, 61, a Macon native who was raised Christian, said he became a Sunni Muslim during a December ceremony in the west African nation of Senegal.

Ellis said he has studied the Quran for years and that his new religion was practiced by his ancestors before they were brought to North America as slaves.

“Why does one become a Christian?” Ellis said Thursday. “You do it because it feels right. … To me it’s no big deal. But people like to know what you believe in.”

Name-changing by converts is a practice that is considered commendable, though it is typically not required.

Ellis said he would keep his last name at the request of two daughters.

Ellis, whose mayoral term expires this year, said he hasn’t calculated how his religious conversion might affect him politically. He said he is proud to live in a country founded on religious freedom.

“If anybody wants to know about Islam, I can hold an intelligent conversation,” Ellis said. “What I’ve found is how little we know about the religion.”

Published in: on February 3, 2007 at 11:16 pm  Leave a Comment