My Story To Islam

Asalaam alaiekum wa rahamtullahi wa barakatu
al hamdulillahil Rabbi al'amiin, Praise be to Allah, the King of mankind. I embrassed Islam, my experience was breath-taking and everyone who does embrass Islam is relieved and reborn. On October the 4th, 2005 during the 1st week of Ramadan, I took my shahada. I came from a background of Lutheran and Anglican but I never really practiced even though my parents were stable with religion. When I was 4 yrs old, my mother passed away, I didn't know about death so I had no idea what was going on. After 6/7 yrs my father passed as well, I didn't know what to do, what to think, should I be thankful, what's next to expect. I was lost, during the well of his burial my aunts would talk to me about Islam (Most of my family relatives came from a Muslim background), tell me all the great things about the deen, where my parents were, I actually began to understand the concept of death but Islam didn't click to me at the moment. As time went by I lived with my step-mother, her daughter and my half brother, our relationship was quite good but the bond between us wasn't there, the only bond that kept us together was my brother who was the son of my step mom and father. Like a ordinary teen, we face many challenges, and I for one didn't really know how to deal with them, I burdened myself with things I shouldn't have even worried about. I've always been a matured growing individual in the family always trying to please someone but on the 4th of October, I decided to take my life into anotehr direction. Unfortunetly my parent and siblings couldn't understand why I converted and became, I guess you can say fustrated & didn't know how to react with situation so conflicts began. My sister get into the wrong crowd, and became physically. mentally and emotionally abusive, I'd never eat, sleep. Allah was my only hope, Islam was my survival. I would pray when she'd attack me, make constant duaa, thank Allah SWT for all the decreed matter He has bestowed upon me because, life was beginning to make sense to me. during the upsetting times, my iman grew, I became deen strong but not emotionally so I moved out but still tried to maintain contact with my family. and ever since I did that, my life has changed drastically, I'm doing better than good in school, I love knowing that I get to change my life each day I can by the will of Allah and I can never be more happier than I am. Islam has changed my life more than I can ever imagine, al hamdulillah.
Ma'a Salaam
Sister Amina.C