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Famous Indian Composer Reverts to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 11 Feb 2014

A famous Indian composer has revealed that he has reverted to Islam, adding that he is proud of the decision which got his family’s support.

"Yes, I follow Islam and I'm proud about it. Alhamdhulillah,” Yuvan Shankar Raja posted on Twitter, Times of India reported on Monday, February 10.


US envoy in Sudan forced to resign after accepting Islam

Source : World Bulletin / 07 Feb 2014

The US charge d’affaires in Khartoum, Joseph D Stafford, resigned from his post after he converted to Islam, Sudanese local media sources said.

Stafford told the foreign ministry that his resignation was made for "personal reasons" but Sudanese sources claimed that the envoy was forced to resign after he turned to Islam.


A Day in the life of a Muslim: From Waking up till late Morning

Source : / 3 Feb 2014

Ordinary every day activities can become rewarding acts of worship if a Muslim does them for the sake of pleasing Allah.  Of them, the regular, consistent deeds are best. Allah’s Messenger, may Allah praise him, said, “The deeds most loved by Allah are those done regularly, even if they are minute.” [1]  


Jennifer Grout Confirms Reverting to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 28 Jan 2014

Though denying an earlier video claiming her reversion to Islam, US singer Jennifer Grout has confirmed the news, adding that she has started to pray, learn Qur’an and pay Zakat.

“Actually the video that everyone has seen is part of a Moroccan film I made before my performance aired on Arabs Got Talent,” Grout told Gulf News on Tuesday, January 21.


Sydney women reverting to Islam

Source : IINA / 24 Jan 2014

Admiring the way Islam treats women; Julia Moukhallalati, a Sydney young woman, challenged her parent’s Orthodox Christian upbringing to revert to Islam.

"My parents pushed me to be Orthodox but they never had answers to my questions," Moukhallalati, 22, told Australia’s The Sunday Telegraph, on January 19. The young woman, who reverted to Islam four years ago when she was only 18, asserted that she has always been fascinated with Islam and the way it puts women on a pedestal.


I listened to my inner voice to become Muslim

Source : / 26 Nov 2013

Abdul Aziz was born Jermaine Boddy and was raised in Charleston, West Virginia, United States, as a Baptist Christian as were his parents and their forefathers. Here below, he narrates how he was drawn toward Islam and became a Muslim:

As a youth I attended Church and Sunday School regularly until my adolescent years when girls and running around suddenly became more important to me. I consider myself as “sinful” when I was on the street, but I was always conscious of Allah — or, I may say God in those days — and used to ask forgiveness on occasions for my sinful deeds in vain by the way I had been taught, “in the name of Jesus,” may Allah forgive me.


Queen appoints Muslim convert as High Sheriff

Source : World Bulletin / 19 Nov 2013

Eton College graduate and 8th Earl of Yarborough, Charles John Pelham, otherwise known as Abd al-Mateen, is set to become the first Muslim High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.

Charles John Pelham, 50, inherited a £68 million estate from his father, the 7th Earl of Yarborough, in 1991. He is also a master of the Brocklesby Hunt, and President of Brocklesby Park Cricket Club.


Zambia's growing Islam

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Nov 2013

The Islamic faith is steadily growing in Zambia, with many new converts crediting the religion's peaceful teachings for steering them away from vice and crime.

"Islam isn't a complicated religion. Unlike other religions in Zambia, Islam is easy to master,"new convert Hanif Mumba told Anadolu Agency.

He asserted that many youths like himself had turned to Islam in hopes of attaining spiritual growth.


Aussie Rugby Star Seeks New Life in Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 11 Nov 2013

Seeking redemption and peace in a new life, an Australian superstar rugby play has reverted to Islam with the help of a Muslim boxer, joining a caravan of players who found Islam in the past few years.

"He's just looking forward to changing his direction in life,” Anthony Mundine, an Australin boxer who was photographed praying with Blake Ferguson on Friday, told The Telegraph.

“At the moment he's in good space - no drinking, no drugs, no parties.”


Hungarian Sister Finds Contentment in Islam

By Patricia Zahra Pál / 11 Nov 2013

When I was 15 years old, my family and I moved from Hungary to Austria, to a little city called Villach.

The integration was not an easy task without the knowledge of the German language.

I was suffering a lot from homesickness and I always wished to have lots of friends who could relieve me from this bad feeling in this new country.


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