Muslim converts are on the rise, around 6000 people embrace and convert to Islam each year in the UK. Muslim converts found that societal problems in the west such as alcohol and drunkenness, a lack of moral values among other things were all factors in why they decided to convert to Islam. Women muslim converts also found that they were really liberated once they started to dress more moderately.
If Islam is so oppressive as it is portrayed in the media in the west then surely one can ask why are so many people in the west becoming muslim? Many of them are women!
Islam is for all of humanity and not just the Arabs, Islam looks at the nature of each gender and then addresses their problems. Men and women are different and Islam recognises that so Islam addresses each genders’ issue accordingly. In the west where the standard is a man, you’ll have the usual rhetoric of gender equality so if men are able to do such and such then women should also be able to do it, regardless of their obvious natural differences.
Islam recognises that men are better at some things and women are also better at other things, thus leaving each gender to be the best at what they are naturally good at.
In the religion of Islam no one is above another, no one is above the law including the so-called ‘elite’.
It is for these reasons and more that many people find solace in Islam and are become muslim converts.
Famous Muslim Converts
Muslim Rappers and Musicians
B.G. Knocc Out – Al Hasan Naqiyy
Chuck D, Public Enemy
Loon – Amir Junaid Muhadith
Lupe Fiasco – Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
MC Ren, N.W.A
Mos Def – Yasiin Bey
Q-Tip – Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Diam’s – French Rapper
The Jacka – Shaheed Akbar
Muslim Sports Personalities
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – NBA
Franck Ribéry – Footballer
Anthony Mundine – WBA and IBO Champion
Wayne Parnell – Cricketer
Hopefully we can be ambassadors of Islam and show humanity that there is an alternative way of life which has come to liberate humans from the oppression and tyranny that exists in the world. But we need to know what Islam and is and how best we can convey the message.
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A Computing teacher by profession Abu teaches children aged 11-18. His background is in Computer Science with an Honours Degree in Computing. Currently writing for Top Islamic as the head editor. His passion is to disseminate computing and Islamic concepts to the willing ... Connect on Facebook.