Wednesday 7 June 2023

My Journey to Islam (Personal Revert Experience)

I created my blog, Islam: My Ultimate Decision, to share the experiences of non-Muslims who took their ultimate decision of their lives and came under the fold of Islam, the last and the final Divine religion. And it was also my aim to share the knowledge about Islam as much as I can to assist and help the revers for many queries that they may still have or to know more about Islam based on the experiences of the others as well as eminent Muslim scholars and exegetes of Qur'an and Hadith/Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. 

For this very reason, I am always on the lookout of revert experiences and publish these in my blog which may act as source of inspiration for many other non-Muslims aspiring to become Muslims. Today, I share the revert experience of Nermesia Constantino on Facebook which is as unique as each revert experience is and with permission form Nermesia Constantino I am sharing it for the benefit of my readers and aspiring Muslims.

My Journey to Islam by Nermesia Constantino
I was only 5 years old when I realized Jesus is not God. His appearance in the church makes me doubt it. I really believe that God is powerful and no one has the right to make Him suffered.     When I was 15, it so happened that there was a debate in our place and everyone was invited. When the battle begins, the other party said, if Jesus is God, why he said, " My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" So, this word of Jesus from the Bible makes me enough to believe that he is not really God.

By the closed of 1990, Allah, The Almighty, gave me chance to work abroad Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (K.S.A.) Alhamdulillah. I never thought that this place would answer all the things which for so long weighed heavily upon my mind. My couple Boss Mr. Faisal Abdulmajeed and his beloved kind wife Mdm. Nora Hefni are very good Muslims. Their good characters are the most attractive things in order to let you know about Islam. They treated me as one of their family members and they are the best couple Muslim I've ever known in my whole life.
They didn't have to persuade me to adopt Islam as I was already on the threshold of conversion and would have taken the final step even without their knowledge but they did exert any decisive impact the direction of my learning about Islam. They brought me books about Islam and sent me to Islamic Center in which I studied the Quran and Bible. As a result of this, the main outlines of my ideas were already firmly established and consequently a vast increase in knowledge and insight. I grew more and my conversion to Islam, gained with more interest and my childish mind when I was a little girl became true and I could not possibly foresee that being with them for 36 years would mark the most beautiful unforgettable period in my entire life history.

As I studied the Quran more and more deeply, I began to realized why Islam and Islam alone had made the Arabs a great people. Without the Quran, the Arabic language would probably be extinct now. All other Arabic literature and culture owes its existence to the Quran. Therefore, Arabic culture and Islam are inseparable. Without the latter the former would have no international importance.
This world is nothing if we compare to eternal life (life after death). The Holy Quran sums up directly when it says:" Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying in rivalry among yourselves riches and children." This Quranic verse is even truer today than it was in the Prophet's time
Now I understand why belief in Hereafter is such an essential part of Islam and why it is emphasized in almost every verse of the Quran. As soon as one begins to have faith in the Hereafter, the values of this world considered supreme immediately lose their importance. Belief in the Hereafter at once gives the believer a true perspective on life so that he/she can distinguish between what is really important and what is not. He or she then begins to long for the good which lasts eternally and not for mere material objects doomed to perish soon without a trace behind. Belief in Allah's Judgement in the Hereafter is the only effective sanction behind the moral law. Minus Hereafter, religion is meaningless. If the Hereafter is such a moral necessity, it cannot be the product of mere wishful thinking as the skeptics tell us, but must be an objective reality!

Lastly but not the least, I'm inviting my dear non-Muslim brothers and sisters to Islam. The only hope that we will be save from hell fire. So, when I see the world, I silently whisper, O Allah thank you for choosing me to be a Muslim. As this point I wish to leave you with Allah's keep, 

Assalam alaikum waramatullahi wabarakatuhu. Peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah, The Exalted, be upon you all.

Blog Admin's Note
Each word expressed above shows the truth Islam embodies in itself. Islam, is the simplest religion of all the Divine religions, for it does not need specific days and places to thank Allah for His countless bounties and blessings on the mankind, with complete disregard to caste and creed, faith and aspirations. One can thank Allah in all states other than five obligatory prayers every day. While it is preferred to offer prayers in a masjid, one can still offer prayer anywhere, whether inside or otherwise of one's house, provided the place is clean and not soiled with litter. 
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ once said: The earth has been made for me a place of prostration and means of purification, so wherever a man of my Ummah is when the time of prayer comes, let him pray (Sunnan an Nasa'i 736)
It is beauty of Islam that while some haters set copies Qur'an on fire to show their disrespect to Islam, the religion and Deen of Islam is cementing its foundations firmer with every day that passes by. And those reverting to Islam are those who make their ultimate decision after reading Qur'an and Islamic literature which answers many queries they have had of their previous faith.
May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us have unflinching faith and trust in Divine Wisdom and decisions and should never lament for we do not know that something better has been planned for us by our most caring Lord. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Disclaimer: The data / video for this post has been collected from the references given below or YouTube. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

To read personal accounts of many who have reverted to Islam, please visit our page: Embracing Islam: Revert ExperiencesYou may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Quran.
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i dont think my comment is going to approve or not ayat kursi you can make another on it i guarantee it will go miles

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