salamalikom. i have recieved my books thank you so much.
one experience i woukld like to share with you is a story about my new best friend. i had just began my new job at the airport . i had recently taken on the hijab and was taking a break from my training. my new boss was pregnant at the time and wanted to get something to eat. i walked with her to the restaurant , while we were waiting for her food a girl behind the counter asked me how i felt to be a muslim and an american. i told her i felt great and even more respected now as a muslim than i was before. she said she had been trying to learn but there was noone to teach her except some men there at her job and their english wasnt good enough to explain her questions. i went back to my job and wrote some sites as well as the prayers down for her since it is what she had the most questions about. she was so surprised that i showed up at the end of my shift with a few papers about islam. a week or so later i went to visit her again and she was so happy to see me. i brought her some of the books i had at home. mostly ones i had gotten off of your website when i was studying as a christian. within a few weeks we had become good friends she purchased a quran and took it to work daily. one day she was almost in tears she told me she wanted to be muslim so bad but noone would tell her how she could become muslim. i told her she had to say the shahaddah . she was again concerned she couldnt do it because she didnt have any witnesses. i did my research before i became muslim and read you dont need a witness that it is between you and God. telling her this on a friday she was overjoyed. and by monday she had donned the hijab. she had been studying for a while and just needed a little help. now she is happily married to a good muslim man and is trying very hard to learn many surahs. she went from a very depressed abused wife who had went through divorce to a happy muslimah full of faith and confidence. i spent so many stressful hours watching her tears about how sad she was and how she just wanted to feel safe again. ill admit it was very hard for me to deal with her everyday but the more she learned the better off she became. she no longer works at the airport but calls everyday and she and her husband spend alot of time with me and mine. i pray God rewards her for her stregnth. she was the first person i helped come to islam. now both of us together are trying to bring more ladies to islam inchallah. Have a blessed ramadan thankyou for reading my story.
Siter Maria – USA