I have just noticed that you requested me to inform you of the stage i am at in my search for truth.
So here goes.
I have been a muslim for twenty years.
I was born in wales to an atheist father and a Jehovas witness mother.
I had been a Jehovas witness and found too many discrepancies which made me leave their organisation.
I was so disappointed in my search that I decided to turn my back on religion. This led me to walk a very lonely path with a feeling of emptiness.
I then met my husband ( who wasn't practising his belief ).
We married and i was told to take my shahada.
I did nothing about finding out about islam for ten years.
when i finally started to look into islam properly i cried because i didn't realise it was under my nose all that time . The more i read the more i could see it was what i had been looking for. Everything made sense to me. But on my journey i had no support from muslims and when i asked someone what a rakat was , i was told to look in books and was dismissed by this muslim. When i asked if my sons could go to mosque i was told "oh no it is not for the likes of you". So this left me searching and learning by my self . I taught my self to read Arabic and and to pray. This is something that Allah allowed me to experience because i am now able to teach other reverts and not allow them to be in the same situation i was in. I don't blame these muslims for not wanting to help me because at that time i was smoking and didn't look much like i would be interested in islam. I now help anyone that has an interest in islam and also reverts that need help. Allah has given me the honour of having seventeen sisters to teach and the number is growing. I have also had the great privilege of helping six people to take their shahada and have three people in my classes that are interested in islam. I must also add that i eventually got help from a sister who taught me tajweed, which helped me to correct my reading.
Sr Seema Khan - UK
Jazakullah khar for the nice surprise I received in the post today. These things will prove to be invaluable to both myself and the revert sisters that i help and teach. May Allah reward you, and the benevolent donors. I have already introduced the sisters to the cd that you sent me for the salat . I am sure that whatever benefit these sisters receive , Allah will reward you all in this life and the next inshalah. I am currently trying to learn the language of Arabic and what ever I learn I pass on to the other revert sisters. so once again I would like to say thank you for the kind gift received today. This is of great help to me and the other sisters that I help.
Sr Seema Khan – UK