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    Amazing Interview with a 14 years old new Muslimah !
    Posted on Monday, April 30 @ 11:01:54 EDT http://www.islamway.com/eng/html/art...thread&order=0

    IslamWay.com:
    Dear Sister .. As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah sister , first of all
    ..
    Congratulations for accepting Islam

    Sara:
    wa alaikum assalam, thank-you

    IslamWay.com:
    Can you give us brief information about yourself ?

    Sara:
    My name is Sara, I am 14 years old and in high school. I live in the
    U.S.

    IslamWay.com:
    Welcome sister Sara .. I'm really amazed to see someone in your age
    searching for the truth .. let me admit that .. Can you tell us .. how
    did
    you know about Islam for the first time in your life ?

    Sara:
    Yes, the first time I heard about Islam was about 3 years ago, I was
    curious
    about God and religion and wanted to know what others believed. I
    started
    reading different materials and read about Islam. I was amazed by how
    much
    sense it made.

    IslamWay.com:
    Isn't it kind of strange to start reading about religions when you were
    11
    years old .. is there is any special thing that you have other than
    other
    kids around you ?

    Sara -smiling-:
    I suppose it is strange to read about religion at 11, most my friends
    didn't
    understand how I could be so interested in finding God. My family is
    Christian, and I have been raised in religion, so it seemed only
    natural for
    me to study religion thoroughly and decide on my own what the truth
    was.

    IslamWay.com:
    Did you read the Quran ?

    Sara:
    Not at that time, no.

    IslamWay.com:
    "A Muslim woman is oppressed and needs to be librated like the western
    women" .. do you have a comment about this ?

    Sara:
    It saddens me that so many people in the world today believe that
    Muslim
    women are oppressed. I believe that we are the most liberated women on
    earth! To follow the guidelines Allah has given us is the most
    liberating
    thing any woman can do.

    IslamWay.com:
    Well .. from what you see in the west .. are the women there librated ?

    Sara:
    No, most women in the west are oppressed. We are used as sex symbols.
    Most
    women wear outfits that barely cover them, they use their bodies to get
    attention. We are expected to have 'perfect' bodies by the media's
    standards, we are supposed to look and act a certain way, and we are
    expected to do whatever the media tells us to do, and that is to
    disrespect
    ourselves and Allah.

    IslamWay.com:
    So did you wear the hijab ?

    Sara:
    No I do not. I would like to very much, but my family is unaware that I
    converted to Islam, and I will wear the hijab after I tell them.

    IslamWay.com:
    You think that you will have problems with them after telling them ?

    Sara:
    I'm not sure. I supose I am allowing my fear to keep me from telling
    them.

    IslamWay.com:
    I see .. Just ask Allah to give your the power and the patience to take
    this
    step .. and I guess all Muslims who are reading this interview now will
    make
    du'a for you to ease things in sha Allah ..

    IslamWay.com:
    What is the thing you liked most in the Muslims community ?

    Sara:
    I admire the dedication Muslims have to Islam, there is an amazing
    peace and
    grace that Allah gives to those who serve him as completely as they
    can. To
    many it may seem hard to follow Allah's guidelines, but Allah gives
    every
    Muslim an amazing strength to help them. What I liked most about the
    Muslims
    I met was how friendly and caring they were.

    IslamWay.com:
    "Most of Muslims nowadays are not practicing Muslims .. " first of all
    ..
    what do you feel about that ? And is that why Islam is not spreading
    too
    fast ? And what would you say to a none pracitcing Muslim ?

    Sara:
    1) I firmly believe that the statement "Most Muslims nowadays are not
    practicing Muslims .. " is false. I do not believe you can truly be
    Muslim
    without being a 'practicing Muslim'. Islam isn't just a religion, it's
    a way
    of life. That's one of the many things I love about it.
    2) Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world, I
    believe the
    reason for this is that people see the truth in it, and when they
    decide to
    live to serve Allah, they are given an amazing happiness and grace that
    others see and admire, that is what draws people to Islam.
    3) Trust Allah, serve him completely, and he will give you the grace,
    peace,
    and happiness you need to be a 'practicing Muslim'.

    IslamWay.com:
    What is your future plans ? Your dreams ?

    Sara:
    I've always had a dream: To become a leader in our world and once again
    help
    establish peace and good relations between different people.

    IslamWay.com:
    Do you have any plans for learning arabic ?

    Sara:
    Yes. i LOVE languages. It's something that i enjoy very much, and my
    parents
    support my Arabic education, I will hopefully begin taking a language
    course
    this Fall. My dad lived in an Arabic speaking country for years, and so
    he
    would help me study.

    IslamWay.com:
    oh i see .. which country ?

    Sara:
    Sudan (in Africa)

    IslamWay.com:
    Can you tell us in details how did you revert to Islam ?

    Sara:
    I had originally heard about Islam about 3 years ago, my parents found
    out
    that I was reading about it and discouraged me from doing so, studying
    it
    much further. Then last Fall I started highschool at a new school that
    has a
    lot of Muslim students.
    When I first started going there I remembered my studying and was
    curious
    about how they would act. My parents had told me Muslims were horrible
    mean,
    militant, abusive people. So I kind of expected them to be that way, I
    was
    wrong! The first couple of friends I made there were Muslims.
    They were nice, friendly, caring people. I remember them talking about
    their
    God, and I was amazed by how much they loved Islam. I began very
    quickly
    began respect them, and quickly became very curious about their
    beliefs. A
    friend of mine asked them about Islam one day, and it turned into a
    several
    hour long conversation about Allah, and Islam, and daily life. I was
    suprised by how much sense it all made, and how happy they were. I
    began
    reading the Qur'an and looking for more information on the internet,
    and
    soon after I said the shahadah and converted to Islam. I'm still amazed
    by
    how happy and peacefull my life is. Allah has given me much strength in
    every day life. Inshallah my parents will see this.

    IslamWay.com:
    In sha Allah .. May Allah reward you sister for your time .. and may
    Allah
    keep you in the right path .. Amen .. As-salamu alaykum

    Sara:
    wa alaikum assalam, thank-you



    [This message has been edited by Sadiaa (edited May 08, 2001).]

    #2
    Isalm and Allah might indeed protect womens rights but it is the men that implement the religion. So we have Afghanistan!

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      #3
      >>>So we have Afghanistan!<<<

      Would you mind explaining yourself?

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        #4
        Oh! Afghanistan again? Cant you guys think of anything else than Afghanistan bashing!


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          #5
          How interesting! Good read.

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            #6
            Mashaallah, That's real good..
            Thanks for sharing.
            INSTANT HUMAN

            (Just Add Coffee)

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              #7
              Originally posted by Infoman:
              Isalm and Allah might indeed protect womens rights but it is the men that implement the religion. So we have Afghanistan!
              We are talking about Islam .. Any reason you brought Afghanistan topic here ..

              very good post Sadiaa.. very encouraging..
              There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the end the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. --Napoleon Bonaparte

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                #8
                informan why so much hatred against Islam? have u actually studied it? dont go by how some muslims act..there is good and bad everywhere..find out why Islam is the fasting growing religion

                nice job sadia bibi

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                  #9
                  Thanks Sadiaa..that was a very uplifting article..

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Sheraz CT:
                    informan why so much hatred against Islam? have u actually studied it? dont go by how some muslims act..there is good and bad everywhere..find out why Islam is the fasting growing religion

                    nice job sadia bibi
                    I have nothing against Islam and hold it in very high regards. There are obvious imperfections like in every religion. The concept of religion mandating politics is the scourge of the implementors who interpret the edicts incorrectly. That's why I mentioned Afghnistan. I would like to know how many women on this forum would prefer to live in Afghanistan?

                    BTW/ Did any of you see the PBS program on Islam last night. It was great.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Infoman:
                      Isalm and Allah might indeed protect womens rights but it is the men that implement the religion. So we have Afghanistan!
                      Look infoman, man's desire is to look women naked, and they get it in the west. But in an Islamic society women modestly cover their selves, now tell me which society is implementing men's law and which is implementing God's law!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by K-2:
                        Look infoman, man's desire is to look women naked, and they get it in the west. But in an Islamic society women modestly cover their selves, now tell me which society is implementing men's law and which is implementing God's law!
                        That's implying that Afghani men don't have any self control and basci decency. BTW/ Not all laws are perfect.

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                          #13
                          Subhannallah! i had tears about to come out as i was reading it. the wisdom sara had is something most of us muslims have not attained and many muslims dont think of islam in such a beautiful light.
                          its amazing how it takes a kafir a while to understand islam before being devoted to it while it takes us too long even as muslims to love the reality of islam.

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                            #14
                            A very good interview, This is a very intelligent may Allah give her success and fulfill her wishes.

                            Infoman your post don't make any sense to this thread. It obvious you have very little knowledge about Islam, our you would not have asked that question. Don't believe what ever you see on the western media. I hope Allah will give you guidance and show you the right path.

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                              #15
                              Infoman: ur Afghan issue has nothing to do with this post... go start ur own thread n bash Afhganistan n Afhanis there...n besides there r NO IMPERFECTIONS in Islam !!!

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