WHY DID I REVERT TO ISLAM?

Why would a Christian girl revert to Islam? What is it that made her choose this path and abandon one that her family followed for so many generations? I’d like to share my story with you in today’s post.

I grew up in a loving Catholic family. My parents were Catholic, my grandparents from both sides were Catholic and their parents and grandparents were also Catholic. I didn’t know any other way than just living my life as a Catholic. I went to church every Sunday and as a child I also prayed before sleep. I attended the religion classes at school (which were taught by a priest) and looked up to my grandmother who visited many holy places around the world. Christian of course.

It’s not to say that I never had doubts. I did, quite a lot. There were many things I couldn’t wrap my head around. The Holy Trinity was the biggest problem of mine and there was no explanation that made sense to me and that would quench my thirst for understanding and total devotion.
I also didn’t agree with the celibate (the priests not being allowed to have wives and families) and the idea of paying for wiping our sins (a concept from the Medieval times). And why do we have to share our sins with the priest? Why is he in charge of our absolution? Who is this person to speak in the name of God?

So I kept all my doubts and thoughts to myself and just carried on. I believed I had to grow up to be able to fully understand the religion and everything that comes with it.

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