since my first contact with IslamiCity I have had nothing but positive and
helpful feedback to any and all questions I have had about Islam and becoming a
I first found your website I had a strong affection in my heart for the way of
Islam and was very thirsty for more knowledge. I requested some free literature
and a Sister named Bibi called me to offer any help she could. It was so very
nice to finally talk to a person instead of reading a book or article, and our
talk was very encouraging. I told her of my doubts and of my sincere search for
an understanding of Islam that would help me make the right decision about
taking the Shahada. She said I should most definitely be sure in my heart and
have no doubts about my declaration of faith. A few days later I received some
pamphlets and a Qur'an (translation).
few days later I talked to Ahmed from the Islamic Information Desk at
IslamiCity, who shared with me the basics of Islamic faith. I had so many
questions about what I had been reading over the past few months and about the
literature, and he was very helpful and encouraging. In the beginning of our
conversation he said something that really made the whole difference in my
decision "A little knowledge with practice is better than much knowledge
with no practice."
see I wanted to know how to do everything perfectly before I took the Shahada.
We spoke often over the next three days and I truly felt God working to bring me
closer to Islam. At the end of the third day Ahmed and some of the other people
at IslamiCity gathered around the speaker phone to bear witness as I pronounced
the Shahada. I felt as if something gently entered into my soul, no big flash of
light or anything like that but something gentle and real, it was so subtle yet
has proved to be so powerful. The way I view the world and the people and
creatures in it and my interactions with them. And on a deeper level than that
my thought process is steadily transforming.
has a new meaning for me and I can feel it gradually increasing. The most
powerful thing about all of this is that it is ever so gently changing me, and I
feel as if Allah is constantly guiding me.
to all of your efforts I am now a Muslim and am so proud and grateful that God
choose to guide me, truly He knows best. You should all be proud of your efforts
if it weren't for you I would still be questioning Islam instead of living
Islam, which is what it's really all about. Again thank you all so much and may
Allah guide us all, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar!
of Kentucky took his Shahada at IslamiCity in March 2002.