Originally posted by ripamaru
My name is David. I am a white American from a christian family living in NW Arkansas.
I have always struggled to accept my familys religion although I have maintained my own relationship with God through prayer. My reluctance to accept their religion was mainly due to hypocracy I saw in the vast majority around me and their support of greedy right wing politics. It never squared with the message they preached.
I never worried much about my lack of organized religion until lately I began feeling like i was on the wrong path.
I began praying for guidance. Over the past year and a half I believe I have been increasingly led Islam. I feel very strongly that God is calling me.
I have never had any exposure to Islam. No reason to think this is anything other than a genuine calling. I have tried to learn what I can and continued to ask god if I am hearing him right.
I am pretty much clueless as to where to go from here. I also have serious concerns about making such a dramatic change in my life and what effects it will have on me.
I need some guidance. Preferably from someone who has been though something similar. I would greatly appreciate the help.
I am open to either Email or phone correspondance. Whichever is preferable or more comfortable. My Email is email@example.com
As'alaamu Alaikkum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
Hey David how are you? I am a revert and formerly a Christian (I use that term very loosely as I wasn't practising). I think it will be better if you post your concerns in the Interfaith Dialogue section of this forum as there a lot of knowledgeable people who can help you Insha'Allah.
You are being guided for sure. The thing you will have to ask yourself is what is more important in your life, what other people think or your own salvation? Be assured if/when you decide to revert there will be obstacles and problems caused by friends and relatives. The good new is that once they get used to you being a Muslim their hatred will subside Alahmdulilah.
Do you want to worship One God or three?
We can't wait for your posts Insha'Allah.