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Your first steps to convert and accept Islam and become a Muslim. Listen to interviews with converts to Islam. Listen to why they converted to Islam and how it has changed their lives for the better.

Becoming Muslim - Unto Islam Adee Simon Macdowell

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Your first steps to convert and accept Islam and become a Muslim. Listen to interviews with converts to Islam. Listen to why they converted to Islam and how it has changed their lives for the better.

    Zuhair Girach - The Power Of Alternative Healing In Islam, Demystifying Mysticism, Advice About Becoming Muslim, Holistic Health And Wellbeing

    Zuhair Girach - The Power Of Alternative Healing In Islam, Demystifying Mysticism, Advice About Becoming Muslim, Holistic Health And Wellbeing

    Hosted by Adee Simon Macdowell.


    In this episode we discuss alternative healing and Islam.


    Zuhair Girach is the founder of Aafiyah Healing.


    He calls it 'The home of holistic health and wellbeing.'


    There they look for underlying emotional root problems of ailments and treat them with alternative healing methods.


    Some methods and topics he teaches includes:


    The realm of energy and the different forces


    Traditional healing methods


    Channeling energy naturally


    Grounding


    Self healing


    Healing others


    Distant healing


    Tapping


    Positive affirmations


    Lifestyle changes


    Energy meridians and energy centres


    Emotions and trauma


    Rapid trauma release


    Trauma identification and release


    In this episode Zuhair talks about:


    How his programs facilitate and ensure a healing journey for those enrolled.


    How his programs combine Islamic perspectives and alternative healing methods.


    How Western concepts can sometimes conflict with Islamic Teachings.


    Cures that are unique to Islam like the Quran plus others.


    How his programs can help people to convert to Islam (especially people suffering from problems).


    'Mind, body and soul' and how they benefit by one becoming Muslim.


    Things to look out for after converting to Islam, for example: burnout, marriages gone wrong, and fitting in with new Muslim communities.


    The demystifying of mysticism.


    General advice about converting to Islam.


    Contact Zuhair here:


    www.aafiyahhealing.com


    www.youtube.com/aafiyahhealing


    healing@mindhorizon.org


    The following is the testimonial that Zuhair read in the episode:


    This year has been a major year for me and my family.


    I have been able to heal so much in and around myself and my family is now thriving again.


    We are a unit now.


    I am so grateful that God brought me to Aafiyah Healing because if it wasn't for the work that Zuhair


    Girach has done over the last 20 years on creating 'Aafiyah Healing' I would of been lost in the abyss.


    Those of you who are spiritual practitioners or into the sciences, this is a must workshop because it is focused on the Almighty.


    If I had not done this workshop, I wouldn't have been able to use my own expertise correctly to be able to protect myself and my family spiritually.


    I've kind of been able to 'halalify' my practices on a fundamental level and demystify mysticism (I guess).


    I have shared my journey socially to raise awareness of spiritual warfare and how black magic can affect us.


    If you have resonated with any part of my journey, then I would definitely recommend these workshops that will clarify about how to apply the practices in day to day life according to the Quran and Sunnah.


    Credit where it's due, doing the workshop has allowed me to link God with my gifts that I have always been shunned for, we all have a gift, it's how we use them that count - intentions create our reality.


    Rebecca (a convert to Islam)

    • 56 min
    The Beginning And Not The End. French Convert Story (FRANCE)

    The Beginning And Not The End. French Convert Story (FRANCE)

    Hosted by Crystal Joseph.


    An inquisitive and sparky young child, Amina spent her childhood in a migrant dense, small region of France.


    Despite large exposure to the various cultures of the Muslim community, Islam remained a widely misunderstood and disdained concept amongst the non-muslims she knew.


    As much as she possibly could, Amina tried to get to grips with her own religion.


    While comfortable with the concept of creationism, gaping holes to some of the biggest questions of our existence and spiritual guidance proved too much for her logic to reconcile.


    During her adolescence she eagerly seized the opportunity to travel to a nearby city in order to continue with her studies.


    She embraced Islam there and describes her path of becoming Muslim as she navigated her way through intellectual, cultural, spiritual and emotional struggles while consciously striving to perfect her identity as a Muslim.


    20 years later and now living in the United Kingdom, what does she cite as her life's biggest lessons?


    About Amina:


    -Converted in 1995 (25 years ago)


    -45 years old


    -From France


    -Currently living in London


    -She is a wellness and nutrition coach


    -Hobbies and interests include parenting, studying Islam, Arabic, and healthy nutrition


    -She is passionate about almost everything, she loves life


    References made by Amina:


    Ahmad Deedat


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Deedat


    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ahmed+deedat


    Maurice_Bucaille


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Bucaille


    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maurice+bucaille

    • 43 min
    Small Kindnesses - Big Impact. Danish Convert Story. Becoming Muslim (UK)

    Small Kindnesses - Big Impact. Danish Convert Story. Becoming Muslim (UK)

    Hosted by Crystal Joseph.


    Danish by origin, Brigitte grew up in what she describes as a social and cultural climate which ridicules the concept of religion.


    She denotes how Islam is still very much shrouded in mystery and misconceptions in her home town with the migrant community still remaining relatively small.


    She reminisces on the great upbringing she had and describes her gratitude and how it shaped her set of personal and morals to date.


    This in turn, helped her to flourish as a better Muslim and to be an asset to the community.


    Whilst away volunteering in Costa Rica she returned home to a great surprise. Her mother had become Muslim!


    With her curiosity and spiritually peaked - she began taking baby steps towards toward realising a whole new life for herself.


    About Birgitte:


    -Converted 1999 (21 years ago)


    -41 years old


    -From Denmark


    -Currently living in London (last 21 years)


    -She is a midwife by profession and also a qualified masseuse


    -She loves Islam, travelling


    -She is passionate about helping the poor, womens' rights, dawah, human rights, charity, spreading love and kindness

    • 29 min
    Paganism, Wicca, Being A Bondsmaid, Dark Night Of The Soul, Suicide And Converting To Islam. Heather Becomes Muslim

    Paganism, Wicca, Being A Bondsmaid, Dark Night Of The Soul, Suicide And Converting To Islam. Heather Becomes Muslim

    This is a story about one woman's spiritual journey from polytheism to Islam.


    She talks about:


    Coming from a small town in Louisiana, and how she is the only Muslim there (Baker, Louisiana).


    Her personal decision to wear hijab and niqab.


    Her spiritual growth and how she is still learning about Islam.


    Her choice to convert to Islam, as she was following her heart.


    New friendships and the local community.


    Being in a deeply committed relationship with her partner that is platonic. They are both women.


    Her conversion to Islam impacted this important relationship.


    Her spiritual journey. She was raised Christian, became Wiccan, and then converted to Islam.


    Being interested in Islam but was unclear how to learn more about Islam.


    The guilt she carried about her brother's death in a car accident. She felt her guilt and grief lift when she accepted Islam.


    About Heather:


    Converted in 2020 (less than one year ago)


    Age of 37 years


    Comes from and lives in Louisiana


    Job or expertise is as a homemaker


    Her hobbies and interests are spinning yarn, crochet, and horseback riding


    She is passionate about helping animals

    • 51 min
    Am I A Muslim?

    Am I A Muslim?

    Hosted by Crystal Joseph

    In this episode Lara Jennings gives a raw and detailed account of the transition from being raised in a German Atheist/Catholic dominated society which held unforgiving views of Islam to a practicing and successful Muslim woman without sacrificing who she was as a person.


    'Young and free' at 19, Lara contemplated what may be waiting for her over the horizon and the prospect of a daunting end for her rash, fast-past lifestyle.


    Drawing upon her love for knowledge and ability to work hard, she decidedly forged a new path. However it wasn't all smooth-sailing.


    Whilst spending time with her friends during a trip to Morocco the call to prayer sounded.


    She witnessed her new friends pray for the first time.


    The mystery of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim had then shattered. Lara immediately became a Muslim.


    About Lara:


    Converted in 2009, 11 years ago

    31 years old

    Born in Germany

    Lives in United Kingdom

    Lara use to be social worker, politician, marketer, studied Philosophy and Sociology

    She founded own initiative last Ramadan called MyMoon which just has been launched a few days ago

    She enjoys running, boxing, drawing, singing, volunteering, traveling, psychology, and graphic design

    Social justice is the main reason she founded her initiative MyMoon



    Here is Lara's website:


    https://www.mymoononline.com/

    • 40 min
    God Had Me In His Radar. Victoria From Mexico Becomes Muslim

    God Had Me In His Radar. Victoria From Mexico Becomes Muslim

    Hosted by Gina Marie DeBarthe


    This is a short and inspirational story where Victoria discusses her conversion to Islam.


    She talks about:


    Before she became Muslim, she studied with different teachers about Islam.

    Converting was hard because of cultural differences.

    Her family was shocked at first, but then supportive.

    She didn't agree with Catholicism but didn't know what religion she wanted to convert to.

    She went to Canada where she met a hijabi, who she deeply respected.

    She also met a couple from Yemen who encouraged her to revert. They said that "God has you in his radar." But she didn't think that God knew about her.

    After returning home she did more research on Islam.

    She became friends with a Muslim on Instagram.

    Islamic theology made sense to her.

    Islamic prayers brought her peace.

    She felt that she was healing her relationship with God.

    She converted over the internet with her teacher's mentor.

    She deals with some prejudice in her small town.

    People have tried to pull off her hijab.

    She got a lot of marriage proposals.

    She also got a lot of misinformation.

    She felt a great sense of relief after her conversion.

    She is from a small town in Mexico called Monterrey.

    About Victoria:


    She became Muslim on November 28,2018.

    She is 23 years old.

    She is a Medical student studying to be a doctor.

    She is from a small town in Mexico called Monterrey.

    • 28 min

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