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There is no compulsion in religion.
The right direction is henceforth distinct from error.
And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah
hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break.
Allah is Hearer, Knower

[Qur'an 2:256]


Why are so many people embracing Islam ? Join our discussion forums and share your views ! You can find many converts there, as well as people who are learning more about Islam. If you are a convert to Islam, we would really love to hear your story and publish in on this page, insha'Allah. Please email your story to submission@thetruereligion.org and we will put it up as soon as possible. Remember to include where you are from, the belief system you adhered to before embracing Islam (if any), and how you came to Islam. Try to be as detailed as possible !

Below a collection of converts' stories which are enlightening, heart-warming and inspiring in equal measure. These new Muslims come from a variety of backgrounds. They include intellectuals, scientists, priests, and artists, young and old, from around the globe. Most of these converts are former Christians or from a Christian background. These testimonies only represent a drop in the ocean however, since every day hundreds of people convert to Islam all around the world. Amongst the most powerful and thought-provoking testimonies are those of former Christian priests and missionaries who have discovered the one true religion.

'Revert' is actually a more appropriate term than 'convert', since all human beings are born pure. By embracing Islam, one returns to the original and sinless state in which God created him or her. However we have used the term convert to avoid any possible ambiguity.


Name Home Prior Belief Notes/Quotes
Akifah Baxter Florida, USA Christian background "I felt like all along I had been a Muslim". In our Discussion forums
Amal USA Roman Catholic "The trinity was a lingering concern for me.."
American Sister USA Catholic "I am a 17 year old Caucasian American girl .."
Amina Canada Christian "When Islam is practiced accordingly, it is a beautiful sight"
Amina Mosler Germany Christian "God guides whom He pleases to the right path"
Aminah Assilmi USA Christian "I couldn't be a Muslim! I was American and white!"
Amirah Arkansas, USA Baptist "..the words "terrorist lover" spray painted..". Her homepage
Amy Lea Reinking USA Christian Her website is aimed at women
Anja Germany Christian background A complete book on her journey to Islam. Also in Deutsch
Anonymous ? Catholic "Muslims are not people to be feared"
Asiya Abd Al Zahir Australia Christian "..the only religion I have ever been completely sure of.."
Bushra Finch ? Christian ".. I found unacceptable, particularly the idea of the Trinity"
C. Huda Dodge USA Catholic/Presbyterian "..I am truly happy and at peace.."
Carol ? Christian background "I felt that my soul had been set free!"
Celine Ludic ? Catholic "..I now wear Hijab and I am very happy.."
Chahida Zanabi Norway Christian "..i found [a belief that Jesus died] illogical and unjust". Homepage
Cheryl ? Catholic "..I had to asked Allah for forgiveness, there is no middle man.."
Dani USA Catholic/Buddhist/Pent. "..I just knew that there is only ONE GOD"
Deanne Australia Christian background "Muslim girls that were somehow more liberated than I felt"
Elizabeth ? Catholic "Islam was the missing piece in my life"
Erin/Sumaya ? Christian "I was amazed at the scientific knowledge in the Qur'an"
Evangeline Do Canada Protestant (see note) United Church of Canada. See the Vietnamese Muslims' Homepage
eye ? Jehovah's Witness "And everyday I thank Allah for letting me find Islam"
Lady Evelyn UK ? "Islam is the religion of common sense"
Fathima South Africa Pentecostal "I turned to Allah and finally I found peace and tranquillity"
Fathima Ranshiz Philippines Christian "[Listening to] recitation of .. Quran I used to enjoy a kind of solace"
Fatima Kazue Japan ?  
Former Missionary Africa Roman Catholic This sister was formerly a missionary ! A revealing testimony !
Gabriela Pruneda Texas, USA Catholic "I never thought I would myself become a Muslim some day"
Hanifa Ireland Catholic  
Helena Sweden Protestant "I was fed all the propaganda through mass media.."
Hudda Droll USA ? "I cried and I cried, thanking God for this precious gift.."
Iman ? Lutheran "It didn't take long for me to convert.."
Indrani Singapore Hindu Indrana and her husband share their touching story
Jade Canada Catholic "I began to realize the many contradictions of the Catholic religion"
Jamilah ? Seventh Day Adventist "I had .. intentions of converting Muslims and I became converted"
Jemima Goldsmith UK Jewish background Daughter of billionaire Sir James Goldsmith
Jenni Rauhala Finland Christian Her website about Islam, in Finnish
Jewellee USA ? "..the best thing I ever did in my life and I never looked back"
Joanne Richards CA, USA Catholic background "..embracing Islam has been the single greatest gift ever.."
K.H. Abdullateef USA ? "What kind of book was this?"
Kareema Michigan, USA Christian "Why would God create himself in human form and die?"
Karen Flamiano USA Catholic "If Jesus is God, then why did he have a conversation with God"
Dr. Kari Ann Owen USA ? "I began to look .. to Islamic culture for moral guidance"
Karima ? Secular Humanist "..I have found the door to spiritual and intellectual freedom"
Karimah ? Southern Baptist "..one never actually heard the whole Bible - only select verses"
Kathy Canada Atheist "I was once a happy 'speculative atheist'"
Khadija Ireland Catholic background "I felt really sure that there is no God but Allah"
Khadija ? ? "..God Almighty in His Infinite Mercy answered my prayers"
Khadija Philippines Catholic "Teresita converted to Islam? What got into her?"
Khadijah ? Catholic "I am a better person today and I have faith in my Allah"
Khadijah Watson Now S. Arabia Christian Former pastor, missionary, professor. Master's Degree in Divinity
Lara Canada None "I find Islam ever-more fascinating, and I enjoy living as a Muslima"
Laure France Buddhist background "I was afraid to be seriously wounded"
Leila Raffin Paris, France Catholic background "Islam has a very bad image in non-muslim countries.."
Lori Ohio, USA Christian "If Jesus was God than how could Jesus (God) die on the cross?"
Lyla CA, USA Quaker background "I felt so peaceful and happy"
Madonna Johnson ? Christian background "..all of my turmoil and anxiety was gone.."
Mahasin ? Jehovah's Witness "..we would knock on doors on Satuarday mornings.."
Mahmuda Australia Catholic "..I had always been a Muslim without being aware of it"
Malaak VA, USA Christian/None "I knew that the things in the Qur'an had to be from Allah"
Mary Abdalla MA, USA Catholic "I was determined to find something wrong with Islam". Homepage
Maryam Egypt/USA Catholic/Buddhism "There is no more conflict within, because I have come home"
Maryam bint Noel Australia/UK Baha'i Faith "I began to find Baha'i theology to be not quite honest". E-Mail her !
Maryam Jameelah USA/Pakistan Jew Formerly Margaret Marcus. Well known writer. Letter to her parents
Mas'udah UK ? "No .. religion .. have I found so comprehensible and encouraging"
Mavis B. Jolly UK Church of England "..influenced by the usual condemnation .. I picked on polygamy"
Melanie Texas, USA Christian "..my heart screamed that this is the missing piece to the puzzle!"
Michelle USA Catholic (Jewish origin) "I wish all mankind could come to know the truth (haqq) of Islam"
Michelle Al-Nasr ? ? "..Islam, is my way of life, my love, my peacefulness, and my hope"
Monica Ecuador/USA Catholic "Islam, in contrast to Catholicism, seemed very pure"
Muslim Sister USA Christian "You're American? Oh, your husband must be from the Middle East"
Nadia USA Christian  
Natassia M. Kelly USA Christian  
Noor UK Hindu Insights into Women in Islam vs. Women in Hinduism
Nourallah ? ? "..i found my happiness in islam.."
Nur Habiba ? Christian "I am now 15 and wearing hijab and niqaab, subahaanallah"
Phreddie USA Christian "I studied Islam quietly, on my own, in secret, for two years"
Qadirah ? ? "I stated that all muslims were like the NOI.."
Rehana USA Southern Baptist "I found the hijab very liberating"
Rosalina Philippines ? "I am now on the right path of life"
Rukaiya Japan None "[Islam] was simple and logical .. never against human conscience"
Ruqayyah USA Christian ".. Islam doesn't teach that Jesus (pbuh) was crucified"
Ruqqayah ? Baptist/Catholic "how can three be one and the same?? "
S.S. Lai Brunei/UK See note Chinese idolatry/ancestor worship
Sabrina C Sri Lanka Catholic background  
Sabyrah Altagh USA Christian background  
Safiyah Johnson WI, USA Christian "After 48 hours I knew .. that I had found what I had searched for"
Sandra USA Christian  
Sara ? Christian background "reading [truth about Jesus] was like having a light bulb turned on"
Shakira Graham CA, USA Christian Reformed "..I thought Islam was oppressive to women and .. terrorists"
Shannon ? Christian ".. viewing Jesus as a Prophet .. makes a lot more sense"
Shariffa Carlo USA Christian Some articles by this sister, on various aspects of Islam
Sharon Canaan Texas, USA Christian "WHY DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH JESUS?"
Shellie Perreault Michigan, USA Christian "I tried .. to find a valid argument for Christianity but I couldn't.."
Sigrún Valsdóttir Iceland Evangelical Lutheran Her homepage about Islam
Sophie Jenkins UK Catholic/Protestant "I was so angry, every time I saw a Muslim woman in the street..."
Sumaiya (Kristin) USA Catholic background "Accepting Islam was like an awakening of my spirit, my mind.."
Summaya Canada ? "[Islam] is widely assumed to be prejudicial to [women]"
Susannah USA S Baptist background  
Themise Cruz USA Christian "They think that we are fundamentalists or terrorists"
Tena Canada Anglican "My husband read the Qu'ran and then shortly after converted"
Tina Illinois, USA Protestant "I thank Allah(swt) every day for guiding me.."
Um Kalthum ? ? "I now wear my hijab everywhere and no one makes me feel bad"
Um Luqman USA Roman Catholic "Jesus(AS) made sense to me as being a Prophet"
Valerie N. Fields NC, USA Christian "I had problems accepting .. "The Trinity", it just didn’t make sense"
Vera Ferrell GA, USA ? "My husband should be the only man to gaze upon my body.."
Yoko Japan ? ''My mother wept and asked me to reconsider"
Z. Amatullah PA, USA Baptist  
Zaakira ? Christian "I can't explain how good I feel on the inside as well as the outside"
Zahirah ? Catholic 3 of her siblings also embraced Islam !
Zahra Cox ? Christian "I feel so fortunate and blessed to have been guided "
Zahida USA Christian "Allah (S.W.T.) guided me to the path of righteousness"
Zainab USA Christian "No a guy did not convert me". An ex-Sunday School teacher
Zakiyyah Australia ? "..that one experience of salat [prayer] had a profound effect"
Zehra ? Christian "Allah had made the perfect religion, and I'd found it"


Name Home Prior Belief Notes/Quotes
A. Greene UK Roman Catholic Abdur Raheem Greene, the well known caller to Islam. Video here
A. LeBlanc ? Christian "..the Bible led me to Islam". Important reading for truth seekers
A. Paguta Philippines Christian Later moved to Saudi Arabia
A. Tagamolila Philippines Catholic "As a Roman Catholic, I had been very religious since childhood"
A. Thomas USA Christian background CEO, The Islamic Investment Banking Unit, United Bank of Kuwait
Aaron Greenwich USA Christian "I started this letter as a Christian but I end it as a Muslim"
Aaron Sellers USA Baptist "The impact of [4:157] was to dramatically change my life"
Abd al-Hayy USA Zen Buddhist Published poet and writer under the name Daniel Moore
Abdul Aziz VA, USA Baptist "I began to ask Allah to show me the straight path"
Sir Abdullah UK Christian Statesman and Baronet
Abdullah B. UK ?  
Abdullah Reda ? Catholic "I finally found the answer to the .. question of the meaning of life"
Abdullah Uemura Japan ?  
Abdul-Haqq Brunei/UK Protestant/Anglican Formerly known as D.T.F. Wong
Abdullah al-Faruq USA Pentecostal Former Minister and Elder of the Pentecostal Church !
Abdul Lateef USA Protestant background  
Abdul-Rashid CA, USA Catholic Muslim Military Members
AbdusSalam Sipes CA, USA Christian A former member of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). His homepage
Abd-ul-Waahid UK Christian Abd-ul-Waahid 'Bruce' Paterson
Abu Cuyler Chicago, USA Agnostic "Islam taught me how to live, and how to pray"
Abu Kadr CA, USA Christian Former Death Row inmate, now Imam of a mosque
Adam Knoerzer USA Catholic "I read it [the Qur'an], and I was .. convinced that it was the truth"
Adam Wilson Michigan, USA Christian/Agnostic "IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN READ THIS"
Ahmad Michigan, USA Christian background "It seems like I have always been a Muslim"
Ahmed Corpus Philippines Born-again Christian Former Sunday School teacher & full-time ministry worker
Ali A. USA Catholic "How can we be monotheists yet believe in trinity?"
Dr. Ali Benoist France Catholic family background
Ali Campbell USA Protestant An American scientist
Ali Mori Japan ? Ali Muhammad Mori
Ali Omair USA Roman Catholic "I have found the Straight Path and Insha’Allah I will never leave it"
Andrew W. Smith Midwest USA Baptist background "..trinity - it just did not make sense to me"
Anselm Tormeeda Majorca Christian Testimony of a 14th century CE scholar and priest !
Antoine L. Mason USA Christian/NOI Guided to true Islam, after a spell with Farrakhan's racist cult
Austin ? Christian "Islam abolishes racism, and promotes peace, and equality"
Dr. B. Abdul Alim ? ? "I had .. studied comparative religion .. but refused to accept Islam"
Bogdan Kopankski Poland/USA Christian Ph.D. History & Politics. Imprisoned twice by Polish Communists
Brad L. Johnson USA Christian His homepage
Bruce Do Canada Protestant (see note) United Church of Canada. See the Vietnamese Muslims' Homepage
Chadi Lebanon Christian background "..i felt the truth, the majesty behind each word.."
Chandara Singapore Hindu Chandara and his wife share their touching story
Christopher USA Christian "I got tired of the unintelligible doctrines and the .. contradictions"
Christopher Bohar PA, USA Satanist/Christian Undertook a serious study of Islam after 9/11
D. M. Monreal  Philippines Catholic  
Col. D.S. Rockwell USA ? Colonel Donald S. Rockwell. Poet, critic, author
David Praderelli ? Catholic "No .. religion including Catholicism impacted me in such a .. way"
Davis UK Anglican/Catholic  
Devis Warrington Austria Christian background  
Donald W. Flood USA Christian background 'The Best Way to Live and Die' - A must read for truth seekers
E. Ahmed Tori USA Catholic "Actually, I love Jesus, because I follow Muhammad"
E. D. Llarenas  Philippines Catholic  
Emad-ud-Deen KT, USA Jew The homepage of Emad-ud-Deen Richard Leiman
Everlast USA Catholic Everlast, aka Eric Schrody
F. Overing Holland ?  
Faruq Abdullah Indiana, USA Catholic "I knew that I had found the truth I had struggled to embrace"
Faruq. B. Karai Zanzibar ?  
G. B. Delomas Philippines Catholic  
Dr. Gary Miller USA Christian Former missionary. Author of many good articles on Islam
George Anthony Kuwait Catholic A former Catholic priest !
Dr. Germanus Hungary ? Dr. Abdul-Karim Germanus, Professor of Oriental Studies
Greg Noakes USA Protestant background "The Qur'an has been preserved in its original form"
Gregor Shepherd ? None "Religion was the last topic I could tolerate"
H. F. Fellow UK Christian background  
Dr. Hamid Marcus Germany ? Scientist, author, journalist
Harun USA Christian "I have seen the beauty of people, living as muslims"
Hasan al-Amriki USA Southern Baptist A Native American Indian brother's journey to the truth
Haroon al-Qahtani USA ?  
Prof. Haroon Leon UK ? Etymologist, geologist and author
Hazer ? ? "I find that the Bible just does'nt make sense"
Lord Headley UK Catholic Cambridge-educated Peer, statesman, and author
Husain Rofe UK Anglican  
Hydadura Mendes Sri Lanka Christian  
I. W. Zejilersky Poland Catholic  
Ibrahim Karlsson Sweden Atheist "I had no need of any god"
Ibrahim Khalil Egypt Coptic Formerly Ibrahim Khalil Philobus, an Egyptian Coptic priest !
Ibrahim Voo Malaysia Catholic  
Ihsan C. Gim Sam Singapore Taoist/Christian "..the concept of Trinity was introduced in 325 A.D.."
Dr. Ismail Balogun Nigeria Ahmadi/Qadiani An Ahmadi leader renounces Ahmadiyya. A must read !
Ismail Godwin CA, USA ? "I was taught to believe that Muslims were obviously mad men"
J.W. Lovegrove UK ?  
Sir Jalaluddin UK Church of England Oxford-educated statesman and Baronet
Dr. Jeffrey Lang Kansas, USA Catholic/Atheist Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas
Dr. Jerald F. Dirks USA Methodist Former minister of the United Methodist Church. M.Div (Harvard)
Jihad Mujahid USA Christian Embraced Islam whilst serving a prison term
Jim Beaven USA Christian "..I would do my duty by converting Muslims to the Christian faith"
John Birch Texas, USA Methodist "I went on a 20-year-long search for the truth".
Joakim Sweden "I heard a cassette for Yusuf Islam how he became muslim"
Juan Alavardo ? Catholic "I have found what the truth is"
Lee Cooper UK ? "I had a book (The Qur'an) which is backed by scientific fact"
M. Selliah Sri Lanka Catholic  
M. A. Hobohm Germany ? Muhammad Aman Hobohm. Diplomat, missionary, social worker
M. A. R. Webb USA Presbyterian American diplomat, author, journalist. 1846-1916 CE
M. J. Webster UK Protestant Muhammad John Webster. President, The English Muslim Mission
M. S. Takeuchi Japan ?  
Malcolm X USA Christian/NOI From the falsehood of the Nation of Islam, to true Islam
Malik Canada ? "I finally know what it feels like to be humble"
Martin Mwaipopo Tanzania Lutheran Ex-Archbishop ! His wife (former Catholic nun) also converted !
Michael Wolfe USA Christian/Jewish Writer and traveller
Michael Yip New Zealand Christian  
Mike LoPrete USA Christian 19 year old college student. "I didn't get the idea of the trinity"
Milan Sulc Czech Athiest "I came .. across some scientific facts which took my breath away"
Miland Limaye ? Christian "the Bible has been corrupted by the .. church that was to protect it"
Mohammed Iqbal ? Sikh background We're interested in collecting more stories from ex-Sikhs. Email us !
Muhammad Asad Austria Jew Statesman, journalist, author. A translator of the Qur'an
Muhammad Yahya UK None "I never thought of God or religion, except to satirize them.."
Mohammed India Hindu A former leader of the group that demolished Babri Mosque
Murad Hoffman Germany ? Ph.D(Law) Harvard. Social scientist and diplomat
Mustaqiim Sahir ? Christian "..if Jesus was God how could he die?"
Najm Uddin UK Christian "..questions I had carried for years were being answered"
Nuh Breechen ? ? "When I [read the Quran], the dam broke"
Omar CA, USA ? "..it hits me like a "bolt of lightning" READ THE QUR'AN!"
R. O. Pasion  Philippines Catholic  
Raphael LA, USA Jehovah's Witness A former Jehovah's Witness minister !
Dr. R.L. Mellema Hungary ? Anthropologist, writer, scholar
Rendra ? Catholic "everything that has a "muslim taste" in it was .. inappropriate"
Rob Wicks USA Baptist "a reasoned faith which was very prayerful.."
Robin Padilla Philippines ? A famous film actor in the Philippines
Russ Crawley USA Pentecostal "I am coming to see that Muhammmed is a real prohet "
Salahuddin Boart USA Christian  
Samir India (Note) Christian Later moved to Saudi Arabia
Samir ? Agnostic "My conversion to Islam has been intellectual and emotional"
Shawn Smith Canada Christian Heads Answering Christianity. At one time trained to be a minister !
T.H. McBarklie Ireland Protestant  
Tai Fu Taiwan/USA Buddhist "I wasn't interested .. I thought muslims were barbaric"
Tavis Adibudeen USA Christian "It is the light at the end of the tunnel"
Thomas Clayton USA Christian background  
Thomas Irving Canada Christian "At last I was able to accept Muhammad as an apostle of God"
Ulf Karlsson Sweden Atheist "I had no belief in god, and all this religious stuff seemed strange"
Umar Crescenzi USA Catholic "..teachers tried to explain the trinity to me .. but it made no sense"
Dr. Umar Ehrenfels Austria ? A Professor of Anthropology
Umar Mita Japan ? Economist, social worker, preacher
Unknown ? Baha'i Faith A Journey to Islam - 2 emails and a newsgroup article
Unknown CA, USA None "Well, looks like another Muslim has come out of my classes."
Viacheslav Polosin Russia Orthodox Christian Former Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church !
Vincent Montagne France None Scholar and writer
W. B. B. Pickard UK Christian Author, poet, novelist
Yahiye Gadahn USA Christian "As I began reading .. the Qur'an, I became more .. convinced .."
Yusuf Ali Bernier Canada Catholic "It alleviated my confusion and turned it into clarity"
Yusuf Ansari Scotland ? Brother Yusuf is currently serving a life sentence in prison
Yusuf Estes USA Christian A Federal Prison Chaplain. His website is aimed at non-Muslims
Yusuf Islam UK Christian Famous ex-musician, formerly Cat Stevens. A must read !

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