Not Your Inspiration Porn – Why I Don’t Owe You My Conversion Story

The shahada in English.

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Rites of Passage. Read other perspectives here. By Leanne Scorzoni How did you come to Islam? When did you convert? Will you tell me your story? Mashallah, you are such an inspiration to us! There’s a term used to describe stories of people who have overcome great [Read More...]

Calling Spades Across the Divide in the Comedy of Errors – The Saga of Umar Lee and the Islamists

Umar Lee_sword

By Ahmed Younis and Dr. Bassem Youssef Umar Lee left Islam — and then came back. One of the things Egyptians and Americans have in common is professional wrestling. Weekly translations of the glory years of WWF episodes have ensured that there is nothing missed (in translation) between the youth of our two worlds. From [Read More...]

A Convert’s Story – How Becoming a Muslim is a Work in Progress

Praying on the plains of Arafat

By Stephanie Luna Wallace “Noni, Mami has a prayer shirt, and I have a prayer hat. Don’t you have one?” That’s how my mother discovered I had converted to Islam. I had been praying the five daily prayers for three months, and my four-year-old finally found a way to communicate my new habit. Certainly not [Read More...]


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