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How I came to Islam

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the One, without any partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His servant and His Messenger.

Read and watch the  stories and personal experiences of these individuals of how they came to and discovered Islam.


YusufEstes Yusuf Estes was an American minister/pastor who converted to Islam. He is actively involved in Dawah work in the United States and often features as guest lecturer and keynote speaker at various Islamic events as well as frequently appearing on various Islamic satellite TV channels. Watch and listen to his inspiring story of how he came to Islam.
[Video – Duration 43:51]


AbdurRaheemGreenAbdur Raheem Green (born Anthony Green) embraced Islam in I988. He was born to British parents and educated at the famous Roman Catholic Monastic School, Ampleforth College. Later he went on to study history in the London University, but dropped out unfinished. He is now a renowned Islamic Orator in Britain and a regular speaker at speaker’s corner in London Hyde Park. Listen to his narrative of what he went through on road to discovering of truth [Video – Duration 45:24]


AustralianConvertAn Australian from Melbourne narrates an interesting account of his journey to discovering Islam and himself.Click Here
[Video – Duration 14:34]


YusufIslam Yusuf Islam originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, was a British musician, a  singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator and philanthropist. He converted to Islam at the height of his fame, in December 1977, and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003’s World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Watch this documentary where he details about his transition from Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam.
[Video – Duration 36:40]


TerryHoldbrooksTerry Holdbrooks is a former American soldier, and was a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba, in 2003 and 2004. As he got to know some of the captives, the conversations with them led to him searching more about Islam, eventually leading to his conversion. He is now a vocal critic of the camp. He has written a book, entitled "Traitor", to be published in the Summer of 2010. Watch a short video of how found Islam.
[Video – Duration 02:19]



Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson embraced Islam in 1977 in Santa Barbara, California when he was only 17 and set off almost immediately to study Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy, and spiritual psychology with masters in the Muslim world. He is a co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley California, United States. In this interview he talks about the reasons how he came to Islam.
[Video – Duration 56:13]



Omar Dexter hails from Derby, UK. A physics graduate worked as a scientist and a consultant. In a quest for truth and peace, he found the light of Islam. He narrates this interesting account about his journey from being brought up as an Atheist and how he came to Islam.
[Video – Duration 23:22]




Musa Cerantonio from Australia was born as a Roman Catholic. Studying Christianity and the prevalent practices, finding contradictions within led him to search further. He speaks on how he eventually came to Islam.[Video – Duration 23:36]





Yvonne Ridley (born 1959, Stanley, County Durham, England) is a British journalist, war correspondent and Respect Party politician. After 9/11 she visited Afghanistan as a journalist, she was captured by the Taliban, was released and soon after came to Islam  She is known for her outspoken opposition to Zionism and the perceived propaganda of the Western media. Ridley currently works for Press TV. In this interview she explains how she came to Islam. [Video – Duration 56:58]




Dr. Laurence Brown a graduate of Cornell, Brown Medical and George Washington University is an ophthalmic surgeon, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. A retired Air Force officer, he is the medical director of a major eye center in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of two books on comparative religion, "The First and Final Commandment" and "God’ed", as well as a book of fiction entitled The Eighth Scroll. Dr. Brown and his wife live in Medina, Saudi Arabia with their daughter. After researching into various religion, he came to Islam in 1994. The results of his research are shared in his books. He share his story in this short video. [Video – Duration 30:14]


NasimAbdulRehman Nasim Abdul Rehman from Australia casually tells the story of how he came to Islam, what led him to it, and what he had to go through. Listen to his insightful experiences.
[Video – Duration 23:47]




MoosaBenneth Moosa Benneth living in Perth, Australia, raised as a Catholic, inquisitively searched for the truth, listen how his quest led him to Islam. And his life after Islam. Click Here to listen.
[Video – Duration 24:54]





Joshua_EvansJoshua Evans a former Christian youth minister describes how his deep interest for religion, research and religious studies made him go away from Christianity. Studying the Bible made him go away from Christianity and from the same Bible he came to Islam. Click Here to see the video.
[Video – Duration 64:05]




Yusuf Chambers is settled in London. He is involved with many Muslim organisations and is known for his Dawa activities. He has travelled extensively in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. When it comes to charity fundraisers, hands-on community work and powerful advocacy for Islam, the name Yusuf Chambers is seldom far from the discussion table. Listen to his story of how he came to Islam.
[Video – Duration 64:05]




Imam Suhaib Webb was born in 1972 and raised in Oklahoma, USA. During his teens he was a Hip Hop DJ and a member of a gang. Feeling spiritually bankrupt, Imam Suhaib Webb set out on a path of spirituality ultimately leading up to the acceptance of Islam at the age of twenty. He graduated  from the Central Oklahoma University with a degree in Education. He currently serves as a Board Member at MeccaOne Media and resides in Egypt while studying at Al-Azhar university.
[Video – Duration 19:22]



SirajWahhaj Siraj Wahhaj (born Jeffrey Kearse, 1950) is an African-American Muslim revert to Islam and public figure for Muslims in North America. He is currently the Imam of Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York and the leader of The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). Click here to watch this video.
[Video – Duration 23:48]


HussainYejpg Hussain Ye is a Malaysian national of Chinese descent. Although born into a Buddhist family, he embraced Islam at the age of 18 in 1968. He is the President of Al Khadim Organization in Malaysia. Ustaz Muhammad Hussain Ye is a well-known personality in the Islamic world. He gives regular lectures in the Asia Pacific region and conducts a lot of summer camps in UK and Europe by the invitation of local and international organizations. Listen to his story of how he came to Islam
[Video – Duration 58:00]



Jeffrey-Lang Dr. Jeffrey Lang is a professor of mathematics, born into a Catholic family turned to atheism by the the time he was eighteen. His inquisitiveness led him to question every social and practical norm. And during the course he was guided to Islam. He has authored two books, ‘Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America’ and ‘Struggling to Surrender’. Listen to his inspirational account.
[Video – Duration 32:01]




Hamza Brain Godfrey came into contact with Islam through his Muslim fiance. Later on events led him to study more and find out more about Islam, leading to his eventual declaration of Shahadah. Listen to his story.
[Video – Duration 24:24]




JeraldDirks Dr. Jerald Dirks formerly Reverend Dirks was a minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Harvard University majoring in Divinity. Also has a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. He is the author of "The Cross and the Crescent: An Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity and Islam" (2001), and "Abraham: The Friend of God" (2002). He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over 150 articles on Arabian horses. Listen to his amazing story of how he found Islam. [Video – Duration 76:51]


Stanley Stanley decided to look into the three Abrahamic faiths in a personal quest for the truth. After an in-depth study and reading the Quran, he decided to accept the final revelation of the ONE true God. Listen to his experience of what he went through. [Video – Duration 37:56]






Dr.Maurice Bucaille was born to French parents and was brought up as a Christian. He excelled at medicine and rose to fame, becoming the most renowned surgeon in modern France. He lead the autopsy of Pharoah’s body when it was transferred to France. What he discovered he found exactly  as prophesised in the Quran. This made him thoroughly read the Quran, the scientific cohesion and consistency within, made him change his faith to Islam.He is the author of “Quran, Bible and Science” and many other similar books about scientific facts in Quran. Read this article, a short video and his interview detailing his interesting and thought provoking story.

One Comment
  1. rashid zaidi permalink

    Goes to show educated rational people who are clear in their minds have chosen Islam across the globe. There are lots more not mentioned here.The crazies who the west created by not solving lingering conflicts like the Palestinian issue, Kashmir, and then fighting the Soviets in 1979 in a proxy war and never mopping up afterwards has led to the present day misrepresentation of true Islam, and created this monster which has spread the world over and is detrimental to all. There is know way to stop this unless these issues are solved and economic opportunity created instead of more conflict on the behest of a few. The west is long on promises shot on vision. Muslim are too numerous to eradicate as the United States and Israel would wish too. So it is time to sit down and talk and stop interfering in their affairs and their religion.

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