Muslim by Intuition
I sat with that book, the Bible and the Quran, and checked each reference the book made. I would read something in the book and say to myself, “The Bible doesn’t say that!” Then I would look it up and sure enough, it was there.
Over and over, I checked the Bible for the verses that were parallel to the Quran, trying to find an error, but there weren’t any. I became quite frustrated as it wasn’t going as planned.
I was also amazed at the things I read in the Quran…the similarities with Native philosophy, the responsibility and relationship mankind has with all of creation…it was beautiful. What I was reading wasn’t about oppression and the degradation of women. It was about dignity, piety, and the oneness of God. What Jesus had said in the Bible was the same message I found in the Quran.
Q: What happened during your research? Did you start to believe that what you were reading was the Truth?
A: It was strange…the more I read, the more I needed to read.
I remember trying to put the Quran down at one point, and it was like a voice in my head told me to keep reading…keep reading. It became almost like an obsession – for every thing I learned, I wanted to know even more.
One day, while I was sitting under a tree reading the Quran, I suddenly felt like I got slapped across the face and kicked in the stomach at the same time. I literally doubled over. I could not breath. It was like the wind had been knocked out of me. But what had been knocked out of me so forcefully was not just air – it was pride. The veil had been lifted; I saw the truth. Not just the truth of Islam, but the truth of myself – who I was, how I lived, and where I was going if I did not change.
I sat there and cried. I didn’t want it. I really didn’t. I sobbed and said to myself, “Oh no, this can’t be happening…I’m Muslim!”
Source: Jennah Adam via The Muslim Vibe