It was a good program, it is definitely good to know the stories of the converts to Islam. Especially to show others that why would anybody choose Islam over 'western culture' where you can drink Alcohol, go clubbing and fornicate easily. Many weak muslims see that as a dream and most wish to experience that kind of culture, to leave their own. So when you see that people who have gone through all those things really do not feel satisfied with it. So I think if it focuses more on this aspect it can bring a change in the mind-set of weak non-practicing Muslims and also non-muslims that the media portrayal of negative aspects of Muslims isn't representing the faith called Islam. Just because a Muslim does something bad (un-islamic), it shouldn't be associated with Islam. So keep up the good work and spread the reasons why you chose Islam with everybody inshallah. May Allah help you in this life and the next life.
Put it this way-I have seen what ALCOHOL does, what DRUGS do and what FORNICATION does aswel, (let's add gambling and smoking to the mix) it causes greed,jealousy,anger,pain,death,addictive,unwanted pregnancies,STI's,abuse-the list goes on. Cutting that all out DEFINATELY makes ur life a whole lot less complicated
Mashallah, it was good. It could've been better if you had a presenter who had more experience of Islam than Shanna! At least she benefited from your company and Safia.
I really enjoyed it. I liked to hear the different stories and how the different reverts understood and interpreted the Muslim lifestyle for themselves.I also liked to watch Shannah Bukhari's own personal journey during the making of the programme.I wonder whether she has kept up her prayers and visiting mosque since then?
Well thats one of the reasons ive started this blog as I the footage of me saying why I love islam and what made me chose it wasent aired. This way I can say exactly what happened in my own words. Inshallah she will in her own time :D
Yes, I can imagine that much gets edited in the making of such a programme. Still, very informative!Did you feel it present Islam as positively as you would have liked?I wonder what it is like to suddenly be 'famous'. :)
Yes it presented Islam quite positively. Although I was unhappy that they focused on the hijab thing at Isyllabus and not the THREE hours of Islamic knowledge.P.S. Your fingers get very sore from all the messages lol
I was wondering if 'revert' actually describes you or Shannah. I think Shannah is the revert and you are the convert since you were not a Muslim before.
Hi Anonymous, as I understand it the term 'revert' refers to the concept that Muslims believe that everybody is born Muslim ... therefore those who were raised in a different faith (or none) and then accept Islam are returning to their original faith. (I hope that makes sense ... I am not explaining it very well)
I have understood that we are all reverts as we are born muslim, nut depending on what country you live in and what your family brin you up to be it affects this. Therefore taking the shahada is like your coming back (reverting) to what you was born as, i.e. a muslim.
Wow, interesting to hear this!
Salaams sister just sat and watched the documentary, had to search for u to let u know Mashallah u done a great job, explaining what Islam is straight to the point on wishy washy stuff! It's a shame they edited! I'm gonna to add u on IG not goin to share my name on here but I have pandas o. My pic, plz accept x
Waleicom Salam, I felt I had to be straight to the point. I couldnt exactly say for Islam its ok to go outside wearing platforms lol. But I tried to explain to her that where I am on my journey I dont feel comfortable wearing heels outside whereas if she feels that that is hijab for her then thats her choice.P.S. Already accepted :D
Assalaimalaikum... I just came across the video and I loved the word Halalified. Of the video as a whole, I didn't like that they described non-hijabis as modern western muslims. I was born a muslim and live in Maldives, a 100% muslim country. Though here, we are heavily affected by the western culture. There are people who doesn't pray or pray once or twice, girls who wear less covering clothes etc, people who drinks(though it's illegal here) etc to the people who have long beards and white clothing for men, face covering and black clothing for women. It's highly diverse for a 100% muslim country. And like they say in the video, here too, people have the mind set that if we girls wear long loose dresses, we are old fashioned or extremists... Its sad and I feel it's a constant struggle to not stray and stay at the right path. Sorry, Im going on and on but my point is,I feel happy when I see reverts from all over the world, strengthens my faith and conviction.I covered my hair only when I was fourteen and when I felt I was ready for it.But I've been wearing tight jeans and shirts that don't necessarily cover my bum or loose.But I've made the decision to change my clothing to all long dresses, loose, covering my bum and doesn't outline either my chest or legs or shape starting this Ramadan(I love Ramadan and I first wore my headscarf on Ramadan) I've decided to completely 'Halalify' my wardrobe, Insha Allah.I just loved how you were dressed and how you stood by your faith even when you weren't born into it...