My Revert Story By Catherine Huntley
My name is Catherine, and I’m 20 years old. I live in the southwest of England, and quite frankly, there are very few Muslims in my hometown. Mine brought up was not religious. I always believe in a creator, a God; I guess I didn’t know which path to follow. I went to a local school and was always interested in studying religion. So for me, everything just took place very quickly, at a young age.
I was 15 when I started studying for my GCSEs, one of which was religious studies concentrating on Christianity and Islam. I had one Muslim friend at the time. And they did help me a lot by bringing back leaflets etc., from the mosque. Although I would like to say that it was not because I reverted, more my own decision entirely, as this is a common mistake.
First Experience of studying Islam In My Revert:
During the first year of my GCSEs (year 10), I decided to take part in Ramadan and completed it. Then I had my first experience of actually doing something physically for my creator, and it was terrific. I studied more and more, during lunch breaks, after school, etc. I had a thirst for knowledge that I never had before. I mean, I never even finished a book in my life. But all of a sudden was able to read about Islam and quotes from the Qur’an whenever I could. So it carried on this way for about two years.
I wanted to revert roughly a year after I introduced myself to Islam. But my family did not agree at all; in fact, they hated it. So their way of (dealing) with me was to say you are not 18 yet, so until then, it’s our roof, our rules. Reverted to Islam
My Revert And Taking Shahadah:
As time passed, and it got to roughly two weeks before my 18th birthday. I couldn’t take it anymore; I had to revert; it was like my heart was yearning for this peace and blessing that I couldn’t wait anymore. I went to the local mosque to take my Shahadah. I stepped in, talked with the Imam, and was so nervous it’s pretty much a blur. Although the bottom line is, I did it!. I was so happy and started to learn how to pray pretty much straight away. Alhamdulilah that now I am a Muslimah for nearly three years. I know new things every day and love to take pride in myself and my beliefs. Reverted to Isla
Life after Accepting Islam:
My Family is starting to know me being Muslim. I know three years later, and to be honest, I don’t think they will ever actually accept me; only Allah knows. I am now at a point where I am going to marry Insha Allah. I would love to wear a hijab all the time. I do my prayer as much as I can, and I wear the hijab whenever I can. I have done talks at my old school about Islam. And I love to tell people about it, hoping that with every person I talk to, I will be one more who understands, Insha Allah.
Well, that’s my story about Islam. I could go on forever, but I am sure this is pretty much the basics. Reverted to Islam
Thank you for reading this article about my reversion to Islam.
May Allah (God, bless you, guide you, protect you and keep you safe Insha Allah (God willing).
Asalamu Alaikum (Peace be with you).