Recent Episodes

Innovative Approaches to Caring for Converts. The Deeper and More Meaningful Essences of Islam (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Batool Al-Toma | 04 November 2021 | Episode#113

Today's guest is Batool Al-Toma from the UK.
Batool is an Irish convert and has been Muslim for 40 years.

She's the founder of The Convert Muslim Foundation.

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Islam in California, Diametrically Opposing; It's Time - I'm Gonna Become Muslim; Convert Story (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | A’ishah Crawford | 31 October 2021 | Episode#112

In this episode, A'ishah discusses her conversion/reversion to Islam.

About A'isha:

  • 22-year-old student from California.
  • She is student studying English.
  • Accepted Islam about 3 years ago.
  • Raised in a family that was Catholic, but n…

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Islam Answered Every Question, a Perfect Answer Every Time; 18 Year Old Shares His Convert Story (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Ryan Stanley | 19 October 2021 | Episode#111

Today we speak with Ryan Stanley.

I'm amazed at how much Ryan understands about Islam at the young age of 18.

About Ryan:

  • Converted in August 2020, so I have been a Muslim for just over a year
  • Born and raised in the UK and have never been outs…

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Islam Helped Me to Explore My Femininity in a Way That I'm Enjoying - Convert Story (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Khawlah/Val Conklin | 15 October 2021 | Episode#110

Islam helped me to explore my femininity.

Sister Khawlah Converted in October 2020, which was almost 10 months ago.

She is 33 years old.

She was born and currently lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Khawlah is a student in Psychology with a focus on addic…

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I Converted to Islam by Trying to Prove That All Religions Were Man-Made; Empowering Women (USA)

Lindsay Um Fatima | Danielle LoDuca | 08 October 2021 | Episode#109

In this interview we talk with Danielle LoDuca, an American woman from NY who converted to Islam during the aftermath of 9-11. While working on a project in college, she aimed to prove that all religions were man-made but after reading the Quran her school project went in a completel…

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I Couldn't Sleep Without the Quran on My Chest. Islam in Europe. Convert Story (Italian Convert)

Cedric Du Peloux | Walid Abd Al Mujib 'Max' | 26 September 2021 | Episode#108

I Couldn't Sleep Without the Quran on My Chest.

Today we talk to Walid Abd Al Mujib, 'Max' (Massimiliano Alfieri).

In this episode we discuss:

  • Performing Hajj and pilgrimage to Mecca
  • How Europeans are against Islam
  • Being a Mus…

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Convert Care for New Muslims: Bright Beginnings Have Bright Endings: Your First Years of Islam (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Shaykh Bilal Brown | 26 September 2021 | Episode#107

Convert Care for New Muslims

Today we talk to Shaykh Bilal Brown, Managing Director of New Beginnings.

Shaykh Bilal Brown is also a convert.

New Beginnings is all about convert care an…

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Fake It Until You Make It! How World Hijab Day and Fasting Led Me to Convert to Islam (USA)

Christen Amer | Ashley Pearson Khan | 26 September 2021 | Episode#106

Fake It Until You Make It! How World Hijab Day and Fasting Led Me to Convert to Islam

On today's episode we are speaking with Ashley Pearson Khan, an American Christian woman from Arkansas who embraced Islam after donning the hijab in support of the women in her life who were…

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Latino Hip Hop Artist Converts to Islam: I Needed Some Sort of Clearance: Meeting Gentle Faces (USA)

Cedric Du Peloux | Ayman (Ivan Guzman Zapata) | 19 September 2021 | Episode#105

Ayman (Ivan Guzman Zapata) is an underground rapper, hip hop and recording artist.

He is part of OTR Familia Entertainment (Only The Real).

Today he shares his story of converting to Islam.

About Ayman:

Wearing Hijab and Recognizing Privilege: A Group Discussion, Convert Stories (USA)

Christen Amer | Lara, Lindsay, Gina | 29 August 2021 | Episode#104

Wearing Hijab and Recognizing Privilege: A Group Discussion, Convert Stories

Today, host Christen Amer, is joined by three maverick converts:

  • Lara Jennings author of an upcoming book and co-founder of MyMoon Online
  • Lindsay Conrad mother of 2 and stude…

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From a Military Household, End of the Cold War, Beginning of the War on Terror: Convert Story (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Kadijah Michelle | 29 August 2021 | Episode#103

Today's guest is Kadijah.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Information on how she had been involved in her Catholic faith.
  • Her upbringing in the Catholic church.
  • Difficulties with some of the practices in the Catholic church.
  • How she le…

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Muslimah of the West: Islam Opened My Eyes to the Reality of This Life (USA)

Christen Amer | Glory | 29 August 2021 | Episode#102

Islam Opened my Eyes to the Reality of this Life

In this episode we talk to "Glory" aka the Muslimah of the West who reverted 5 years ago in spite of several obstacles, including finding someone to help her take her shahada.

Find out how Glory finally came to be Musli…

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Islam and the Environment (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Nawal | 28 August 2021 | Episode#101

In this episode we discuss:

  • Islam and its connection to the environment.
  • The importance of the taking care of the environment.
  • The importance of the taking care of plants and animals and reducing our impact on the environment.
  • Over-populat…

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100th Episode: Listen to Katherine Convert to Islam on the Show. God Am I Doing the Right Thing? (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Katherine Garnett | 12 August 2021 | Episode#100

Today's episode is a celebration for two reasons:

  • Katherine CONVERTS to Islam live on the show
  • It is our 100th episode

We are also joined by other Becoming Muslim hosts for the episode:

I Became Agnostic, Then Atheist, Then Buddhist to Finally Finding the True Way of the Creator (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Ahmad | 10 August 2021 | Episode#99

Finally Finding the True Way of the Creator

About Ahmad:

  • Converted in 2011 at the age of 24
  • Currently 34 years old
  • Born in Egypt
  • Grew up in NYC
  • Works with IT computer systems
  • Enjoys inviting people to Islam, mua…

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Learning About Islam, Lupe Discusses the Impact of Islam on Her Life (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Guadalupe Zamora | 19 July 2021 | Episode#98

Learning About Islam, Lupe Discusses the Impact of Islam on Her Life.

Guadalupe Zamora is a mother of six children. She is currently Catholic, but she is exploring Islam.

She is married to a Muslim man from Jordan. Several of her children have already converted to Isl…

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Nightmares or Signs From God, Seeing Symbols From the Quran, Voices Every Night: Convert Story (USA)

Cedric Du Peloux | Robby Quinn | 19 July 2021 | Episode#97

Today we talk to Robby Quinn.

It all started when Robby had visions of his father's passing away.

Then he had more on his grandfather's passing.

He would see signs, Arabic symbols and hear voices every night.

At first he saw them as nightmares but late…

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1.9 Billion People Believe This Is the Direct Word of God, Maybe Give It a Read: Convert Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Dylan | 18 July 2021 | Episode#96

Today's episode is with Dylan.

Dylan converted 7 years ago in 2014 at the age of 19, he's now 25 years old.

He is a student of Islamic knowledge with two specializations in:

1) Islamic Law

2) Classical Theology

He has been teaching Islam since …

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint; A Christian Minister’s Journey to Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Dr. Michael Jewett | 18 July 2021 | Episode#95

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint.

Dr. Michael Jewett was a Christian Minister for over 30 years and earned a PhD in theology. He held many positions in his church.

He is also a retired psychologist. He worked for 30 years with the needy, homeless and people with addictio…

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Former Prom Queen Explains Converting to Islam. Sometimes You Just Need a Little Support (USA)

Christen Amer | Lindsay Um Fatima | 17 July 2021 | Episode#94

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Support

On today's episode we interview Lindsay U.M. Fatima a 39 year old mother of 2 who reverted to Islam 11 years ago.

Although Lindsay wears many hats, currently she spends the majority of her time home schooling her children and d…

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The Logic Of Islam, And How Islam Solves The Problem Of Evil. Convert Story (German Convert)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Julia Hanke | 26 June 2021 | Episode#93

This is an inspirational story where Julia discusses her conversion to Islam.

She talks about life growing up with a mother who was an alcoholic.

She recounts how she was raised a Christian but was confused by the doctrine of the trinity.

She reveals how she l…

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Let Go Of Pre-assumptions; You Don't Really Know Until You Look At It Yourself; Convert Story (USA)

Cedric Du Peloux | Floyd Morris | 26 June 2021 | Episode#92

About Floyd:

  • Converted a couple months ago officially (2021)
  • 30 years old
  • Comes from Michigan USA
  • Currently lives in Chicago
  • Works as a Manufacturing Engineer
  • Is passionate about spreading awareness of how school can li…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Quran, But Were Afraid To Ask! (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Imam Wisam Sharieff | 25 June 2021 | Episode#91

Listen to a specialist Quran teacher talk about learning the Quran and about converting to Islam.

This will help you to comfortably learn to recite the Quran in your first years of Islam after converting.

In this episode we are joined by Imam Wisam Sharieff, founder a…

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5 Things To Know Before Accepting Islam With Kenny Bomer Former Hip Hop Artist (USA)

Cedric Du Peloux | Kenny Bomer | 20 June 2021 | Episode#90

Topics discussed include:

  • Why should I convert to Islam?
  • What to focus on before accepting Islam
  • Advice on how to get started with Islam
  • How do you know you're doing the right thing?
  • How will Islam change your life?
  • Wha…

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Listen, Learn It, It's Gonna Catch: The Joy Of Converting To Islam - Becoming Muslim Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Angel and Aisha | 03 June 2021 | Episode#89

Today we have two guests. Both of them are converts.

Aisha is 31 and she converted 10 years ago at the age of 21.

Angel is 47 and he converted this year on March the 17th 2021.

Aisha grew up Catholic and is a mix of Egyptian, Arab, Turkish and Italian.

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From Harlem to Mecca: A Latino's Journey in Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Imam Yusef Maisonet | 02 June 2021 | Episode#88

Imam Maisonet reverted to Islam when he was a teenager living in New York City.

He was born in New York City, and has gone on to visit Europe, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East and more, all while learning from the vibrant and diverse Muslim communities living there.

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Introductory Course On Islam From Convert And Former Prom Queen And Varsity Sports Team Captain (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Lindsay Um Fatima | 01 June 2021 | Episode#87

Our guest is Lindsay Um Fatima

Today we talk about her course which is an introductory course on Islam.

It is from her website.

About Lindsay:


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How Islam Taught Me To Be Grateful: Ups And Downs On A Journey To Becoming Muslim (USA)

Christen Amer | Mysti Alamro | 01 June 2021 | Episode#86

In today's episode we are speaking with Mysti Alamro, an English teacher from the United States who reverted 23 years ago from Catholicism.

Although her reversion has cost her in some ways, Mysti talks to us about how much more she has gained by being a Muslim.

Islam …

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Embodying The Spirit Of Islam For New Converts: What Does It Mean And How Do We Do It? (USA)

Nawal | Christen Amer | 30 May 2021 | Episode#85

Today we have three guests.

  • Nawal Ali
  • Christen Amer
  • Crystal Joseph

They discuss what the 'spirit of Islam' is and what it means to them.

Questions include:

  • How to embody the spirit of Islam?
  • Wha…

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Raise Your Vibration From The Islamic Perspective: From The Book How To Be A Happy Muslim (USA)

Crystal Joseph | Sheima Sumer | 30 May 2021 | Episode#84

Today we talk to Sheima Sumer.

This is her second episode on the podcast.

  • Sheima was born in the USA.
  • She has a Masters in Counseling and is 39 years old.

In this episode Sheima talks about her book entitled:

How to be a Happy …

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Islam Is Simple: Live In The Now With Allah, The Simplicity Of Islam Drew Me To Convert To Islam (USA)

Christen Amer | Amy Ali | 16 April 2021 | Episode#83

Islam is Simple

In this episode we speak with Amy Ali, a 37 year old who converted in 2003. She resides in the US and is a certified Back to the Fitra Academy mentor and coach "helping women live in their now with God".

Learn how the simplicity of Islam drew Amy into …

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Islam Is For Everyone: Modesty, Marriage, Second Wife - Convert To Islam Story (UK)

Amanda Rickwood | Mandy Jane Kiely | 21 April 2021 | Episode#82

Today's guest is Mandy Jane Kiely.

We cover many subjects in the episode such as:

  • Modesty
  • Marriage
  • Being a second wife

About Mandy:

  • Converted in 1996, that's 25 years ago
  • Originally from North East D…

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Allah Calls Us to Him: Truth-Seeking Roman Catholic Converts to Islam (Filipino Convert)

Christen Amer | Dyn Santos | 16 April 2021 | Episode#81

Allah Calls us to Him

Today we are speaking with Dyn Santos a 36 year old woman originally from the Philippines and a once devoted Roman Catholic, now living in Canada working as an Office Administrator.

She has been a convert for 2 years and is kind enough to speak w…

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From Partying in Romania to Hajj in Mecca (Romania)

Cedric Du Peloux | Daniel Barnuti | 16 April 2021 | Episode#80

In this episode Daniel Barnuti lets us in on his journey to Islam.
From partying in Romania to moving to Jordan to learn Islamic sciences.
Then moving back to Romania and going to Hajj in Mecca.

About Daniel:

  • Converted in 2010 after 2 years of researc…

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Trusting Allah In Good And Bad Times, Convert Becomes A Muslim Mum On The Move, Holistic Health (USA)

Christen Amer | Lindsey Nicole | 25 March 2021 | Episode#79

On today's episode we speak with Lindsey Nicole, a 34-year-old American-Muslim convert since 2007, Certified Nutritionist and author, and mother of two.

Following the end of her 14 year marriage in 2018, Lindsey moved abroad with her children and has lived throughout North Af…

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Polygyny Is Beautiful, It's A Piece Of Cake. Becoming Muslim Convert Story - Unto Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Umm Aaliyah | 05 March 2021 | Episode#78

Today's guest is Umm Aaliyah.

The main topics of this episode:

  • Difficulties in converting
  • Polygamy
  • Music
  • Studying the Quran

In this episode she talks about her early life moving from South Carolina to New Jersey.

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New Reverts Guide To Becoming Muslim, First Shocks After Converting, Music In Islam, Marriage (USA)

Christen Amer | Noor Saadeh | 05 March 2021 | Episode#77

In this episode we talk with Noor Saadeh, an American convert to Islam who has been practicing and sharing her knowledge of Islam for over 30 years.

Noor gives us some insight into things that new converts may be struggling with or might run into that could cause confusion.

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I Saw A Muslim Praying And I Thought 'I Want To Do That' - Becoming Muslim Story (Chinese Canadian)

Crystal Joseph | Khadija Kimchi | 05 March 2021 | Episode#76

Known online as 'Khadija Kimchi'; Khadija is an ethnically Chinese, Canadian-born revert to Islam of 10 years.

Her call to Islam began in 2011 as she describes her time up until that point as a life 'left lacking'.

In the pen-ultimate year before her conversion she re…

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Convert of 45 Years Explains: Journey Through 10000 Veils; The Truth Shall Make You Free (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Sheikha Maryam Kabeer Faye | 19 February 2021 | Episode#75

People who stay in one place (and don't travel) find it harder to absorb the signs of God in this world.

That makes it harder to find what you're yearning for.

Sheikha Maryam Kabeer Faye is a traveler, seeking the One, seeking the Truth.

She'll never stop trav…

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Former Hip Hop Artist Who Converted To Islam - Without Allah I Am Nothing - Becoming Muslim (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Kenny Bomer | 11 February 2021 | Episode#74

Today's guest is Kenny Bomer.

About Kenny:

  • He is an author, public speaker and debater.
  • Converted to Islam in 1987, 34 years ago, at the age of 17.
  • He is now 49 years old.
  • Lives in Houston, Texas in the United States.
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Growing Up in France as a Non Muslim: Basketball, Break Dancing During Prayer (French Convert)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Cedric Du Peloux | 05 February 2021 | Episode#73

This is a convert story about Cedric Du Peloux De Praron.

He describes the story like this:

What happened is that my father separated with my mother when he became Muslim.

My mother is not Muslim and I grew up with her.

I went on holiday when I was 8 y…

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10 Things To Know About Growing Up In An Inter-Faith Family - Converting To Islam (Belgium)

Ellen Osman | Lala Aicha | 29 January 2021 | Episode#72

Lala was born Muslim in Belgium and her mother converted to Islam before she was born.

Lala's extended family is Christian on her mother's side.

She grew up in an inter-faith environment.

  • Lala took a Bible class to understand the Gospel in more detail.<…

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Entering Islam During Lockdown; Jesus Wouldn’t Have Said That - New Muslim Story (Philippines)

Halima Janine Hood | Pauline Quisquino | 27 January 2021 | Episode#71

Pauline was brought up in a Catholic household with love and compassion for others.

During her time finding out about Islam she prayed that her journey into this new way of life be easy and even easier for her parents.

Her innate wisdom took her on a path to embraci…

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From Joy To Jamila, A Mother And Daughter Accept Islam Together: Convert Story (Filipino Convert)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Jamila Yusuf | 08 January 2021 | Episode#70

This story is about Jamila and her family's reversion/conversion to Islam.

Her father first became Muslim after working in Saudi Arabia.

Later her two brothers, her mother and herself also became Muslim.

  • Jamila and her mom, Hannah, converted on Jan. 2…

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Science As A Helper Of Faith In Islam (USA)

Christen Amer | Nawal | 08 January 2021 | Episode#69

In this episode, Christen Amer speaks with Nawal on the ways in which science has its basis in the Qur'an, hadith and Islam itself.

We explore how this dynamic radically shifted from the superstition with which medieval Christianity viewed and interacted with science and how …

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My Dream About The Quran Came True: Hinduism And Buddhism On Her Path To Islam. Convert Story (USA)

April Brownlee | Maryiem | 08 January 2021 | Episode#68

Maryiem did not grow up in a religious home.

In the episode we discuss:

  • How Hinduism and Buddhism benefited her path to Islam
  • How meditation calmed her mind
  • Her first interactions with the Quran
  • Finishing the Quran in 9 days
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Don't Be Afraid To Convert, Do It! Allah Will Find A Way! How To Convert To Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Anthony Stone | 08 January 2021 | Episode#67

In this episode, Anthony tells his incredible story of how he converted/reverted to Islam.

  • Anthony is 21 years old and lives in Arizona.
  • He recently converted 1-2 weeks before this interview.

Due to medical conditions, and the need for 24/7 ca…

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How God Saved Me When I Was At My Lowest: Addiction To Alcohol, Christian Pastors As Parents (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Andrew Linden | 08 January 2021 | Episode#66

Andrew Linden converted in 2019, that was one year ago.

He is 25 years old and is from Asbury Park, NJ, United States.

He currently lives in Athens, Ga, United States.

Andrew is a student and a cook and loves video games and sports.

He is passionate ab…

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Atheist Views And Antagonism: His Inner Voice Eventually Led Him To Convert To Islam (French Convert)

Christen Amer | Zakaria | 02 January 2021 | Episode#65

In this episode we speak with Zakaria.

He is a French Native who currently teaches French via

He is involved in translating tafsir (Explanation of the Quran) into the French language amongst other things.

Zakaria grew up amongst atheist…

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Finding Yourself Through Islam. 18 Year Old College Student Becomes Muslim. Learn To Love (USA)

Christen Amer | Kaley July | 21 December 2020 | Episode#64

Kaley July is an 18 year old college student who has recently reverted in the spring of 2020.

Listen to what led Kaley to take her shahada and the interesting events along the way there.

Some of the topics include:

  • The marriage of Ayisha and the Holy Pr…

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God Embraces You. God Will Change Your Life 100%. Marie's Journey to Islam (Philippines)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Marie Garduque | 19 December 2020 | Episode#63

This is a story about one woman's discovery of Islam and how her conversion to Islam was an answer to her prayers, as she
was seeking a closer relationship with God.

Marie is 27 years old and was born in the Philippines.

She currently resides in Hong Kong and was…

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The Power Of Alternative Healing In Islam, Lifestyle Changes, Emotions And Converting To Islam (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Zuhair Girach | 02 December 2020 | Episode#62

In this episode we discuss alternative healing and Islam.

Zuhair Girach is the founder of Aafiyah Healing.

He calls it 'The home of holistic health and wellbeing.'

There they look for underlying emotional root problems of ailments and treat them with alternati…

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Small Kindnesses. Big Impact: 10 Ways To Benefit And Become Muslim (Danish Convert)

Crystal Joseph | Birgitte Primdal Svenningsen | 26 November 2020 | Episode#61

Danish by origin, Brigitte grew up in what she describes as a social and cultural climate which ridicules the concept of religion.

She denotes how Islam is still very much shrouded in mystery and misconceptions in her home town with the migrant community still remaining relat…

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The Beginning And Not The End: Life's Biggest Lessons And How To Become Muslim (French Convert)

Crystal Joseph | Amina Karine Kermous | 26 November 2020 | Episode#60

An inquisitive and sparky young child, Amina spent her childhood in a migrant dense, small region of France.

Despite large exposure to the various cultures of the Muslim community, Islam remained a widely misunderstood and disdained concept amongst the non-muslims she knew. <…

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Paganism, Wicca, Being A Bondsmaid, Dark Night Of The Soul, Suicide And Converting To Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Heather Lowry | 22 November 2020 | Episode#59

This is a story about one woman's spiritual journey from polytheism to Islam.

She talks about:

  • Coming from a small town in Louisiana, and how she is the only Muslim there (Baker, Louisiana).
  • Her personal decision to wear hijab and niqab.
  • Her…

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Am I A Muslim? Young And Free At 19, Morocco, And The Call To Prayer (German Convert)

Crystal Joseph | Lara Jennings | 14 November 2020 | Episode#58

In this episode Lara Jennings gives a raw and detailed account of the transition from being raised in a German Atheist/Catholic dominated society which held unforgiving views of Islam to a practicing and successful Muslim woman without sacrificing who she was as a person.


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God Had Me In His Radar: Healing Your Relationship With God And Becoming Muslim (Mexico)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Victoria Bermudez | 11 November 2020 | Episode#57

This is a short and inspirational story where Victoria discusses her conversion to Islam.

She talks about:

  • Before she became Muslim, she studied with different teachers about Islam.
  • Converting was hard because of cultural differences.
  • Her fa…

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Family Dynamics After Becoming Muslim: Unhappy Parents And Communicating Effectively With Them (UK)

Christen Amer | Safia Haque | 12 November 2020 | Episode#56

In this episode we speak with Safia Haque, an "Effortless Parenting Coach" to try to maximize ways to effectively communicate with our loved ones and the world around us.

Safia is the daughter of a German convert to Islam and gives us some insight as to how to approach tellin…

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Islam And Self Development: How Religion Is The Missing Piece Of The Puzzle. Convert Story (UK)

Crystal Joseph | Amanda Rickwood | 11 November 2020 | Episode#55

A self-professed 'larger than life' character. Amanda grew up as an atheist in Hampshire, UK in the 80's with little to no exposure to Islam.

Inquisitive by nature, Amanda was grateful to her family for encouraging curiosity and appreciation of the world around her from a you…

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Islam As An Equalizing Force - Gender, Race And Wealth - Positive Changes For Converts To Islam (USA)

Christen Amer | Nawal | 11 November 2020 | Episode#54

Christen Amer and Nawal Ali discuss how Islam revolutionized how gender, race and wealth were thought about in society and the positive changes that has brought today.

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6 Deaths, Drugs, Suicide, Grieving And Tragedy: Bailey's Dark Life Is Now Light Thanks To Islam (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Bailey Bushey | 10 November 2020 | Episode#53

Join Bailey as he explains his journey and story of converting to Islam.

This is a long and emotional story where he revisits his dark life before Islam.

He talks about:

  • The death of 6 people close to him
  • His relationship problems
  • Dr…

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How Far Away Are We, Truly, From Islam? Inter-Faith Marriages, A Muslim Convert Story (Australia)

Crystal Joseph | Ellen Osman | 03 November 2020 | Episode#52

Growing up, Ellen described herself as a practicing Catholic in a fully practicing Catholic family.

Much later down the line after 10 years in an inter-faith marriage her curiosity was piqued when she began to notice the differences that came as a product of each lifestyle, i…

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About The Lady Who Wants Her Daughter To Grow Up As A Muslim (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Calisha Bennett | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#51

This is a short clip by Calisha Bennett who is a personal development coach who helps Muslims to become better believers.

We interviewed Calisha in episode #2 of this podcast series.

She explains how someone listened to the episode and then contacted her.


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Was I Researching Islam To Impress A Girl? James Shares His Journey About Becoming Muslim (Canada)

April Brownlee | James Peladeau | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#50

James converted on August 31st 2019.

He has been a Muslim for a year now.

He is 23 years old and from Ontario, Canada.

He lives near Ottawa.

James is a barber.

He loves animals and has 3 pet snakes.

He is passionate about helping the pl…

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Psychological Truth, Inside Out Paradigm, Personal Development, Muslim Convert Story (Australia)

Tanya | Halima Janine Hood | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#49

Janine converted in 1995 in Morocco.

It has been 25 years since converting.

She is 50 years old and from Aotearoa New Zealand.

She currently lives in Australia.

She is an English and Well-Being teacher.

Hobbies and interests are Personal Develo…

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming Muslim And Converting To Islam. Muslim Convert Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Kaighla Um Dayo | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#48

In this episode Kaighla explains how she did not have a good experience of converting to Islam.

You will benefit by learning from her mistakes.

Did you know that some people have such a bad experience of converting to Islam that they leave the religion all-together?

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About Becoming Muslim, Islamic Mysticism And Islam As The Light - Convert To Islam Story (Spain)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Mariam Roncero | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#47

Mariam converted in 1996.

She ia 47 years old

She is from Madrid and lives in Granada.

She likes reading and travelling, and is passionate about translating.

Mariam talks about:

  • Becoming Muslim
  • Islamic mysticism and sufism
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How Easy Is It To Become A Muslim? What Is The Appeal Of Islam To The Agnostic? Convert Story (USA)

Crystal Joseph | Michael Wood | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#46

Like many of us examining religion left Michael feeling no closer to the complete truth or any more spiritually guided from before.

Finding himself standing on the cusp of all religion entirely.

Michael forged forward through adulthood knowing and believing there is a…

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Common Topics That Reverts And New Muslims May Struggle With: Becoming Muslim The Easy Way (USA)

Christen Amer | Nawal | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#45

In this episode Nawal Ali shares some wisdom on battling doubts, learning Arabic, hijab, and polygamy for Muslims who may be struggling with or trying to understand these concepts.

Inshallah this will be helpful for all Muslims, but especially geared towards our revert commun…

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Convert To Islam And Become The Best Muslim Man You Can: You Must Learn This. I Never Knew (USA)

Christen Amer | Nawal | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#44

In this episode, host Christen Amer explores the ideas of what it means to be a man in Islamic society with resident
expert Nawal Ali.

Throughout the episode the ideas of what it means to be masculine are defined and stereotypes challenged.

If you are a new reve…

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Singing On The Stages Of New York: Experienced Convert Of 30 Years Explains Finding Islam (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Noor Saadeh | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#43

Noor Saadeh is an American convert to Islam.

She has been a practicing Muslim for over 30 years.

A former concert and opera singer performing in New York City and abroad, as a Muslim Noor turned her talents to writing songs and stories for Muslim children growing up …

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Muslim School Kids Helped Me To Embrace Islam: 5 Reasons To Travel The World: Convert Story (Australia)

Tanya | Sulaiman Charles Neave | 11 Sep 2020 | Episode#42

Sulaiman is from Melbourne.

He lived in London 2001-2019 when I returned to Melbourne.

He is a teacher, and was a Deputy Headmaster in London

Now he is working as an education consultant.

With a few other Muslims he started a charity called Nida Trust …

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Discover Your Innate Emotional And Spiritual Resilience - Convert To Islam Story (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Kathryn Jones | 21 August 2020 | Episode#41

Here is a method that is helping women to convert to Islam.

Join us today as we talk to Kathryn.

Kathryn is a veteran convert of 25 years.

She is an Emotional and Spiritual Resilience Coach and founder of an academy that help's people learn about Islam.


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Consecrated Latino Christian Becomes A Devoted Muslim. This Is Why I Converted To Islam (Peru)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Silvia Aisha Khadijah | 20 August 2020 | Episode#40

In today's episode we talk to Silvia from Peru in Latin America.

She converted to Islam in 2019 and has been a Muslim for one year now.

About Silvia:

  • She was a Protestant Christian
  • She is 44 years old
  • She works in finance and is a ma…

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A Powerful Near Fatal Experience Leaves Tracy Feeling Compelled To Realise Islam. Convert Story (USA)

Crystal Joseph | Tracy Kafka | 20 August 2020 | Episode#39

Listen as Tracy details how after a sudden accident she learned to live her life all over again as recovery took on a whole new meaning.

A hard-working mother raised in the US with hardly any prior exposure to Islam finds that she has become Muslim overnight without any exter…

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Born Muslim Who Left Islam And Reverted Back To Islam: Nawal Shares Her Reasons (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Nawal | 17 August 2020 | Episode#38

Are you a born Muslim but not practicing Islam?

Are you thinking about getting back into Islam?

Listen to Nawal's story of how she did this so you can do it too.

This is the easiest way to find out about the secrets of getting back into Islam so you can reconn…

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On Wellness and Wellbeing, Converting To Islam, A Good Spiritual Balance, Convert Story (Australia)

Tanya | Jacinta Stone | 17 August 2020 | Episode#37

In this convert story, Jacinta explains how wellness and wellbeing can be achieved through accepting Islam.

Learn how this wellness coach fasted the Islamic fast before she was even a Muslim.

Learn the truth behind living well and maintaining a good spiritual balance …

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5 Reasons Why Hanna Converted To Islam: From Popular YouTube Channel Called Hanna And Hassan (USA)

April Brownlee | Hanna | 17 August 2020 | Episode#36

Today you will hear five reasons why you should convert to Islam like Hanna did.

This is Hanna's convert story.

Hanna has a popular YouTube channel called Hanna and Hassan.

In only three months the channel has gained about 2000 subscribers.

In the chan…

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18 Year Old Girl Explains How She Converted. Truly Seeking God And Answers To Religion (Philippines)

April Brownlee | Ayesha | 17 August 2020 | Episode#35

If you are young and from the Philippines, this story of how Ayesha converted to Islam will help you to become a Muslim.

This is the single most important thing you need to know about becoming Muslim in the Philippines.

Ayesha is 18 years old and has been a Muslim for…

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Hearing The Call To Prayer Brought Me To Tears: Doctor Explains His Conversion To Islam (Australia)

Tanya | Idris La Terra | 03 August 2020 | Episode#34

In this episode you will learn how to benefit by taking a holiday in an Islamic country, visiting a mosque, listening to the call to prayer and by watching Muslims pray.

This is how Idris fell in love with Islam and it could also change your life forever.

Idris also t…

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Autism And Brain Damage Did Not Stop Him From Converting To Islam: Becoming Muslim Story (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Eric Grodsky | 03 August 2020 | Episode#33

Are your health problems stopping your from converting to Islam?

In this episode Eric explains how his Autism did not stop him from converting to Islam.

Learn the incredible story of how this boy with Autism accepted Islam and has been a practicing Muslim for over 10 …

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Astrophysics Gave Me The Answers And Helped Me To Accept Islam: Becoming Muslim Story (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe | Laura Garbers | 03 August 2020 | Episode#32

In this episode you will learn the little known ways to use Astrophysics to convert to Islam so you can find the answers to religion.

Today's guest is Laura Garbers and she felt empty after her daughter passed away. Learn how Islam helped her to find meaning in it so you can …

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Divorce Could Not Keep Me Away From Islam: 7 Reasons Why I Became A Muslim (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Christiana Andres | 03 August 2020 | Episode#31

How can divorce be a good thing?

Divorce is painful right? Not for Christiana. See how she used her divorce to get closer to Allah and Islam.

Use this example to get over your own personal problems so you can accept Islam and start a new life.

Learn about the …

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Inside The Soul Of Islam: Love, Beauty And Wisdom Of Islam For Spiritual Seekers Of All Faiths (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Mamoon Yusaf | 03 August 2020 | Episode#30

Today's guest is Mamoon Yusaf

He is well known for his UK TV show:

'Quran Coach'...

and his book:

Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths

He is a trainer, speaker, an…

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Author Of The Book 'How To Be A Happy Muslim' Explains How To Succeed By Converting To Islam (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Sheima Sumer | 1 July 2020 | Episode#29

Today's guest is Sheima Sumer.

She is not a convert to Islam but she is the author of the book titled,
"How To Be A Happy Muslim"

  • Learn why reading this book will be a simple introduction to Islam for you - and you can even ask the author questions using h…

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My First Ramadan Was A Virtual Ramadan - New Convert To Islam Shares Her Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Gina Marie DeBarthe | 26 June 2020 | Episode#28

Gina Marie DeBarthe (age 46) converted in 2019, that was 5 months ago.

Her mother is from Honduras, a small country in Central America, and her father is from Missouri.

She was born in Califorrnia.

Her father was in the Navy and then in Civil Service, so she…

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Why Becoming Muslim Is Truly The Best Thing I Could Have Ever Asked For: Convert To Islam Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | April Brownlee | 25 June 2020 | Episode#27

April Brownlee was born as a Christian.

She converted to Islam in July 2015 during Ramadan (that was 5 years ago).

She is originally from a very small town in South Carolina, Abbeville.

Currently she lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband and daughter.

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How The Bible Foretold The Year Jesus And Muhammad Will Come To Earth (Filipino Convert)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Muhammad Pedro C. Arceno Jr | 25 June 2020 | Episode#26

In this episode Muhammad Pedro C. Arceno Jr explains:

  • The surprising truth of the false Christian interpretation of the "Son of Man" and the "Kingdom of God"
  • If you listen closely, you will find that Prophet Daniel foretold two messiahs, Jesus and Muhammad

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Convert Story: Adam Talks About Becoming Muslim And Why It Is Hard For Chinese To Convert (Singapore)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Adam Foo | 24 June 2020 | Episode#25

Today's episode:

  • If you live in Singapore, then this episode could help you to convert to Islam.
  • Converting to Islam is hard right? Wrong, Adam explains how easy it really is.
  • Learn the four reasons why Chinese Singaporeans find it hard to become Mu…

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Convert Story: Kick Addictions And Problems Fast Using This New Islamic Technique And Method (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Tim Brennecke | 24 June 2020 | Episode#24

In this episode you will learn:

  • The secret new technique to quitting your addictions and converting to Islam at the same time.
  • Why even a new Muslim or a non Muslim can use this method to fix up their lives.
  • How this is a proven technique used by Ch…

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How To Convert To Islam Using Creative and Entertaining Content And Videos With Mujizah (Malaysia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Sumaiya Rabeya (Mujizah) | 23 June 2020 | Episode#23

In this episode you will learn about:

  • The new breakthrough in creative Islamic video and media that can help people to convert to Islam.
  • How this team of young film directors, story tellers, artists, audio composers and creative professionals want to bring pe…

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Divorce and Hardship Led Me To Islam - How Islam Saved Jerlida (Laos) - Becoming Muslim (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Jerlida Yang | 14 June 2020 | Episode#22

In today's episode I interview Jerlida who converted to Islam 13 years ago in 2007 at the age of 17.

Her parents were born in Laos which is a country near Thailand. Jerlida grew up and lives in Melbourne.

In this episode you will learn:

Faced With Islam From The Roots And Becoming Muslim In Indonesia: Convert Story (Germany)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Chris Hainsch | 09 June 2020 | Episode#21

Chris is 44 years old and converted to Islam 22 years ago.

He lives in Munich Germany.

He is a psychological counselor and has studied economics, behavioral psychology and Islamic sciences.

He grew up as a Protestant Christian but found no closeness to God.

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Conversion Based On The Hijab And Its Beauty, How It Shows Our Identity As Strong Women (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Denise | 06 June 2020 | Episode#20

Denise converted to Islam in 1998, that was 22 years ago.

She lives in Melbourne and is an Australian Sign Language teacher for secondary school children.

Shia Islam:

  • Denise has a Turkish/Syrian background and her parents follow the Shia version of Isla…

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My Mother Said She Would Kill Herself If I Convert To Islam - Convert To Islam Story (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Tanya | 05 June 2020 | Episode#19

Tanya's story is inspiring because she is dealing with parents that do not agree with her conversion to Islam.

She converted to Islam in Jan 2020, that's 4 months ago.

This happened for her at a young age of 23.

Tanya lives in Melbourne and her parents are fro…

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9 Mind Hacks And Tips From Reborn UK Muslim And Personal Development Coach (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Shez Hanif | 18 May 2020 | Episode#18

Shez Hanif is from the UK.

He is a guidance coach and a personal development coach.

He also has a service that specialises in Muslims relationships.

His purpose is to "help people to rediscover their purpose in life."

In this episode he talks about:

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My Father Was In The US Navy, Husband In The Army - Why I Became Muslim: Convert To Islam Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Gina Marie DeBarthe | 17 May 2020 | Episode#17

Gina Marie DeBarthe (age 46) converted in 2019, that was 5 months ago.

Her mother is from Honduras, a small country in Central America, and her father is from Missouri.

She was born in California.

Her father was in the Navy and then in Civil Service, so she …

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Drugs, Heroin, Hindu Statues, Polytheistic Roots On Her Path To Becoming Muslim. Convert Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Brenna Baldridge | 10 May 2020 | Episode#16

Brenna Baldridge is from West Texas, USA.

She converted to Islam a year ago in 2019.

She has been wearing the hijab for 6 months now.

She explains how Islam is a religion that is hard to get close to.

She also talks about:

How Disconnect With The Church And Too Much Talk About Prosperity Helped Me To Convert To Islam (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Shavon Quinn Woods | 4 May 2020 | Episode#15

Shavon Quinn Woods converted to Islam in February 2020, that was 2 months ago.

She lives in Chicago.

Her husband converted to Islam before her.

She tells us how there was a disconnect with the church and they did not agree with what they saw.

Join Shav…

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Hazy Confusion Of Christianity Verses Why Islam Makes Sense - Convert To Islam Shares Thoughts (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Christen Amer | 3 May 2020 | Episode#14

Christen Amer converted in 2003, that was 17 years ago.

She is from Rhode Island near New York.

She is a wife and a mother.

An ESL English teacher and a property manager.

From an early age, Christianity didn't fit with her nature.

At the age of…

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Prophetic Medicine And How Converting To Islam Can Cure Your Physical, Mental And Emotional Problems (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Idris La Terra | 23 April 2020 | Episode#13

Idris La Terra was born in Melbourne.

He has Italian and Norwegian parents.

He converted to Islam in 2018.

He has been Muslim for 2 years now and is 39 years old.

He is a naturopathic doctor and formulation scientist.

He specialises in natural …

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Get A New Physiological Framework And Remove Anxiety - 8 Good Reasons Why I Converted To Islam (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Christen Amer | 22 April 2020 | Episode#12

Christen Amer converted in 2003, that was 17 years ago.

She is from Rhode Island near New York.

She is a wife and a mother.

An ESL English teacher and a property manager.

From an early age, Christianity didn't fit with her nature.

At the age of…

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Learning How To Pray Helped Me To Become Muslim - 9 Ways To Benefit And Convert To Islam (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Abdullah | 20 April 2020 | Episode#11

Abdullah is a secondary school Maths teacher.

He is from London and originally from Ireland.

He converted to Islam 2 weeks ago.

He had been practising Islam for a few months before he decided to convert.

He was doing the Islamic prayer and even tried f…

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Is Conforming To Society Damaging You? Crystal Explains Her Conversion To Islam: Becoming Muslim (UK)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Crystal Joseph | 18 April 2020 | Episode#10

Crystal Joseph always grew up knowing God.

At a young age (as early as 10 years old) her feelings towards the church changed.

She started to follow her gut instinct that it was all wrong.

Finally she felt that Christianity was a block between her and her creat…

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Defender Of The Quran And Not A Muslim Yet - Why Does Gina Want To Convert To Islam? (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Gina | 15 April 2020 | Episode#9

Gina shares the truth about Islam and the reason why the Quran is misunderstood.

She explains why you should never believe what you hear on the media and news.

This is an amazing story told by a woman who is not yet officially Muslim.

Gina is 59 years old and …

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Little Known Ways To Find The Extremely Beautiful Version Of Islam - Becoming Muslim (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Grace Song | 14 April 2020 | Episode#8

In this episode Grace Song tells us about her 'beautiful' version of Islam.

She has been a Muslims for many years now since converting.

Some of the topics she covers includes:

  • The main reason to convert to Islam
  • Learning how to perform Islamic…

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11 Reasons Why Its Better To Convert To Islam - Personal Development Coach Explains (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Calisha Bennett | 12 April 2020 | Episode#7

Calisha Bennett is a personal development coach from Australia. She specialises in Women's Islamic Identity and personal development.

She is the founder of Developing Diamonds

In this episode she talks about:

9 Surprising Things You Should Know About Converting To Islam - Muslim Shares The Secret (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Muhamad Nassar | 8 April 2020 | Episode#6

Join Muhamad from Melbourne Australia. In his upfront style, he talks to us about converting to Islam.

About searching for a purpose in life.

He discusses topics like praying five times a day, wearing hijab, fasting Ramadan.

He talks about how women are respec…

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Why I Converted To Islam - Highly Educated Intellectual Woman Felt Empty With Worldly Success (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Grace Song | 7 April 2020 | Episode#5

Grace Song had always believed in God and that there was a higher power watching her and that knew everything about what she was thinking.

She started thinking about how lost she was in life and that maybe following a religion could help her.

She began to start talkin…

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The Easy Way - How To Use Facebook Groups To Become Muslim - Convert To Islam Explains (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Gigi Mitchell | 5 April 2020 | Episode#4

This is the single most important thing you need to know if you are thinking about becoming a Muslim.

This one trick is the secret to learning about Islam online using social media.

You will learn about using FB groups. You will learn ways to find experienced assistan…

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Why This American Girl Left Florida And Found Islam And Happiness - Becoming Muslim Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Karima | 4 April 2020 | Episode#3

Karima is a typical American girl who grew up in Florida. After moving to Maryland her life changed.

She was soul searching at the time. Not happy with the answers Christianity gave her, she kept on searching.

One of her friends was Muslim.

Growing up she neve…

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How To Use A Personal Development Coach To Convert To Islam - The Safe And Easy Way (Australia)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Calisha Bennett | 15 March 2020 | Episode#2

Calisha Bennett's father converted to Islam before she was born.

She is the founder of Developing Diamonds and has over twelve years of experience as an active community leader, speaker, teacher and mentor of Muslim women and youth.

Specialising in Islamic identity co…

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Truth Behind The Ex USA Marine Who Found Peace Through Islam - Becoming Muslim Story (USA)

Adee Simon Macdowell | Saeed | 14 March 2020 | Episode#1

Saeed lives in Kansas USA.

He is an ex-marine.

Join him as he tells us his story of converting to Islam and how it gave him peace.

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