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

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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 addiction.

She is passionate about education, Islam, the arts, and creating mutual aid networks.

Currently, she freelances by teaching basic and conversational English.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her family and friend's reaction to her reversion to Islam
  • That the actual conversion was easy, but afterwards it was difficult
  • Her research on Islam and the Quran
  • The difficulty of connecting with other Muslims
  • Her difficulties with her first Ramadan
  • How some of her friendships ended after she became Muslim
  • A variety of opinions such as tattoos and music
  • The Quran and Quranic recitation
  • The reasons that she became Muslim and the impact of 911 on her view of Islam
  • Her family's religious beliefs, including her family upbringing
  • Her search for a religion and how she explored many different religions
  • How difficult situations impacted her life before becoming Muslim, including her divorce and loss of close family members
  • How she went from not wearing a hijab to wearing a hijab and the transition
  • Connecting with the local community and being more comfortable using the internet to watch videos of Islam lectures, since she has social anxiety
  • Her anxiety and coping skills have improved the more she learned about Islam
  • Forgiveness, and the power to forgive ourselves and others

About the Becoming Muslim Podcast

Do you have questions about Islam? Are you looking for a new direction in life?

The Becoming Muslim podcast at https://untoislam.com is made for those who are in the midst of researching Islam. It also suits newly converted Muslims.

Our podcast offers a wide variety of audible resources. From captivating stories of converts to discussions on day to day Islamic practices, Unto Islam allows for each individual to cater to their spiritual needs.

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(1) How to convert to Islam

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(3) Why Islam has helped others

As Muslims do not engage in missionary work, our site is only here to help those who want to know more about our faith and creed.

Episode Host: Gina Marie DeBarthe (USA)

Gina Marie DeBarthe converted in 2019

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 lived all over the US and she spent time in Germany.

She currently lives in Independence, Missouri.

Gina is a Speech language pathologist.

She works with adults and children with communication disorders, developmental disabilities, and those who have had strokes, or traumatic brain injuries.

Gina states, "I feel very blessed for being guided to Islam. I have had a few trials and difficulties in life. More than once, I almost died. When I read the Qu'ran, so many things in my life made sense. Also, after taking shadada, I found I was truly able to forgive and let go of those things from my past that had been encumbering me".

More career details:

Experienced Speech Language Pathologist with a demonstrated history of working in Acute Rehabilitation and with Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Skilled in E-Learning, Instructional Design, Tele-practice, Bilingual Speech Therapy, Research, and Science. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from University of Kansas.

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