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It is an insult to the intelligence. Dan yang sanggup melahap berita taik kucing begini memang orang-orang dungu seperti anda. Agar anda maklumi, berita ini tidak punya referensi apa apa, selain nama Karla yang tidak dibuktikan pernah ada.. Sadarlah Roslan Salleh anda itu sungguh dungu. Dungu kayak kerbau. --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Roslan Salleh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Karlaâs conversion to Islam by: Admin > âHow could you, an educated American woman convert to Islam - a religion that oppresses women?â - Blonde-haired blue-eyed, former Christian, Karla, explains how her theological dissatisfaction with the doctrine of Jesus as God and her discovery of the rights given to women in Islam led her to become a Muslim. > My conversion process to Islam was a long one (it took 20 years!). It started when I was 12. I went to this over-priced private schoolâ¦very Anglophileâ¦made us wear uniformsâ¦had us in Forms, rather than grades, etc. Anyway, we were studying the major religions of the worldâ"had a little book on Christianity, one on Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. I remember being really fascinated with Islam, and thinking that Muslims werenât hypocrites like the Christians I knew. I remember two things really standing out for me. One, being the focus on one God alone. I had always had questions about Christianityâs viewing Jesus as Godâ"and how that went against the first commandment. The second item that stood out was salat. Not just praying five times/day, but how the majority of the prayer focused on worshiping God. In Christianity, our prayers tended to be âgimme prayers.â âGod, give me thisâ¦God give me that.â > I went to college in Washington DC, which has a pretty large Muslim population. My interest in Islam was still definitely thereâ"although I was way too shy. I used to do âdrive by mosquingsââ"going by the Islamic Center on Mass Ave., too shy to go in. Once I called to see if they had classes for people interested in Islam, but I never received a call back. I did buy myself a copy of the Qurâan, and began to read it. It was amazing. It just kind of went into my heart, yâknow? The thing that really amazed me about Islam from the beginning, were the rights given to women. I know many people today would laugh at me for such a statement, but as somebody who has read the Bibleâ"I saw rights given to women in Islam that were never given to women in the Bible. Women were given the right to refuse a partner in marriage; whereas, in typical Christian Western Culture at the time (600s CE), women were basically viewed as their fatherâs propertyâ"to marry as he saw fit. > Women were guaranteed a portion of their fatherâs and husbandâs inheritance; whereas, in the West, that inheritance typically went only to the eldest son. Women had the right to own property and enter into contracts. A right that women in the United States did not obtain until the mid-Nineteenth Century. The Prophet Muhammed preached against female infanticideâ"a common practice of the time, and one that is still a problem in India and China. Of course, today it is a high-tech female infanticideâ"abortions done after an ultrasound to determine the sex of the child. Both men and women were admonished to seek knowledge from âthe cradle to the grave.â Unfortunately, culture seems to interfere with some of those rights these days. > During my senior year, I found a dawa program on TV called, âIslam.â It featured a western looking woman anchor who would interview people on various topics regarding Islam. I believe it was put out by the Islamic Information Service, but Iâm not sure. I became totally addicted to this showâ¦actually setting my VCR to tape it, if I was going to be out. I donât remember which channel it was onâ"just that it was shown on Fridays, and that each show began with âIn the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious.â When the shahadah show came on, I knew I believedâ¦so I said it with my TV. In Godâs mind did I become a Muslim then? I donât know. Unfortunately, I did not know any Muslims to talk to about Islam. I was also very worried about what my friends and family would think. Sometime following graduation (I think this was 1990 or 1991), the Saudi Embassy sponsored an Islamic Art exhibit downtown. I remember asking one of the exhibitors if they had any > additional information on Islamâ"and the guy said, âNo.â I was crushed. I just didnât know where to turn to find out more about Islam. Who to talk to about my questions. I was just too shy to go into a mosque. I didnât even know if I could go in, as a woman. I didnât know if Iâd be properly dressedâ¦or if Iâd be the only non-Arabic speaking person there. I just kept reading my Qurâan, and asking God the questions. Hoping God would answer my prayers. > My hunger for God did not cease, howeverâ¦.so I decided to go with a more conventional religion, and became a Christian sometime during my mid-20s. The problem was, I always had questions/doubts regarding Christianityâ"mainly about the concept of the Trinity/Divinity of Jesus. Jesus as God just didnât make sense to meâ"as it would go against the First commandment and what Jesus himself seemed to practice. He always focused on God the Father, so to speak. When asked, he said that the Greatest Commandment was to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Godâ"singular. Thatâs something Iâve always strived to do, and hope to improve at still. I asked a few different pastors about my doubts, and the response I would get would be, âYou simply need to have faith.â I remember in one Bible study class this guy started saying all these lies about Muslims. I spoke up, and said, âThatâs not true.â and began to tell the people in my Sunday School > about what Muslims really believed. Seeâ¦even thenâ¦I couldnât deny the shahadah. I still believed that there was only one God, God, and that Muhammad was the Prophet of God. > While at grad school in Tennessee, I contacted the Muslim Student Association on campus. Two sisters met me at a local bakery for tea. Unfortunately, they didnât really understand that I wanted to convertâ"and the whole meeting was rather bizarre. I decided that I would just consider myself a Monotheist, and call it a day. I would read on all of the major Monotheistic faithsâ"Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. I became more and more uncomfortable with Christianity, though. If I went into a church, and there was a crucifix on the wallâ¦it would weird me out. It seemed like an idol that people were worshipping. I did enjoy learning more about Judaismâ"and found it to be the closest to Islam. Sadly, the two brothers fight way too much these days. > I joined my current company almost two years ago. Coincidentally during my HR orientation, there was a guy who I would work a lot with there. He ended up working for me on numerous projects, and we became friends. He was just out of college, and a rebel. I started asking him how he could drink, if he was a Muslim (threatened to tell his Mom)â¦.asked him why he didnât go to Jummah (Friday) prayer, etc. Over the course of a year, I realized that in talking to him, I was really talking to myself. (I donât drink thoughâ"never have.) > So around last February, I went to our local Islamic Centerâs New Muslims class on a Wednesday night. There was nobody there. One of the brothers kept sayingâ¦just wait for Isha (the evening prayer)â¦the Imam (religious leader) will be hereâ¦but I felt too uncomfortable. I left. About four weeks later, I tried again. There was a class going on. That night, 10-11 years after I had first said shahadah in my apartment in DC in front of a TV set, I said shahadah in front of the Imam, a Muslim Sister, and a whole bunch of people interested in Islam. Since that time, Iâve learned to pray (something I had tried to teach myself through the Web and videos for years!)â¦and begun to study Arabic. InshaâAllah (God willing), one day Iâll be able to read and understand the Qurâan in Arabic. Iâm totally amazed that I can already read certain bits of the Qurâan; although, my vocabulary does not allow me to understand muchâ¦yet. > Monday, October 8th 2001, was a momentous day in my life as a Muslim as well. I wore hijab (Muslim head covering) for the first time ever to work as part of the Scarves for Solidarity campaign. I was the celebrity at workâ"people kept walking by my office door, etc. I had posted articles about âScarves for Solidarityâ as well as Islam on the door. And when people asked me, âAre you one of them?â or âAre you a Muslim?â I said, âYes.â So now Iâm out of the âMuslim-closetâ at work. I guess people just assumed that a blonde-haired blue-eyed person could not be a Muslim. The main question people seem to ask, is âHow could you, an educated American woman convert to Islamâ"a religion that oppresses women?â They are quick to try and equate the rights of women in Afghanistan with the rights of Muslim women everywhere. Basically, what I tell them, is that the Qurâan gives women more rights than the Bible doesâ"in print. That was one of the things that > first drew me to Islam. Unfortunately today, Islam is no longer the leader in womenâs rights. I had a choiceâ"deny what I believe (i.e. that There is only one God, and that Muhammed is a Prophet of God)â¦or accept what I believe, but work to change the problems that exist within the Muslim community. I chose the latter. > Sister Karla > > > > ttbnice <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Recent Activity > > 52 > New Members > > Visit Your Group > Need traffic? > Drive customers > With search ads > on Yahoo! > > 10 Day Club > on Yahoo! Groups > Share the benefits > of a high fiber diet. > > Health Groups > for people over 40 > Join people who are > staying in shape. > > > > . > > > > > > --------------------------------- > Dapatkan alamat E-mel baru anda! > Rebut nama E-mel yang telah lama anda kehendaki sebelum orang lain mendapatkannya! >