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Muslim Converts

Lindsay Lohan Photographed Carrying A Quran

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion

Lindsay Lohan was spotted on Wednesday carrying a Quran as she left court-ordered community service at a children's center in Brooklyn. Lohan'...

I Celebrate Christmas

Coming of Faith | Posted 04.04.2015 | Religion
Coming of Faith

When I started seriously looking into converting to Islam, my priest and I spent discussed this idea of blending traditions. At the time I said this was simply to help my parents understand my views on faith. Now I know it is really important to me that I never hurt the traditions of my past nor disparage any religion I would be part of.

How An Illinois Mom Converted To Islam And Found Peace And Joy During Her Very First Hajj

Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion

Kristin Szremski is a 53-year-old mom from Palo Hills, Illinois. Born into a Missouri-Synod Lutheran family, she first converted to Catholicism before...

IslAmerica: The Trials of Islamic Converts in The United States

Michele Moses | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Michele Moses

Converts to any faith seem increasingly abnormal as the United States gravitates farther away from religion. Yet the number of Muslims in the United States is increasing.

Ramadan Can Be The Loneliest Time Of The Year For Some Converts

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Since converting to Islam more than five years ago, Paul K. DeMelto of Cleveland has done all he could to become a more knowledgeable Muslim, at...

Can Muslims Be 'All-American'?

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Krystina Friedlander

If Muslims aren't "all-American," and if "all-American" is used to describe white women before they convert to a racialized faith, then assumptions about who is "all-American" not only deny 3 million Muslims of their national and cultural identity as Americans, but they deny full Americanness to anyone who isn't white.

The Curious Case Of Katherine Russell

Deanna Othman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Deanna Othman

The portrayal of Russell as abnormal, an aberration exemplifying a fall from American grace, serves only to further the marginalization and alienation of Muslims in the U.S.

Converting To Your Spouse's Religion: Kari's Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion

Marrying outside one’s religion is less of a cultural taboo today than in generations past, but the question of how couples can best integrate their...

WATCH: Latina Islamic Converts Find Comfort In Their Hispanic Culture

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

She left behind everything she learned as part of her Catholic upbringing in a Hispanic family to convert to Islam. She now ensures that her body is e...

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Supporting Converts To Islam

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.28.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Friends and families of converts are often confounded by and disappointed to see their loved ones making radical changes to their life. Loving someone means accepting them for who they are and supporting them.

Conversion To Islam One Result Of Post-9/11 Curiosity

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service BOSTON (RNS) Like a lot of other people in the haze and confusion of the 9/11 attacks, Johannah Segarich as...

A Marine Discovers Islam In Iraq

Eliana Lopez | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Eliana Lopez

Mohamed felt the pull toward the faith strengthen in Iraq -- "the heart of the Islamic world," as he says -- and he started learning about the precepts of the Quran.