I Felt As Though a 60 Pound Weight Had Been Lifted Off My Shoulders

By Aisha Kacie

Salaam! My name is Aisha and I am a Muslim revert. I reverted in 2015, but I had been researching Islam for about 2 years before reverting.

Growing up I was put under the label Christian, though it was never practiced in my home. I met my best friend in college 6-7 years ago and she was Muslim. I later met a few other Muslims but still never thought much about Islam.

Having moved to a big city from a small town, I actually did not know what Islam was! So I guess because of that, I came into it without any bias. I began having questions about fasting, and modest dress, etc and that began my 2 year journey into researching Islam.

I researched (literally) everyday. Then one day I decided to listen to one of the 5 daily prayers out of curiosity. As soon as the Arabic played I felt as though a 60 pound weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I was so overwhelmed as though I had just found what was written for me my entire life without even knowing it!

Shortly after I had a dream I was standing on a peaceful beach in a white hijab and I felt so at peace and knew Allah swt had blessed me with the opportunity to follow the straight path and since then I have been grateful everyday.

Being a Muslim has given me faith that I’ve never had before. Knowing that everything happens for a reason and this dunya is temporary -and we only need to please Allah swt- has immensely reshaped the way I view the world and made my outlook so much more positive.

Everyday, I repeat my favorite word which sums up my journey to Islam, Alhamdulillah!