French Convert Deborah Shares her Thoughts About Islam and Family

By Deborah Shaima

My name is Deborah, I’m 26 years old and I’m French. I wanted to talk about my path to Islam.

I have been a convert for 10 years and I wear the veil for 9 years. It all started with the death of my mother 15 years ago I was so sad and so fragile. I felt lost without reference or hope. Then my way crossed with Islam.

Islam brought me the support, the love, the understanding that I needed. Only I was devastated, confused. Islam saved me. I was in a dead end, it was a light at the end of the corridor. It taught me everything, I became a new woman and so much better than I was before.

My father is my first supporter, he is proud that I am Muslim and he always defends me against bad people. We are a proof of tolerance, my father accepts my choice because he is so sincere. I am Muslim, my father is atheist and his wife is Jewish.

We are in perfect harmony and we love and respect each other enormously… Allah has guided me to the right path, I am so happy to be able to talk about it. As a matter of course, it did not take me long to be convinced that Allah would return to my heart and not go out. Everything made sense, So happy I’m lucky. I realized that Islam brings to my life what was missing, and fills my emptiness. Nobody can understand that without religion, today I would not be who I am.

About the author

Deborah Shaima can be found on her Instagram account.