« on: July 23, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »
Peace to everyone,
I am not new to this site. Since 2010, I have been an avid reader of the excellent articles posted on this site. My husband and I also attended the Islamic Reform Conference in England 2010. Since 2010 I have completed two projects - "Islamic Movements in the West" and
" A Grounded Research Theory on the Rift between Traditional and Modern Muslims". I found the material posted on this web site very usefull. I would like to thank everyone for sharing their views.
On a personal note, I converted to Islam over 40 years ago after reading the Quran. At that time I only knew the Quran. I become Muslim because of the freedom and peace and knew in my heart the Quran was the word of God. However, later on I started following Sunnah traditions. For years I practiced all the rituals but over time I lost my true faith. I was more concerned with following man's rules rather than God's rules. I was not at peace. Thank God I went back to studying the Quran and found peace. I know the Quran is the only word of God. When I opened my mind and soul to God through the will of God I learned what Muslim really means. I have much to learn and look forward to learrning and srenghtening my faith.