Blogging in the halaqa, lol ...
It's been one amazing weekend. I went to the Windows to Islam class, grinning ear to ear because Brother Ibrahim (from this post) was teaching it, and it's the first time since 2008 that I've seen him. He had us all introduce ourselves, and I knew he didn't recognise me. So it got to me, and I introduced myself and told him that he knew me, that we'd met in 2008 and I'd gone to one of his classes here at SALAM, and that I was the Jamba Juice girl.
Oh my God. I thought he was going to wet himself. His eyes got huuuuuuge, and he jumped back, his jaw dropped, and he kept repeating "You're the Jamba Juice girl! You're the Jamba Juice girl! Allahu Akbar, you're the Jamba Juice girl!" It was hilarious, and despite being in a hit, stuffy classroom for 7 hours, Saturday was amazing. Ibrahim's an awesome speaker and a wonderful teacher, and I'm not just saying this because he has my blog address. :P We learned a lot, Alhumdullilah, and the next time he's in town, I'm definitely going to his class.
Then last night a total crazy guy came in and decided we were kicking him out because he was black, not because he was loud, belligerent, and rude as all get-out. Oh, did I mentioned soot-licking crazy? That was fun.
And now I'm in a halaqa (essentially a Muslim Bible study), learning more about my faith and blogging here. :D
Welcome to my blog!
This blog is an honest look at what life is like for this particular American convert to Islam. We're taught in Islam to cover our sins, to not air them, for fear of lessening the severity of sinning. In this blog, I may relate past indiscretions from time to time. This isn't to make light of them, but in the interest of educating Muslims and non-Muslims alike as to the realities of life as an American convert, I present my mistakes honestly. I make no excuses for them, nor do I claim that they were okay to make. I am not perfect, and I make no pretenses as to that. If others can learn from my past, know that Islam, and religion in general, is open for people no matter what mistakes they've made, then I will gladly air my sins when needed.