It has finally come true!

On Friday the 12th of November 2021, I stood in front of a muslim congregation, stating the Shahadah. Finally! You can see here, a signed document that confirms it!

سورة يوسف ١٠٠
قَدْ جَعَلَهَا رَبِّي حَقًّا

Surah Yusuf 12:100
Allah hath made it come true!

I guess it may come as a surprise for some. It has been a long time coming, but what a good feeling to finally do it. The whole thing reminded me of the following aya…

سورة الأحزاب ٢٣
مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

Surah Al-Ahzaab 33:23
Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least:

Alhamdulillah endless times! I would like to thank all the muslims who were present at the time, for all their kindness and encouraging words. For those who weren’t there and still would like to see it… take a peek at the video below, it has been recorded…


The video is also available with description and comments on Norrbottens Islamiska Center Facebook profile, you can find it > here

This happened in a neighbouring city from where I live. Today, a week later, as I’m writing the following words (Friday the 19th of November 2021), I have met local muslims in the gathering place in the city I live in myself, alhamdulillah… and perhaps not surprisingly, yet another aya comes to mind…

سورة البقرة ١٤٨
أَيْنَ مَا تَكُونُوا يَأْتِ بِكُمُ اللَّهُ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Surah Al-Baqara 2:148
Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things.

Naturally, I decided to celebrate the Shahadah event with a cake.
Every time I see that signed document in front of me, I’m thinking to myself… mashallah, it actually happened…

سورة يونس ١٠٠
وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَن تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

سورة البقرة ٢٥٦
قَد تَّبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَيِّ ۚ فَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِالطَّاغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ لَا انفِصَامَ لَهَا ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

Surah Yunus 10:100
No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt (or obscurity) on those who will not understand.

Surah Al-Baqara 2:256
Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.

So with all this in mind, do I now have the legitimate right to call myself a muslim? I feel it important to point out, (and also to remind of an input I wrote earlier, “what is a muslim“), where I shared the following words… “Our journey through life carries on and while we may be refering to ourselves as “muslims”, the reality is that we are all striving to be. The day we are fortunate enough to be pronounced as such by our Creator inshallah… in that time, we will truly know that we have earned that honor at last.”


The best of times to you all inshallah.
Peace, happiness, and stay faithful.

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12 thoughts

  1. I am very proud of you, my friend, for your perseverance and the great effort you made in every sense of the word to reach this great moment, which is your formal entry into Islam. Welcome, my dear friend

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  2. This is heart-warming!
    I am very proud of you and of your beautiful and inspiring journey!

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  3. SubhaanAllah, Marcus I have tears in my eyes…Congratuations for finely taking the step to be who you were meant to be…As I confirm knowing you personally for so many years, there was never a doubt you were a muslim , maybe even more so than most born Muslims…So proud of you, have tears in my eyes, the public Shahadah was long time coming, but Allah almighty judges our hearts and intentions and you were a muslim by heart…Many congratulations, cake was a great touch👌 Like you say Marcus, having the name ‘Muslim’, doesn’t make us a proper Muslim in the eyes of the Lord until he deems so…It is a life long journey awakening from dunya (world) and really living from a place of true Islam…Congratuations again, thank you so much for sending me the link, it was wonderful to witness this very special moment…Welcome wholeheartedly!…🤗💞

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    1. Thank you so much, I am deeply honored, and what a great encouragment for me to face the rest of my life on such a note. I hope to be able to live up to it, inshallah. In the end… we can always remind ourselves of the following…

      سورة الرحمن ٦٠
      هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ

      Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:60
      Is there any Reward for Good – other than Good?

      And having received not only the faith, but also the attention and respect of fellow muslims in this way… is perhaps the most beautiful blessing I could ask for 🥰

      1. Everything is destined to happen when its the WILL of our Lord most high…Your patience and steadfastness in things that you believe in show the strength of your faith, in the decree of Allah (swt)…I pray you find joy and happiness equal to your unwavering faith and a family to share this with…Always in my prayers…🤍

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        1. By His Will, that is true, and we have been granted a great favour in this. In the words of the Quran…

          سورة الحجرات ١٧
          يَمُنُّونَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ أَسْلَمُوا ۖ قُل لَّا تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلَامَكُم ۖ بَلِ اللَّهُ يَمُنُّ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ هَدَاكُمْ لِلْإِيمَانِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

          سورة يونس ١٠٠
          وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَن تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

          Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:17
          They impress on thee as a favour that they have embraced Islam. Say, “Count not your Islam as a favour upon me: Nay, Allah has conferred a favour upon you that He has guided you to the faith, if ye be true and sincere.

          Surah Yunus 10:100
          No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt (or obscurity) on those who will not understand.

          I share your hopes and truly appreciate the support and encouragment so much, which I see by itself as a beautiful blessing 🌹😊
          Inshallah kheir 🌹

  4. Subhan Allah ! All these years that I’ve known you I have found it a blessing to have you as friend. And knowing almost all of the struggles and efforts you’ve put in to get to this point , I am very proud of you, and really happy for you. May Allah reward you here and hereafter.
    Mabrook brother!

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    1. Touched my heart. Thank you, and be sure that the blessing to have you as a friend has been equally mine. May Allah reward you for your kindness and bless your family with peace 🥰

  5. You can’t imagine how happy and proud I am AlhamduliAllah you finally could say it loud and have some real muslim in your actual not virtual life I hope they encourage and support you and may Allah keep you on the هداية path

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    1. Thank you so much 🌹😊 But be sure that even my virtual friends are as real life friends for me. I make no distinction with anyone who carries a good heart and good intentions 🥰

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