Heather Ramaha, Dentist of U.S. Navy Choosing Islam

Written By jieenk on Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 2:05 PM

Heather Ramaha new three-month U.S. military bases stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the attack occurred 11 September 2001. He was married to a member of the U.S. Marines, a Palestinian Muslim from San Francisco. Although the Muslim husband, Ramaha still have not converted to Islam and embraced Christianity.

Events of 11 September 2001 attacks to make Islam and Muslims into the world community news and discussion, although some were biased using large coverage and containing resentment against Muslims and Islam.Di other hand, this event encouraged some non-Muslims to convert to Islam and Ramaha is one among them.

Less than three weeks after the attacks of 11 September 2001 there was the City of New York and Washington. Ramaha who served in the medical section - a dentist - the U.S. Navy, came to the mosque Manoa, Hawaii. Witnessed by some Muslim women who were also present at the mosque, saying two sentences Ramaha creed as a legal requirement to become a Muslim. Since then, Ramaha officially became a Muslim.

He reveals, he converted to Islam of their own volition and not because of her husband, Mike, who was a Muslim. "Mike never once tried to ask me to convert. He said, if I want to convert to Islam, I have to find out about Islam itself," said Ramaha.

After becoming a Muslim, the husband helps Ramaha learn to pray prayers that everything, especially reading in Arabic. Ramaha also always wear a headscarf if the mosque, but can not wear a headscarf at work because he was bound to rule as part of the U.S. Navy.

Another problem he faced after bersyahadat is telling his family that lives in California. "I do not find a fitting way to tell them that they should not shock. In my father, my story that I went to the mosque but did not say that I've converted to Islam," said Ramaha.

Ramaha reveals, first, his family did not embrace a particular religion. Rahama is the first person in his family who went to church. At age 5, he befriended the daughter of a pastor. He then declared Christian. After that, follow kelurganya become Christian. Until now, his mother became an activist church Ramaha.

Ramaha admit, despite being a Christian, when he was still dubious about the concept of the Trinity in his religion. Until one day in March, he decided to study the online University of California who studied the religions of the world. Furthermore, after the events of 11 September 2001, Ramaha taking introductory class on Islam in Hawaii. He began reading the Koran and feel there are things that "jerking" his heart. Ramaha was getting answers to his doubts had been against Christianity has ever gotten, especially the concept of the Trinity which puzzled him.

"I've been a Christian for 18 years. There are so many loopholes in the teachings of the religion that makes me hesitate. But after knowing Islam, this religion having vision ... in my heart I feel that this is the right religion for me," said Ramaha.

He also got a lot of questions about why educated women seemed to him to choose to convert to Islam. Two people who asked him to say that Islam is a religion that oppresses women. Ramaha respond to questions with answers that many people confuse between the teachings of Islam and tradition.

As information, according to the President of the Muslim Association of Hawaii, Judge Ouansafi, botched 11 September the number of people who converted to Islam in Hawaii increased dramatically. "On average there are three people who converted to Islam every month, and most converts are women,"

Ouansafi said.

"Nationally, the ratio of people who converted to Islam is 4 to 1. Four converts female, one male converts," he continued.


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