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Conquering Adversity: Adriana Contreras

Born in Colombia and educated in the states, Adriana Contreras just finished her last year at Oklahoma University. When she arrived in the United States, she took English courses to help with the language barrier. It was then and there that she met Muslims in her class. One day they began talking about religion and…

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The Fusion of Two Cultures: Stephanie Diaz’s Story

This past May, Stephanie Diaz was amongst the many 2013 graduates, as she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. Aside from completing her undergraduate degree, she was undergoing a spiritual journey. Stephanie, like many other converts, began comparing Catholicism, Christianity, and Islam. “When you don’t have the relationship…

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A Latina’s Awakened Passion for Islam at Age 15

Samantha Young just finished her second year at Hudson County Community College, as she’s on her way to becoming a registered nurse. At 19 years old, she is the only Muslim in her family, and this July, she celebrates 4 years since the conversion of her newfound faith. Samantha’s mom is from Honduras, while her…

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A Latina Sister’s Journey Into Islam

When we hear the term “minority,” our minds often think of race — and many of us are confounded within the boundaries of this term. This past year, and really, this past decade, I have been thinking of the minority in terms of religion. For many of you who are still in college, especially your…