Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Spread of Islam

I was talking to a lovely friend of mine yesterday. She is married to a Muslim man and is considering Islam for herself.

She told me something that happened to her recently.

Facebook, for her, has opened up a new portal into her old life. She has found friends on it from long ago. While looking through the photos posted from one of these old friends, she saw pictures of a Muslim wedding.

"What?!" she exclaimed. How could an Irish party animal end up at a Muslim wedding?!

She had a chance to ask him next time they were both on-line.

Seems that one of his buddies had met a Morrocan lady and through her had discovered Islam. Unbelievably, to her, it was the most fun-loving dude in the bunch. He took the shahaddah and then helped organize the big shindig in North Africa. Five Irish lads made the journey to celebrate with him--including the old friend she knows.

She had to ask, "How did the guys do with no alcohol at a party?!"

To her surprise, the answer was that they had the time of their lives and were up until 5:00 am. They ate, danced, talked, and laughed like never before.

My friend.
Her friend.

His friends.

This is the spread of Islam.

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