For Some Latinos, Islam Is Simple


Milena recently began attending Qur’an classes on Wednesday nights at the North Hudson Islamic Center in Union City, New Jersey.

Milena is one of thousands of Latino Americans who has converted to Islam. She embraced the fast-growing religion four weeks ago. Milena has been married to her husband, who is originally a Pakistani-Muslim, for seven years. Despite their long marriage, she had always refused to convert just for her spouse’s sake.

Like many Puerto Ricans, she was a regular Catholic churchgoer with a strong faith. After her first son’s birth, she started to consider Islam.

"I became interested in learning about Islam without converting, because our son is going to be raised as a Muslim. That is how my interest in Islam started." she said.

So far Milena has been satisfied with the learning process.

"I am seeking knowledge, I am hungry for knowledge. I am really excited about what I feel," she said. (More)

 


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