In 2007, I had been married to my husband for four years he was Muslim and I was Catholic. I had been raised with a strong religious background including several years of private Catholic education. But, I was losing connection or maybe I never had it and I was curious about my husband’s faith. I went to the public library and checked out a few books and videos on Islam. I researched and read any information I could find, I looked online for more information. I discovered a few events happening at UMASS Lowell organized by the school’s Muslim Student Association (MSA).
At these events I listened to people lecture, a few people shared their stories, and I met a great group of Muslims and non-muslims that I still remain in contact with today. After careful consideration and reviewing all the information the only thing I could do was pray. I got down on my knees and lowered my head to the ground like I had seen my husband and others do and I asked for help to make a decision.
A couple of days after that I took my Shahada, or testimony of faith and that afternoon I remarried my husband in Islam in the local Masjid.