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Canadian Traveller Converts to Islam in Pakistan

Canadian Traveller Accepts Islam - islamictribune.org

Rosie Gabrielle according to her YouTube channel is “solo female motorcycle adventure traveller, photographer and video creator”. She came to Pakistan in Dec 2018, after an invitation to work on a project from ‘Pakistan Awaits’, an initiative started in Oman. She did an interview with Dawn Images in Feb 2019 in which she shared her positive experience of travelling and living in Pakistan which includes being alone while out at night. She said, “I, as a non Muslim foreign female, have been so accepted into this culture. Without judgment, without question. I’ve been treated as family knowing that this world, has such a negative view on Muslim people and of Pakistan. That they have NO idea what Islam is actually about or the true heart of these people. That THEY are the ones terrorizing these beautiful peaceful souls. If they only knew. That Muslims, and Pakistani people, are model citizens for the entire WORLD. For all of humanity.”

4 days ago, Rosie posted on her Instagram, the news of her conversion to Islam with her beautiful photo holding an English translation of Quran by Muhammad Asad, an Austrian Jew who was a convert to Islam as well. Part of her caption read, “Unfortunately Islam is one of the most misinterpreted and criticized religions world wide. And like all religions, there are many interpretations. But, the core of it, the true meaning of Islam, is PEACE, LOVE & ONENESS. It’s not a religion, but a way of life. The life of humanity, humility and Love.”

She also said that technically she was already a Muslim, but her shahada redirected her path to oneness and peace through devotion to God. Her post was received with lots of enthusiasm and love from Muslims and specially Pakistanis and the news of her conversion was shared widely among Muslims.

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I CONVERTED to ISLAM☪️ . What lead me to this Big decision? . As I mentioned previously, this last year was one of the hardest in my life, and all life’s challenges have led me to this point here and now. From a young child, I’ve always had a unique connection with creation and special relationship to God. My path was far from easy and I carried a lot of anger in my heart from a lifetime of pain, always begging God, why me? Until ultimately coming to the conclusion that all is meant to be, and even my suffering is a gift. . Never resonating with what I was brought up with, I denounced my religion 4 years ago, going down a deep path of spiritual discovery.Exploration of self, and the great Divine. I never let go the sight of the Creator, in fact, my curiosity and connection only grew stronger. Now no longer dictated by fear, I was able to fully explore this righteous path. . As time passed, the more I experienced, the more I witnessed the true nature and calling for my life. I wanted to be free. Free of the pain and shackles that was hell. Liberation from the anger, hurt and misalignment. I wanted peace in my heart, forgiveness and the most profound connection with all. And thus started my journey. . The universe brought me to Pakistan, not only to challenge myself to let go of the last remaining traces of pain and ego, but also to show me the way. . Through kindness,& humbled grace of the people I met along my pilgrimage, inspired my heart to seek further. Living in a Muslim country for 10 + years and traveling extensively through these regions, I observed one thing; Peace. A kind of peace that one can only dream of having in their hearts. . Unfortunately Islam is one of the most misinterpreted and criticized religions world wide. And like all religions, there are many interpretations. But, the core of it, the true meaning of Islam, is PEACE, LOVE & ONENESS. It’s not a religion, but a way of life. The life of humanity, humility and Love. . For me, I was already technically a “Muslim”. My Shahada was basically a re-dedication of my life to the path of Oneness, connection and Peace through the devotion of God. If you have any Q’s comment below

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Talking about Pakistan and the Muslim world, she also wrote, “…The universe brought me to Pakistan, not only to challenge myself to let go of the last remaining traces of pain and ego, but also to show me the way. Through kindness, & humbled grace of the people I met along my pilgrimage, inspired my heart to seek further. Living in a Muslim country for 10 + years and traveling extensively through these regions, I observed one thing; Peace. A kind of peace that one can only dream of having in their hearts…”

It is heart warming to see Western woman breaking stereotypes about Muslims, Muslim countries and Islam along with sharing her honest experience and journey which also led to her conversion to Islam too.

References:

  1. Rosie Gabrielle. (n.d.). Home [YouTube Channel]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/user/rosieGabrielle/
  2. Images Staff. (2019 Feb 22). Another foreign traveller is in Pakistan and she wants you to know our country is ‘safe’. Dawn Images. Retrieved from https://images.dawn.com/news/1181924
  3. Rosie Gabrielle. (n.d.). Home [Instagram]. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/rosiegabrielle

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