15 and 10 year old Latina sisters accept Islam at the Dallas Outreach Center
When asked about How they found out about the Dallas Outreach Center it’s a blessing that this resource exists in Dallas based on what they said:
Yulisa (age 15) while surfing online stumbled upon the Vice Documentary featuring IslamInSpanish on Why Latinos are Converting to Islam. She never thought about the fact that Latinos could even embrace Islam. She saw a part of the interview within the documentary when Jaime “Mujahid” Fletcher explained some reasons as to why many Latinos are embracing Islam and she immediately searched online for “IslamInSpanish.”
Initially the first link that came up was for the IslamInSpanish Centro Islamico located in Houston, TX. She asked herself, why would it only be in Houston? She then searched for a IslamInSpanish in Dallas and the IslamInSpanish Dallas Outreach Center came up and to her surprise found that she lived very close by. She thought to herself that she may just walk in some day.
Some time passed and she kept watching the IslamInSpanish content on YouTube and told us that she had never seen a Latino Muslim before and it inspired her to know more about Islam. When Yulisa decided to come over to the IslamInSpanish Outreach Center she found that there was a Monthly “Convivencia” Potluck happening that very day.
When she arrived she experienced a warm and welcoming environment open to ask whatever questions she had left of doubt and that very day she and her 10 year old sister embraced Islam. Watch the bilingual video above to hear their initial reaction statements after embracing Islam as many of the Latino Muslims were shocked to know their amazing story of how they came to this point.
1) This is a reminder for us all that ALLAH Guides whosoever He Wills whenever and however He Wills as He mentioned to His Messenger in the Quran:
إِنَّكَ لَا تَهْدِي مَنْ أَحْبَبْتَ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
Indeed, [O Muhammad], you do not guide whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills.
And He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided. (Surah 28:56)
2) It also reminds us that we as a Muslim community have the responsibility to share Islam with society since ALLAH will grant the understanding of Islam when He wishes good for them as the Prophet (saw) mentioned:
"من يرد الله به خيرًا يفقه في الدين"
"When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
3) May ALLAH reward the Dallas Muslim Community for partnering with IslamInSpanish to create a resource such as the IslamInSpanish Dallas Outreach Center to serve people of all ages from different backgrounds in society who are seeking to connect with the One who created them.
- May ALLAH Guide and Accept from us all to continue to educate and serve society as a whole -