Dr. M. N. Tarazi

 My name is Bobby! A journey to Islam

Dr. Mouhamed N. Tarazi

December 2012

   "Takbeer!,” someone sitting next to me on the floor of the mosque shouted. It was so loud that I nearly jumped off the floor.

    Everybody in the mosque and I happily yelled in unison "Allahuakbar" (God is the Greatest)

   "Takbeer," a second person shouted louder from behind me.                

   "Allahuakbar," we all repeated.

   Then a third brother screamed even more loudly, for the third time "Takbeer"

   We all loudly repeated "Allahuakbar."

   Several months ago, over Thanksgiving break, my wife and I went to visit her family in San Francisco California. One evening there, after dinner my brother-in-law, Hassan, took us all to the local mosque for Isha (night) prayer and a short halaqa (study circle). Right before leading the prayer, Imam Abdullah asked us to stay after the prayer to witness Bobby taking the shahada (declaration of faith)....Read More