Amazing story of brother Eamon from Ireland who reverted to Islam. Indeed if Allah wills he can guide anyone the way he wants. Brother Eamon reverted to Islam on his own without meeting a single Muslim brother or sister, but from YouTube videos and reading online Qur'an. Read further how Islam helped him to mend his ways.
I'm Eamon , from Derry in Ireland. This is my story to Islam. I'm 24 now, when I was a kid I used to steal a lot. It was normal to do
such things with my friends. In fact we would laugh about it then go
and buy some drugs and get high. I would steal from churches, family,
school and stores and places like that. I with another friend once stole
fireworks from a shop and went up to the church and caused a couple
thousand pounds worth of damage. We got caught for it. The priest
brought us back to the chapel and into his little house beside it to
question us. We did not mind so we put our feet up on his table and eat
some of the sweets we also stole. I think I must have been around my 5
year in primary school then.
I used to run around with people a
lot older than myself so I was into heavy drugs very early. LSD in
primary school for example. As I got into secondary school things seemed
to get worse, I would skip school and get high a lot. Education at the
time meant very little to me. I was always very nervous and shy. The
first couple days into my last year at school I got threw out with two
As school was over for me early I did not do
nothing until the next year. I went to some useless course that wasted
another two years. After that it was just partying every weekend.
Sometimes I would go out on Thursday and come home on a Monday, coming
in and out of the house for change of clothes or to get washed and
stuff. But I was living a lie, I was empty inside. I used to
just cry for no reason and I didn't know why. I would just wake up in
the morning sometimes and just cry uncontrollably.
By this stage I think
I was just drinking and smoking to die. I would try overdose on
prescription drugs. It was around this time Allah Most Great showed me
the way.When I was in secondary school they gave everyone a
bible. I of course at that time threw it behind my back in my room in
some boxes out of the way. I then found it and started to read some for a
half hour everyday until I eventually started to believe in it.
Alhamdulillah. I was also looking at the twin towers on YouTube quite a
lot and I was convinced that it wasn't what it seemed to be. I then
started to read the Quran from the internet every night and I knew it
was truthful. Alhamdulillah. And just by watching videos on YouTube of
good brothers and sisters I ended up saying the shahada and confirming
my belief.Also if I might add when I used to like doing what
was wrong I would say to my friends that there was no God.
remember once when I was putting my clothes out on the line, it started
to rain so I brought them in and then it stopped so I brought them back
out again, and then it rained again and I remember shaking my fist in
the sky at my Lord in rage saying some things which I would not repeat
again. So maybe after all I did believe and it was just arrogance
holding me back.
I'm a Muslim now for around 3 years and I
think I have only spoken to one Muslim on the street. That was in a
kebab shop in the town where I finally got some Halal food. AlhamduillahI thank Allah for showing me the way and I pray he saves those who
believe and are true to themselves. And I pray he guides those who do
not believe but have some good in them, but will not come to the light
threw fear.Today's world is difficult for every individual in
different ways. But if we keep hold of the rope of Allah with even one
hand there is a way out.Thank you for taking time to read my story.