Ali Recites S. Ikhlas
My name is Renault. I am 37 years old. I am Belgian. I come from Provence.
For some years I have lived in Brussels. I came for my studies, and then my work. For the last five years I have also been called Ali, because I converted to Islam.
I had visited Senegal, and I watched how the people looked, and how they acted, their way of life.
I spent time meditating, because I think one should always be in reflection about the world around you.
When I was 15, after having been educated in Catholicism, (I was kind of an anarchist?), I had â€œneither God nor master,â€ and then now, One Master only. Because I discovered in Islam a real and deep spirituality, and all I had been able to understand until that time, after watching the media;
For me Islam is tolerance. It is not intolerance, it is tolerance.
It is unity. It is for all people. It is not only for one group of people.
â€¦ before I knew some Muslims, I had some Muslim friends â€¦ but nothing prepared me for Islamâ€¦ I think actually we are all of us Muslims, but it is at the moment of recollection that the fact of our being Muslim produces itself.
All I hope is insha`Allah that people ask good questions, for building a good discussion. I hope that [this discussion] will reduce ignorance, and will try to bring light, and Islam is clear.
Ali Reciting Qur`an, al-Fatiha.