Make Me a Muslim Documentary

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There were several compelling parts of the film Make Me a Muslim: Young British Women Converting to Islam. I found it interesting that each of the woman who converted to Islamic faith in hopes of living a better life away from their troubled past. Claire (known as Sophia in the her Muslim faith) found the Islamic faith to be conservative. Being conservative appealed to Claire because this kept her from drinking and misbehaving. Partying was not appealing to Claire although if she did any of that in her past once she converted her sins would be washed away. Alana had converted 2 years ago has a past life style of drinking and partying as well as Lisa who was a feisty young fighter before she converted to Islam.

We got to meet Shannon a Pakistan model that grew up in the Muslim faith and is now enjoying a quite liberal lifestyle. It became interesting to see Shannon interview these three converted women and observe their practices. As she took a deep look at each of these converts Shannon began to question them on why they choose to convert to Islam. After taking interest in their lifestyles Shannon began feeling guilty as she began to question her own faith as she listen to the other women’s stories and watch their dedication to the Islamic faith.

It was interesting to see how dedicated each woman was in their faith, as Sophia prays 5 times a day and wears a hijab she is accepted by the Muslim women in the temple. Alana is dedicated as well as she gave up food such as ham and is going to Arab school to learn Arabic. Shannon joined Alana while she attended Arabic school and was scolded for not covering her head. Men and women were separated as the men sat in the front while the women attended lecture in the back. Alana faced difficulties in her practice as she kept her faith hidden from her parents because she was scared of how her parents would react. The next…...

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