The Camellias Bloom initiative was started by me, Khadijah, a convert/revert since 2011. I understand all the different struggles we face as converts. I had to experience the lows and highs of being a convert and the lows were much more than the highs, but Alhamdulillah, what is this life without tests? 

Do we expect to say that we are Muslims and not be tested to see our true faith and sincerity to Allah, our Creator? 

I know what it’s like to live with non-Muslim parents, spend Eids alone, and go through the total isolation and struggle to adopt to all the new legislations and drop all the haram things. It has been a long journey for me and I am still trying to learn new things and find myself in the process. 

So, that is why I created this platform. I truly feel for my convert/revert sisters and I know just how hard the struggle can be. Many of us need that support but where to find it? 

We try the masjids but they help for a little while and then forget about us, we try to find it through getting married only for some to end up divorced and shattered, we try to find it from the MSA or the born Muslims in our community only to feel even more isolated because they can’t relate with us about all our challenges living with non-Muslim family members and having to hide our Muslim identity from them! 

The Camellias Bloom is a support networking platform for converts. Sharing your story and being open to networking and building a solid community together be it online or offline. 

We as converts have a special understanding of one another because many of us have gone through similar struggles. We share the same challenges and we also understand each other a little more. 

The Camellias Bloom is for all of us to (re)discover Islam together as one, insha’Allah <3

Thank you for being a part of this!

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