New York - When I became a Muslim two and a half years ago, my primary reasons for embracing Islam were the light, strength, and guidance I felt this path would give me. The fragments of knowledge I had been acquiring over the years suddenly merged, forming a full picture of Islam that was impossible to reject. Without conscious effort, at some point, everything I had been reading and learning came together the way pieces of a puzzle connect to form a clear and coherent image.

The Grand Mosque of Casablana in Morocco
Paola Garcia is a writer and translator from Chihuahua, Mexico.