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Myriam Francois-Cerrah(British Actress) Embrace Islam :: Inspired by Prophet’s Life

Posted on: August 8, 2011

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Myriam Francois-Cerrah(British Actress) Embrace Islam :: Inspired by Prophet’s Life


Myriam Francois-Cerrah Embraces Islam after being Inspired By Muhammad.

I embraced Islam after graduating from Cambridge. Prior to that I was a skeptical Catholic; a believer in God but with a mistrust of organized religion.

The Qur’an was pivotal for me. I first tried to approach it in anger, as part of an attempt to prove my Muslim friend wrong. Later I began reading it with a more open mind.

The opening of Al Fatiha, with its address to the whole of mankind, psychologically stopped me in my tracks. It spoke of previous scriptures in a way which I both recognized, but also differed. It clarified many of the doubts I had about Christianity. It made me an a

dult as I suddenly realized that my destiny and my actions had consequences for which I alone would now be held responsible.

In a world governed by relativism, it outlined objective moral truths and the foundation of morality. As someone who’d always had a keen interest in philosophy, the Qur’an felt like the culmination of all of this philosophical cogitation. It combined Kant, Hume, Sartre and Aristotle. It somehow managed to address and answer the deep philosophical questions posed over centuries of human existence and answer its most fundamental one, ‘why are we here?’

In the Prophet Muhammad, I recognized a man who was tasked with a momentous mission, like his predecessors, Moses, Jesus and Abraham. I had to pick apart much of the Orientalist libel surrounding him in order to obtain accurate information, since the historical relativism which people apply to some degree when studying other historical figures, is often completely absent, in what is a clear attempt to disparage his person.

I think many of my close friends thought I was going through another phase and would emerge from the other side unscathed, not realizing that the change was much more profound. Some of my closest friends did their best to support me and understand my decisions. I have remained very close to some of my childhood friends and through them I recognize the universality of the Divine message, as God’s values shine through in the good deeds any human does, Muslim or not.

I have never seen my conversion as a ‘reaction’ against, or an opposition to my culture. In contrast, it was a validation of what I’ve always thought was praiseworthy, whilst being a guidance for areas in need of improvement. I also found many mosques not particularly welcoming and found the rules and protocol confusing and stressful. I did not immediately identify with the Muslim community. I found many things odd and many attitudes perplexing. The attention given to the outward over the inward continues to trouble me deeply.

Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: ‘Forgive him who wrongs you. Join him who cuts you off. Do good to him who does evil to you and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.’

There is a need for a confident, articulate British Muslim identity which can contribute to the discussions of our time. Islam is not meant to be an alien religion, we shouldn’t feel like we’ve lost all trace of ourselves. Islam is a validation of the good in us and a means to rectify the bad. Islam is about always having balance and I think the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) message was fundamentally about having balance and equilibrium in all that we do.

The Prophet’s message was always that you repel bad with good that you always respond to evil with good and always remember that God loves justice so even when people are committing serious injustices against you, you have a moral responsibility and a moral obligation in front of God to always uphold justice and never yourself transgress those limits.

Islam’s beauty really becomes to its own when it becomes manifest and it becomes manifest when you make it into a tool for the betterment of society, human kind and the world.

The ideal from an Islamic perspective is for ethics to become lived ethics, to become an applied body of values and not remain unfortunately as it often is cloistered in the mosque of somewhere which is some more divorced from reality.

Myriam Francois-Cerrah became popular when she was a child for acting in the 90’s hit film ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ Now she is gaining more popularity for being one of a growing number of educated middle class female converts to Islam in Britain.

She has recently contributed to a series of videos on Islam produced in the UK titled (Inspired by Muhammad).

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16 Responses to "Myriam Francois-Cerrah(British Actress) Embrace Islam :: Inspired by Prophet’s Life"

Alhamdulillah,this site is very educative and interesting,it’s so enlighting,thanks.


Praise be to Allah,Lord of the Worlds,


She has just being reightly guided.


As another recent revert I can only say AL HAMDU LILLAH


O Really….wow….. Why don;t u share your story with us brother…?
i will love to read and other peoples too!


Assalamu Alaikum sister May Allah guide you and let you enter Jannathul firdaus (paradise). Sister follow the life of Prophet (PBUH) and the word of Allah HOLY QURAN


Alhamdulillah, god has selected you and given you a right path which is very real …. and HE says that they are going to enter JANNAT directly….ameen … plz do remember me sister in your prayers


Innadd deena indallaahil islaam



mashallah Sister, u have to be an inspiration for ur family & friends. So shoulder this responsiblity & delegate it.. ameen


Alahmdulillah may Allah guide you in the rest of your life inshallah


May Allah guide us so called born into muslim society muslims,hopefully those who have somehow unknowingly become hypocrites along the way,read your story and gather their senses and actions together.Masallah may Allah always keep you on the right and complete path and ascend you to the heavens.


Allah is Almighty……Welcome sister


Alhamdulillah ,Islam is the best religion inthe heaven and earth.


PLS HAVE A NOTE. Islam is the only accepted religion to Lord, not the best. Regards






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