From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life [Kristiane Backer] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kristiane Backer was one of the very. JEDDAH: Kristiane Backer, a former MTV presenter during her Hajj pilgrimage was impressed by the ability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that. ‘From MTV to Mecca’ is the truly inspiring story of Kristiane Backer, who at the height of her career as one of Europe’s leading pop culture icons, converted to.

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The book can be purchased from Amazon; Paperback and Kindle edition. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press.

Through a fateful meeting with the famous cricketer Imran Khan, Kristiane travelled to Pakistan, where she encountered a completely different world to the one she knew: She was drawn to this way of life which was dominated by a love of God and began to read the Quran and to study books about the Faith. The more she immersed herself in the world of Islam, the more she found herself dissatisfied with her own life. With the support of friends she met through Imran Khan, Kristiane began to learn the true values of the religion and, indecided to become a Muslim.

Encountering Islamic academics, musicians and fellow converts, Kristiane finds the spiritual path of Sufism and embarks on the ultimate journey — the pilgrimage to Mecca.

This is the story of one of the more unusual ones. From MTV to Mecca? From babe to burka is more like it! She not only loved the sacred music and the desi food but had an open mind to study and look beyond the headlines. I admire the sincerity with which she continued to discover the faith for herself and her steadfastness in practicing.

This book will inspire Muslims and non- Muslims alike. The fascinating account of the undertaking of such a journey by Kristiane Backer should be of much interest not only to those concerened wtih the relation between Islam and the west, but also to those who search for the spiritual meaning of life in the present- day desacralised world dominated by modernism!

Hi,If we look at the countries that you minneoted; Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran, all are, somehow, the origin of the civilization and it is not strange that they follow up their enthusiasm for science.

I do not like to relate these scientific progresses to Islam; instead I would like to say this is the result of the interaction between different cultures.

For such kdistiane vast cultural interaction we should expect a huge development in science. And you minneoted it in your movie when you talked about the numeral system which is the outcomes of such interaction. Islam facilitated the interaction.

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I well come you to our vast community from depths of my heart. Please do pray for me. My pray and good wishes for you. You are brave lady and Allah chosen you. You feel proud yourself that Allah choose you. But you are selected. What a refreshing read! There is a dire need for women like Kristiane Backer to share their experiences and thereby enrich the lives of others. I will definitely re-reading with a highlighter to mark my favourite parts! Allah merciful scattered the world and spread to anyone, the guidance of Allah comes as we open our hearts and minds to look for the good.


From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life

God bless you, God has proved that your life only transitory pleasures of the world. Be thankful God has chosen you to get back to that bright path mrcca assured. I saw you Christine on Kalam Nawaim tonight and was fascinated by your story.

I do have non-Mislim friends who are looking for the right path as well, and i would like to offer them a copy of your book. I live in Morocco and do not know whether your book is on the market here. Please let me know where i can easily buy it. Nothing beats than having a relationship with Allah. Allah Tallah is the creator,this relationship is the most fierce,most dependable and most enjoyable. May Allah Tallah grant you the love of Prophet sallal lahu alaihi wasalam and his sunnah.

It makes Allah Tallah the hand with which you work and ears with which you listen. The life will mean so much more and every moment would different to what is in material world. Spiritiuality is what drew me to Islam as well and Sunnah is the key to experiencing spirituality. Backer is inspired i thank God for her.

Our brothers in europe and america dont read the Quran before criticizing Islam base on what they hear from news. Kristiane made a determined effort to understand the real essence of Islam through Sufism, and finally reached her destination of Allah Almighty. Most followers of Islam never take a deep dive into it, and make bcaker real effort to understand Islam. They miss fdom target and never find God, as Kristiane did.

You are one of the chosen ones, Miss Backer. Congratulations and God Krisyiane A person becomes a Muslim by deed not name, Islam was brought for all nations and all people, therefore there is no necessity of loosing the identity you were born with. I just watchd you for the first time.

Ahlulbait TV just aired an inspiring programme about you. Once again congrats and May Islam be our end and means to Jannat ameen. May Allah guide us all to the right path!

To call this programme Science and Islam I think was mieaildsng. There were people living under Islamic law who were Muslims and those who were not. Naming this Islam frrom science implies that Islam was a contributing factor to these scientific discoveries. I would concede that after lots of war having an ultimate victor then brought peace, and from that peace came the ability for intelligent people to spend more time pondering their curiosities; but this peace could have come in many forms such as overall Jewish control, Christian control, Roman control, or just peace for the sake of peace.

It was peace that helped bring about the environment to discover and not Islam itself. For example, your account of al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham describes someone who pondered the nature of light whilst being imprisoned for 10 years. It was his inquisitive mind, his intelligence, and his ability spend time thinking which lead him to his conclusions. I protest simply because people use programmes like this in order to convince others they have proof that their religion is the right way for humanity to live and that we as a species make so much progress when we follow their religious doctrine; when the reality is that bcker stifles any scientific progress which could possibly endanger its teachings such as the Heliocentric solar krristiane, and even today people of creationist religions being taught that the scientific theory of the evolution of species through natural krisgiane is false.


Criticism of the title over, I did thoroughly enjoy this programme. I also enjoyed your programmes on Chemistry and Chaos. I think you put across the subject material very well and choose fascinating subjects too. I hope there will be many more! I am waiting … May Allah bless you and family. You are truly one of them who has blessed and I hope Mrs. May Allah bless you further and give you strength to carry on this work forever.

Islam is universal Religion, Whoever your names, as long as your behaviour is a good moslem, then you have its Islam names. Kristiane Backer, hope Allah always protects and bless you all the way… You are the choosen one to spread the truth perception about Islam, and let Allah lets it the way….

Best Regard from Indonesian People. I gla to read that and come to know that you accept Islam and Allah give you right path of life. Allah give you all the happiness of life.

So whole Muslim of the world become happy to know that you become our sister. No words can express how I felt after reading your book and watching your interviews on you-tube.

I really would like to meet you sayyedah. InshaAllah that day will come. Luckey are the one whom Allah chose to follow the right path leading to His blessings to eternity. Very inspirational story of your journey backed Islam. May Allah help us stick to this faith till end. Your email address will not be published. Peace be on you. We are Muslim by birth but she is more lucky to be a Muslim by choice. Asalam-o-Alikum Lristiane pray and good wishes for you.

May God bless you sister…….

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Kristiane and I hope god bless you and you are welcome my sister. Allah is closer to Backer than us, because bacjer had understood Islam more than us. I want to Purchase this book in Pakistan But i did not find this book. I am immensely pleased to read about this great woman.

No doubt this is highly appreciable. I am from Pakistan and also happy that you become our sister due to our cricketer Imran khan. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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