#210: From Atheist To Muslim: The Fascinating Journey Of TikTok Sensation Abdurahman Afia


Abdurahman, whose original first name was Joel, is one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met. Boasting almost 2 million followers on TikTok, his content is positive and uplifting and breaks any stigma about being Muslim. Abdurahman converted to Islam shortly after his 18th birthday, and in this episode, he shares this profound experience with listeners. From discovering Islam to learning about the religion, converting, revealing this to his atheist parents, and subsequently being kicked out of the house – Abdurahman’s story is one of bravery, perseverance, and genuine humility. Abdurahman’s life journey is remarkable and will leave you inspired to follow a path that’s true to you.

Show Notes

02:51 Abdurahman’s social media journey

06:00 Making his first video for social media

10:41 Abdurahmam’s upbringing

19:00 Discovering religion

28:38 Converting to Islam

34:55 Abdurahman’s first experience praying

47:55 Telling his parents of his plan to convert to Islam

53:27 Being kicked out of the family home

59:56 Life after converting  

01:09:37 Leaving the UK

01:15:55 The importance of kindness

01:20:28 Abdurahman’s message for humanity

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