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Becoming Muslim: Sofie’s Story

Mar 7, 2022

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“I felt like I had messed up, up to that point. You know, they say that when you convert, when you take your Shahada, that all your sins are forgiven. If I could tell you, that at that moment you can feel it. You can feel it happening. It’s like being washed— not with water, but with light.”

Sofie Lavern on the TED stage. Photo: Tom Levy

Sofie Lavern on the TED stage. Photo: Tom Levy

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