(This confession could be a shock to my friends and maybe to you too, but I'm sure that happened with lots of people and not only me!).
A dear Christian Brother gave me the idea of speaking more deeply about this religious direction.
So, why I'm Muslim?! Yes, because my parents are Muslims and I followed their footsteps, why he is Christian?! for the same reason, and so on with all people of this world. Yet, we were born with no religion in our minds, we were born pure and religion-free 'nature', so we were born alike in every spot in this world, but our parents drag us to be like them and stick to their religion, it is look like a heritage or tradition transferred to us!
But the question is:
Are we certain to be in the same way?
Are we looking to the religion as a tradition, or, a way of life?
I will put myself as an example,
Do you know why?
Because I took my religion for a long long time as a tradition, as a habit that transferred to me by my parents!
My family didn't pressurizing on me to pray, to fast, to wear Hejab "The Head Scarf", or even to read the Holy Koran (but I wore the Hejab later because of the society, and not for the sake of GOD!!!). I was free to do whatever I want but with the limits of morality, I was living without thinking of this life or what is the point of our lives on this earth? . I just kept living aimlessly day by day, imitating actresses and singers, listening to 'Madonna' and other Bands, (I still listening to her old songs though), so no one push me to do something I don't like, I kept wasting my life for years, and I didn't start my searching till my graduating from the College!, I got plenty of time that made me setting down and thinking seriously about this life and why we are here??, why we repeat the same circle that our forefathers did before??? born, study, get high grades, go to good college, get good job, live well and beat the competitors, married, have kids, raising the kids, get old , and die!! That's it!!! The same circle we all do in the whole places!!!!!!
I was confused about our existence on this earth?, so, I started to listen to Holy Koran and then read it 'correctly' and try to find more about real Islam and away from that gloomy and bigot conveners, who drove me away and kept me afraid and loth toward religious people. I found the real meanings of this life and how can I live happily now and in the afterlife. I rediscovered my long-time religion and I felt I'm new Muslim. I didn't change that much, but I got more clear view about life and what I should do, I try to be nice and good, I try to help others and I have plans to help and do good things, not seeking a praise of others, but seeking GOD's love and mercy.
So, it's important to search and convince yourself about your religion and find out more about it to get more satisfaction in your life.
I hope you understood that I'm not religious in that disfigured image (The image that I faced and Kept me away from religion issues), I still as I was before, but I found my peace of mind and I have endless dreams and plans to achieve, I love this life, I love all people, I love to be as good as my GOD wanted me to be. I know GOD put me here to do and achieve things, good things to me and to others, so I hope I will do good deeds that give me GOD's Complacence in the end!