Subhaan Allah this is so true and I have experienced it many times over.Thank you Allah for listening to my prayers and never leaving my side.I am more than pleased with Allah as my Lord, Islam as my religion and Muhammed (pbuh) as my messenger.
I aspire to be this. But like most aspirations the reality of attaining it is so different. It's a Struggle. Against prejudice. Against stereotypes. It never is what I want: just a quiet personal practice of your beliefs.