From Atheism to Islam: Professor of Mathematics, Jeffrey Lang

Posted on July 18, 2007

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Dr. Jeffrey Lang is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest universities in the United States. He started his religious journey on Jan 30, 1954, when he was born in a Roman Catholic family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first 18 years of his life were spent in Catholic schools, which left him with many unanswered questions about God and the Christian religion, Lang said, as he narrated his story of Islam. “Like most kids back in the late 60s and early 70s, I started questioning all the values that we had at those times, political, social and religious,” Lang said. “I rebelled against all the institutions that society held sacred including the Catholic Church,” he said.

By the time he reached the age of 18, Lang had become a full-fledged atheist. “If there is a God, and he is all merciful and all loving, then why is there suffering on this earth? Why does not He just take us to heaven? Why create all these people to suffer?” Such were the questions that came up in his mind in those days.

As a young lecturer in mathematics at University of San Francisco, Lang found the religion where God is finally a reality. Lets listen here live to the rest of his story and how he came to Islam

Video 1: From Atheism to Islam

Video 2: Spiritual Dimensions of the Pillars of Islam

Video 3: The Problem with Shirk

Video 4: Stop this obsession with rules

Video 5: Muslims Wake Up! Stop Secluding Women!

Video 6: Muslim Scholars Wake Up! Is Your Message Relevant Today?


Dr. Jeffrey Lang is also the author of the following books:

  1. Struggling to Surrender, Beltsville, 1994
  2. Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America, Beltsville, 1997
  3. Losing My Religion: A Call for Help, Beltsville, 2004
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