KARACHI: Canadian woman tourist Rosie Gabrielle, who travelled alone to Pakistan on a motorcycle, embraced Islam, influenced by Islamic teachings and Pakistani culture.
A year ago, Rosie Gabrielle knew Pakistani culture and scenery on a solo motorcycle journey.
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** UPDATE**** Due to some health complications, I’ve had to postpone meetup! I’m VERY sorry!!! I was looking forward to meeting you all- but I need to get myself better first. I will be returning to Pakistan this spring and will have a BIG meetup for you all. My apologies for short notice 🙏 ISLAMABAD MEET-UP !!! . This THURSDAY, December 26th . Location and time to be announced On STORIES in next coming days so stay tuned! . If you ever wanted to meet me, come down and say hi, don’t be shy! . Who’s coming?! Comment below 👗 special dress Embroidered by one of my fans at my last meetup in karachi 💗
She visited many places of Pakistan including Lahore, Swat, Multan and Gwadar and praises the beauty of Pakistan and shared it to people all over the world.
Rosie has gained a lot of fame due to her vlogs on Pakistan.
Rosie was so impressed with Pakistani culture and Islamic teachings that she embraces Islam.
Rosie shared a few photos on her Instagram in which she is wearing a purple dress holding the Quran in her hands.
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I CONVERTED to ISLAM☪️ . What lead me to this Big decision? . As I mentioned previously, this last year was one of the hardest in my life, and all life’s challenges have led me to this point here and now. From a young child, I’ve always had a unique connection with creation and special relationship to God. My path was far from easy and I carried a lot of anger in my heart from a lifetime of pain, always begging God, why me? Until ultimately coming to the conclusion that all is meant to be, and even my suffering is a gift. . Never resonating with what I was brought up with, I denounced my religion 4 years ago, going down a deep path of spiritual discovery.Exploration of self, and the great Divine. I never let go the sight of the Creator, in fact, my curiosity and connection only grew stronger. Now no longer dictated by fear, I was able to fully explore this righteous path. . As time passed, the more I experienced, the more I witnessed the true nature and calling for my life. I wanted to be free. Free of the pain and shackles that was hell. Liberation from the anger, hurt and misalignment. I wanted peace in my heart, forgiveness and the most profound connection with all. And thus started my journey. . The universe brought me to Pakistan, not only to challenge myself to let go of the last remaining traces of pain and ego, but also to show me the way. . Through kindness,& humbled grace of the people I met along my pilgrimage, inspired my heart to seek further. Living in a Muslim country for 10 + years and traveling extensively through these regions, I observed one thing; Peace. A kind of peace that one can only dream of having in their hearts. . Unfortunately Islam is one of the most misinterpreted and criticized religions world wide. And like all religions, there are many interpretations. But, the core of it, the true meaning of Islam, is PEACE, LOVE & ONENESS. It’s not a religion, but a way of life. The life of humanity, humility and Love. . For me, I was already technically a “Muslim”. My Shahada was basically a re-dedication of my life to the path of Oneness, connection and Peace through the devotion of God. If you have any Q’s comment below
Rosie shared the good news with her followers on Instagram, saying that she had converted to Islam.
Rosie said in her post that last year was difficult for her, God sent her to Pakistan not only to challenge herself and forget her pain but also to show her the right way.
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WHAT BROKE ME INTO TEARS . I’ve had So many amazing experiences so far here in Pakistan. One that was particularly special was my time at the Bullah Shah Tomb in Kasur. The shrine was built after the death of The Sufi Poet and people from all parts of Pakistan came to pray there. In Islamic culture, it’s typical that men and women Pray in separate areas. I met the elder who was guardian of the tomb she blessed me, and told me how to pray there. After offering my prayers, the woman informed me she was a descendent of Bullah Shah, then took me inside the tomb where only men are permitted. This was a HUGE honor and privilege, something unique. Standing in this room, I could feel the intense pulses of energy. My channel was clear and direct. It was a message that all beings would be as one. That there was no separation between you or I. That the veins of life stretched out and connected each of us, flowing the energy of love and oneness. I returned back that evening, to continue my prayers in this magical place. And it was then that it struck me so deep. Tears began to role down my cheek. I, as a foreign female, who is non Muslim, have been so accepted into this culture. Without judgment, without question. I’ve been treated as family and given So MUCH love, and kindness, so genuine and pure in heart. My heart hurt. Deeply. Knowing that this world, has such a negative view on Muslim people and of Pakistan. That they have NO idea what Islam is actually about or the true heart of these people. That THEY are the ones terrorizing these beautiful peaceful souls. If they only knew. That Muslims, and Pakistani people, are model citizens for the entire WORLD. For all of humanity. That Islam is peace and LOVE. And I, traveling as a solo female here in Pakistan, have only received the highest of care and attention, from all people. This is how we SHOULD be to one another. But this is not how it is in the west. There is too much fear, anger, hate. Which is what lead me to my desperate cry on my stories last week. The world needs to wake up. This is NOT how we were meant to live. And I hope that by me sharing, people will be inspired to open their hearts.
Unfortunately, Islam is the religion that is misinterpreted worldwide and the most criticized. Like many other religions, there are many interpretations, but the true meaning of Islam is peace, love and unity. It is not just religion but a way of life, she added.
It should be remembered that Rosie Gabrielle shared her experiences about Pakistan and said that before coming here, everyone told her that Pakistan is a very dangerous country and it is not right for a single woman to travel alone in Pakistan but when she came to Pakistan, she found only love and humility.