Salam alaykum, selamat datang, hihowaya!  My name is Zayn Al-Abideen bin Gregory, an American born in Michigan and raised mostly in Detroit. I converted to Islam in 1992 at the age of 17. I married a lovely Malaysian woman in 1997.  I call her SR on this blog. I have a couple of college degrees that may or may not pay for themselves one day. By day, I teach young people to plant flowers. Sometimes, I plant a few myself. As of September 2012 I’ve been living in Kuching, Sarawak for nearly ten years with our small army of 7, count ‘em, 7 children.

The story of my conversion is not terribly useful to others, so I haven’t written about it. I flatter myself immensely to imagine that it was something like Christopher Khalil Moore’s but without the rock’n’roll, and something like Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller’s but without the staggering intellectual power. Read those instead.

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  1. Mohammed Wafula Issa

    As-salaam aleikum.
    I am a Kenyan Muslim.
    I have been unable to enter abunashaiykh website leave alone download mawlid barzanji which I do seriously need. Please email it to me in MP3 and/or pdf file form. I will highly appreciate it.
    Ma’a salaam
    Your brother in Islam
    Mohammed W Issa

  2. Mohd Aizuddin


    I just thought your blog is amazing. I would like to share the link with my friends, if you don’t mind. Some great stories to be read.

  3. wa alaykum salam. Thanks for the kind words, and of course you can share with anyone.

  4. GeorgeRic

    Your Collegiate experience in America is not likely to encourage a respect for God. The Prophet, (peace be upon him), taught the love of God as best he could. God is so much greater. Now men understand contiguous dimensional worlds, which explain where God lives, how God created mankind to share Himself with us, and how His immense Love lets God express Himself as Triune. ‘Techie Worlds’ (available at will give you an understanding of the contiguous geometry that explains where Heaven is. It shows that impossible things Jesus the Anointed One promised are mechanically possible and very logical in the higher spiritual worlds. Such is God’s love, that shares Himself with us, and teaches us to love one another. Read ‘Techie Worlds’ and become a true lover of God and of all his people.

  5. noreen qadir


    I didn’t find the translation. Maybe it has been taken down? Would appreciate a copy. JazakAllah Khair.

  6. Shamshu Dean

    As Sallam Wa Alykum,

    Nice story. Br. if you will be kind enough to email me the Moulood I will really appreciate. May bless you in the bless month.

    Jazaak Allah

  7. azamars

    I cant hardly believe that you got same age like me,,,well everybody knows western people is tough n’ big wonder we got no american football,,,sure you know the result..

  8. Hi! I’m writing you on behalf of the Protection Project. We are collecting some insights from Islamic bloggers on the position of Islam regarding the Human Trafficking and we’d love to know what you’d have to say about the topic. What is your opinion regarding the stance of Islam on trafficking and exploitation of women, children and domestic workers? Thank you very much!