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.
That’s the short version. I’ve posted other things about myself in the About Me Category. You’re welcome to have a look around.
I can be reached via:
email at bingregory |*|at|*| gmail |*|dot|*| com .
Those looking for the Mawlid Barzanji book can download it here.