Remember the Canadian biker, Rosie Gabrielle who took a solo trip across Pakistan? Well she just converted to Islam and her trip to Pakistan played a part in that.
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100 k !!! 🎉🎉🎉 At the beginning of 2019 I said, by the end of the year, I want to reach 100k. . This social media journey has been a wild and crazy ride. If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be doing this now, I never would have believed it. I was completely anti-social media and I had a massive fear of speaking in front of the camera. . So, how did I get here ? . Fast forward a couple years later, I hit absolute rock bottom. A broken heart lead to the deterioration of what was left of my health, which then left me panic stricken riddled with anxiety, and on the verge of suicide. I was FINISHED. . Until the news came that one of my close friends had passed away in a car accident, his young life taken so soon. I had read through our messages over the years and each year I said the same thing “I’m not happy with what I’m doing, I want to travel the world by Motorcycle!” . Umm hello?! Why did I not listen to myself? . His sudden passing made me question; have I done everything I’ve wanted to do in life? if I died tomorrow would I be fulfilled? HECK NO ! . Despite my ill health I made a choice right then and there.I was going to travel all over the world by motorcycle! I didn’t know how or what that looked like, but I just knew I would. I also felt I saw the world differently, that I could inspire others and share with them my perspective of life. So that’s when I decided to start a YouTube and social media channel. I knew nothing about making or editing videos, I had a huge fear of writing, and speaking in front of the camera. I remained this way for the first year and a half of my travels. But these small details didn’t stand in my way or discourage me, I kept pushing. I had one goal- I want to inspire millions! . And so the journey started. It’s been a very long hard 3 years, and I can say I work harder now than I ever did in a full time job- and i don’t reap the monetary benefits. But the rewards are so much more than a dollar value. I’m living the life I dreamed and manifested into reality from nothing, and I’m making a difference. Although small right now- I have big hopes for big things!! . DREAM big my friends and never give up ⭐️
In a Facebook post, the biker girl opened up about the big decision. The travel vlogger talked about what a rough year she had been through and how this allowed her to reconnect with God.
“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.”
The Canadian biker explained how she was a Muslim at heart for a while but finally made it official.
“For me, I was already technically a “Muslim”. Ash-hadu an Ilaha il Allah (there is only one God)
Wa ash-hadu ana Muhammad ar-rasullallah (Muhammad PBUH is a messenger of God) This I already believed. My Shahada (my testimony) was basically reverting my life to the path of Oneness, connection and Peace through the devotion of God.”
Rosie had called it quits with Christianity four years ago. She has rekindled her spirituality with Islam.
“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.”
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RAMADAN MUBARAK 💗🙏 . What exactly is Ramadan ? . It’s not just a month of fasting. It’s a time for soul cleansing, rejuvenation,self reflection, and connection, among many other things. Ramadan falls under the 5 pillars of Islam and is requested for all Muslims to participate in every year (health permitting). Each year this month commences on a different date. Falling back about a week or so depending on the lunar calendar. People who are following are required to sustain from all food AND water from sunrise to sunset. Eating a small meal (Suhoor) before morning prayer (Salat al-fajr) and breaking fast with dates and water just before sunset prayer (Maghrib) followed by an evening meal (iftar) which is always consumed in commune.Each day, they preform 5 sets of prayers. (Which is done all throughout the year not just Ramadan) Before they pray, a physical cleansing process is done by washing ones hands, feet and face while deep intentions are set. During prayers they cup their hands to their ears and speak only above a whisper so that only they can hear. Prayer is between them and God, and is not a display of ego. The intention of the prayer is to reconnect themselves with God, others, and is a self reflection process. The purpose of fasting this month is to deepen the spiritual connection. To focus inwardly with less distractions and to practice Gratitude. All anger is to be released and no sin committed. It’s also to practice compassion, by experiencing day to day life without food and water. It’s required to give extra to charity this month and to be more helpful to those who are less fortunate. It’s is a month of Peace and connectivity. How BEAUTIFUL is that ! In Muslim countries, they accommodate by shortening work hours and request others not eat in public. However, in western countries, this is not the case. Muslims are having to work as normal and are surrounded by people eating, and also those who don’t understand. And in some places, fasting hours are extended due to long daylight hours. So, this next month- if you see a Muslim- with LOVE, wish them Ramadan Mubarak (moo-bar-ak) . ISLAM is PEACE. Love and Blessings to All. ✌️ 💗 📸 @adeelonwheels
She explained how religion and rekindling her connection with God made her overcome emotion scars from the past. She specifically mentioned what part Pakistan played in all this.
“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 the kindness, humbled grace and way of the Muslim people I met along my pilgrimage, inspired my heart to seek further.”
Rosie Gabrielle even touched on Islamophobia. She explained that the key to overcoming that stigma is through good old-fashioned research.
“Unfortunately Islam is one of the most misinterpreted, ostracized 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.”
Congratulations to Rosie Gabrielle on this big decision and standing up for what she believes in. She’s still solo riding across the world.