“In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”
Ash-adu allaa ilaaha illallaahu, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadar-Rasulullaah.
My government name is Donald Antra Carr. Growing up I was called by most people Andre or Dre as a nickname. I am now called by my given attribute Rashid Ali Mohammed.
I am the oldest of 6 siblings on my mother's side and unknown how many on my biological father side. As a child I along with my brother and sister next to me were abused by my stepfather, their biological father. For most of my adolescent life I was led to believe this man to be my father, from my mother's own mouth. A short time before I graduated high school my biological father located me thus leaving my mother no choice but to reveal the truth. All those years I believe my abuser was my father and loved him anyway. With the truth came rage, hate, and the feeling of bitter betrayal. I became a monster in my own heart by choice. There was still much love in my heart but the break was real and there were many times I chose to let the evil in my heart win out.
I was incarcerated for that evil and thus remain incarcerated. Through my incarceration Allah (SWT) blessed me and guided me to the street path Islam. I am the only Mu’meen in my family presently and make dua’ for my family on a regular basis. I still have the full support of my family Alhamdulilla. I have forgiven all who have wronged me and let go of all past hurts, Allah (SWT) has forgiven me and healed my heart, I am now ready to live and move even further forward with my life.
I work out about 5 times a week, pray 5 times a day. The Prophet Mohammed (SAWS) is my example and I strive every day to live up to his Sunnah. I love all sports and I can play most of them. I am a good swimmer, served in the United States military. I love to read, sing, talk, workout, think/meditate.
I pray that Allah (SWT) sends me many lifelong friends and a wife. I believe a woman is the hidden strength to her man. Everything about her matters, the mannerisms, the manner of expression, the balance between modesty and beauty, the depth of the conversation, the words she speaks and the way she speaks them, the feeling of her presence, the depth of her concern and admiration, the way she reacts around friends and family, a steady woman not changing her mind every few seconds, minutes, months…..her love and beauty are forever.
May Allah (SWT) continue to guide you friend.
Wa’ alaikum as-salaam