BRUSSELS- Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam, has helped over 1,000 people who have accepted Islam in the past 8 years. She has amazing skills to present facts to those looking for truth. She says “As Muslims we need to explain ourselves to society a lot better.”
She gained power to choose and power to control at very young age. Her overall personality is highly influencing and the best part is that she is a European and not carrying any badge of middle-east Muslim.
More than 20 percent of the population of Brussels is of Muslim origin coming from Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other African countries. There are 77mosques or prayer rooms in Brussels and over 300 across Belgium. – On Islam
Veronique Cools, who accepted Islam herself at a very young age after being influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, turned her home into an Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion.
Saying that she herself had to overcome many prejudices when looking into Islam, Cools then successfully helped her family overcome them too. Now her close family are also Muslims.
'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' she added as she was preparing iftar meal packets for visiting Muslims to break their Ramadan fasts. 'As Muslims we need to explain ourselves to society a lot better.'
It is also open for all of Belgium Muslims who are interested in learning more about their religion. The center now has more than 1,000 members, most of them Belgian women, and is open for all of Belgium's 50,000 Muslims.