StoryCorps Detroit: How I Became Muslim

One Detroiter tells his roommate why he converted to Islam as a teenager.

Lehman Robinson decided to become Muslim when he was a teenager, working at a secular Michigan summer camp.


In this segment of StoryCorps Detroit, he tells his friend Kareem Hakim, that when he heard his camp buddy was fasting for Ramadan, he decided to join him.

Dude you’re too pure of a person… What in the hell!?” laughed Hakim, who’s Muslim himself, when Robinson told him this in the interview.

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  • Laura Herberg
    Laura Herberg is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling the stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here.