Meet Jayne Kemp who left her Catholic roots behind after ‘falling in love’ with Islam

Jayne-Kemp

London:  Around 13 Brits convert to Islam daily and more than half of those are white and 75 per cent are women.

It is not easy for anyone to change his/her religion and adopt the lifestyle so dramatically but a Police Community Support Officer Jayne Kemp, 28, did this and set an example for others.

Jayne Kemp who left her Catholic roots behind after “falling in love” with Islam while helping victims of so-called honour violence and now plans to change her name to Aminah.

Jayne Kemp patrols her beat wearing a traditional hijab headscarf and even works extra time after shifts so she can attend Friday prayers at her mosque, The Sun reports.

Devout Jayne converted to Islam last April and even plans to change her name to Aminah.

 “I thought Islam was all about women being forced to slave away in the kitchen — but I found out it was about being generous with your time, and patient and respectful of others,” she told the paper.

“As I looked into it, I saw similarities with Catholicism and noticed values such as looking after your neighbours and cherishing the elderly, which is something older people say younger people don’t do any more.

Devoted Jayne even missed out on celebrating Christmas with her son, nine, and daughter, seven. She sent them off to their dad’s and cooked her own meal so it would be halal — the meat slaughtered in the manner prescribed by Sharia law.

 “My family, in general, are supportive. If I’m happy, they’re happy. My sister said I’m the happiest she’s ever seen me.”

Jayne was inspired to convert to Islam after chatting to other Muslims on Twitter.

Muhammad Manzoor, who runs Muslim Twitter account Local Masjid from his home in Whalley Range, Manchester, helped her make the transition.

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8 thoughts on “Meet Jayne Kemp who left her Catholic roots behind after ‘falling in love’ with Islam

  1. Muhammad Haneef

    Assalam.o.alaikum wrwb, 

    I would like to talk to her if any one can give me her contact details. 

    [email protected] 

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  2. Sheikh

    if Allah guide someone, no one can misguide him or her and if Allah let a person be misguided, no one can guide him/her!!!
    hope that will be an inspiration for others to follow and find peace and harmony in islam insha Allah.

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  3. Maryanaevi

    I am sorry she is going to miss out on the Eucharist. I pray her desire for Communion with Christ will come back.

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    • Imsweetshama

      Lol, u prob missed the bit where it mentions that she is the happiest she’s ever been, so Maryanaevi u need not waste ur valuable time and pray for something Jayne doesn’t want.

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      • Maryanaevi

        You can pray for someone to get the desire for someone. If it is Allah’s will, He will answer, if not than He will say, “no”.

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        • Mohamed

          In Quran we have a whole chapter named Mariyam (virgin Mary)..please read it Maryanaevi.
          Dont judge a book by its cover, find out for yourself

          Reply

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