MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Mid-state resident Alana Raybon grew up in a Christian home, but converted to Islam as a young woman.
As you can imagine, the conversion put a strain on her relationship with family, her mother in particular. Raybon says she argued with her mother frequently.
Eventually, the two stopped talking about faith altogether and the silence continued for nearly a decade. Even so, Raybon says her new faith was always the “elephant in the room” when visiting with family.