I have been married to my Muslim, Egyptian husband for ten years. For nine of those years I have been Muslim. When my husband first explained the basics of the religion to me, I thought it was some thing I could get behind. Saying "there is no God but God" in front of a witness, praying five times a day, fasting during the month of Ramadan, giving to charity, and making Haj in your lifetime if you have the means. Hey....that doesn't seem to be too difficult! ( I may have misjudged my fortitude here a little. OK, I did misjudge my fortitude here. ALOT.) I converted when we started talking about having children. We wanted to bring our kids up in a home with religious a value system. I myself pretty much have a laissez faire attitude; having never really been religious, per se. My approach to Islam has been not unlike some people's approach so say.... Catholicism; Which is to say, I really rock at being Muslim twice a year: at Ramadan, and Eid al Fitr. Even now, I don't so much consider myself religious. Religion is something I struggle with however, especially during Ramadan.