05/04/2013 01:05 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

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A while back I wrote a post on my reasons for moving towards a plant-based (vegan) diet (you can read it here). I thought it would be a nice idea to follow up my original post with the slideshow below. In it you will meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans.

I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

Muslim Vegetarians and Vegans