I am a 26 year old male that embraced Islam in April 2007. I used to be a Roman Catholic. My family was very disappointed in me, and they gave me a very hard time because of me reverting. Since then they have never accepted me being Muslim, saying that I am a disgrace to our family. I have been, ever since, a secret believer and practicing Islam, without them knowing.
Because of them always being around me, I could never read namaaz/even go to maadressa to learn more about Islam. It got to such an extent that my parents cut my kurtha and burnt it. They also beat me up when they found my Musilla. Its been very difficult for me.
My question is how I make them accept and understand that I am now a strong believer of Islam. And this is the path I would like to follow for the rest of my life?