For many new Muslims, and newly practicing Muslims, it is a really hard blow when all that expectation, all that they had heard about Islam seems nearly non-existent in reality. So what should be done?
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The Hijrah teaches us about brotherhood. Muslims emigrated from Makkah with little or nothing with them, and they were then accepted in Madinah almost as if they were the inhabitants. The people of Madinah shared their houses, food and whatever they had to help their brethren from Makkah settle in.
Hurricane is time when we feel so helpless and fragile. It is the ideal time to dig deep into our spiritual souls in ...
It is a timeless frustration for people, and often for converts, that we don’t always “feel spiritual” when we are praying. It can “feel” like nothing good is coming of our prayers, like our hearts are not changing, like our circumstances remain the same.
Are you a revert sister wanting to move to Egypt? Do you have plans to study Islam, or to get married, or both? In this three part series, I will discuss many things that should be taken into consideration when making hijrah, regardless of the reason.
New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.
While our bodies might be making hijrah for wealth, education or the promise of a better life, it is imperative that our heart remains with Allah. No matter what we get in life, it is not worth losing Allah, and if we have Allah, then the world will follow.
In the spirit of the Hijri New Year, I’d like to welcome all the new brothers and sisters to our big family, those who have decided to migrate to a new path of spiritual fulfillment by joining the religion of Islam.
You never know if this one is your last prayer. Giving your best shot in this prayer may get you the ticket to Jannah. The one that you are praying now is the farewell prayer. This thought will help you be concerned about your hereafter...
Much has been written on what a new Muslim should do after converting. What the first steps after shahadah should be is a topic even I have expounded on many times—like the article I wrote entitled, The First Step A New Convert Should Take...
The new Hijrah year will not be accompanied by any balloons or fireworks or jumping into ice-cold fountains. For Muslims, it is not a feast at all. Sincere believers throughout the world, though, will reflect on the meaning of the new Hijrah year and will take great comfort from it...
The first hijrah (that began the Islamic calendar) was a journey to new opportunity that we are reaping the results of to this day, as the Muslim community outside of Makkah prospered. Today the hijrah is still a journey, a migration we can all take...