It’s true that there are challenges in today’s society and you feel at ends with practicing your deen. But this generation – your generation – is blessed with numerous resources to learn about Islam (and make it time-efficient), meet like-minded friends...
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- Bishop of Burnley Marks `Eid at Mosque
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Take it upon yourself to be an Ambassador of your religion to live and breathe as best as possible, the way Prophet Muhammad did, and to convey the message of our deen with kindness and compassion.
Islam is a way of life, and it helps us understand our purpose in life, and draw us closer to our Creator.
There is no such thing as a Super Mama. This is a consolation, because society puts a heavy burden upon women to juggle nearly everything in the home, as well as earn some form of income.
Besides the job description and career path, pertinent matters that need sorting out, such as leave (including maternity and sick leave), child benefits, flexi-time (if possible), overtime and weekends (you have to decide whether or not you would like to be contacted then), possibilities for a career-shift to work from home.
Although Scandinavians are very well-off, I didn't see anyone flaunting their wealth the way we see in other countries. There seemed to be a social code that made people want to keep a low profile in public and blend in with the crowds without standing out too much.
What can we, reverts, bring with us on the journey and what should we leave behind? Over coffee and biscuits, I asked Mary to describe what it had been like to become Muslim 30 years ago.
The gap between how good we all manage to be and what we should be, was simply made clear. The natural goodness of those around me has become something I now take for granted.
Would you still turn away for friends who would have no hesitation to leave you when a better opportunity arises for them or even forget you after a while? What about the pleasures of this world? Do you think what gives you pleasure at this age, may change a few years from now?
We want all the comfort of the West and at the same time, we would like to see pious kids to practice Islam, do not date, dance, listen to music and attend the mosque regularly! This may be a great example of having the cake and eating it too. We want two opposites at the same time. Is there a solution?
Instead of always thinking about what you don't have, or a problem you are facing, the easiest way to humble yourself is to think about those who wish they could be in your shoes, instead of thinking of whose shoes you would like to be in.
Some new reverts just get fed up because they cannot bear the criticism from their close friends or their family anymore. Consequently, they feel embarrassed to meet other Muslims or go to the mosque to avoid more problems.