Purification of the heart and attaining precious jewels like taqwa require discipline and training. These are not matters we simply read about or acquire suddenly.
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I was well aware that Allah's mercy, the guidance of Islam, was the only reason I was now able to display such a self-possessed, unflappable calm as opposed to the transgressions of my impatient past. Not only had Islam satisfied my soul...
We should always care about our faith, and if our spouse is dragging us down, we must put importance on the matter. It is crucial, especially for all new Muslims, to have a devoted pious spouse that can uplift them and help strengthen their faith.
The Muslim community can be a means of support for a convert or revert who has become isolated from family members, a means of education and instruction in practicing Islam, and a means of constant companionship.
Having the Quran in the heart but not acting upon what is loved by God and not refraining from engaging in activities that are despised by Him is a poor reflection of a Muslim’s plight in this world.
When you are learning the basics of anything, you must start with the most important things first before you can build up to the smaller things. This doesn't mean that the smaller things are less important, but you can't build a house by starting with the roof.
Young singles of this ummah who wish to marry someone righteous and henceforth live a life upon the Deen of Islam, should therefore be forewarned that the trial of hunger and poverty might come from Allah as a test of their marriage...
As a new Muslim I chose not to tell my family about my conversion to Islam for a number of months. I did not really care what they thought about it, but I knew they would have some horrendous things to say about my new religion and I did not want to hear them.
Don't worry, you don't need to be perfect in the Arabic language in order to perform your prayer and have devotion in it. Being a convert Muslim myself, I would like to give you some useful tips based on my experience on how to get used to praying in Arabic and enjoying it.
The Hijab is not just the Veil, it affects the whole person. Hijab is dressing modestly by covering what is prescribed, be it with a veil, or a hat, and it is the way you act. You must be modest in your actions, and thoughts also.
Teach your kids to love Allah and abstain from what is bad because that is what Allah wants us to do and what is good for us, not only because Mum and Dad and others don't like that behavior.