When you embrace Islam and discover the beauty of it, you think all other Muslims see it as you see. You think all other Muslims are struggling to follow the right path and that they'll be all so kind and so nice to you.
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By making the choice to wear the hijab, you are representing the Islamic faith and serving as a beacon of light for other Muslim women who struggle with choosing to wear the hijab as well.
If you’ve seen images from satellites, you can see the earth itself is just a tiny, tiny little piece, almost like a germ or even less than that. Then how we treat germs? We completely disregard them, we don’t care for them, we don’t appreciate them...
The mercy between spouses as they age and mature morphs into a more tender kind of love that entails caring for the other when they are ill, fulfilling each other's emotional needs, craving and enjoying each other’s company, listening to the other's problems...
What causes these strong emotions regarding our parents? Why are we not happy, even if they are happy worshiping other than God? Why can’t we just let them be? If they disbelieve, it doesn’t take anything away from our hereafter.
Whenever I think it would be a good idea to recommend someone, I go through a list of criteria that I have to meet before I do so. The acronym “S.I.S.T.E.R.” helps remind me to give advice in the best way I can.
Some of the mistakes I made in paths and choices will follow me the rest of my life. Yet, for me, I must say there must have been a bit of an open door to guidance in my heart. Allah slowly opened this door till I could see the light of Islam compared to the darkness of the sea of desires...
One revert sister Aisha, stated: “I am of those who chose an Islamic name because my past is something I want to disassociate with, and have taken on a new identity. Islam has transformed my life, so I chose a name to reflect my transformation."
I would like to share a few of my stories with you. These are my embarrassing first steps into Islam. I tell them to you so that you will not be afraid to go forward, knowing that we all have to start somewhere.