How equipped are young people to, not only, cope with what is going on, but to actually try to redress the damage done by generations already passed? What will spending hours every day sitting in front of various forms of screens do to help them on their way?
Change for new Muslims is never easy. Most need to adapt gradually. Each person has a very different situation, environment, and circumstance than the other, so do what works for you.
It would be wonderful if there was one answer that could be given to that question: “How can I tell my parents that I have become a Muslim?”, but the truth is that there isn’t a single answer.
The spouse should try to find ways to work around the holidays, allowing their revert spouse to visit family 'around' the time of the holiday.
How can we be productive after converting to Islam and keep a balance in life? No one expects you to become a scholar in one month. Approaching Islam step by step is actually the best way...
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?