Hassan and Hussein thus were regarded by the Prophet himself, as the leaders of the youth of Paradise. Their upbringing, which was filled with love for Allah and the Quran taught Hassan and Hussein that there was no compromise when it came to Islam, their faith that had been perfected by Allah.
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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.
I don't think about my past but hope for a better future. Deep inside my heart, I've always believed that there's always something more important that I found at last. I started to believe in One and Only God...
God is not testing us to know, in the sense that He doesn’t already know. Having bestowed guidance to us, we are tested about our obedience or rejection of His guidance. God's purpose for us is to grow spiritually.
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.
The main thing that new Muslims need to do to protect their faith is to gain knowledge from sound sources of what Islam actually does teach.
I do know that I will always be an American. My early years had a huge impact on my life, and America will always be my country. I did try, for the first twenty years, to blend in with the immigrant culture, but I realized that I was denying who I really was. I can't turn my back on my first twenty-three years.
You are here to perform a great job -- the greatest and noblest job there is. You are here to know the One Who gave you everything -- everything you have, have had, and ever will have. And then you are to tell others about this One. If you do this correctly, you are successful...
I wrote a letter to my non-Muslim family telling them about my reversion and how it would and wouldn’t change our family relationships.