I had a lot of the theology and the knowledge but I had never experienced it. I had never gone to a mosque and experienced, it but I have a lot of Muslim friends and even had a Muslim partner in the police force that explained a lot to me.
I called her on the phone and I told her: “Mum, I've decided to become a Muslim.” And she said “I have two questions: Do you still believe in God?” And I said “Yes I do.” And she said “Will it make you happy?” And I said “Yes it will.” So she said “Beyond that, it’s fine. You have to do what makes you happy”
We need to translate the restraint we show regarding our desire to eat and drink in this month into the ability to restrain our tongues and our hands when we are abused. We must, indeed, use our fast a shield, protecting us from bad behavior.
Keeping consistent is very important as this eliminates any original inhibitions one has of the habit. Mostly, habits are done on a daily basis, so with each good deed, it is best to have it incorporated into a daily routine.
Months passed and I had almost forgotten about Zenita, when suddenly she called and begged me to meet her at the Metropolitan Museum and go with her to look at the special exhibition of exquisite Arabic calligraphy and ancient illuminated manuscripts of the Quran.
As a new Muslim, you’re probably keen to please God as much as you can and you want to get your fasting right. But how will you cope if you’ve never done it before? And also, how will your friends, family and co-workers react to you fasting?
The Quran is in modern knowledge it can’t be explained, and therefore it must be the word of God, because things that happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago cannot be explained today, how they knew it sort of thing...
I can not explain on how honored and grateful I am for this golden opportunity and for Allah bringing me to where I am today.
Muslims are not only commanded to do good, but that they should race towards it. Allah chose not to make us one nation, so that He may test us in what He has given us, and to see what we will do with it.
Khadijah had long resolved that she would choose her future husband when she was absolutely certain of his character. Looking at her dealings with Muhammad, she felt that it was now up to her to take the next step.
Having good manners when socializing isn’t just a plus factor when dealing with people in this temporary abode of this life, but even more so, it is part and parcel of pleasing God in His Grandiosity.