My life has been very nice Alhamdullilah, I have the inner peace I mentioned before that I was looking for. I can tell I used to be a person with an empty soul, now I can say I am full of love, patience, tolerance and I am a happy person, alhamdullilah.
Eventually I realized that for people to even engage in a serious sincere attempt to achieve good conduct, including trying to learn right from wrong, they had to first accept the moral need to do so. Revelation is necessary for at least this reason.
I think the biggest things that Islam has done for me is first it gave me satisfaction in my heart that I finally understand why I’m here and why this universe was created so I feel in sync with nature itself around me, I feel in sync with every human being and all of nature even in all animal objects is beautiful.
I had found my Creator's wishes, commands, and the reason for living. It had been with me all along. Where I would go from that point, I was sure would be limitless - not accepted by others perhaps, but limitless for my own life and heart.
It’s OK there is only One God, and we know there is only One God because He has proven it to you in the previous words of previous religions, in works that you see every day, in the Quran that you hold dear. Both the sincerity of the people and the sincerity of the teachings really convinced me to become a Muslim.
In Islam, my wife had found a religion that held faith in God, preached peace and equality for all, and wasn't afraid to answer a lot of hard questions. In 2001, she became a Muslim about a month before I did. She began wearing a hijab and dressing modestly.
When you keep yourself busy, you will forget about feeling lonely. Don't put things that do not interest you in your routine, otherwise you will not stick to it. Ask yourself, “What do I like to do, and how can I make it something that will benefit me and my religion?”
New Muslims face numerous external factors that leave them alone, and isolated, leaving them feeling lost and hopeless. Since loneliness is the largest cause for depression amongst new Muslims, we will focus on that.
Marriage is a give and take, not take, take, take! When a woman is upset, she tends to verbalize her feelings, whereas the man wants to hold it in and not talk about it.
Du’aa is part and parcel of every Muslim’s life. Not only does it please our Lord and save us from arrogance, its goodness extends to our well-being.
I asked for a lot of help when it came to learning to pray--and once I started asking, I started finding it. If I find that I'm losing my way, by sins or by losing sincerity in acts of worship, then the right thing to do is to turn back to Allah, ask for forgiveness, and ask for help.