Between Ahmed and Rashida, I became very interested in Islam. I started to also study on my own. I started to go to meet Rashida; she had a shop that sells incense, oils and Islamic clothing. So now I was on my way with Islam.
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...
My path led me to the site of a civil rights hero of mine and from there I befriended a person who taught me about Islam.
I was not searching for individuality. I was looking for structure, a way of life that guided me, a way of life that fellow brothers and sisters followed just like me, a way of life that the very first brothers and sisters of faith had followed.
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.
I came to know that Muslims believe in all the prophets. I was interested to learn that Jesus was considered to be a prophet and that made sense to me, and then I came to know that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last of the prophets.
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.
If we do that bad thing, the angel records it as a one bad deed. On the other hand, the angel who records the good deeds is ordered to write down our intention to do a good deed. If we actually do that good deed, the angel records it as ten up to seven hundred good deeds.
The halaqah became the foundation for my Islamic knowledge. Every week we met for a few hours. We always had work to present, books to read, notes to take, things to learn. We also had a lot of fun.