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My First Ramadan Was Very Enlightening

My first Ramadan truly showed me how blessed I was. The fact that I was able to get excited to break my fast at the end of the day and truly spend a good amount of hours trying to decide between which meals I would like to cook, while others do not have any options, is a blessing in itself.

Fasting Ramadan Made Me Feel Spiritually High

Fasting Ramadan Made Me Feel Spiritually High

After I completed fasting, I was surprised at the effect that it had on me. In a western society, we don’t choose to deprive ourselves of things, and you go through these days of intentionally not eating during the day, when everything around you is telling you to eat and drink, it was quite an inspiring thing for me.

From About Islam 101 to Becoming Muslim

From About Islam 101 to Becoming Muslim

“When I forced myself to evaluate where I stood on faith and religion,” Mallory explains… I started learning [about other faiths] by watching lectures on YouTube and purchasing books on Amazon. My favorite resource actually ended up being About Islam 101!”

Fasting Changed My Life Forever

Fasting Changed My Life Forever - A Convert's Story

Actually my first experience wasn’t when I was Muslim. I had practiced fasting one day before or sometime before Ramadan. I woke up remembering that I needed to fast that day but this wasn’t in Ramadan. And I did it anyway. I fasted and I worked the whole…

How to Convert Your Sins to Good Deeds?

How to Convert Your Sins to Good Deeds?

Allah says: “We will take the sins they committed and convert them into good deeds and put them on the right side of the scale when they come on the Day of Judgment, their sins will have been converted into acts of worship because of the two conditions that they met…”

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Can My Fiancé Convert to Islam to Marry Me?

Salam Dear Yenni, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. To start with, it’s very important to ask yourself why you want your boyfriend to become a Muslim. Is it simply so that you can get married in a way that will be culturally acceptable in Indonesia? Or are you really concerned …

Inspiring Stories of Reverts Freed from Addiction

David, an American revert, was addicted to alcohol, and opiate drugs, including Oxycontin, marijuana, and Xanax. He used alcohol and marijuana during high school at 15. He continued to use up until the age of 30, looking for an “escape” from the life he had…

4 Reasons Make Us Convert to Islam

4 Reasons Make Us Convert to Islam

A real convert tell their stories, and we can share their elation and excitement. There are even articles that explain exactly how to become Muslim. Many advantages are gained by converting to Islam, the most obvious one being the sense of calmness…

Learning a New Lingo - A Covert's Funny Stories

Learning a New Lingo - A Convert's Funny Stories

I can think of several amusing misunderstandings in my early months as a Muslim (many years ago!). I first learned to perform salah (ritual prayer) from a book. The instructions said that I should not let a stranger walk in front of me while praying and I took that very literally.

New Muslims - Welcome to Islam

New Muslims - Welcome to Islam

I would like to share a few of my stories with you. These are my embarrassing first steps into Islam. I tell them to you so that you will not be afraid to go forward, knowing that we all have to start somewhere.



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