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Wesleyan University Appoints New Muslim Chaplain

His biggest dream was to be an NBA star, and Shakoor bounced from basketball scholarship to scholarship before completing undergrad at the University of Maine MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut – On October 8, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, announced Malik Shakoor as its new Muslim chaplain after a single-year candidacy despite the track normally takes roughly three to …

A Walking Billboard For Islam

A Walking Billboard For Islam

I was raised in the U.S. in a very devout Protestant Christian family, so I knew almost nothing about Islam except some false information written by Christians that I read as a young teenager. When I began to study Arabic – and subsequently Islam from…

A Letter to My Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Islam

A Letter to My Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Islam

Did you ever try to imagine what kind of commitment it takes to be a Muslim? It is not as easy as you may think. I want to let you into my mind. I want you to look through my eyes, and just know – if only for a moment – how I have felt, what I have dealt with and what it is like to for me.

Thinking of Converting, Have Some Questions

Thinking of Converting, Have Some Questions

Short Answer: Are you happy with the direction your life is taking, with the decision to embrace Islam? If you feel peace within yourself and you are seeking knowledge then, there is no reason to delay. Try to talk to Allah and ask Him to show you the way. This should bring peace to your heart. …

I Wanted to Kill Myself But I Found Happiness in Islam

I Wanted to Kill Myself But I Found Happiness in Islam

Last year, I wanted to kill myself. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, so I found a website called Chatous. I just wanted to talk to a random stranger to get all my thoughts out of my head. I met this boy there. His name is Zain. And we started talking…

My Story Began Before My Ultimate Journey to Hajj

My Story Began Before My Ultimate Journey to Hajj

Fatima’s hajj is the ultimate journey because her journey begins before she receives the good news of the Gifted Hajj. Her journey begins with the first steps she takes towards consciously embracing the life of a Muslim.

How to Help Daughter Find Peace in Islam?

In this counseling answer: “You will find that as she develops her relationship with God, especially through prayer, she will begin to find the inner peace that she is striving for. It is this type of peace that will last and resonate throughout her daily life. Islam will build on her strengths and conscience and …

Prophet’s Best Friend Converted

This is How the Prophet’s Best Friend Converted to Islam

The birth of Islam meant the coming together of many different people. At this stage there were no children born into Islam everyone was a convert. Everyone experienced the same exhilaration that we feel today when we accept Islam. It is said that around that time there were less than 50 Muslims.

Positivity is an Act of Resistance - 3 Inspiring Stories

Positivity is an Act of Resistance - 3 Inspiring Stories

When Jessica converted to Islam, she knew life would be tough. The only Muslim she knew lived far away. And most of the people she knew were suspicious of Islam. She converted anyway, knowing it was the right thing for her life. And she started wearing…

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

I remember my first summer as a Muslim. It wasn’t that long after I converted, and I was barely into the transition phase. I knew that hijab is obligatory, but I was definitely not ready to tell my family and the world what I had just recently discovered myself.



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