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Baby Steps in Your Journey to Islam

Baby Steps in Your Journey to Islam

As a new convert to Islam, you will face a lot of changes both spiritually and physically. One of the most difficult changes may be with your relationships. Since Islam is often portrayed in a negative light in the media, you might find that those nearest…

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About to Convert, Concerned About My Family

Short Answer: Muslims should be the best in goodness and in honoring their family because charity begins at home. As a person who really thinks about converting to Islam, you should also think about introducing Islam to your family and making them enjoy the blessing of knowing the way of Allah and His straight path. _____________________________________ …

Why I, Kaya Gravitter, Converted to Islam

Why I, Kaya Gravitter, Converted to Islam

While I was growing up as the granddaughter of a Pentecostal preacher from Kentucky who started a church in northern Wisconsin, the teachings of the Church were drilled into my brain. But from a young age, I had a lot of questions that most Christians or the Bible could not answer…

Is Praying in Arabic Difficult For You?

Is Praying in Arabic Difficult For You?

For a new convert to Islam, praying in Arabic may seem a bit complicated at first. Praying is a meeting between you and God, and if you were a Christian or a Jew before, you certainly got used to performing it in your own language.

Parents Cannot Accept That I Converted to Islam

Parents Cannot Accept That I Converted to Islam

In this counseling answer: • You can educate them on what a Muslim is by being a good example in your conduct and treatment of them. • Your parents do love you. They are just confused, angry and probably scared. • I kindly suggest dear sister that you if you seek out Muslim friendships in …

I Wondered Why Muslims Are So Proud

I Wondered Why Muslims Are So Proud

I was always curious why Muslims are so proud that they are Muslims. I was Catholic, a good one, but I always had doubts and I didn’t agree with some parts of my religion…

I Was Given a Muslim Name But I Was Not Muslim

I Was Given a Muslim Name But I Was Not Muslim

It was Hassan’s beautiful way of just accepting me the way I was that actually attracted me to Islam further. He never judged me. He just patiently guided me and tried to answer my many questions. He taught me how to pray. He taught me how to read…

5 Embarrassing Experiences a Convert May Face

5 Embarrassing Experiences a Convert May Face

Everyone knows the basics of visiting a mosque; dress modestly, men and women in different sections and no shoes. Simple! But no one warned me about the kissing! I’ve lived in France, so “la bise” was not unfamiliar. But in the mosque it’s a slightly more complex issue.

I Thought That Islam Oppresses Women

I Thought That Islam Oppresses Women

Coming from the country side in Australia, I was never exposed to Islam. I knew nothing about it. I thought of it as an oppressive religion, whenever I heard about it. It wasn’t until I went to Malaysia, that God guided me in ways I never expected, Subhan’Allah.

I Planned to Destroy Islam, I Became Muslim

I Planned to Destroy Islam, I Became Muslim

With this intention, I went to college and began my education… I learned how to twist the words to say what I wanted them to say. It was a valuable tool. Once I started learning, however, I began to be intrigued by this message. It made sense. That was very scary…



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