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The Convert Scholar Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim

The Convert Scholar Quoted by Bukhari and Muslim

Al-Hasan bin ‘Isa bin al-Masārjis was from a well-known Christian family in the city of Naishapur. He lived around two hundred years after the Migration of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The people from his town recognized his family’s excellent character and standing. Imam al-Dhahabi narrates al-Hasan’s conversion to Islam, noting that …

If I Convert to Islam, Should I Give Up Fun?

If I Convert to Islam, Should I Give Up Fun?

There is nowhere in the Quran and the prophetic tradition shows that having a good time and enjoying life is prohibited. We have narrations that indicate times when Prophet Muhammad was racing with his wife as well as other recreational activities. Many other…

5 Converts' Stories May Change Your Perception of Islam

These 5 Converts' Stories May Change Your Perception of Islam

I was always looking for what’s wrong with Islam. There has to be something wrong with it. So I would question and I would question and he would always say to me “Jill, Islam is logical”. Every single thing that you want to point out as a problem with Islam…

Visiting a Mosque Helped Me Discover Islam

Visiting a Mosque Helped Me Discover Islam

Through my contacts at the mosque, I managed to get acquainted with other Islamic circles, in particular the Islamic societies at the two local universities. The universities often do many Islamic talks, and annually partake in an “Islam Awareness Week”…

I Found the True Feminism in Islam

I Found the True Feminism in Islam

I would say that I would definitely have been described as a feminist before I was a Muslim woman. Now I think the whole paradigm of feminism is way too limiting for women. So I say with more and more study of the position of woman in Islam…

I Want to Convert to Islam But...

I Want to Convert to Islam But...

Without a doubt Islam brings a person closer to his Creator. God loves and wants you to be a Muslim. Rest assured of that. Islam links the human being to his true Lord through the belief in the oneness of God and through various acts of worship.


Convert's View on Relation Between Islam & Science

Dr. Bruno Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni is a French Muslim astrophysicist. He’s specialized in galaxies and has published more than 140 papers in astronomy. Guiderdoni serves as Director of the Observatory of Lyon, France. Besides his extensive writings on science, he has also published around 60 papers on Islamic theology. He’s also currently the Director of the Islamic Institute …

6 Tips for New Muslims to Overcome Isolation

One of the biggest issues most new Muslims have to cope with at some point is a feeling of isolation. They are in-between worlds; they no longer fit comfortably in the non-Muslim world and they haven’t yet found their place in the Muslim world.

Learning a New Lingo - A Covert's Funny Stories

Learning a New Lingo - A Convert's Funny Stories

I was sharing an apartment with five Malaysian students when my first Ramadan came. We all ate sahur (pre-dawn meal) and iftar (meal at sunset to break the fast) together. One day my roommates told me that they had invited a large number of Malaysian…

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