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A Convert’s Christmas Compromise

A Convert’s Christmas Compromise

Do I worry that my beliefs are compromised? Absolutely not. In fact, my beliefs are very much respected. Are there any elements of Christmas Day that could be leading me to commit shirk? No way. I don’t go to church, I don’t believe Jesus (peace be upon him) was born on December 25…

The Feeling of Christmas as a Muslim Convert

The Feeling of Christmas as a Muslim Convert

Christmas is a very hard time of the year for me. It is more difficult than Eid itself. It is a sad reminder that I will not be celebrating another holiday with my family ever again. People who are not converts do not understand this and they took try to tell you how to feel.

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth

The Prophet's Guidance for New Muslim Youth

For new Muslims, it is vital to read up on how Prophet Muhammad kept the teenagers and youth around him in good company, always enjoining them in doing good deeds and encouraging them gently to ward off evil. Embracing Islam as a family may…

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…

Examining the History of the Bible Led Me to the Quran

Examining the History of the Bible Led Me to the Quran

I found that many Christians, including me, believed that the Bible is the “Word of God” because it has been traditionally accepted as such. So I had to ask, “When did that tradition begin?” The Bible itself says, “but test everything; hold fast what is good.”…

Positivity is an Act of Resistance - 3 Inspiring Stories

Positivity is an Act of Resistance - 3 Inspiring Stories

Remaining positive means changing the dialogue in our minds when Satan starts to whisper to us to give up. It means reminding ourselves to have hope, to be patient, to trust God – to resist the whispers of Satan with positivity.

From the Quest For the Truth to Islam

From the Quest For the Truth to Islam

To my parents, Islam might be a good faith, but it would be such a loss to leave a faith that has been brought to us by the son of God himself. So embracing Islam simply meant that I settled for something less or lower in level than Christianity, since it is closer…

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.



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