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We Thought He's Jehovah's Witness

We Thought He's Jehovah's Witness

It was 1984 I looked out the kitchen window and it wasn’t a Jehovah’s Witness, it was a short black man with a kufi… He introduced himself as my new neighbor and he said he’s Muslim and if I was interested in the religion. He gave me a copy of the Quran…

I’m in Love with a Sikh Girl

I’m in Love with a Sikh Girl

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest brother that you let her learn Islam from the sisters at her local mosque. Let her tell her parents on her own as well. She does not need permission from her parents to study Islam. Allah guides whom He wills.” As-Salamu Alaykum, Thank you for writing us. As …

Convert Faces Modern-Day Abu Jahl - Brandi Marino’s Story

Convert Faces Modern-Day Abu Jahl - Brandi Marino’s Story

Brandi Marino’s story is one most converts can relate to. After converting in 2011, she faced a torrent of backlash from her Catholic family. Brandi learned about Islam from a message she received online. Not knowing who the message was from, she…

Starting to Pray

Want to Convert but Stressed About Starting to Pray

Short Answer:  Performing prayer perfectly is improbable as you have not been taught it yet, as you are a newcomer to Islam. So don’t worry and take your time learning. As for praying on time, prayer times are actually periods of time and not moments in time. _____________________________________ Asalamu Alaikum (Peace be with you), Thank …

Catholic Parents Object That I Wear Hijab

Short Answer:  Give them time to come around and to understand. As a new Muslim, you will take slow steps, so you might need to take a bit of time before you wear hijab in front of your parents for the first time. __________________________________________ Salam (Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. We …

Converting To Islam

Sister Rhanda had non-practising Muslim parents but at the age of 5 she went to live with her aunty who was a Christian. She was raised in a Christian household. At a big family wedding in Ghana when she was 17, she started to ask questions about Islam.

Converting To Islam Was A Big Step

Ashwan was a Hindu but he started to be interested in Islam at college. He felt he became a Muslim when he started to pray, then he felt he was a practising Muslim. He wasn’t open about being a Muslim at first as he was a little afraid but Allah made it easy for him …

10 Symptoms Someone Is Converting to Islam

10 Symptoms Someone is Converting to Islam

Of all the things our friends and families could get into, we in the West seem to fear Islam the most. Which is pretty dumb because as someone who has drug addicts and criminals as family members, I can tell you there are much, MUCH worse things (and converting to Islam is NOT a bad …

American Islam

An American Islam?

Recently, I came across an article written by Reza Aslan on Foreign Policy, entitled, “There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture”. In fact an American woman, who recently converted to Islam shared it with me. It seemed to be a lifeline to her as a new Muslim. Even a beacon of hope for …

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