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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 …

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. …

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Do I Have to Wear Hijab to Take Shahadah?

Short Answer: You become a believer the moment you accept that the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything in it is One. Also, if you believe that He has sent His prophets to guide mankind to a most balanced life here, leading to a life of eternal happiness in the hereafter. Remember that Prophet Muhammad is …

True Joy

Recognizing True Joy in Life If I Convert?

Short Answer: If you choose to convert, you will still be Jala and you will still be British and you will still love your friends and family and most of the very same things you like and love today. When someone chooses to become a Muslim, they choose to submit peacefully and willingly to Allah, the …

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…

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 …

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