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How the Prophet Muhammad Cared for Converts

How the Prophet Muhammad Cared for Converts

Reflect for a moment on the idea that the companions could talk to the Prophet about whatever was going on in their life, for better or for worse, and they were met with that beautiful open prophetic heart. And reflect for a moment upon the priority…

The Importance of Spirituality in Articulating Islam in the West

The Importance of Spirituality in Articulating Islam in the West

This race towards materialism has not quenched the inner yearning of many in the West for meaning; a fact that has also meant that the failure to fill the void with the spirituality of Islam has led to many pseudo notions of spirituality that are unable to provide…

8 Things You Should Understand About Converts

8 Things You Should Understand About Converts

New converts to Islam have just made the biggest decision of their lives, and changed their religion to one that they are unfamiliar with in many ways. There are a lot of stimuli around us that we are not used to, being in the mosque, hanging out with Muslims…

Popular Irish Singer Converts to Islam

We’ll always know her best as Sinead O’Connor, but now she’s got yet another new name, Shuhada’ Davitt, and a new religion, Muslim. GLENAGEARY – The Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor, also known as Magda Davitt, revealed on Twitter last week that she has ditched Catholicism for Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt, Irish …

Does Making Shahadah Need Witnesses

New Muslims: Does Making Shahadah Need Witnesses?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Making Shahadah in presence of witnesses is not an essential condition, though it is preferable to put the official arrangements in order. Islam, as a matter of fact, lays …

Overcome These Habits to Succeed as a New Muslim!

Overcome These Habits to Succeed as a New Muslim!

Breaking bad habits from the past is always difficult, especially when those habits are deeply set or based on norms set by a familial bond. The key to finding success, as a new Muslim, is breaking the bad habits from the past, and forming new ones…

Who Are the Strangers?

Who Are the Strangers?

Just who are the strangers? Is it me or you or the neighbors? Or is it the people at the mosque, or the other mosque? Is it all of us or none of us? Are the strangers those who have converted to Islam? Or the born Muslim who suddenly grows a beard, or puts on a scarf for the first time?

Wisdom and Hope in Dealing With Your Non-Muslim Family

Wisdom and Hope in Dealing With Your Non-Muslim Family

It is very important that we find our own way in explaining to and dealing with our families. Every family is different. Every family has its own strengths and issues. The most important thing is to keep them close. We have to do our best to keep family, parents, and siblings close to us. Don’t push them away! Don’t be harsh with them!

Effortless Acceptance- Abigail and Her Family

Effortless Acceptance: Abigail and Her Family

When I asked Abigail if her relationship with her family had changed at all, Abigail said: “Everyone seems to accept me as a Muslim. And all those relationships are the same. But my relationship with my mom has gotten better. I make an effort to admit when I am…



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