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My First Ramadan Was Very Enlightening

My first Ramadan truly showed me how blessed I was. The fact that I was able to get excited to break my fast at the end of the day and truly spend a good amount of hours trying to decide between which meals I would like to cook, while others do not have any options, is a blessing in itself.

Important Tips for New Muslims During Ramadan

Important Tips for New Muslims During Ramadan

Short Answer: Fasting is not intended as hardship. Make lots of du’aa as supplication is the essence of worship. Remember Allah often as this is a great way to strengthen your connection with Allah. Don’t be overwhelmed. Allah appreciates every effort that you do for His sake and He will reward you for it. No difficulty …

Stories of Converts' First Ramadan (Folder)

Stories of Converts' First Ramadan (Folder)

For new Muslims who are fasting for the first time this Ramadan, we prepared this folder which contains many interesting stories, reflections, and memories of reverts who shared their experiences of fasting.

New Muslims Spirituality

How Can New Muslims Increase Their Spirituality?

Short Answer:  Increasing sunnah prayers and reading the Quran in Ramadan are among the deeds which help us increase in spirituality. But there are more small good deeds new converts can do. Ablution is a gift that has been given to us to help us prepare for our meeting with Allah, so try to focus more …

My Best Ramadan Memories in America 1

My Best Ramadan Memories in America

I converted in Ramadan and I was determined to start my life as a Muslim as best as I could. I was excited for the challenge of fasting. As a Catholic during lent, I had abstained from snacks and only ate a small lunch during the day. So I figured giving…

The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The story of an Algerian man who made a big difference in the first Ramadan of Ustadh Usama Canon. It happened 20 years ago but Brother Canon still remembers it with gratefulness and appreciation. Be that person during Ramadan who reaches out to someone in this month, that would be otherwise breaking their fast alone, whether …

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

How can I describe my feelings, my state of my mind during the first two weeks? I felt light, but deeply rooted in myself and in the world; a lightness and openness for the things that lay ahead of me that I have never felt like that before. Devotion to the present…

10 Tips for Getting Through Your First Ramadan

10 Tips for Getting Through Your First Ramadan

Nothing beats that first sip of water or that first date when you’re breaking your fast. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation to all Muslims not excused by things like pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness, or other chronic health conditions. For those fasting for the first …



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