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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 …

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Mother Stopping Convert From Practicing Islam: What to Do?

Short Answer: You are not alone in what you are dealing with your mother. Parents, especially mothers, are granted a high status in Islam, and it is important for us to be good to them, but obedience to Allah overrides obedience to humans. Hijab does not need to be observed in private spaces around other …

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 …

Challenges in Observing the Hijab

Challenges in Observing the Hijab

In this counseling answer: While things may be difficult now, in sha’ Allah, if you continue to wear hijab, it will get easier. Allah is most merciful. Allah helps and blesses His servants in ways we cannot imagine. While, of course, the ultimate decision of whether to wear hijab or not is yours, sister, please do think …

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New Muslim: Can I Wear Hijab Sometimes, Not Full-Time?

Short Answer: Absolutely, take it slowly if you need to! Hijab, though important, is NOT a pillar of Islam, and you have higher priorities to concern yourself with, like establishing a strong relationship with Allah through prayer and learning the basic tenets of this new faith. Take your time, go at your own pace. And …

Is The Turban Proper Hijab?

Salam (peace) dear reader, Thank you so much for asking this question and for your commendable earnest pursuit to learn the proper teachings of Islam and follow them. May Allah reward you and grant you guidance and grant you the best rewards here and in the hereafter. With regards to your question on the turban …

How to Convert With So Many Conflicting Ideas?

Salam (Peace) Amber, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The Quran is the continuation of the messages sent to all prophets before Muhammad, peace be upon them all, so you should expect to see much in common with Christianity, but not just a repetition. The basic message of every prophet of God, however, …



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