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Embrace: Supporting Muslim Converts During Ramadan

People in the US across backgrounds continue to enter Islam. Although a new faith often includes spiritual upliftment and growth, there are challenges. New Muslims and converts often encounter unique challenges that require Muslim communities’ support. “Converts need to be treated with patience and compassion to help them grow,” explained Nahela Morales, Co-founder of Embrace, …

Ramadan Converts First-Time Fasting Stories, Challenges

As a practicing Muslim since her conversion in 2012, Sara Hanson has fasted for Ramadan every year since then, even managing to forego food and drink alongside her Muslim-born husband since 2004. What she hasn’t been able to do, however, is divulge her chosen faith to her family, least of all her mother. “I’ve thought …

Muslim Convert Gives Insights into Her First Taraweeh Prayer

In her first ever Taraweeh prayer, Fatima Bacsal, a Filipino who lives in the UAE, has recounted her feelings and how she was overwhelmed with high spirituality, Khaleej Times reported on May 9. “Taraweeh prayer gave me a sense of achievement. My first day at the mosque for Taraweeh felt as if God was leading me …

Being a Muslimah Convert in the West

Being a Muslim woman in the West at this moment in time is such a strange, dangerous, and amazing thing. On one hand, we have so many freedoms and opportunities to spread out in our spirituality and practice our faith. But on the other hand, we feel fettered by societal norms that contradict our Islam, …

Muslim Convert’s Ultimate Guide to Rajab (Including videos)

Are you at a loss about what all this Rajab excitement is for? Here are the best articles (and videos!) to help you get up to speed and reap some of the blessings of the holy month of Rajab. In a nutshell There’s A LOT to know about Rajab. Here is a great primer: -What …

Elderly Brit Converts to Islam after 14 Years in Turkey

He ‘fell in love with Islam after reading about Prophet Muhammad…’ MUĞLA – An elderly British man living in Turkey has converted to Islam after getting to know Islamic traditions and customs during his stay in the transcontinental Muslim country, Yeni Safak reported on February 21. Cliff Peter Barber, 72, has been residing in Turkey, …

Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Recently, I was at a local park with my daughters, attempting to follow their exuberant patterns as they capered joyfully from swing to slide to monkey bars. After several minutes, I became aware of an elderly couple nearby. Apparently they were observing me and my children with interest. The man had a long, bushy grey …

12 Women Converts Recount Their Journey to Islam

JEDDAH – Moulana Hifzur Rahman Seoharvi Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia announced on January 14 that twelve women have converted to Islam and recounted their conversion stories on a platform provided the academy, Saudi Gazette reported. The 12 expatriate women came from India, Britain, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The academy honored the women on …

Why Is It Hard for a Male Convert to Marry a Born-Muslim Wife?

Why Is It Hard for a Male Convert to Marry a Born-Muslim Wife?

Life as a convert is never easy and, unfortunately, you know that you’ll have to leave a lot of things behind, but in my case it was even worse than I expected. I hoped that more people would be okay with me being Muslim, but I lost many friends due to this decision. One of …



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