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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 …

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 …

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

How Did I Overcome My Hijab Challenges?

I had been Muslim three months and I wore my scarf outside of work and then took it off for work out of fear of what they would say. I realize now that this was wrong, but it was how I coped with things at the time.

5 Ways for New Muslims to Strengthen Their Faith

5 Ways for New Muslims to Strengthen Their Faith

Short Answer: In learning to practice your new faith, take things slowly. The first priority would be to learn the five daily prayers. Making new Muslim friends is also very important while gradually increasing your knowledge of Islam. _________________________________________ Salam Dear Abdul Hadi, Welcome to Islam! May Allah continue to guide you and strengthen your faith. …

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Converting But No Mosques Near Me: What Can I Do?

Short Answer: Try to find some through the contacts in Islamicfinder. There are quite a number of mosques and other Islamic services in Hungary, though most of them are in Budapest. Islam should make you a better person, so much so that your family and friends notice an improvement in you. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by …

As a New Muslim, Can My Kids Celebrate Christmas

As a New Muslim, Can My Kids Celebrate Christmas?

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: Our little children are deeply affected with the festivities and glitter of this holiday. We should try to take them to some Islamic camps and conferences at …

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Not Ready to Convert, But Can I Still Pray Like a Muslim?

Short Answer: “Yes! You could pray the way Muslims pray, for sure. These prayers belong to God and not humans, whoever they are. No Muslim should assume some sort of ‘monopoly’ over the way of prayer that Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught humanity… Accepting Islam does not mean to have all your questions ‘answered’. To …

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My Muslim Husband Doesn't Want Me to Pray

Salam Dear Fatima, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I’ve faced your same question many times with new Muslims, both men and women. It’s always very stressful when one spouse evolves in Islam while the other resists the progress. I agree with you that obeying your husband comes after obeying God. …

A Newly Convert: I Have Difficulties Practicing My Faith

A Newly Convert: I Have Difficulties Practicing My Faith

In this counseling answer: It’s natural to feel anxious after Ramadan as Ramadan is a time of self-evaluation. But new Muslims should not be too hard on themselves. They should give time for themselves to gradually adjust to their new way of life. Allah knows best their intentions and that they are striving to practice their …

How Can I Tell My Parents I Converted to Islam?

How Can I Tell My Parents I Converted to Islam?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, Ma sha’ Allah, Allah (swt) has guided you to the straight path. Alhamdulillah, what a beautiful blessing! However, for many people like yourself, as well as being a blessed process, it also comes with many challenges, one of which is telling the family. This is especially difficult when …

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