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Eager Convert to Islam

What is Your Best Advice for a New Eager Convert to Islam?

Short Answer: One of the women at the mosque where I converted told me: “Take it slow. Your Islam should be like a ladder. Climb it one step at a time. If you try to leap to the top, you will fall.” Also, take good care of yourself, find a good support system for new Muslims, …

The World’s Best Teacher & New Converts- Islam Goes Public

The World’s Best Teacher & New Converts: Islam Goes Public

The method by which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught the message of Islam to his companions had a ripple effect that has transcended the centuries to make Islam the world’s fastest growing religion today. Seeking divine knowledge…

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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 …

Halal Ways for Converts to Find a Spouse

Halal Ways for Converts to Find a Spouse in the Modern World?

Short Answer: Islam is flexible because life is varied and always in flux. If Islam is truly meant for all of human kind until the end of time, it has to be flexible in some ways. Having an arranged marriage is not the only Islamically sanctioned kind of marriage. If you intend to marry, you should be …

Who Could Be a Wali (Guardian) for a Female Convert?

Who Could Be a Wali (Guardian) for a Female Convert?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. 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: 1- If the female converts’ father is a non-Muslim, he cannot act as a guardian for her, for Muslims are …

Must a New Convert Learn Arabic?

Must a New Convert Learn Arabic?

My question is, is it required for her to learn Arabic? What is the view of Islam in a matter like this where mother tongue of new converts is not Arabic?

New Convert to Islam and Muslim Husband

New Convert to Islam and Muslim Husband: What to Do?

Short Answer:  Don’t take decisions while angry or frustrated. A sound judgment will require hearing the husband’s side as well. Therefore, seek a trustworthy marriage counselor who can listen to the full story in privacy and confidentiality. Neither one of you is allowed in Islam to oppress the other, so  first assess your individual relationship with …

A Convert: I Want to Stop Committing ZIna

A Convert: I Want to Stop Committing Zina

In this counseling answer: “Begin with asking for forgiveness and making istikhara and surely Allah will guide you aright, whether that be now or in 2 years’ time, and to him or someone else. But, during this time, do try your best to avoid committing further sin by staying close to Allah and avoiding situations where you might …

New Converts' Frustrations

New Converts' Frustrations: Do Muslims Really Care?

Short Answer: Many Muslims do not see anything wrong with the way the mosques are run. The only piece of advice I can give you here is to try to enact the change you want to see. I highly encourage you to reach out to and connect with other converts though the Internet. _____________________________________ Salam …

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How Can New Muslims Read & Understand Quran?

Short Answer: First, find a good translation of the meanings of the Quran in your own language. If it’s your first time reading the Quran, plan a quick overview reading and a second in-depth reading. Also, listening to the Quran being recited can really help. If you come across something which is difficult to understand or which …

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