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Celebrating Thanksgiving as a New Muslim - Ok?

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a New Muslim - OK?

Think of how you are going to thank God for all that. The least you can do is to recognize His infinite mercy on you and declare His Oneness and that He is the only one worthy of worship. God is the most worthy of our thanks, praise and gratitude…

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A New Muslim Asks: Should I Change My Name?

Short Answer: No! You are not required to change your name when you become Muslim. Your name is part of your identity, and there is nothing in Islam which requires that you change it. The only situation in which changing it is important is if your name has an evil connotation in your own culture, or if …

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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. …

Your First 3 Practical Steps as a New Muslim

Your First 3 Practical Steps as a New Muslim

Much has been written on what a new Muslim should do after converting. What the first steps after shahadah should be is a topic even I have expounded on many times—like the article I wrote entitled, The First Step A New Convert Should Take…

New Muslim - When is The Best Time to Perform Hajj?

New Muslim - When is the Best Time to Perform Hajj?

If you can go to Hajj, you should go as soon as possible, as the benefits far outweigh any possible disadvantages that may be experienced by a new Muslim. This has been borne out by those I have known who have gone to Hajj within the first few years as Muslims.

My First Summer as a New Muslim Woman

My First Summer as a New Muslim Woman

Summer is a time to feel a bit free and to have a chance to do all the things you didn’t have time to do during the year. For many people it is a time for sea, sun, and surf, or for bushwhacking, mountain climbing, canoeing, or hiking. But as a new Muslim woman what can you do in the summer?

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

I remember my first summer as a Muslim. It wasn’t that long after I converted, and I was barely into the transition phase. I knew that hijab is obligatory, but I was definitely not ready to tell my family and the world what I had just recently discovered myself.

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New Muslim: Long-Term Partner Won't Convert. What To Do?

Salam Dear Sister, Many congratulations on becoming Muslim. It is a sign of His great love towards you that out of all the people on the face of the earth, He has chosen you to be Muslim. You are right that you are now taking the first steps along the right path and you must be …

Confused by the Quran? So Was I

Confused by the Quran? So Was I

I had to learn the hard way that you have to read, understand, and think about the Quran in context. I started to realize this as I learned more and more about Islam. After I started to read books of Hadith and about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, reading…

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 …



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