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The New Muslim's Field Guide

The New Muslim’s Field Guide (Book Review)

One thing that resonates throughout the book is the need to maintain your own person. How being Muslim isn’t about being Arab, Indian, or any other ethnicity. They explain how Islam was sent for all of mankind and how many of us converts believe that when we embrace Islam, that we are embracing a different culture.

I Converted to Islam

I Converted to Islam: How to Tell My Parents?

Short Answer: Islam commands us to treat parents kindly irrespective of their religion. You have to maintain a very strong relation with them. Listen to your parents attentively and argue with them in good manners. Always remember that your parents’ love for you will be the main factor in accepting the decision you have taken. Once they feel that you …

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.

Surrender to God

How Do I Surrender to God?

Short Answer:  There is an inspiring verse in the Quran known as the verse of The Throne. When you understand the meaning of this verse, it will help you to surrender to Almighty God who created all things. Also remember that we are truly submitting to Him when we prostrate ourselves to Him in prayer. …

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Should My Friend Change His Surname After Converting?

Short Answer:  Having an Arabic name does not make you any “more” Muslim. There are few cases where a new convert to Islam would need to change his or her name. As for changing his surname because his father is Christian, he should absolutely not change this name. _________________________________________ Salam,  Thank you for contacting Ask …

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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 …

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How Can I Convince My Family About Islam?

Short Answer: Actions speak louder than words. If you want your family to consider Islam, the first step is to live your life in such a way that they are impressed with you. They will want to know more. Try to be patient with them, as it was only their ignorance that led them to teach you …

Christmas Season as a New Muslim

Christmas Season as a New Muslim

Not so long ago, I loved Christmas. I was the one in my family who would play Bing Crosby’ and Jim Reeves’, all through December. It was me who baked mince pies by the car load delivering to family and friends. It was me who turned the inside of our home…

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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May I Celebrate Christmas With My Non-Muslim Family?

Short Answer: Yes, as long as you avoid the overtly religious aspects of Christmas, and other haram aspects, including alcohol consumption. It’s extremely important not to isolate yourself from your family, and a Muslim respects their parents and keeps strong family ties, even and especially if their family isn’t Muslim. The key to these sorts of family …

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