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Menses and Overcoming Depression

Short Answer: To be able to combat your feelings of depression, remind yourself that you’re not being prevented from connecting with God, nor are you being banished from His mercy because something is wrong with you. Much to the contrary, there is nothing wrong with you. In fact, God is giving you a lighter load in consideration of …

Finding Praying in Arabic Difficult

Drawn to Islam But Finding Praying in Arabic Difficult!

Short Answer:  Arabic is a difficult language for native English speakers to learn. So it is certainly okay to perform salah in English while you are learning. As for supplications, this can be done in any language any time. Finally, you can read a translation of the Quran in English or whatever language one is most familiar with. _____________________________________ Salaam …

parents and Islam

How Can I Choose Between My Parents and Islam?

Short Answer: Although you will always be indebted to your parents you are an adult and at an age when you can make decisions on your own. Muslims have the greatest respect and reverence for their parents. There may be many reasons why your parents are objecting to your choice of Islam, one of them …

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 …

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. …

New Muslims Families

How Should New Muslims Deal With Family Parties?

Short Answer: Islam is a religion that commands us to be good to our families whether they are sharing the same faith with us or not. Keep good relations with them, and even strengthen your relations, as this will make it easier for you to speak to them about your conversion. There is a difference between …

Tell Family Want Muslim?

How Can I Tell My Family I Want to Be Muslim?

Salam (Peace) Kenyah, I am happy to hear that you are interested in becoming a Muslim, and I pray that God will guide you and help you in this. You can try looking on the Islamic Finder or any other search engine on the Internet for mosques or Islamic centers near you. But let me also give …

Forced to Do Haram: What to Do?

Salam Brother, Thank you for sending in your question to our website. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your conversion to Islam at such a young age! May Allah grant you high ranks of faith and righteous actions, and keep you steadfast upon Islam till your last breath. Ameen. You are …

How to Convert With So Many Conflicting Ideas?

Salam (Peace) Amber, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The Quran is the continuation of the messages sent to all prophets before Muhammad, peace be upon them all, so you should expect to see much in common with Christianity, but not just a repetition. The basic message of every prophet of God, however, …



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