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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…

From Scouts to Salams - Why Tom Converted to Islam

From Scouts to Salams - Why Tom Converted to Islam

Tom always thought of himself as normal, average even. He grew up in the middle-class neighborhood in middle America. He made good grades in school, had lots of friends, and even was an eagle scout—an achievement not many young men accomplish.

Mariana Says Her Shahadah

Mariana Says Her Shahadah

On 27th Ramadan this year, Mariana said her shahadah and became a Muslim. Watch here as she says it in front of a group of sisters and then in front of the mosque congregation! MashAllah!

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Can I Convert in Secret? Must I Announce My Choice?

Salam (Peace) Tom,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. I am happy to hear that you want to convert to Islam, but I also hear how difficult it is for you at this point in your life. May Allah Almighty guide your steps!  Take Comfort in the Struggles of Our Forebearers You may …

Is Islam Really Easy for New Reverts?

God guides us during this journey and once the Shahadah, or declaration of faith, has been publicly confirmed, some may be left wondering what do you do next? Many reverts are left stranded after reciting the Shahadah and thinking what have I done? Did I jump in hastily into something where I will fail miserably?

Why Are Westerners Still Converting to Islam?

Why Are Westerners Still Converting to Islam?

Reading a small bit of information about Islam caused 17.1% (12 people) to become interested in Islam. However, only 3 of those 12 read the Quran, while the remaining read other books or articles about Islam.

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.

4 Steps for New Muslims Seeking Knowledge

4 Steps for New Muslims Seeking Knowledge

Alongside the acts of worship, you’ll need to learn the Islamic guidance that relates to your daily life, work and relationships, so you can develop the manners, conduct and morals that please God. This will include subjects such as how to treat your family and neighbors…

Answers to the Questions That Brought Me to Islam

The Questions That Brought Me to Islam

For me it was an accidental journey. A journey that began with a national disaster; a time of national grief and pain; a time of accusations and blame; a time of forgiveness and healing. But most of all it was a journey of great learning and opportunity for change.



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