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…
Watch Brother Anthony accept Islam with Yusef Estes before the Friday prayer! MashAllah!
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.
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!
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 …
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.