We’ve all been on different journeys to get to that stage of taking the shahadah. Every journey is amazing and every journey is completely individual. Some people become Muslim because of the proof of the Quran. The Quran is the truth, it’s not debatable.
This will change your life. Do you know why? The mercy of Allah automatically descends upon a person who tries to make his or her parents happy. You are asking that Allah has mercy on your parents, the angels are saying: “Oh Allah, have a double mercy on this particular person.”
I was well aware that Allah's mercy, the guidance of Islam, was the only reason I was now able to display such a self-possessed, unflappable calm as opposed to the transgressions of my impatient past. Not only had Islam satisfied my soul...
You feel your faith slip slightly, and are worried. Worries envelope you so much that your day to day life is affected as well. What is happening? Have I actually made the right decision? Is God even listening to me? Why is God doing this to me? Haven’t I just given up everything for Him?
As Muslims we have a number of incredible opportunities to take on a number of the incredible challenges… so I’d like to talk to you about 3 or 4 things which we can think about: Each and every one of us has a responsibility to have a relationship with Allah. Nobody can do that for you...
Charity brings barakah to our wealth but it could benefit our time and personal matters. And sadaqah can save your soul from punishment in the Hereafter. There are amazing benefits in this life and the next. The best investment ever is when you give sincerely and not to be seen by others.
Before embracing Islam, be sure to spend time studying the faith, reading books, and learning from other Muslims. Your decision to convert to Islam should be based on knowledge, certainty, acceptance, submission, truthfulness, and sincerity.
Many converts go through similar heart wrenching situations. They convert to Islam after serious thought and consideration and then they have to tell their family about the choice. This is a daunting task and much dread doing it because they fear they will be rejected.
When I first converted, I thought every Muslim knew better than me. And mostly they did, but there are also Muslims out there who feel very passionately about the brand of Islam their parents blindly took from their parents, and so on.
Whenever I think about giving counsel to my sisters, I think about the day I made a driving mistake (I failed to signal before changing lanes) and a women rolled down her window and screamed at me.
By no means love is a sickness in and of itself. Indeed, it is the only known cure for many of the problems and ailments that we as human beings suffer from. However, love can turn into an illness if it becomes obsessive, if it goes beyond its proper bounds...
You should keep an open mind and be ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for the demands you might have to face. The best kind of success is where you are able to see what you achieve as being the best there is in life. This gives you an inner safeguard from the unforeseen obstacles that might get in your way.