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New Muslimah - 5 Things to Consider Before Marriage

New Muslimah - 5 Things to Consider Before Marriage

The guardian’s role is crucial in the very early stages. He will be more able to spot subtle signs about a potential groom’s suitability, or lack of it, that might escape a new Muslimah who is unfamiliar with different cultures.

Working on My Relationship With the Quran

Working on My Relationship With the Quran

As I opened the Quran for the first time, I felt completely overwhelmed. Arabic text was like nothing I had ever seen before. As I glared down at the first page of the Quran, I felt disheartened, I felt like I had failed before I had even begun. I tormented myself…

When Converts Marry – Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

When Converts Marry - Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

Many converts think that inter-cultural relationships will be easy to manage; but in reality, it can be a true test of faith. Not only are you marrying someone from another culture, but you are in the process of learning and implementing a new…

A Convert or a Revert? How It Does Matter

It was not until I had been a Muslim for a few years that I came to know about the term “revert”. Revert, a word used to describe someone like me, who was not born into a Muslim family, someone who came to Islam from another, or no other religion.

Feeling Measured on Faith?

Have You Ever Felt Measured on Your Faith?

This was my first time to be measured as a Muslim from the Muslim community. I thought it was an isolated incident with just me since I was the only one that was different. Although it hurt my feelings, I brushed it off and went about my life.

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

Remembering My First Summer as a New Muslim

Coming from the land of 10,000 lakes means that being on the beach or boating is a part of local culture. While all of my friends and family were in their summer clothing, I still covered my arms and legs, and I could never find a good answer to all of their questions.

The Logic of the Quran Led Me to Islam

The Logic of the Quran Led Me to Islam

One of the first things that stuck out to me with respect to the Quran has to do with preservation of the Quran. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a period of 23 years. And so this book was passed on by the Prophet Muhammad to his followers, and it has been preserved minutely since that time to this day.

Parents Cannot Accept That I Converted to Islam

Parents Cannot Accept That I Converted to Islam

In this counseling answer: • You can educate them on what a Muslim is by being a good example in your conduct and treatment of them. • Your parents do love you. They are just confused, angry and probably scared. • I kindly suggest dear sister that you if you seek out Muslim friendships in …

Converts - Between Religion and Family

Converts - Between Religion and Family

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.

New Hope: Prophet Muhammad’s Uncle & Umar Convert to Islam

New Hope: Prophet Muhammad’s Uncle & Umar Convert to Islam

In this dark and difficult time, two leading men found the light of Islam and joined the ranks of Muslims. The first of these two men was Hamza, Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) uncle. One day, Hamza was on a hunting expedition outside Makkah…



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