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Catholic Parents Object That I Wear Hijab

Short Answer:  Give them time to come around and to understand. As a new Muslim, you will take slow steps, so you might need to take a bit of time before you wear hijab in front of your parents for the first time. __________________________________________ Salam (Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. We …

Converting To Islam

Sister Rhanda had non-practising Muslim parents but at the age of 5 she went to live with her aunty who was a Christian. She was raised in a Christian household. At a big family wedding in Ghana when she was 17, she started to ask questions about Islam.

Converting To Islam Was A Big Step

Ashwan was a Hindu but he started to be interested in Islam at college. He felt he became a Muslim when he started to pray, then he felt he was a practising Muslim. He wasn’t open about being a Muslim at first as he was a little afraid but Allah made it easy for him …

10 Symptoms Someone Is Converting to Islam

10 Symptoms Someone is Converting to Islam

Of all the things our friends and families could get into, we in the West seem to fear Islam the most. Which is pretty dumb because as someone who has drug addicts and criminals as family members, I can tell you there are much, MUCH worse things (and converting to Islam is NOT a bad …

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An American Islam?

Recently, I came across an article written by Reza Aslan on Foreign Policy, entitled, “There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture”. In fact an American woman, who recently converted to Islam shared it with me. It seemed to be a lifeline to her as a new Muslim. Even a beacon of hope for …


Does Islam Restrict Me from Practicing My Culture?

Salam (Peace) Dear Sharan, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In fact it is very depressing and sad to know that you were ridiculed and maltreated by your Muslim neighbors for being a non-Muslim. Islam clearly prohibits any disrespect given to others on the basis of their race, color, or …

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Marrying A Non-Muslim: What Should She Know About Islam?

Walaykum Asalam wa Rahmat Allah Brother, Thank you so much for sending us your question, and for your desire to do the right thing according to the pure way and teachings of Islam. May Allah reward you for your intentions. Now, you haven’t mentioned the belief system of the lady to whom you’re referring. If …

Converting to Islam When Parents Are Against It

Can I Convert If My Parents Are Against It?

Salam Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I am happy to hear that you have decided that Islam is the true religion and that you want to live as a Muslim.   Please know that even though you have not said the shahadah in an official way, you are already …

Converting for Marriage, Superficial?

Salam (Peace) Kesate,  Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam.  I sincerely hope my words would not offend you. This is because I need be frank with you and point out that Christians do not believe in the same One God, Who Muslims believe in. Christians hold Jesus Christ (peace and blessings …

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