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Why Do Converts Cry while Taking Shahadah?

Why Do Converts Cry while Taking Shahadah?

These overwhelming reactions often result in tears and feelings of liberation, as if the soul has been unburdened and set free.
Those who have not experienced this emotional release have trouble understanding the deep response felt by those who repeat the Shahadah…

Being Muslim and ______: Bridging Between Cultures

Being Muslim and ______: Bridging Between Cultures

As an American, as I came to know more about Islam my faith began to clash with my own spirit of independence. We Americans enjoy our freedoms and independence and are not interested in paying heed to others who might know better.

5 Life-Changing Lessons My Muslim Friends Taught Me

5 Life-Changing Lessons I learned From Muslim Friends

Like many converts to Islam, I had been raised with several morals and practices that were quite similar to Islamic values. This made the transition quite easy in some ways. My Christian parents had taught me to strive for honesty, kindness, fairness, self-discipline, and God-consciousness, so these concepts were not new to me when I …

Why Are Conversions Increasing with Terrorist Activity?

Why is Converting to Islam Still on the Rise?

I’ve noticed in my extensive research of Muslim converts, that just about every single one of them did extensive research which included reading the Quran, most often the entire Quran, sometimes several times over before coming to a decision.

My Non-Muslim Dad Loved Ramadan

My Non-Muslim Dad Loved Ramadan

When my dear Christian father was still alive, he loved the month of Ramadan. At first we wondered if it was just a coincidence that his visits always seemed to coincide with our holiest month, but then Dad confirmed that his travel plans were deliberate. He explained that he enjoyed being with us during Ramadan …

Muslim Convert’s Ultimate Guide to Rajab (Including videos)

Are you at a loss about what all this Rajab excitement is for? Here are the best articles (and videos!) to help you get up to speed and reap some of the blessings of the holy month of Rajab. In a nutshell There’s A LOT to know about Rajab. Here is a great primer: -What …

Argumentative Questioners

Dealing With Argumentative Questioners of Islam

Short Answer: First, before meeting mosque guests, make du`aa (supplication) and ask Allah to put the words into your mouth. Then let Him do the talking. Try to remain calm throughout the interview. If they try to raise an objection to one verse or hadith, try to counter it with another or the tafseer (explanation) if you know it. This is where your …

New Convert to Islam and Muslim Husband

New Convert to Islam and Muslim Husband: What to Do?

Short Answer:  Don’t take decisions while angry or frustrated. A sound judgment will require hearing the husband’s side as well. Therefore, seek a trustworthy marriage counselor who can listen to the full story in privacy and confidentiality. Neither one of you is allowed in Islam to oppress the other, so  first assess your individual relationship with …

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