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5 Things For Muslim Reverts to Remember

5 Things For Muslim Reverts to Remember

Don’t let others make you feel “less Muslim” because you are still learning how to read Arabic. On the flip side, don’t let others make you feel “too Muslim” because you wear hijab. Find moderation in all you do, and strive to be the best person you can be…

Reverts – 4 Steps Will Help in Your Path of Knowledge

Converts - 4 Tips Will Help in Your Path of Knowledge

When seeking knowledge, converts must strike a balance that helps to maintain the various aspects of their lives while learning at the same time. Careful scheduling and time management skills are keys for success. They ensure that your quest for knowledge…

3 Things to Remember When Asked About Islam

3 Things to Remember When Asked About Islam

How can we, as new Muslims, already burdened with so much, answer questions that others pose about our faith and practice with confidence? Here is some advice from my own experience that has helped me deal with questions and absorb new experiences…

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…

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 …

Abba and Vegan Food: `Eid Is Fun!

Everyone knows how to be a ’serious’ Muslim, right? Just grow a beard, wear loose clothes, scatter Arab words into your every day speech, never grin or (God forbid) laugh loudly in public and you’re seen as pious. What’s been forgotten in this race to out-pious one another, is this:  Islam is meant to make …

New Muslims: Why Celebrate Eid?

New Muslims: Why Celebrate Eid?

Celebrating as a group bestows a sense of belonging, something crucial to feeling fulfilled. Many converts feel isolated from their community and refuse to even attend Eid prayer, citing that a lot of born Muslims are guarded when it comes to converts.

Stories of Converts in Ramadan

Stories of Converts in Ramadan

It was Ramadan and the time for reward was slipping away quickly. My cohorts and I decided to seize the opportunity. We set up in the mosque to pray through the night in the last ten days of Ramadan. In the small hours of the morning, we alternately snacked…

3 Verses in the Quran That Inspire My Life

3 Verses in the Quran That Inspire My Life

These verses often show up for me when these conflicts reach their peak and I feel as though there is no way that I could ever talk to or work with that other person again. The key to these two verses is that forgiveness – a concept that we are all familiar with…



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