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Why Is It Hard for a Male Convert to Marry a Born-Muslim Wife?

Why Is It Hard for a Male Convert to Marry a Born-Muslim Wife?

Life as a convert is never easy and, unfortunately, you know that you’ll have to leave a lot of things behind. In my case it was even worse than I expected. I hoped that more people would be okay with me being Muslim, but I lost many friends due to this decision. One of the …

From Partying to Praying: Here's How Persephone Found Islam - About Islam

From Partying to Praying: Here's How Persephone Found Islam

Persephone Rizvi was a self-proclaimed ‘party girl’ before one decision changed her life. “I was a bit of a ride or die girl and, to be honest with you, I did not really care if the die bit was liberal,” she said in a video published by BBC 3 Facebook page. “I think I’d find …

Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Recently, I was at a local park with my daughters, attempting to follow their exuberant patterns as they capered joyfully from swing to slide to monkey bars. After several minutes, I became aware of an elderly couple nearby. Apparently they were observing me and my children with interest. The man had a long, bushy grey …

Muslim Converts in the West - Outer & Inner Conflicts

Muslim Converts in the West - Outer & Inner Conflicts

Being a Muslim woman in the West at this moment in time is such a strange, dangerous, and amazing thing. On one hand, we have so many freedoms and opportunities to spread out in our spirituality and practice our faith.But on the other hand, we feel fettered by societal norms that contradict our Islam, and …

US Jazz Singer: 'I’m Very Blessed to Become a Muslim'

US Jazz Singer: 'I’m Very Blessed to Become a Muslim'

American Muslim jazz singer Della Miles, vocalist for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, said she was very blessed to meet Islam, describing the faith as “education for truth.” “Islam is an education. Education of the truth. I am very blessed to become a Muslim,” Della Miles told Anadolu Agency. Last June, Miles said she converted …

Muslims in Catholic Mexico

Celebrating Islam in Catholic Mexico

Islam in Mexico is reportedly growing from, and for decades, Muslims have been forging their own identityin predominantly Catholic Mexico. This BBC video showcases how Muslims, Catholics, and evangelicals are living side by side. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 111,000 Muslims in Mexico in 2010. Islam is mainly practiced by Mexicans of …

Don't Forget This Manner on 'Eid Al-Adha

Don't Forget This Manner on 'Eid Al-Adha

One thing didn’t happen last ‘Eid Al-Adha, that I hope I don’t forget to do again this year. It’s from the most basic of Islamic manners and was lost on all of us. A European ‘Eid In small Swedish city called Linköping, I was listening to last year’s ‘Eid khutbah in Arabic. Like many non-Arabic-speaking …

Woman, mother Converted to Islam

9-Year Faith Journey Leads Mother, Daughter to Islam

Marina Zouaghi, her mother and family moved into their new home only two days ago. The two women who now live in Oak Creek, Wisconsin recalled the emotional, spiritual, and deeply personal reasons behind converting to Islam, Wisconsin Muslim Journal reported on August 6. Her spiritual journey to Islam started when she met an Egyptian …

Latino Muslim community in Dallas

Latino Muslim Community Thrives in Dallas

Uniting people of all cultures, the IslamInSpanish new outreach center in Dallas has been spreading information about the true Islam as well as helping Latino Muslims find more about their shared heritage, North Dallas Gazette reported. “I used to think Islam was for a specific culture from the Middle East,” said Jalil Navarro, a Mexican …



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