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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…

New Muslim – When is the Best Time to Perform Hajj?

New Muslim - When is the Best Time to Perform Hajj?

I discussed this recently with a local sister, Cath, as we have both been on pilgrimage to Makkah. She went there for Hajj with her husband two-and-a-half years after saying her Shahadah and I was able to go to perform Umrah with a group of sisters two years after mine.

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…

I Was Afraid of Islam and Muslims 1

I Was Afraid of Islam and Muslims

I was convinced that Islam was a misogynistic religion and that scared me… What if my partner becomes a bully? Or derogatory? Or worse, a woman beater? I had to do something… I had to stop him from practicing Islam. I began to watch some programs on…

Shahadah - Know About The First Pillar of Islam

Shahadah - Know About the First Pillar of Islam

The Shahadah – declaration of faith- consists of two distinct parts, i.e., the absolute belief in the Unity of God and the belief in the Holy Prophet Muhammad as a mortal human being and the Messenger of God.

Help for New Muslims, What After Taking Shahadah

Help for New Muslims After Taking Shahadah

Salam Dear Abdullah, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. We would like to welcome you to the fold of Islam, the religion which you think is the right way to follow. We ask Allah the Almighty to help you remain steadfast in following the teachings of Islam. Every day we hear …

6 Simple Tips to Boost Your Faith After Shahadah

6 Simple Tips to Boost Your Faith After Shahadah

It is important to realize that the level of excitement you felt in taking the shahadah will likely fade away as you get back to living. It’s inevitable and it does not necessarily mean that you are a “bad” Muslim or have done anything wrong. The faith, ebbs and flows just like a babbling brook in the middle of a grassy meadow.

My Future Husband Inspired Me To Accept Islam

My Future Husband Inspired Me To Accept Islam

Ahmed’s attitude impressed me. And what he told me about the position of Islam regarding marriage and family impressed me even more. I really thought about becoming Muslim, not because I fell in love with Ahmed but because I fell in love with what he told me about marriage and family in Islam.

The Year of Grief: Prophet Muhammad Loses His Wife & Uncle

The Year of Grief: Prophet Muhammad Loses His Wife & Uncle

This was a great loss to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His uncle had protected him for the previous ten years. After the death of Abu Talib, the Quraish increased their persecution of the Prophet (peace be upon him) as never before.

Stories of Converts in Ramadan

In The United States, I learned About Islam

I never questioned this order of making supplication until one of my Muslim co-students mentioned that Muslims make dua directly to God. That was the first seed of doubt sown in my spiritual consciousness.



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