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How the Prophet Muhammad Cared for Converts

Ustadh Usama Canon discusses the first safe space created for Muslim converts in Mecca: Dar al-Arqam.

In this story, we learn many lessons on how the Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] cared for the needs of newly-converted Muslims.


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Happy Holidays: The Christmas Dilemma of New Muslims

it gets a little bit complicated when those Muslims have only recently embraced Islam and their families invite them over for Christmas dinner.

What are new Muslims to do?

Should they reply to Christmas cards?

Should they give and receive presents?

As in everything to do with Islam, the answers to all of these questions are very simple.

Muslims do not celebrate the feast of Christmas because they believe that Allah alone is worthy of worship and that He has no partners and no equals...

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Amazing Converts to Islam

Ramadan reflections on his early years as a convert to Islam, by Imam Suhaib Webb


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Muslim Converts & Christmas

Are you a new Muslim?

Are you worried about what you will do at Christmas with your family?

Sister Leah has some excellent advice!


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How to Tell Your Family You Converted? An Inspiring Story

How will the family react?

Will they disown me?

Will they stop speaking to me?

Will they yell, call me names, disrespect me or my faith?

How do I navigate the politics of it all?

These are often just a few of the thoughts going through the new or prospective Muslimís mind.

Abu Issa* experienced much of this once he broke the news of his conversion to his family. He was just 16 years old in high school and still living at home when he converted to Islam, after having read about it in his history textbook and visiting the masjid.

When asked what he thought his familyís reaction to his conversion would be, he said:

ďI honestly didnít think it would be a big deal. My family had always been very open-minded. Or at least that was the image they portrayed to the world.

But it was a huge deal when I told them that I had converted. I could have been selling drugs to toddlers and they would have been less angry and more supportive. It was a nightmare. I was very hurt.Ē ...

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Not Brainwashed: Converts Speak for Themselves

We convert because we find truth and beauty in Islam.

We convert because we find freedom from objectified in Islam.

We convert because we donít let the media tell us what to think.

We convert because Islam speaks to our nature.

We convert for a million reasons.

We are truth seekers. We are logical, thinking human beings...

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More Than We Can Bear: Facing Tests as Muslims

Sometimes life seems just more than we can bear. Even for Muslims. We all have off-days, of course, when everything seems to go wrong, when we feel out of sorts.

No matter how regular we are with our prayers, those days come to us out of the blue, perhaps caused by a thoughtless comment from a friend, or perhaps we just didnít get enough sleep the night before.

But there can be times in our lives when we really have had enough. Nothing seems to be right. We are unhappy.

It seems to be a part of the human condition that no matter how much we have, we want more. No matter how much we have achieved, we are not satisfied. No matter how lovely our kids are or how perfect our marriage is, we have doubts...

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I Just Converted! Why Am I Still Being Tested?

Religion should be about seeking God sincerely, not about who are the coolest people to hang out with.

When we look to other fallible human beings around us to act out for us the doctrines of a faith, we will be sorely disappointed.

This was the role of the prophets (peace be upon them). We have the last Prophetís path available to us. But he is dead now. No one will even be a better example.

The thing is that people have free will. It is every personís prerogative whether he or she follows the principles lain out by a faith or not.

That doesnít mean that the faith changes just because people ignore it, or donít practice what they preach, or worst of all manipulate it for their own gains...

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The New Muslimís Field Guide (Book Review)

(Where Was This When I Converted?)

The first thing you will notice is that itís not written by Islamic scholars. The book has a very relaxed, approachable style of writing that makes the reader want to know more.

Both of the authors are American converts, they share funny, embarrassing and heartbreaking stories throughout the book that many of us can relate to.

As a Muslim convert myself, I know whatís it like to excitedly embrace Islam, and shortly after, feel many of the feelings that are described in this book.

But in between their personal stories, is solid Islamic knowledge. The basics of Islam put in terms that are easy-to-read especially for the Westerner...

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New Muslims: Welcome to Islam

What comes next after the statement of faith is phenomenal, funny, and subtle all at the same time.

As my newly born Muslim sibling, I would like to welcome you to this life as a Muslim. Welcome to a huge family that includes nearly one-quarter of the worldís population.

Welcome to a life that teaches you how to be more patient, steadfast, empathetic, humble, studious, insightful and much more.

As you take your next steps in Islam, remember that many have taken this path before you, the first of whom were the Prophets (peace be upon them).

Even if the path seems less trodden, you are in good company. You will see your predecessorsí footprints. You will see the messages they have left for you as you take on this journey. Use them to give you strength...

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Preparing New Muslims For Ramadan

Sister Leah discusses tips and advice for preparation for new Muslims in Ramadan!

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50 Common Questions New Muslims Ask

It took 23 years for the complete Holy Quran to be revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

So why do we assume that once we convert to Islam that we will automatically know and understand all things in Islam? Itís near impossible.

Here at AboutIslam.net we offer Q&A services and there is a number of questions that get repeated quite often.

Here we highlight 50 questions that new Muslims and non-Muslims ask about Islam.

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How Can New Muslims Increase Their Spirituality?

Increasing sunnah prayers and reading the Quran in Ramadan are among the deeds which help us increase in spirituality.

But there are more small good deeds new converts can do. Ablution is a gift that has been given to us to help us prepare for our meeting with Allah, so try to focus more when making wuduí.

Ramadan is truly a wonderful time, but Allah Himself is even more wonderful.


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