Rushing into Marriage as a Convert: Pressure, Predators, and Secret Wives

By Laura El Alam   “Marriage is half the deen (religion).” Muslims will often say this to emphasize the importance of finding a life partner. The actual hadith (saying of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him) is: “When a person marries he has fulfilled half of the [...]

2023-04-19T22:11:50+00:00April 19th, 2023|Converts|

Should I Learn How to Read the Quran in Arabic?

Meena Malik One of the most important spiritual practices for Muslims is continuously reading the Quran for guidance. The Quran is God’s words directed specifically to people and it contains the recipe for success in this life and the hereafter. Therefore, understanding the meaning of the Quran is crucial [...]

2023-03-08T02:05:19+00:00March 8th, 2023|Converts, Quran, the Word of God|

Whose Advice Should I Follow? Guidance for New Converts

By Laura El Alam New Muslims often have many questions about how to practice Islam properly. At the same time, they are often bombarded with unsolicited opinions, information, and advice. Whether it’s an unknown brother or sister in the mosque approaching them with a critique, or a random “born Muslim” [...]

2023-02-15T15:07:34+00:00February 15th, 2023|Converts, Islam|
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