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What Book is Best for a New Muslim to Study?

One of the good book for a new Muslim to begin with learning of Aqeedah and Fiqh is titled: "What must be known about Islam", by Shaykh Muhammad bin Ali al-Arfaj. It is a good book, very suitable for the new Muslim who has recently embraced Islam. A new Muslim is like a child. He/She needs to be taught bit by bit, and is in need of studying the religion gradually in levels. And this book has gathered that which the new Muslim requires in regards to Aqeedah and Fiqh. You can Buy or find this book on the Internet. You can Download from here too. Hope will be beneficial. Read more ...

How the Truth struck me like lightning – Zahra Bainter

Zahra Baintner is a German woman who traversed a turbulent phase of life to finally embrace Islam. In her story, Baintner says she was not lucky enough to be born in a Muslim community. “There is no new born child who is not born on fitra (the natural disposition and inclination to Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or Christian or Magian.” [Hadith-e-Nabwi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam]   "Some people are lucky enough to be born into Muslim households and brought up according to the principles of Islam. Adhan and Iqamah is whispered into their ears, thus right from their birth they are taught Allah’s name, that He is one and Read more ...

The Swiss who wanted Minarets Banned embraced Islam

The Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame as a result of his opposition to mosques in his homeland, Switzerland, has now embraced the faith he reviled. Daniel Streich was a member of the Swiss People’s Party in Switzerland. A well-known politician, Streich led the calls for a ban on minarets across Switzerland. He was active in building anti-Muslim sentiments throughout Switzerland. This sustained campaign led to him being given a high-ranking position in the Swiss Army. Daniel Streich, born in Bulle, Canton of Fribourg, is a Swiss military instructor, community council member and a former member of Swiss People’s Party (SVP). Streich Read more ...

Support for Muslim converts during Ramadan

By Lisa Wangsness | Source: bostonglobe.com Brian Buzby had a splitting headache the first day of Ramadan from caffeine withdrawal and mild dehydration. He loved the late night Taraweeh prayers at the mosque, when a portion of the Koran is recited each night, and stayed long afterward talking with friends. Then he returned home to his apartment in South Boston and opened the refrigerator again. “I don’t even go to sleep before suhoor,” the 30-year-old student told a small group of fellow converts gathered at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center last week, referring to the 3 a.m. predawn meal. “I go home and I keep eating.” A Read more ...

In Islam, It’s OK to Ask Questions

Jared’s Journey to Islam My name is Jared, and I converted to Islam one year ago. Before I became a Muslim, I was a Christian, a non-practicing Christian, really just a spirituality in the back of my mind. I was really never a lot into Christianity, the kind who went to church every Sunday and Wednesdays. I celebrated Christmas, I celebrated Easter. That was what I was, a non-practicing kind of Christian. I really only knew what I saw in the media, it was really nothing more than what Fox said to me, what CNN said to me, what all these different media corporations say to me, this is what Islam is, this is what the Muslims do, this is who the Read more ...

Joshua Evans – “How the Bible Led Me to Islam”

"How the Bible Led Me to Islam" : The Story of a Former Christian Youth Minister - Joshua Evans Joshua (Yusha) Evans was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. In his early teens he became heavily involved in the church near his home and in Young Life, a non-denominational youth oriented organization with the intention of becoming involved in the ministry of teaching and preaching. He intended to enroll in Bob Jones University, a world-renowned Bible College in his hometown upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover and realizing many Read more ...

Twelve Hours Old

Twelve Hours Old Canadian convert Katherine Bullock marvels at becoming a Muslim by Katherine Bullock What am I doing down here? I wonder, my nose and forehead pressed to the floor as I kneel in prayer. My kneecaps ache, my arm muscles strain as I try to keep the pressure off my forehead. I listen to strange utterings of the person praying next to me. It's Arabic, and they understand what they are saying, even if I don't. So. I make up my own words, hoping God will be kind to me, a Muslim only 12 hours old. OK. God, I converted to Islam because I believe in you, and because Islam makes sense to me. Did I really just say that? I catch myself, bursting Read more ...

Ramadan: a Spiritual Time in Senegal

Ramadan: a Spiritual Time in Senegal for a Foreign Student by Ben Hubbard January 1998 Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill. -- As-Salaam Alaikum. At this time last year I was fasting. For those of you who don't know, this is the month of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim year. It is observed by Muslims worldwide through fasting and increased concentration on purification of the soul and closeness with God. While not a Muslim myself, this time last year found me in Senegal, the westernmost country in Africa, whose population is 90 percent Muslim. Given that just about everyone I knew was Muslim and would be fasting during Ramadan, I decided, Read more ...