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    Posted: 31 May 2005 at 6:37am

Hello

My name is Sarah and Im from a Non religious family.  I mean I have been brought up to believe that religion is a waste of time.  But now I have grown older I feel that this cant be right.  But I continued to question this in my head until I met a muslim and as I carried on seeing him I became interested in Islam and Im now studying at home with books he has given me.  My family know about me considering on converting and they dont understand why! And dont like the idea of me covering up. I have had a few arguements with my family about this. But ever since I started reading Islam I have great belief in Allah. Although I have read alot I still feel I need to know more so Im looking forward to hearing from any one who would like to advise/help me!!



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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 31 May 2005 at 9:12am

Welcome Sarah,

If you post specific questions about Islam, I am sure someone will try to answer them for you.  For now, you might like to browse through these web sites to find all kinds of information that might be useful to you:

http://www.islamicity.com                http://www.islamonline.net

http://www.themuslimwoman.com      http://www.thetruereligion.org

http://www.islamweb.net                http://www.themodernreligion.com

http://www.islam-qa.com                http://www.jannah.org

This should give you a good start.  And, please, do feel free to post questions!

If you wish to PM (private message) me to ask anything, please feel free as well.

Peace, ummziba.



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Quote s4r4h Replybullet Posted: 31 May 2005 at 11:51am

Thank you for your advice!! I have looked on the links and found them useful.

I feel that Im the only one in this situation as Im the only one in my family interested in Islam I have no one to talk too.  No women to ask questions.  So if anyone can help!! I would really appreciate it!!

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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 31 May 2005 at 11:57am

Sarah,

I am a woman, I am also a former Christian.  I have been a Muslim for many years.  If you wish to talk, just hit the PM button on my post and you will be able to "e-mail" me through this forum.  If you want to know more about the Private Messenger service, push that button at the top of the page.

Peace, ummziba.

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Salam ala kum Sarah,

May Allah (s.w.a.) continue to give you his Hidiyah (guidance), and know that Allah's Mercy and Love surronds you.

I am an Anglo American man who converted to Islam from Protestant Christianity 13 years ago. I am hear to help you with whatever questions you have, and I will try to answer them to the best of my ability.

Although you are fortunate that in this day and age there is alot of information about Islam avilable online, I would strongly encourage you to become an active member of a local mosque/masjid. If you are able to make it on Friday afternoon, this is the best time to go. If you are like me, and work on Fridays then see what they have avilable on the weekends. Islam is a religion that must be practiced in the context of a Muslim community to be truly understood. It took me many years to fully appreciate this fact, and many Muslims who are already part of community take this aspect of the religion for granted.

As you go along, you will find that there are differences of opinion among the Muslim Umma. IGNORE THIS! In the begining, just focus on the basics (i.e, understanding the pillars of Islam, salat (prayer), fasting during Ramadan (or other times if you can), reading Quran, etc. These are things we all agree on and they are a solid foundation.

As far as your family goes, this will be a difficult issue. Honestly, I still have problems in this area (although half of my family is now Muslim, Hamdulilah!) Just try to be honest with them, don't be confrontational (but, of course, don't obey them if they are telling you to disobey Allah (God)). It's not easy. May Allah reward you for your effort.

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"The structure of faith is supported by four pillars endurance, conviction, justice and jihad."

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Quote saalih Replybullet Posted: 06 June 2005 at 9:47am

would like to hear how all tis great muslims(ah) became muslims. iam sure you all had up and downs and went through a lot of trouble. i was born a muslim so as my family, and my great,great, grand-family. may allah make you're families see the light. and make you're children those who are patient and firm in the religion of islam and their children even better muslims than you are.

 

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