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Quote Hayfa Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 1:31pm
Hello,
 
It is a good sign that she was not mad.. Smile
 
I would say that take it one step at a time. I think continuing your own education is paramount.
 
First of all each of us, comes from Allah- our Creator,  The Divine. When people have a "tough" life and they are young, it is SO hard to find the beauty. Isually it comes from low self-esteem. When your family, home life is some-what broken, it is hard to find where you belong.   When you are neglected it is easy to feel unloved. I have been doing alot of research oh street children all over the world. Imagining what it must like to feel like you are worth nothing to others, you are invisible.
 
And adding onto Nur Ilahi's point.. is that this life is a test.. and we are all tested in different ways. It is not how we start so to speak-being baptized or who are family was or is, but what we do with it. How do we behave, how do we think, what we believe.
 
Please keep us updated and ask any questions.
 
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 7:25pm
Hello Steve
 
Welcome to IslamiCity. I applaud your efforts and concern for a boy who was a stranger to you earlier.
 
Right now, try to be friendly with his mother. Don;t speak to her of the topic, but just about her and her son. Later, when she is friendly with you, you can then ask her again if you can take them to the mosque. This process may take some time, till then both you and your new friend { boy} can study Islam. You can ask us any of your doubts without any hesitation. You can then discuss this to  to his mother too.
 
 As sister hayfa said, keep us updated with the happenings
 
 
 
 


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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote sdaignau Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2008 at 8:26am
Hi.  I've tried calling Masjid Muhammad in Atlantic City, but there hasn't been an answer or answering machine.  It is a modest distance away (maybe 45 minutes) and I can probably make a visit either this or next weekend to see what course of action they prefer.  I haven't had any specific conversation with the Mother in the last couple days.  I know only a few basics about Islam apart from what I can read in the news or on the internet (like wikipedia).  Which is no good indication, of course....   -Steve
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Quote Hayfa Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2008 at 3:25am
Salaams Steve..

If you do go plan o go about 1pm in afternoon or in the evenings.. if you go say 9am, no one may be there..

Maybe we should buy them answering machine..lol
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