I am new to this, can you help me?

August 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm 2 comments

By Mohamed Mohamed

When a new Muslim sister comes to Islam, we as Muslim all rejoice and so do the angel and animals on earth and the sky. The person is about to undergo so many changes from waking up in the middle of the night, eats, their social settings also; everything about their way of life is about to change.

The beauty of Islam is that Allah does not expect you to go through radical changes and nor does the society if you’ve just turned to the rightly guided religion. No one denies you will face challenges and issues in all aspects but Allah has commanded Muslims to help those who are in need, and to make the transition as smooth as possible

Four years ago, I came across 2 twins who had just recently embraced Islam. I realised that their cousin was married to one of my uncles. At first, the communication between us was lacking as there was nothing in common with us, but as I went abroad to do my studies that I kept in close contact with both of them. I spoke to them about all matters of life and why they chose to embrace Islam, what has Islam given to them. They lived in Ipswich which I spent a month doing my medical attachment at the local hospital.

On Saturdays they attended Islamic classes for new Muslims. I was surprised at how well a positive message was emphasised during the class, which was made coherent and easy to understand. The number of convert Muslims that lived in that area was pretty impressive for a small city – Islam really is a growing religion.

I usually have a few questions when a new Muslim comes to Islam. How will they cope? What is their impression of Islam? What support do they get from the Muslim community? Are their family angry and have they abandoned them?

When one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad SAW was tortured and beaten because he refused to take any other deity of worship other than Allah, upon his release the people around him gave him so much support and love. When someone says I want to talk to you, they have chosen you specifically because they think that you might be able to help them maybe they want your support and help because you’re a good listen. So are we doing enough to helping the new Muslims?

Can you help a revert Muslim sister? Donate to Solace via Zakat House today.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. abbas  |  August 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    mashallah grat stuff

    Reply
    • 2. zakathouse  |  August 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Jazakallahu Khairan, Inshallah try and donate by visiting our website

      Reply

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