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Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 08:17

Many times I find people suggesting me to seek the guidance, which is great advice and thank inshallah. I still wonder if there are some key issues that may be missing in that advice. How and who should I seek guidance from? I get very limited support from people in my town because of my slow transition into wearing hijab and praying...many feel like they would be looked down upon if seen with me. Is it really that shameful? My goodness! I would really like to be more understood and guided with patience and seen within a patient lens as opposed to the one that I have received thus far. As for the mosque in our town....very prejudice group of people who only see their group of people as being the best followers and brush off all others. I can say that the one thing that I miss about going to church is the sense of community, love, support and prayer partners. I have yet to find this in my town and this has strengthen me in patience with others and hope but not strength in faith. What are the ways in which I can get a Quran study group together amongst women? How important is Muslim sisterhood amongst Muslim women? How can I contribute to change within my own community so that other converts don't feel like the weakest link?


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 03:39

Nature

Nature is one, created and sustained by one, 
the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, 
the roots, which nourish thee and grant the reason, 
that our minds cannot comprehend the secret. 

You may not wonder, you think it strange, 
I wish to speak the simple language of truth. 
Who knew not good nor bad by taste? 
A thug through the days of youth. 

My heart knows love, my mind knows anger 
I strive till my blood runs fool,
and destruction of words!!! Keep it stronger; 
the smile that wins it purifies the soul. 

Great impact against my previous way of thinking, 
a norm or value, a command or prohibition, 
the knowledge of books, a need for reminding, 
deep insights to capture my imagination. 

Universal wisdom as men can breathe or eyes can see,
another Friday’s sermon so strong in my head,
a spiritual enlightenment was not more free,
my time will not be long when I am dead. 

 

Muhammad Bilal Martins

Allah knows best.



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Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 09:31

it is a pity that we muslims do not act with the spirit of warmth and pleasantness that our religion and our beloved Prophet (PBUH) taught us I feel so badly for every person who tries to learn more about Islam or to be accepted by Muslims and finds only a cold shoulder- May Allah guide each and every one of us to the right path


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Posted on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 14:26

As-Salaamu Alaikum I am also sad to hear that your experience has not been a good one. Takes all kinds to make a world and even among us many are not kind to each other. I make Dua that you will find a group of sisters to study the Deen with Insha'Allah.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 23:51

Quoting Aina59:

Salam sister of Islam,
I am a born muslim but I was not very religous when I was young and life has been very challenging for me, but I thank Allah for his guidance, I did try to learn Quran when I was 30+ and went to the local mosque but the reception I received was cold and uninspiring, I felt so sad and dissapointed, I was expecting that someone would welcome me for wanting to be more religous, I stopped thinking about learning after that, and continue with my busy life. I understand how you feel. But that did not deter me, I finally approached our local Muslim convert association and now learning to read Quran, I thank Allah for showing me the way.
I do not know if you have such association near your area, but perhaps you can go to this website and insyaallah they can help you with your needs, shareislam, you can google as we are not allowed to reveal web url here.
Shareislam is founded by a former US christan preacher Mr Yusuf Estes. They also have TV station and recite Quran on TV, I sincerely hope this will help you. Take care and may Allah blessed you always.


My dear, dear, beautiful sister, it gives me tears in my eyes really to hear that they can do that to a new sister, I feel ashame as a muslim, I myself a convert/revert from Sweden, sister do not worry you will get out of this stronger than before, because if something was against me, my conviction made me only stronger as a muslim. The Qur'an was not revealed on one day, it took 23 years for it to be finished, they should have had more patience with you, but sister now if you see a new muslim you will do the opposite to them because you don't want them to go through what you have gone through. To cheer you up I will citate some Hadiths from Bukhari 'Abd Allah reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "A believer is not a fault-finder and is not abusive, obscene, or course." (Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners 313, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim) ... Ibn 'Abbas said, "If you wish to mention the faults of your friend, mention your own faults first." (Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners 329) ... Ibn 'Abbas said on the following verse of the Qur'an, "Nor defame one another" (49:11), "Do not spend your time finding fault with one another." (Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #330) Jubayr ibn Nufayr reported that Mu'adh ibn Jabal said, "If you love someone, do not quarrel with him and do not annoy him. Do not ask others about him, for the one you ask might be his enemy and thus tell you things about him that are not true and thus break you apart." (Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners 545) 'Amr ibn al 'As said, "...I am amazed at one who spots an impurity in the eye of another but is unable to detect it in his/her own eye, or who attempts to remove a grudge from another's heart while making no attempt to remove grduges from his/her own heart. I have never blamed anyone for the confidences of mine that they have betrayed. How could I, when already they have given me reason for pause?" (Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #889 and Ibn Hibban)


The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and they forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden). (Quran, 71:9)

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Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 23:23

As Salaamu Alaykum Sister I am serious about my intensions and I will fullfill my divorce if I find the right one. I am not here to play around, I want more children, InshaAllah, I have a son of mixed nationality from before and I would like to have a daughter if Allah could grant me, and even more than that, I am now at a revert brothers house that has had a stroke that has two daughters and one son, I my self did not have any sisters and brothers and I don't want my son to have the same situation as me because I longed for a brother or sister to play and share my happy moments and also my bad moments, for me it is a treasure with sisters and brothers and I don't want that to be repeated, there is a Sahih Hadith that says: If you have three daughters and bring them up us good muslims Allah will grant you Jannat as with two and as with one reported from Bukhari with a sound isnad. So sister contact me, check out my profile and if your heart is pleased with what you read, then give me your signal that here is a brother that cares and does not fool around. According to what Rasulullah SAW said, “There are three signs of “Munafiq”; When he speaks he Lies, when he promises he breaks those promises and when he is entrusted, he embezzles.” (Hadith Bukhari and Muslim). So dear sister I fear Allah to much to even come close to do anything that resembles that character. JazakAllahu Khayr Subhanaka Allah Humma wa Bihamdika wa Staghfiruka wa Itobo Ilayk.


The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and they forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden). (Quran, 71:9)

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Posted on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 19:07

Salam sister of Islam,
I am a born muslim but I was not very religous when I was young and life has been very challenging for me, but I thank Allah for his guidance, I did try to learn Quran when I was 30+ and went to the local mosque but the reception I received was cold and uninspiring, I felt so sad and dissapointed, I was expecting that someone would welcome me for wanting to be more religous, I stopped thinking about learning after that, and continue with my busy life. I understand how you feel. But that did not deter me, I finally approached our local Muslim convert association and now learning to read Quran, I thank Allah for showing me the way.
I do not know if you have such association near your area, but perhaps you can go to this website and insyaallah they can help you with your needs, shareislam, you can google as we are not allowed to reveal web url here.
Shareislam is founded by a former US christan preacher Mr Yusuf Estes. They also have TV station and recite Quran on TV, I sincerely hope this will help you. Take care and may Allah blessed you always.


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Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 06:32

I am so sorry to hear what you have to say, what you are doing is not shameful, it is the Muslims of your Mosque who are shameful they should welcome you with open arms and support you in your transition. I am sorry to say that although the Quran asks us to be humble and kind too often Muslims think they are better than others. Please let me know how I can be of help. It should be easy to start a Quran group from the women in your mosque, just put a notice on their message board if they have one, otherwise ask your Imam to help. I hope to hear from you and please hang in there.


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