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New Muslims: Keep Going

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > New Muslims: Keep Going New Muslims: Keep Going About Theresa Corbin Theresa Corbin is the author of The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book and co-author of The New Muslim’s Field Guide. Corbin is a French-creole American and Muslimah who converted in 2001. She holds a BA in English Lit and is a writer, editor, and graphic artist who focuses on themes of conversion to Islam, Islamophobia, women's issues, and bridging gaps between peoples of different faiths and cultures. She is a regular contributor for AboutIslam.net and Al Jumuah magazine. Her work has also been featured on CNN and Washington Post, among other publications. Visit her blog, islamwich, where she discusses the intersection of culture and religion. Previous Beware of the Powerful Enemy Inside You Add Comment

New Muslims – 4 Tips to Break Out of Your Comfort...

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > New Muslims – 4 Tips to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone New Muslims – 4 Tips to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone About Sumayyah Meehan Sumayyah Meehan reverted to Islam over 23 years ago. She is a Waynesburg University graduate with a BA in Criminal Justice. Sumayyah is a journalist, marketer and freelance graphic designer. She is also a single-mother residing in North Carolina with her children. Previous 5 Ways Practicing Islam Makes You Mentally Stronger Add Comment

5 Ways Practicing Islam Makes You Mentally Stronger

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > 5 Ways Practicing Islam Makes You Mentally Stronger 5 Ways Practicing Islam Makes You Mentally Stronger What is that one thing that you want the most in life? Money? An adventurous romantic life with the spouse of your dreams? To become a celebrity? Not really. These things are just the means of getting that one thing that we want the most in life – and that thing is happiness, peace, and contentment. And yet we live in an era when it’s fast becoming the hardest thing to get and retain. There's a lot of solid secular research on the effects of spirituality and practicing religion on mental health. As Islam is the true religion, it has… 0 User Rating: 4.9 ( 1 votes) 0 Wed 25 September 2019 - 11:22 Living IslamWhat is that one thing that you want the most in life? Money? An adventurous romantic life with the spouse of your dreams? To become a celebrity? Not really. These things are just the means of getting that one thing that we want..

Afraid of Telling Family About Your Conversion? Here is What to...

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > Afraid of Telling Family About Your Conversion? Here is What to Do Afraid of Telling Family About Your Conversion? Here is What to Do About Aisha Stacey Aisha Stacey is the mother of three adult children. She embraced Islam in 2002 and spent the next five years in Doha, Qatar studying Islam and working at the Fanar Cultural Centre. In 2006 Aisha returned to university for a second time and completed at Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Writing. Aisha is also a published writer in both internet and print media and in 2009 -10 she was the Queensland editor at a national Australian Islamic newspaper ~ Crescent Times. Previous Hijab Stories – 8 Women Speak Out on Hijab Add Comment

Hijab Stories – 8 Women Speak Out on Hijab

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > Hijab Stories – 8 Women Speak Out on Hijab Hijab Stories – 8 Women Speak Out on Hijab Discovering Islam asked some Muslim women to share their reflections about hijab. This is what they had to say. "The first time I wore hijab, I felt conspicuous and odd. I knew wearing hijab was ordered though, and I have since realized that it protects me. My dignity, and self respect remain intact in hijab. I also feel purified and sacred (for my husband) in hijab. It is troublesome but it is an acceptable sacrifice for God. I just don't go out as much. My beauty is for my husband and not the world." - Nicole Georgia, USA "The first… 0 User Rating: 4.9 ( 1 votes) 0 Mon 23 September 2019 - 14:09 Living IslamDiscovering Islam asked some Muslim women to share their reflections about hijab. This is what they had to say. “The first time I wore hijab, I felt conspicuous and odd. I knew wearing hijab was ordered though, and I have since realized that i..

How to Guard Your Tongue and Make it Work For Good

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > How to Guard Your Tongue and Make it Work For Good How to Guard Your Tongue and Make it Work For Good It’s not difficult to break the habit of foul language. Replace it with dhikr.The tongue is a blessing from Allah and a great tool of communication. Animals are unable to speak, we are! How can you show gratefulness for your tongue? That’s right, by using it in the right way. Sahl ibn Sa’ad reported that the Messenger of Allah said: Whoever guards what is between his jaws and legs, I shall guarantee him paradise. (Al-Bukhari) Let’s first look at some don’t’s of the tongue so we can recognize them in our lives and break our bad habits. Then we’ll look at how we can use our tongues in the right way so we… 0 User Rating: 4.9 ( 1 votes) 0 Thu 14 March 2019 - 10:40 Living IslamThe tongue is a blessing from Allah and a great tool of communication. Animals are unable to speak, we are! How can you show gratefulness for your tongue? That’s right,..

How Strong is Your Iman? Take the Test

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > How Strong is Your Iman? Take the Test How Strong is Your Iman? Take the Test About Theresa Corbin Theresa Corbin is the author of The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book and co-author of The New Muslim’s Field Guide. Corbin is a French-creole American and Muslimah who converted in 2001. She holds a BA in English Lit and is a writer, editor, and graphic artist who focuses on themes of conversion to Islam, Islamophobia, women's issues, and bridging gaps between peoples of different faiths and cultures. She is a regular contributor for AboutIslam.net and Al Jumuah magazine. Her work has also been featured on CNN and Washington Post, among other publications. Visit her blog, islamwich, where she discusses the intersection of culture and religion. Previous Avoid These 5 Negative Character Traits

Avoid These 5 Negative Character Traits

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > Avoid These 5 Negative Character Traits Avoid These 5 Negative Character Traits About Raiiq Ridwan Raiiq Ridwan is a Bangladeshi medical student at the University of Bristol, UK. He has a Bachelors In Arts in Islamic Studies at the Islamic Online University. He is founder of "The One Message". He’s certified life coach. He can write on topics related to Quran, dawah, depression, anxiety, achieving goals, productivity etc. Previous 2 Important Tips For New Muslims to Grow in Faith Add Comment

My Story How I Started to Wear the Hijab

I haven’t always worn the Hijab. Hijab is the covering (scarf) which Muslim women wear over their hair. It is one piece of the modest clothing described in the Quran for women to adhere to. In principal the hijab is the act of covering oneself from the opposite gender – this is done to shield women from unwanted advances and to distinguish oneself as a God-fearing person. In the Quran, God says: O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful. (Quran 33:59) The hijab has been a journey for me. On a daily basis I am understanding and reminded what the hijab means for me. One of the challenges was to accept wearing it in the first place. I rebelled against it for a variety of reasons, (societal standards of beauty, not wanting to seem like an outcast, fear of being identified as Muslim, among other..

7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam

Home > Discovering Islam > Living Islam > 7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam 7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam We should empathize with the questioner, and even if the question is worded very badly, or is really harsh, we should still give the benefit of the doubt and try and answer in the best way possible.In an increasingly global world, we hear more and more news from around the world. Unfortunately, the world media doesn’t exactly portray Islam and Muslims in the right kind of light! To be honest, at times our behavior in and of itself is a big turn-off for many non-Muslims— and Muslims as well. However, what is true is that there are many questions that are asked about Islam and Muslims. Sometimes we do not know the answer to questions. And sometimes we just plain give the wrong answer. Or we might give the right answer but wrongly present it! This… 0 User Rating: 4.9 ( 1 votes) 0 Sat 09 March 2019 - 09:56 Living IslamIn an increasingly global w..
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