Maryammm, on 19 April 2011 - 07:01 AM, said:
Salamu alykum, not sure if you noticed my previous post, but I am a revert sister living Birmingham and I have been Muslim for around 10 years now, would love to make friends with you inshallah, it seems you live in a similar area of the UK too alhamdulillah. As for feeling intimidated, relish it, that means you are humble alhamdulillah, but also don't worry, because confidence in your Islamic identity and knowledge will definitly come in time inshallah. I felt exactly the same at first, especially as I jumped in head first (I advise you take things at your own speed inshallah) I hope that your knowledge, faith and Irfan(closeness to Allah-swt) grow tromendously inshallah. Any questions you have about me, Islam in general, or if you want to talk about your experiences, please let me know inshallah, I can't private message yet, I am trying to increase my number of posts inshallah, so that I will eventually be able to inshallah.
Salams and du'as inshallah
salamu alaikum sister Maryammm and all the others posting here!
I am very new to this site.. I was born muslim (sunni - my father is Palestinian but my mother is English) but reverted to Shia beliefs after i was 'saved' from a life that was spiralling out of control a little.. Like you, i feel i jumped in head first to prove to everyone that I could do it and I was strong. For example i started wearing physical hijab almost straight away but then found myself not always wearing it out, for example if I was meeting friends I thought wouldn't approve i would make excuses 'oh, i'll wear it next time' etc... I have almost NO muslim friends simply because i have become worried about socialising at mosque etc even though i live in north west london which is full of opportunities, simply because i worry people will think i am not serious.. Maybe I have not made the effort but i feel I have missed having guidance from people (sisters) who know what i'm going through as a revert.. I would love to be able to connect with other people in my position, to guide me and help me get through the hurdles that we face/have faced.. if anyone is willing to help me please do let me know!
i don't know how to use this site yet really, so help with that would be appreciated too!
barakallah beekom (for those that have taken time to read my essay!)
Fi aman Allah