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This is a club for reverts to Islam, to share stories, help each other, moral support, discuss common revert problems etc. Of course born Muslims can contribute!
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  2. Salaam brother/sister, First of all, Alhumdulillah. This trhead below might help for learning arabic: Start with the Quran itself. After that I would suggest Nahj ul Balagha. https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-1-sermons https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-2-letters-and-sayings This will be sufficent for now. You can ask for help whenever you need. On the Personal message in S.C or this thread itself. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you
  3. Salam, I’m also a recent revert but due to health problems and covid my learning has stopped. Can anybody recommend any books I can buy to help me learn about everything. I think I have a very basic knowledge of how to live but I lack knowledge of the Holy Book. I also want to learn Arabic but am finding it very difficult . If somebody knows of a book or a YouTube channel that could help me I would be eternally grateful thank you in advance
  4. This Taqiyya is not permanent.. I'm sure that your circumstances will definitely get better... I know Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) tests his people is different ways ....and maybe this is your test...and insha'Allahah one day you'll be proud of what you are
  5. UPDATE: At 2:20 AM I was wholeheartedly reading about the history and when I reached to Fatima Zahra (عليه السلام) I felt it. The love, the rage and the feeling when you learn a member of your family was killed so violently that it became a martyrdom. It penetrated so deep in my soul that I felt a heartache and from then I haven't slept and I have those feelings (Apologies if this sounds like ghuluww). I had since adolescence being orbiting through Islam but there was other ambient, the most prevalent that was taking public shahadah and that was it, and then rules and obligations but with 0 spirituality, 0 feelings and I didn't want that. And now I'm here, among strangers but with more spirituality until this event. Did you expect that "journey", @Laayla?
  6. Salam everyone, I am the guy of that topic "introvert wants to become Shi'a" or something like that but now, after all this time I can come out of the closet as a revert
  7. Salam Brother, May Allah bless you. Sure, why not. I always try to make contact with reverts or muslims who have questions about religion because I want to pass what I've learnt and practiced. May Allah give me an opportunity to help you out.
  8. Salam Brother, Mashallah. May Allah bless you and guide you towards the path of haq. May Allah make you firm in your belief. May Allah bless you with hapoiness and ease and grant you a company that makes you more closer towards Allah. I will give you some suggestions that have helped me a lot: 1. Recite Quran regularly. 10 verses a day or if you can do more than this then 20-25. But don't make it a burden. Recite with attention and contemplate on each verse. Praise Allah on the verses which talk about blessings and seek refuge of Allah from evil when reciting the verses that have strong words and talk about punishments. 2. As you are fond of tasbeeh, do tthis zikr: 'Astaghfirullah Rabbi wa Atubu ilah' 3. Memorising Quranic chapters: Memorise Chapter of Kausar, Chapter of al Qadr apart from Chapter of Hamd and Chapter of Tauheed. I will give you a method with which you will be able to learn the small Chapters easily with understanding. Read the chapter that you want to learn everyday (once while sleeping or during Fajr). How? Listen to a qaari and follow him as he proceeds with recitation and read the translation simultaneously (Just like you watch a foreign language movie with subtitles). Read the translation and follow the recitation of Qaari in this way. If you do this everyday, that chapter's recitation will resonate in your brain in few days only and you will find that you have memorised it. Also, because you will read the translation, you will learn the meaning also. 4. Whenever you do dhikr or pray, try to talk to Allah. Do munajaat (Talking with Allah). Do this with consistency. Their are many more things but don't burden yourself as you are new. Lastly, feel free to talk to me if you need any help anytime. May Allah bless you and give me the opportunity to help you Wassalam
  9. As-salamu alaykum brothers and sisters, I am a (very) new revert to Islam. I am also a Westerner, thoroughly raised in Western culture & a liturgical christian church. As a result, this is all quite new to me although very natural feeling when I pray or read the Quran. I have already become much better at offering my five daily prayers, but I am wondering if there is anything else that I ought to be working on learning + practicing right now. I have ordered a set of tasbih because I used to say the rosary every night as a Christian and I want to continue to have that sort of "ritual" because it's familiar to me and quiets my soul when I am stressed or nervous, so I am going to learn to say zikr (in Arabic of course). Any suggestions on ways to deepen my faith would be a huge help, especially with ways to memorize portions of the Quran (I have only committed Surah Ikhlas to memory thusfar for saying my prayers).
  10. @Ali London Have you ever made Salah before or would this be your very first time? I have some resources that @A_A passed along to me that I have been using for the past week or so, and I put them into an OpenOffice document that I open and follow along with as I am learning to pray as well (It's not nearly as difficult as it seems when you first begin, and although my prayers are not yet perfect, I can see improvement in my memorization and comprehension of the words each time that I pray). Would you like me to send this along to you (You will need OpenOffice to read it, which is free & open-source software that's also really amazing for doing school + work projects)? As far as fasting goes, I used to fast morning to evening a few days a week when I was a Person of the Book. As mentioned above, I sadly cannot perform a true fast for a while due to a relatively serious medical condition that requires me to take prescription medicine with food & water at least three times during daylight hours (ugh, I despise my illness), so I have chosen to limit myself to simple breads and water during daylight hours (and then after dark I eat a healthier vegetarian meal, and this morning after Fajr it was still dark, so I ate a vegetarian meal as well but vegetarian diets are not required for fasting iirc) I hope that this helps you and I'm sure that there are other members who can offer you greater help than I.
  11. I'll try, I'm learning to pray myself but sadly, I cannot fast for a while (medical). Insha'Allah, I will eventually overcome this and can return to fasting as I would do complete fasts as a Christian.
  12. Salam I was born Muslim and never practiced. I want to take the opportunity at Ramadan to learn prayer.and start fasting. I don’t like tutorial videos and I learn more by speaking to someone. Can anyone assist.
  13. it was a wonder as to where did that come from? from this.
  14. Do you think Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) can attest to that? alhamdulillah who Created everything & guided it. Other scholars say we were never without Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to convert so we're reverts, going back to the Creator(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Since you reverted because of 'Iranian Revolution' & not because of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is it safe to say that you'll end up worshipping or wanting to be a Khomeini(رضي الله عنه) or Sheikh ZakZak?
  15. Salamu Alaykum, I reverted to Islam about a month ago and I've been trying to do my prayers and learn about Islam everyday, I was inspired to revert because of the Iranian revolution and the Safavid dynasty, then when I started learning about Islam I found true faith and I converted, ask me anything!
  16. Rolled in a ball ,thrown on the sofa or chair or bed whatever is available.
  17. I fold mine vertically into a long rectangle then hang them on a hanger and put them in a ward robe. this way, they remain ironed and don’t slip off. Alternatively you can fold it in half (I.e the half circle into a quarter circle) and fold twice more to get a "triangle" of sorts. this goes into the flat part of a hanger well too. Both these shapes can then be folded over two or three times into a neat small square or rectangle which sits on a shelf with other clothes. If you buy non crease material, this will not form "square" creases when you unfold it, so you can just pull it out of the stack in the cupboard and wear it without needing to re-iron it.
  18. If you fold it up and keep it in a drawer, you would have to rewash and dry it to get the wrinkles out before you wear it again. I agree with @Ali Mahdi who said his wife hangs her chador on a hook.
  19. My wife just hangs her chador on a clothes hook
  20. I have a newbie question concerning care of a chador. I have been wearing one on a few occasions and I generally had a good feeling about it. It made me feel closer to Allah. However I am not wearing it all the time, so I was wondering how take care of it when I am not wearing it. (it is the type with small sleeves at the wrist) I tried to hang it on a hanger in the closet, but it just falls down all the time. And I don't think it a good idea to hang it in the strap that goes behind the neck. It would just loosen it. So I was wandering how does people store a chador?
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