I'm a revert who desperately needs help!

I don’t have the freedom in my current home environment to visit a mosque or participate in my local Muslim community. But I have a question that is specific to me as a person, and it can’t be sufficiently answered through solely online resources. Can someone PLEASE take my question to an Imam or scholar and pass their response along to me? Message me if you are willing to do this. 

For my new revert brothers and sisters

I am a revert alhamdullilah, I have been a Muslim for nearly 6 years now. Over this period I have learnt a lot but what helped me more than anyone is a man named Dawud. He also is a revert and he taught me what I know and it is because of him I am where I am today masha’Allah (any one reading this please pray for Jannah for this beautiful akhi). For my first year however I didn’t have that kind of support and I struggled coming from a Catholic background, so here is to any revert who is struggling, my inbox is always open.  

It would be an honour to me if I can help in any way whatsoever, apart from that we as an ummah all love you and welcome to the beautiful family of Islam.

"Felixia Yeap, the former Playboy bunny who announced last Friday that she was embracing Islam, said she felt “born again” on her birthday today when her conversion would be made official.Yeap, saying she had persevered months of insults and alienation because of her decision, however, paid tribute to her mother who she said bravely endured sarcasm from their relatives. “She did not object (to it), in fact she gave her blessings when I told her that I was learning about Islam and intended to embrace the faith. “Many converts are disowned by their families for making the same decision. Some of them hide their identities as Muslims from their family members for fear of being alienated and disowned,” she wrote. She said when she asked her mother why she supported her decision, her mother had replied in Cantonese, “Sang seng jor lor, dai gor nui la… kwai jor hou dor” (You are grown up already, more mature … a good girl). “My mother smiled and I fought back my tears,” said Yeap, who also said the support and her own “stubbornness” helped her get through negative remark hurled at her. “I admit, there were times I felt crushed and defeated. But I firmly stood my ground and did not take off my hijab. I continued my struggle.” When the story of her love for the Muslim head dress made headlines in December last year, many of Yeap’s 148,000 fans left her Facebook page, accusing her of a publicity stunt. Some non-Muslims, said Yeap, had said she was doing it to marry “a rich Datuk”. But Yeap told The Malaysian Insider last year that she could have found a rich husband a long time ago through her successful modeling career. Of her past, Yeap said it made her realise how some considered hedonism and materialism as happiness. “Most of the people around me judged their happiness based on their boyfriends’ wealth, the happening parties they went, or how they were happy as long as they got drunk, and how much money they could scalp from their boyfriends. “Most hungered for wealth and they searched for it without caring for their dignity. “But for me, that was not the wealth that I longed for. For what is the point of being wealthy when your life feels empty, meaningless and drowned in sin. That is not the happiness I seek.”


"Islam gives me hope and strength. Pray calms my soul," Blum told Bild.

CAIRO – Germany’s young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing his new faith as a religion of hope and strength.
“Islam gives me hope and strength. Prayer calms my soul,” Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday, January 26.

"I was short-tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong," he added.
Blum joined 1. FC Nürnberg in Bavaria last July. The team plays in the Second Division of professional football in Germany, the Bundesliga.

Shortly after joining the team, he injured his knee and was forced eventually to take six months off.

A few weeks ago, he took the decision to revert to Islam, joining the world’s fastest growing religion.

"Living in the lap of luxury. Every weekend make alarm. No responsibility for anything. And what actually comes after retirement?” the questions came to Blum as he sat at home.
Talking with his friends about religion, he landed in Islam.

"I have visited a mosque and I immediately risen the heart. I felt this is something for me and wanted to know more," Blum told Bild.

Ever since, he prays five times a day and eat halal food. Informing his parents with his decision, the 24-year-old player said they were scared at first.
“They are devout Christians. But soon they said that I have to go that route if I believe that it is right,” he said.
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“Islam is a peaceful religion. My faith says: never force anyone to do what he does not want. If you think, it has to come voluntarily from the heart!”
Germany is believed to be home to nearly 4 million Muslims, including 220,000 in Berlin alone. Turks make up an estimated two thirds of the Muslim minority.

Reverts, one day you will have a Muslim family who you can pray fajr with and feed Iftar to. One day you will sit down and open Eid gifts with your beautiful Muslim children. One day you will all load into the car and sing nasheed on the way to the masjid for jummah. Don’t lose hope. You may feel lonely now but it won’t be for forever I promise.

  • Me:*Walks into shared hotel room*
  • Japanese Diplomat:Hello, my name is Khairoji. I am from Japan, but I am Indonesian. My English not good.
  • Me:Konichiwa, my name is Damiyr. My Japanese is not good. But, I am from the States. You are Indonesian?
  • Khairoji:Yes.
  • Me:Are you Muslim?
  • Khairoji:Yes..
  • Me:Me too!
  • Khairoji:*surprised smile*
  • Both of us at same time:Asalaamu Alaikum!
  • Khairoji:*Points to his skin, and then my skin, and shakes his head*
  • Khairoji:*Points to His heart, and then my heart* and says:
  • Khairoji:Brothers.

anonymous asked:

Could you tell me something about ramadan?

I can tell you a lot of things about Ramadan. 

Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar. It is the holiest month of the year, and fasting during Ramadan is a pillar of Islam and an obligation for every able Muslim. Fasting involves abstaining from food, drink, and sexual activity (among a number of other activities that Muslims give up in order to increase their closeness to God) from sunrise to sunset. 

However, Ramadan is a lot more than just fasting. 

It is the month of first chances. For new Muslims to experience the way that Islam was meant to be experienced. Leaving behind the faults of culture, and embracing the truth. 

It is the month of second chances. A month of forgiveness and of mercy, a chance to renew or rekindle your faith in God, your desire to be close to Him and to please Him. 

It is the month of third, and fourth, and fifth chances, a month to remind each other and ourselves that Allah’s swt forgiveness is beyond our understanding. And it is always there, if we reach for it. 

It is the month of community. All over the world, more than 2 billion Muslims are fasting, some for as many as 20 hours each day. Every Muslim is provided for, through food, through support, through charity. Muslims begin and break their fast together, often with food provided by their local mosque. Everyone is invited to participate - Muslims and non-Muslims alike. 

It is the month of remembrance. Dhikr. The remembrance of Allah swt, and His love and compassion, His beautiful 99 names that give humans another step towards the slightest understanding of something that is beyond our comprehension of Greatness. 

It is the month of discipline and of empathy. It is not meant to be easy. We are not meant to stay in our houses. Muslims go about their daily lives - school, work, exercise, visiting family and friends, etc. - and are asked, in this month, to go about it with our eyes and our hearts open to the suffering that is occurring all over the world. 

It is the month of charity. Becoming fully aware of this suffering is one thing. Aiming to change it is another. This month, charity is expected to be performed more so than every other month, with obligatory donations that go towards various causes, from providing clothing and food to those in need, to building houses and places of worship where previous ones were destroyed. 

It is the month of hope. The hope that the kind of faith that is expected of Muslims lasts not only throughout the year, but throughout the rest of our lives. It is the hope that, with this rekindled love for God, love for our ummah, we will continue to exist in the way that Allah swt has set for us - through the words of the Qur’an and following the path of our prophets, peace be upon them. It is the hope that every action, every fast, every single work of charity performed will get us one step closer to achieving what it truly means to be Muslim - to wholly submit, selflessly, without restraint, to Allah swt, and to leave behind the desires and temptations of this world, for the promise of the ultimate peace and beauty of the next.