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Can I Make Dua to Marry a Convert?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If I marry, I would marry a convert. Due to racist reasons, my mother disagrees with this but my father doesn’t. To me, character and lifestyle matter more than nationality. But I have noticed that so many born Muslims are so nationalistic and have cultural traditions […]

How Should I Tell Parents About Becoming Muslim?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a close friend who is 14 and has recently converted to Islam. He attends the Friday prayer in school but hasn’t been able to pray at home yet, due to his parents not knowing. How should he go about telling his parents? If their reaction […]

My Mother Is Not Muslim. How Can I Help Her?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I’m 15 years old and I’ve always wanted one thing – for my mum to become a Muslim. She loves Islam, she defends it anywhere, and she even tells me to pray. She was brought up with a Christian/Orthodox background but she doesn’t practice ever since […]

Should I Make up the Prayers During the Time I Was Inclined to Islam? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am a convert to Islam and I said the shahada when I was 25. However I was keen to convert to Islam when I was 14 or 15. I even did fast (mostly) on Ramadan. 1. Is it possible that I entered Islam without knowing it […]

Should I Marry a Man Ready to Convert to Islam For Me?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I am a Muslim women and I pray and fast. I am in a relationship with a Christian man who is willing to convert because he thinks all religions are the same. I fear that his background isn’t similar to mine. He is a man of honor, […]

Is It Valid to Marry Someone Who Has Been Drinking Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A friend met this guy who agreed to do marry her. He started to learn about Islam, he understood everything and on the day of the marriage he had a glass of wine. He then came at night, read his shahada and did the marriage in front […]

I Am a Convert. Is It Okay for Me to Read the Qur’an in English?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam Alaykum, I have come across many recommendations to read Quran often. I don’t know how to read Qur’an in Arabic. If I read the Qur’an in English, or listen to it either in English or Arabic, would it be okay? Also, how do I pray and make […]

“The Only White Muslim In The Village”

Discovering that a childhood friend was Muslim began David’s journey into Islam but as the destination got closer, he worried whether the people around him would accept him as “the only white Muslim in the village”.  If you have concerns or confusions that are keeping you back from converting to Islam, email Overcome TV or send a YouTube message. […]

My Wife Is a Convert, but We Have Kept Our Islam Secret. Is It Wrong?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Before we married, my wife was a non-practising Christian. Allah guided us both to Islam, and we did our nikah (marriage contract). She has not told her family. We are currently being supported financially by her father. I allowed her to keep her dog before, but […]

I Am Struggling to Wear Hijab. Is It Better for Me to Not Wear It at All?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband and I are converts to Islam. I work in the public eye in a place with a lot of Islamaphobia, so I wear hats and scarves instead of hijab. Is that OK? Answer:Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May […]