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7 Practical Ways to Acquiring Knowledge about Islam

By Abu Umar / 31 Jan 2013

Alhamdulillah, we have been informed by many sources about the importance of seeking knowledge and knowing more about our beautiful Deen.

The Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:

“Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every muslim”[Sunan Ibn Majah].

We know we have to seek knowledge, but how exactly do we do it? The majority of us just don’t have the time to dedicate ourselves to seeking knowledge (or so it seems).  Therefore, we have compiled a few tips to help you acquire knowledge about our beautiful deen.


Victim Help Leads UK Policewoman to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 31 Jan 2013

Offering help to a victim of domestic violence has led a British policewoman to revert to Islam.

“I wasn’t looking for any religion at the time but for every question I got answered about Islam I just had five more,” Jayne Kemp, a police community support officer, told Manchester Evening News.

“I think I fell in love with it.”


The real story about Ex-Christian from UK

By Bruce Paterson / 29 Dec 2012

I would like to take the opportunity to share with you my journey to Islam and I feel that by sharing this experience with you I can help you on your journey through life. We are all born into different cultures, countries and religions in what often seems a confusing and troubled world. Actually, when we examine the world around us, we can easily see what a troubled state it is in: war, poverty and crime. Need I go on? Yet when we look at our own upbringing and our education, how can we be sure that all the things that we have been told, are in reality the truth?


Five-member Indian family embraces Islam

By Ahmed Shaaban | Khaleej Times | 31 October 2012

Though a number of people convert to Islam at the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai on a daily basis, it was a one-family show on Tuesday morning.

A five-member Indian family embraced Islam.

Huda Al Kaabi, Head of New Muslims Section at the Department, said the whole family — the father, mother, daughter, son and his wife — approached the department on their own free will.


Islam’s inroads in land of voodoo and Christianity

By Trenton Daniel | 17 Oct 2012

School teacher Darlene Derosier, a resident of Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Gaiti, lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake. She and her two daughters now live in tents outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, surrounded by thousands of others made homeless and desperate by the disaster.


Vibrant Muslim community in Hawaii

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 15 Sep 2012

Hawaii is the dreamland for holidaymakers. Annually thousands of tourists spend their winter in the comfortable climate of Hawaii which is like an earthen pot lying in the heart of Pacific Ocean. It is 2,300 miles from the US coast and 3,400 miles from the Asian coast of Japan.

In 1820 the first American missionaries came to preach Christianity and teach the Hawaiians Western ways. They succeeded converting many natives to Christianity. Now, there are thousands of Muslims living in Hawaii.


How to Tell Your Parents About Your Conversion

By Amal Stapley | OnIslam | 24 Jun 2012

Whenever someone accepts Islam, his or her first concern after wanting to learn how to live as a Muslim is usually: “How can I tell my parents I have become a Muslim?”

Most people are really wary about starting this particular conversation, because they anticipate that it won’t go smoothly or they are just scared that they won’t handle it well.


How an American Lady Found Islam

My name is Kawkab, and I’m a convert to Islam for almost 24 years now.

Before I was Muslim, I was baptized Greek Orthodox, and I went to a Catholic high school, so I had a lot of different religious backgrounds.

I studied different religions. I searched for about seven years. I had a book of questions, and then when I met the Muslims and I started asking my questions, everything just started to make sense and for the first time I got my questions answered.


The struggles of Muslim converts

By Mohamed Ghilan | | 30 May 2012

There are many Muslim converts in the West who leave Islam on a daily basis for various reasons. Sometimes it is the lack of education, while other times it is the nostalgia for their pre-Islamic lifestyle and friends. But there are times that a legitimate doubt about the validity of Islam itself enters the heart, which drives converts to leave their adopted faith.


Canadian professor finds true religion

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | ArabNews | 30 Mar 2012

David Roy Woelke, a Canadian English language instructor at King Abdulaziz University, embraced Islam at the World Assembly of Muslim Youth’s (WAMY) headquarters here Wednesday.


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