Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem

Allah swt tells us that if we strive to help our fellow Muslims in any way, He will certainly assist us with difficult affairs of our own. Therefore, a few weeks ago, whilst in salah and praying to Allah to help me with some personal difficulties I was facing, I asked Him to produce for me an opportunity to help my fellow Muslims. A short while later, I was blessed with an idea: to utilise my love of writing to produce an online resource of help and support for new Muslims much like myself. And so, by the grace of Allah, here it is…

I converted to Islam in February 2014 at the age of 25. Since then, by the mercy and grace of my Maker, I cannot believe how much I have learnt and how much I have overcome. There is still so much for me to learn – so much so that I will be continuing to learn and make new discoveries, God willing, until the day I die – yet Islam has taken me to emotional and spiritual highs I could not even begin to comprehend in my previous days as a non-Muslim.

I still have days of difficulty; I have days of weakness amongst my days of strength; I have days of sadness amongst my days of happiness; these are just realities of life. But as I begin to feel more established in my new identity, and as I feel the dust settle into that safe feeling of ‘normality’ after the shake-up of the many lifestyle changes that a new religion brings, I feel an urge to reach out to other new Muslims who are on a path similar to mine.

Becoming a Muslim means becoming a member of the biggest family on Earth – the Islamic ummah. It is our right and responsibility to help and support each other, and that’s what I hope to achieve and facilitate, Allah willing, through this website. I hope the stories and articles I share will be enlightening and entertaining, and I hope this will be your first of many visits to this site.

Asalamu’alaikum.

 

 

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