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    inshaAllah I'll be posting some threads with info and advice that is based on what i have learned since reverting, from personal experience. I wrote this stuff a while ago for the purpose of helping new Muslims, but have yet to find a "home" for them. They are there to be read when you are ready to deal with those issues. I don't want ANYONE - especially if you only took your shahada yesterday or sommat!! - to feel that I am saying "do this now" "do that now" etc. You must take things slowly and not take on more than you can cope with in one go. Allah knows your intentions, and He knows everything you are going through and He is All Merciful. However if you are like me and want to read everything you can get your hands on (or your mouse for that matter lol :p ) - I am posting these things for you :)

    Of course i have most likely made mistakes, and also other people may have had difference experiences and can give a different perspective, so please read the other messages in the thread where people (inshaAllah) have corrected me, or put forward their own thoughts, opinions, experience etc on the same subject.

    Also, if you are really struggling to cope with any kind of lifestyle changes, if you are only going to change one thing, the most important thing is to begin to establish salat. This one thing is no mean feat either. InshaAllah I will be posting a thread about how to go about establishing Salat.

    Edit: here are links to the different info threads, and I will keep these updated inshaAllah and have added other info threads posted by other people too, because info threads tend to get lost among conversation threads because they don't tend to attract many replies. With these links the threads can be found quickly and easily no matter how buried they are under other threads inshaAllah :)

    read this first, avoid confusion later: the importance of basing your Islam on Qur'an and sunnah and how to tell what is authentic Islam and what is corruption: http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105831

    General overview of Islamic beliefs, practices and resources: (Jazak Allah Khayran SisterKhadijah for posting these mashaAllah)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105807
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105806

    Establishing Salat(5 daily prayers):
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105143

    Explanation/translation of Islamic terms and jargon: (jazak Allah khayran sis Noor Usman - second link - includes a list of Proophets (as) too mashaAllah)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105135
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153081

    Wudu/cleanliness/purifying yourself for Salat:
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105147

    Eating Halal(lawful) foods:
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105181

    Islamic names:
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105158

    The importance of implimenting Islam as your way of life and basic information you need to know: (jazak Allah khayran Tahiya for posting this):
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105137

    Telling your family/talking to your family about Islam: (Jazak Allah Khayran sister Khadijah)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105799

    General advice: (Jazak Allah khayran to Sister Khadijah for posting these, and bro abdalmajid for #3)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105805
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105802
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149009


    FREE STUFF for NEW MUSLIMS:
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85715


    More to follow inshaAllah.
    Last edited by dhak1yya; 23-12-07, 08:12 PM.
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    Re: Info threads - FAQ - essential info for new Muslims - esp if you're really really

    I have updated this first post mashaAllah.

    If there are any links to threads in here - or links to other resources that you feel should be included in this sticky inshaAllah, please reply on this thread with details inshaAllah.

    We have this thread here for stuff that would be good sticky threads basically - otherwise we'd have too many sticky threads to fit on the page lol
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      Every link I click on is old and no longer working. Can someone make an updated resource list?

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        Originally posted by FellOffMyWagon View Post
        Every link I click on is old and no longer working. Can someone make an updated resource list?
        sajid can you help this brother, because the links are working fine for me?
        Abu Malik at-Ash'ari reported:

        The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Cleanliness is half of faith

        and al-Hamdu Lillah (all praise and gratitude is for Allah alone) fills the scale, and Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah)

        and al-Hamdu Lillah fill up what is between the heavens and the earth, and prayer is a light,

        and charity is proof (of one's faith)

        and endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur'an is a proof on your behalf or against you.

        All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.



        حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَبَّانُ بْنُ هِلاَلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبَانٌ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، أَنَّ زَيْدًا، حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ أَبَا سَلاَّمٍ حَدَّثَهُ عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الإِيمَانِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلأُ الْمِيزَانَ ‏.‏ وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلآنِ - أَوْ تَمْلأُ - مَا بَيْنَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَالصَّلاَةُ نُورٌ وَالصَّدَقَةُ بُرْهَانٌ وَالصَّبْرُ ضِيَاءٌ وَالْقُرْآنُ حُجَّةٌ لَكَ أَوْ عَلَيْكَ كُلُّ النَّاسِ يَغْدُو فَبَائِعٌ نَفْسَهُ فَمُعْتِقُهَا أَوْ مُوبِقُهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏

        Reference : Sahih Muslim 223
        In-book reference : Book 2, Hadith 1
        USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 2, Hadith 432
        (deprecated numbering scheme)

        أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

        Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


        Please take a look at my blog : http://thinkingmuslima.blogspot.co.uk/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FellOffMyWagon View Post
          Every link I click on is old and no longer working. Can someone make an updated resource list?
          Links works fine i just tested it out? Anyone else having issues

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