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mmcgeorge
09-27-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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to whom it may concern:

i would like to say thanks for all of the important information through ur recent posts in regards to the question i had posted here.  it has been very much appreciated.

i do have very very good news for the people at this site.  i did say the shehadah last night and i am now no longer a non muslim but a muslim.  i took it with a female muslim on paltalk but none the less i said it and meant it totally and with all of my heart.

i cannot even begin to express my feelings at the moment even after saying it but i know that Allah will increase my knowledge.

i am praying for my muslim brothers and sisters wherever they maybe located.

once again i just want to say a great big thank u to all of u here wo patiently posted information to the question here.



with warm wishes, Mary

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Allaahu Akbar! May Allaah guide you and us upon the path of His pleasure and forgiveness. We are extremely, extremely happy for you!

We request the students of knowledge on this board specifically, to post in this thread to offer appropriate advice concerning being a new Muslim, challenges, discussion of priorities, handling friends, relatives etc. so as to give our respected sister a step in the right direction.

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Moosaa
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Alhamdu lillaah, praise be to Allaah, the One who has guided us all from the filth of disbelief to the light and purity of faith!  I thank him for myself and on behalf of my sister in Islaam, Maryam!

To our sister Maryam -

May Allaah bless you and increase you in all things that He loves.  May He show you the Truth in all your affairs and cause you to follow it firmly.

I wrote the following on my website specifically for new Muslims, I hope you find benefit in it:


To The New Muslim
Abul-'Abbaas
(the links are not live here)

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, the One who guides to His Straight Path, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger Muhammad ibn 'Abdillaah, to proceed...

Dear brother/sister in Islaam,

As-salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

I am very happy for you that you have accepted Islaam! May Allaah increase you in all good things, and may He assist you in learning your Religion and fulfilling your duties, and may He make you from the strongest of the believers in Him. [Aameen]

I hope that you are doing your best to offer your prayers in the correct manner and in the correct times as this is one of the first things you will be asked about when you stand in front of Allaah the Almighty, and I hope that Allaah has blessed you to have adherents to the Sunnah in your location. It is by praying with them and mixing with them that you will come to see how the guidance of Allaah is to be implemented.

In the absence of Muslims who can teach you and guide you to more knowledgeable people, the internet can be a good source of Islaamic information if you keep to the sites that promote the proper understanding of Islaam, the way of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) and his Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all).

IMPORTANT NOTE

Traditionally, your teacher would teach you issues related to faith and belief before moving on to other issues. With the internet, you do not have a teacher. You are the one who chooses what to learn. Therefore I strongly urge you to focus on articles on the following topics for now:

'aqeedah / belief

eemaan / faith

ikhlaas / sincerity

khushoo' / submissiveness

tazkiyah / purification of the soul

Here at bakkah.net there are a number of short articles on these topics that I hope you will find beneficial. This list has been made especially for you (these links will be added as soon as we format the articles, in shaa' Allaah):

Lessons From the Noble Qur'aan

The Hadeeth of Jibreel

Belief in Allaah

Belief in the Angels

And I don't surf the web much myself, but I would also recommend the following articles from websites that I feel are trustworthy sources of proper Islaamic information:

Things That Nullify Your Islaam (EL)
Shaykh Ibn Baaz

The Effects of Sins (EL)
Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim

The Pillars of Islaam and Eemaan (EL)
Shaykh Ibn Al-'Uthaymeen

You may also want to read about fiqh issues related to your basic duties, like articles about prayer or fasting, so that your basic acts of worship are fulfilled properly. I would recommend the following:

Worshipping Allaah Out of Love, Fear, and Hope (EL)

How to Maintain Submissiveness in Prayer (EL)
Shaykh Husayn Al-'Awaa'ishah

Fasting in a Nutshell (EL)

If you come accross articles that you do not understand, then do not feel that you must understand them now. Simply leave them for later, and return your focus to the topics mentioned. There is so much to learn about Islaam and there is no need to be hasty.

After getting a firm grasp on these basic issues, then you may move on to other topics of interest. By taking this approach, you will remain firm in Islaam, as newer issues open up to you in time, you will understand them in their proper context, in shaa' Allaah.

You may come across some unfamiliar 'Arabic terms here at Bakkah.net and elsewhere. They are usually in italic, like the phrase: in shaa' Allaah. You can find them along with their meanings in a helpful glossary right here on Bakkah.net:

(CLICK HERE to go to the Glossary)

I hope that this advice has helped you. If there is anything I can do for you, then feel free to send me an e-mail.

May Allaah grant us firmness in His Religion, knowledge, and conviction. [Aameen]

Your brother in Islaam,

Abul-'Abbaas
Webmaster

(EL) an external link - As other websites may change their pages often, we rely on our visitors to report broken links, this keeps bakkah.net running smoothly. Report broken or problematic links here.



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سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك

umm_khadijah
09-28-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister!

Alhamdulillah!Im so happy that u took your shahada,may Allah make things easy for u,and may he increase u in piety and righteousness,Ameen.
Take Care sister


Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah.

Moosaa
09-30-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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It is not permissible (according to the scholars of Islaam) to abbreviate "sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam" (the prayer said when the Prophet is mentioned, sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) in speech or writing.  If you are copying and pasting, then please do a quick "search and replace" in MSWORD or similar software before posting.  Some people may forward posts from salafitalk to friends or other message boards, so taking proper care of this will prevent this evil from spreading elsewhere.  Do not let our salafee board be a source of munkar (evil).  May Allaah reward you.

For the scholars? verdicts, please refer to

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=163

and/or

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=16&Topic=89

and/or

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=138

Moosaa


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سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك

salafee
09-30-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Bismillahier Arachmanier Arahiem

Salaam Alaekum Wa Rachmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

My dear sister Insha Allaah this message will reach you in a state you being more grateful for this tremendous Mercy Allaah (Soebhana Wa Ta'la) gave you for He guided your heart to the truth of Al-Islaam, Alhamdulillaah, oechtie congratulations. I thank Allaah (Iza Wa Jall) for giving us a new sister to strengthen the Ummah, Insha Allaah, Mashallaah, Alhamdulillaah. My dear oecht May Allaah (Soebhana Wa Ta'la) make your feet firm on His Path the Path of the Selef As-Saalih and May He protect you from the harms of this world and surround you with the people who are on the Haq. My dear sister and always remember to hold tight on His rope cause no soul can grant you Paradise exept by His promision.

Walaekum Asalaam Wa Rachmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu


ummtawaam
10-01-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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As Salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh.

Dear Sister Mary,

Al Hamdulillaah Who guided you to Islaam.

I also pray that Allaah keeps you firm on His Religion and give you the good in this life and the next.

Was Salaams, Layla

sis.fitrah
10-04-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi waBarakatuh

May this message reaches okhti fillah good health and iman. Subhanallah am very happy that you have taken this step and may ALLAH guide you and make things easy for you.

Keep on reading and ask ALLAH to increase knowledge that is beneficial and understanding.



wabillahi tawfeek
ukhtuk fee deen Fitrah






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